David Silva

Euro2008 Calcio Group D Soccer Match - Sweden Vs. Spain (1-2) - June 14, 2008

Silva in 2008, photo by Prphotos.com

Birth Name: David Josué Jiménez Silva

Place of Birth: Arguineguín, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain

Date of Birth: 8 January, 1986

Ethnicity: Spanish/Canadian, one quarter Korean or Japanese

David Silva is a Spanish professional footballer. He is a central or attacking midfielder, and can also play as a winger or second striker. He plays for La Liga club Real Sociedad, has also played for Valencia B, Valencia, Eibar, Celta, and Manchester City, and the Spanish national team. He is nicknamed “Chino,” Spanish for “Chinese,” as well as “Merlin” and “El Mago.”

David is the son of Eva Silva and Fernando Jiménez, a municipal police officer, who later was made responsible for the safety of the Valencia CF stadium. He has a son.

David’s maternal grandfather was from South Korea or Japan, and settled on the Canary Islands.

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