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David de Gea biography and net worth

David de Gea
  • David de Gea is one of the best goalkeepers in the world. The Spanish international is outstanding reflexes, agility and ability to save with feet. 
  • De Gea joined Manchester United from Atletico Madrid in 2011. He has won several trophies with Manchester United, including the Premier League title. 
  • The Spanish international earns 375,000 euros at Manchester United. He has a net worth of $57.2 million. 

David de Gea plays in the English Premier League for Manchester United and the Spanish national team. The shot-stopper is widely regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world. 

De Gea has made over 450 appearances since joining Manchester United in 2011. The 31-year-old is one of the oldest players at Old Trafford. 

He previously played for Atletico Madrid before joining Manchester United in. De Gea helped the La Liga giants win the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Super Cup in 2010. 

Since joining Manchester United, the Spanish international has won several trophies as well as individual awards. He has won Manchester United Players’ Player of the Year five times. He has also been included in the PFA Team of the Year five times, including four consecutive times (2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18).

David de Gea

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea. Photo/ FootballTransfers.com.

David de Gea Biography

Full Name                                      David de Gea Quintana

Date of Birth                                  November 7, 1990

Age                                                   31

Place of Birth                                 Madrid, Spain

Nationality                                     Spaniard 

Height                                             1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)

Occupation                                     Professional footballer

Marital Status                               Married 

Early Life 

David de Gea was born in Madrid, Spain, on November 7, 1990. The Spanish international grew up in Illescas, where he began playing football. He showed great goalkeeping skills as a young player in the neighbourhood.

De Gea joined Atletico Madrid at age 13 when his coach Juan Luis Martin lied to the La Liga club that Rayo Vallecano were almost signing him. 

The goalkeeper showed his ability at Atletico Madrid’s academy and quickly rose through the club’s youth ranks. He signed his first professional contract as a player in 2008 at 17.

Atletico Madrid Sporting Director, Jesus Garcia, punished De Gea in 2009 by forcing him to train by himself after he rejected a move to Numancia. 

Atletico Madrid coach Abel Resino spotted de Gea training alone and invited him to train with the first team. He was included in the squad as a third-choice goalkeeper. 

Career

David de Gea made his debut as a first-team Atletico Madrid player on September 30, 2009, coming on as a substitute. He conceded two goals, and Atletico Madrid lost the UEFA Champions League match 2-0 to FC Porto. 

He made his La Liga debut three days later in a 2-1 win over Real Zaragoza. Manchester United showed interest in David de Gea in January 2010. He was seen as the perfect replacement for Edwin van der Sar. 

Real Madrid also showed interest in de Gea as Spain’s manager described him as the national team’s future. 

De Gea joined Manchester United in the summer of 2011 for 18 million euros, a British record fee for a goalkeeper then. He became Manchester United’s number one goalkeeper immediately after joining the Premier League club. 

The Spanish international won his first silverware as a Red Devils player in 2011; FA Community Shield. He won the Premier League titles in his second season at Old Trafford. 

De Gea later played a massive role during the 2016-17 season when Manchester United won the EFL Cup and the UEFA Europa League. The talented goalkeeper is yet to win another trophy at Manchester United. He missed a penalty during the finals of the 2020-21 UEFA Europa League, which cost his team the trophy.

David de Gea

David de Gea. Photo/ Eurosport.

The 31-year-old goalkeeper has recently been out of form. However, he is still Manchester United’s number one goalkeeper this season. 

Personal Life

David de Gea is farsighted. However, the condition is not thought to have affected his performance on the pitch. 

He is married to Spanish singer Edurne. The couple met in 2014 when de Gea was playing for the Red Devils while Edurne was advancing in her music career. They have a daughter, Yanay, born on March 4, 2021.

David de Gea

David de Gea and his wife Edurna. Photo/ The Mirror.

De Gea is a big fan of heavy metal music, and his favourite band is Avenged Sevenfold. The star goalkeeper is the founder of ‘Rebels Gaming’, an eSports team. 

FAQs 

What is de Gea’s net worth?

$57.2 million

What is de Gea’s salary?

 375,000 euros a week

Does de Gea have a child?

De Gea and his wife Edurne gave birth to their daughter Yanay on March 4, 2021. 

Abraham Odhiambo is an avid sports fan who loves to write about football, boxing and wrestling. He's a big supporter of Manchester United. He's pursuing a bachelor's degree in Communication and Media at Egerton University.

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