The Last Line of Defence of Red Devils

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Today he is 27. This young man has always shown his tremendous tenacity to endure his team’s success from the position of last man defence and conquered the world with his determination and talent. The Spanish international goalkeeper David de Gea is an inspiration to the new generation.

Early life :
He was born on 7 November 1990 in Madrid, Spain.

Career :
David began his football career in one of the best Spanish youth academies. In 2001 he joined the Atlético Madrid academy and was trained there till 2008. As soon as the young goalkeeper was ready for the matches, he was asked to join the youth team. Due to his immense talent De Gea signed a professional contract at the age of 17.
However, at the beginning David joined the reserve team as it took time to get used to physical load. In 2008/2009 De Gea became the key goalkeeper of the reserve team, making 35 appearances during the year.
In 2009 David was invited to the first team. Due to his talent and skill, de Gea became a first-choice goalkeeper really soon. From 2009 till 2011 David took part in 57 games of the club.
When he played in Atlético Madrid, de Gea attracted the attention of the best European teams, because his talent and youth were estimated very high both at professional level and on the transfer market.
In 2011 David received a tempting offer that every talented player, striving for the better, expects in his career. Manchester United became David’s new club and he signed a long-term contract with it. De Gea substituted the legendary Edwin van der Sar after his retirement.
De Gea helped Spain’s under-17 team win the 2007 European Championship, and finish second at the 2007 World Cup. He represented his nation in U-15, U-17, U-19, U-20, U-21, U-23 and now the senior team.
On 13 May 2014, De Gea was selected in Spain’s 30-man provisional squad for the 2014 World Cup, and later made the final squad. He made his first senior international appearance against El Salvador in a 2–0 friendly victory.

Personal Life :
In January 2012, De Gea was confirmed as farsighted, although this is not thought to have affected his performance.
Edurne García Almagro is a Spanish singer, actress, and TV presenter. He is dating her currently.

Achievements :

Club :

Atlético Madrid
UEFA Europa League: 2009–10
UEFA Super Cup: 2010

Manchester United :
Premier League: 2012–13
FA Cup: 2015–16
EFL Cup: 2016–17
FA Community Shield: 2011, 2013, 2016
UEFA Europa League: 2016–17

International :

Spain U17 :
UEFA European Under-17 Championship: 2007

Spain U21 :
UEFA European Under-21 Championship: 2011, 2013

Individual :
UEFA European Under-21 Championship Team of the Tournament: 2011, 2013
Premier League PFA Team of the Year: 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17
PFA Fans’ Premier League Player of the Month: November 2014
Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year: 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16
Manchester United Players’ Player of the Year: 2013–14, 2014–15
UEFA Europa League Squad of the Season: 2015–16
Match of the Day Save of the Season: 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16
FIFPro World XI 2nd team: 2015
FIFPro World XI 3rd team: 2016

In his 221 appearances, he managed to have 83 clean sheets. He is not just a young talent but a hard working lad, who improves everyday. Keep going like this Keeper !
Happy Birthday !