How Good Was David Villa Actually?

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Raymar Football
Raymar Football:
David Villa just signed with Vissel Kobe FC in Japan a few hours before I uploaded this, that means he'll be playing with Andres Iniesta once again! 👀🔥 A lot of goals will be scored lol

Edit: Villa is announcing his retirement at the end of this J-League season. So glad I made a video of one of my all time footballing idols. Gracias El Guaje 💜
Toruk Makto
Toruk Makto:
David Villa was the reason Spain won the World Cup in South Africa. Spain was dominant in all the games but couldn't find a goal, it was David Villa's individual brilliance that bailed Spain out all the time.
Rohith Reddy
Rohith Reddy:
A small correction. Not the most underrated striker of his generation but is the most underrated striker of all time.
El Rey
El Rey:
At age 37, he scored 15 goals in 26 matches in the MLS

I think that is impressive
z a
z a:
When talking about Villa's 15-goal season with Atletico I think the fact that Atletico won the league title that season should be mentioned. They broke the Barca-Madrid duopoly in La Liga and reached the CL final back when Barca/Bayern/Madrid were stacked as hell and completely dominating Spain and Europe. That league title was one of the greatest football achievements in the past couple decades and Villa still played an important role.

Especially in the greater narrative of his career: Villa won the Copa del Rey against a great Madrid team with Zaragoza, won the Copa again with Valencia, won everything including the Champions League with Barcelona, won the Euro and the World Cup with Spain, and won an unlikely La Liga against two historically great sides with Atletico. He's a winner
Swishgod 662
Swishgod 662:
His finesse shot on fifa 12 alone makes him legendary
Galaxy HZ
Galaxy HZ:
I discovered him playing for Valencia and I always told people he was a badass striker but nobody listened. Underrated for sure.
Rollerhead 99
Rollerhead 99:
Coming from an Spanish guy, David Villa is arguably the best forward Spain has ever had, he's SO good on and off the pitch, great character and world class footballer
Beta Ray Bill
Beta Ray Bill:
The Three Musketeers at Valencia:
Juan Mata, David Silva and David Villa. They made that team tick. The classic 5-0 drubbing that Barcelona handed Real Madrid, Villa was the star in that game.
Beto
Beto:
Valdes
Alves. puyol pique. abidal
Xavi. busquets iniesta
Pedro. messi. villa.
The most dominant team I've ever seen in my life.
Kieyan Borg
Kieyan Borg:
David Villa is one of the best spanish strikers ever.
Cristian Lopez
Cristian Lopez:
I went to see him and pirlo at an MLS game against the earthquakes which r local to me! We waited near a fence by the buses where the players would walk by and villa actually came to the fence and signed autographs! I got to shake his hand and he didnt leave until security told him he needed to get on the bus! True humble legend!! Mad respect for this man!!
DwwwD
DwwwD:
What a legend this guy is.
I remember all my friends running around with Ronaldo shirts or whatever but I was always rooting for Villa.
The King.
ifran udeen
ifran udeen:
How good?
A 11/10 striker on a good day
10/10 other days
Megalivvy125
Megalivvy125:
Most underrated Spanish player of all time. He basically carried Spain in the 2010 world cup.
Thibaut Rvl
Thibaut Rvl:
The reason he is so underrated is that he remained so loyal to Valencia, ending up being captain. He could have gone for a bigger club much sooner, and if Valencia hadn't had some money problems, we can't even be sure he would have left the club at all. To me, it only adds to the legend. I am a Valencia fan, and I was happy he moved to Barcelona so that he could get the titles he deserved, but his loyalty while every single big club in Europe wanted him is impressive. So many players of his quality would have left Valencia after the 2nd or 3rd season. He is such a legend.
I AM DON
I AM DON:
He is underrated, I remember watching him in the 2010 World Cup he was really dominant & always decisive.. Great player I’ll always remember the great things you did for Spain & Barcelona... Peace 🇪🇸
Josué
Josué:
I'm from Zaragoza, lived pretty close to him. Seen him play many times at our stadium... the guy was pure dynamite and although he was so young with us you could tell he loved challenging all the superstars he came across on the pitch. The last time we won trophies in 2004 it was with him as our stricker, the Copa del Rey against Madrid and the Supercopa de España against Valencia.
JD
JD:
David Villa and Diego Forlan were in my opinion amongst the best strikers of their era.
Guillermo Peris
Guillermo Peris:
