Spain star David Silva announces his retirement from global football

Doug Mendoza
August 15, 2018

Manchester City magician David Silva has announced his retirement from global football.

After the world Cup in addition to David Silva's global career in the Spanish national team made two iconic soccer player, defender Gerard Pique and midfielder Andres Iniesta.

The 32-year-old midfielder, who sat out Manchester City's 2-0 win over Arsenal in the Premier League, revealed the big news in a statement on Twitter on Monday evening.

In his farewell post, Silva wrote: "This has not been an easy decision but after days and weeks of reflection I have chose to retire from the Spain national team".

He won the FIFA World Cup with Spain in 2010, and also clinched two UEFA European Championship titles in 2008, 2012.

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'There have been days and weeks of reflection and analysis to make the decision to finish my time in the Spain national team. It is certainly one of the most hard decisions in my career. "The national team gave me everything and helped me grow as a player and a person", he said.

"I want to thank everyone who has supported me over the years, without you it would not have been possible to play a part in the great history of the national team". I put an end to a stage in my life, full of emotion for all the moments that come to mind, like the role of Luis Aragonés, a teacher we will never forget.

'I can not leave without thanking all of my team-mates, the coaches that had faith in me and the RFEF employees that do everything to make our lives easier.

Andres Iniesta revealed minutes after July's penalty shoot-out defeat he was standing down, while Gerard Pique followed his former Barcelona captain's example on Saturday during a press conference.

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