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Man City legend retires from football at 37

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A devastating knee injury has ended David Silva’s career.

Former Manchester City star David Silva has announced his retirement from football.

Silva developed into one of the best attacking midfielders in the Premier League after his move to Manchester City in 2010. The Spaniard played a crucial role in the early stages of City’s rise to prominence in the English top flight, winning four league titles with the Citizens.

“Today is a sad day for me,” Silva said on Thursday. “Today it is time to say goodbye to what I have dedicated my whole life to.”

Silva made 400 appearances across all competitions for City, scoring 77 goals and registering 140 assists. He also had an incredible international career with Spain, winning the World Cup and two European Championships.

Following a move away from City in 2020, Silva joined Real Sociedad, where he helped them secure a Champions League spot last season.

Silva participated in his side’s pre-season training ahead of the next campaign. But a cruciate ligament injury has convinced him to hung his boots.

“Today it is time to say goodbye to my colleagues, who are like family to me. I will miss you very much,” Silva added.

“Ches (Valencia), Armeros (Eibar), Celtinas (Celta Vigo), Citizens (Man City) and Txuri Urdines (Real Sociedad)…thank you because you have made me feel at home.”