David de Gea Life Story

David de Gea Quintana (born 7 November 1990, age 21 years) is a Spanish footballer who plays as a goalkeeper at the club Manchester United.



A product of Atlético Madrid football academy, De Gea spent his first professional season with the reserves, in the Segunda Division B. Sergio Asenjo choice when called to play in the national team, he got the first call to play in the senior team.

On 30 September 2009, he replaced the injured Roberto during the match against FC UEFA Champions League Porto, in a 2-0 defeat, when he was 19 years old yet.

Three days later, De Gea make his La Liga debut at home against Real Zaragoza; he caused the opponent to get a gift penalty in the 19th minute, but he managed to kick dismissed Marko Babic, which ended with a 2-1 victory. After several fatal errors committed by Asenjo, and manager Quique Sánchez Flores's presence, he ended the season as a starter - two earned Man Of The Match of the season, when dealing with Athletic Bilbao and Valencia CF. In addition, he appeared in eight UEFA Europa League matches, including during the final match against Fulham which ended with a 2-1 victory.

De Gea started the 2010-2011 season with a resounding, helped Atletico won the UEFA Super Cup: in the 90th minute of a 2-0 win against Inter Milan, he dismissed the penalty Diego Milito.

De Gea racing career after playing well during the 2010-2011 season, and at its peak, De Gea bring the U-21 Spanish national team won the Euro U-21 in Denmark. De Gea brilliance under the bar, making the Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson intends to take him to Old Trafford.

In the summer of 2011, David De Gea officially moved from the club Atletico Madrid to Manchester United for £ 18.5 million transfer fee to replace the legendary Manchester United goalkeeper who decided to retire at the end of the season, Edwin Van Der Sar. De Gea is contracted for 5 years, and will be at Old Trafford until 2016.

The transfer fee makes the most expensive goalkeeper De Gea became a British highway, breaking the record previously belonged to transfer the purchased Sunderland Craig Gordon cost £ 9 million.
De Gea initial achievements with Manchester United is able to bring his new club win the event Coummunity Shied 2011 by beating neighbors United, Manchester City.


De Gea helped Spain U-17 team won the 2007 European Championship, and finished second in World Cup 2007.

In early May 2010, based on a solid performance at Atletico, his name is listed in the senior squad by manager Vicente del Bosque in the squad which contains 30 people, for the FIFA World Cup; unfortunately, he could not penetrate the main venue. In 2011 he was part of the Spanish U-21 team that won the 2011 European Championship.



Atlético Madrid
UEFA Europa League (1): 2009-2010
UEFA Super Cup (1): 2010
Manchester United
Community Shield (1): 2011


U-17 Spain
UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship (1): 2007
FIFA U-17 World Cup Runner-up (1): 2007
U-21 Spain
UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship (1): 2011

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