Manchester City To Honour David Silva With A Statue


Manchester City has announced that David Silva will be honoured, as former captain Vincent Kompany was, with a statue celebrating his 10 years with the club and his contribution to 14 trophies.

Silva’s contribution will also be commemorated by a mosaic and the naming of a training pitch in his honour at City’s training ground.

The 34-year-old former Spanish international attacking midfielder saw will be leaving the Cityzens after playing part in the surprise 3-1 loss to French side Lyon in Saturday’s Champions League quarter-final.

Silva joined from Valencia in 2010, and made 436 appearances. He also was part of the Spain national side that collected two Euro crowns (2008 and 2012) and the 2014 World Cup.

Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak in a club statement said,

“David is a transformational player, a quiet leader who has inspired everyone around him.”

David’s statue will act as a lasting reminder of the wonderful moments that he gave us, not only as an incredible footballer, but as an inspiring ambassador who represented this football club with great dignity at all times.”

The statue will be unveiled in 2021.

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