Man City Star David Silva Retires from Spain National Team

David Silva. Photo by Kieran McManus/BPI/REX/Shutterstock

Manchester City midfielder David Silva announced on Monday that he is retiring from Spain national team. The 32-year-old revealed the news via a statement posted on his Twitter profile, saying that this decision “one the most difficult of my career.”

“It has not been easy, after all, I’ve experienced, to write these lines.” – Silva wrote. “I’ve spent days and weeks considering this. The national team gave me everything and helped me grow as a player and a person.

“I leave feeling happy with everything I have achieved,” he added. “I lived and dreamed with a team which will be remembered forever; and I am bringing an end to an era filled with many moments which will live in my memory, such as the figure of Luis Aragones, a teacher I will never forget.”

David Silva debuted for Spain national team in 2006 as a 20-year-old. He went on to play 125 games and score 35 goals, becoming the fourth highest goalscorer in Spain’s history. With the national team, Silva won the FIFA World Cup in 2010, as well as UEFA European Championship in 2008 and 2012.

Silva will now look to focus on Manchester City, with whom he won three Premier League titles but lacks a UEFA Champions League trophy.