The Spanish professional footballer David de Gea Quintana is one of the best goal stoppers who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club Manchester United and the Spain national team. No doubt, during the latter half of the 2010s, he was widely regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world.
De Gea’s Football Career
David De Gea was born in Madrid and raised in nearby Illescas, De Gea began his playing career with Atlético Madrid, rising through the academy system at the club before making his senior debut in 2009, aged 18. With Athletico Madrid’s first-choice goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo away on international duty at the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup, David was however called up to the senior team as cover for Roberto. He made his debut for the Atlético first-team at the age of 18 on 30 September 2009, coming on as a substitute after Roberto was injured after 27 minutes of Atlético’s UEFA Champions League Group stage match away to Porto; De Gea conceded two late goals as Atlético lost 2–0. Some years later after De Gea was being made Atlético’s first-choice goalkeeper, he helped the team win the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Super Cup in 2010. As a matter of fact, his stellar performances subsequently attracted the attention of Manchester United, and De Gea joined the club in June 2011 for £18.9 million, a British record for a goalkeeper at the time.
Since David De Gea joined Manchester United, statistics have it that he has made over 450 appearances and won a Premier League title, an FA Cup, a League Cup, three Community Shields, and the UEFA Europa League. According to the statistics, it is claimed that for three consecutive seasons from 2013–14 to 2015–16, he was elected as United’s Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year, the first player in the award’s history to win on three successive occasions (four in total), as well as being included in four consecutive (five in total) PFA Team of the Year sides from 2015 to 2018. In 2018, he was named in the FIFA FIFPro World11.
De Gea was however confirmed as farsighted in January 2012, although this is not thought to have affected his performances. The Spanish star has stated that he is a fan of heavy metal music, with Avenged Sevenfold being one of his favourite bands. De Gea is married to Spanish singer Edurne. The couple had their first child, a daughter named Yanay on the 4th of March 2021, . Again, De Gea also founded an eSports team under the name ‘”Rebels Gaming” in 2021. In spite of De Gea’s enthusiasm for athletics, his mother insisted that he also concentrate on his studies. But nevertheless, David excelled in both areas, but football quickly became his favourite. David’s father was a former professional footballer.
David De Gea net worth 2022
According to Forbes report, David De Gea is the highest-paid goalkeeper in the world, with a net worth of 57.2 million dollars. He earns up to 3.8 million pounds each year from endorsements alone.
David De Gea’s salary
Report from Forbes has it that the Spanish generational talent earns a stunning $24.5 million per year. As a matter of fact, this same amount makes him the highest-paid goalkeeper in world football. His excellent goalkeeping skill has determined the enormous amount of money that he makes.
What trophies has De Gea won at Manchester United?
The Spanish professional footballer David de Gea Quintana has won a Premier League title, an FA Cup, a League Cup, three Community Shields and the Europa League at United.
Again, the 31-year old was elected as the club’s Player of the Year for three consecutive seasons between 2013 and 2016, and he was included in the PFA Team of the Year sides from 2015 to 2018