A product of Valencia's youth system, Silva made his professional debut in 2004
Silva spent six years with Valencia CF, appearing in more than 160 games and winning a Copa del Rey in 2008
In the summer of 2010, he moved to Manchester City and has since appeared in over 400 matches
With City he has won two FA Cups, five League Cups and four Premier League titles.
He helped the Spain national team to three consecutive international tournament victories
Considered among the best midfielders, Silva is known as “El Mago" and "Merlin" for his superb ball-retaining and passing skills.