There is no argument: THE most underrated player in history that I am aware of, and a joy to watch. Simply electrifying. He singlehandedly saved Spain's ass in several games of the Southafrican World Cup, just like he had done in the European Cup before. Both times Spain won, and the "secret" and reason was David Villa.
wunas96
wunas96:
How good? INSANELY good. An absolute goal machine. Somehow how well he did for Spain at major tournaments is forgotten
Veri7a
Veri7a:
This dude single-handedly kept Valencia relevant in the early 2000s
Saba Sozashvili
Saba Sozashvili:
I am Barca fan and I really respect D.Villa. Love him. I played Pes2011 and loved useing him. Legend!!! Such underrated.
bx
bx:
Champions league, World cup and Euro etc.Villa won all the most prestigious trophees. Of course he is a legend!
chinojarjos
chinojarjos:
Villa really was under the radar for a long long time!
Ben St.clair
Ben St.clair:
Ive always admired David Villa, he is one of my favorite players of all time
Artificial Neuron
Artificial Neuron:
This is the kind of video that makes justice to an underrated player like villa. Even in Spain he wasn’t as much appreciated as others footballers but I think he had a great career in the national team.
adrian
adrian:
Such a complete striker, my favourite , vision, skills, executions, hard-working, decent header, both feet, cold blooded, stylish , excellent free and penalty kicker, one of the greatest players!
lagal
lagal:
Finaly someone giving a credit for my fav player of all time. He wasnt just good footballer, there is something classy in his behaviour of and on the pitch, he is very different from many today's players. One and only, the Matador David Villa! <3
AJ R
AJ R:
David villa and Klaas Jan Huntelaar. Insane strikers that the world has forgotten.
Sayun Tamrakar
Sayun Tamrakar:
Today he announced his retirement. Thank you legend ❤️
Luis Cantón Tébar
Luis Cantón Tébar:
I'm from Spain and I think that he is one of the best striker I've seen, I remember all the goals he scored in 2010 WC, that was amazing
tripsr4kids
tripsr4kids:
I caught on to Villa and Spain in the 2012 Euros. Villa was just incredible. he was the icing on Spain's cake. Spain worked the ball so beautifully and this talisman just netted goals for them. goal after goal. what a pleasure he was to watch. him and Torres that tourney and 2014 WC. incredible.
RexySexy BigCanOfPepsi
RexySexy BigCanOfPepsi:
Villa was unstoppable in 2009 and 2010... imagine how good he would have been if he never broke his leg... I mean he still averaged .55 goals a game after the injury thats actually insane. Most players dont even score 5 goals after that kind of injury.
toc - take on challenges
toc - take on challenges:
And now hes retireing after all those years. I will miss him.
Gracias Guaje
U Duran
U Duran:
Loved David Villa. A surgeon in the box. Deadly. Lethal. I'll take him over most. I started following him in Valencia.
Akhil Pisharody
Akhil Pisharody:
I used to have David Villa's pics as my Profile Pic in Facebook after World Cup 2010. I liked him a lot until he disappeared. Never knew what happened until i watched this video. Thanks
Denilson Amaya
Denilson Amaya:
When I think of best strikers.. he always comes to mind.. when I was little I would look up Messi videos and I ended up paying as much attention to David Villa as I did to Messi and that’s saying something.
Ricky Maldo
Ricky Maldo:
Literally my favorite striker of all time, the way he used both feet is insane. His injuries were unfortunate but always bounced back!
Lucas Pichler
Lucas Pichler:
Thank you for acknowledging how good he really was! Many people don't understand how vital he was for every team he played for especially for Spain in the world cup, Love him <3
AskTheBigGuy
AskTheBigGuy:
He's the current top scorer in Japan now. I have no doubt he can still contribute to the Spanish national. He's not too far from his top form, still agile, and nothing's slowing him down. The title should go "Just how good IS David Villa?" because he's not done yet.
Jonathan v
Jonathan v:
To me he will always be one of the best strikers ever... loved watching him play
Sam Pechlaner
Sam Pechlaner:
I just cried, he was my hero as i was a child. thanks for the vid ❤
Yash Sharma
Yash Sharma:
He had been so consistent in his performance from so many years. Got only noticed after 2010 WC.
Moses Mazone
Moses Mazone:
David Villa was a striker who could score from any range, good at headers considering his height, could score from any direction, skills and assists.. you dont get players like that these days..shot power and finesse SO ACCURATE..He is a LEGEND.
Luccas Besfonc
Luccas Besfonc:
Villa's tenure with Barça is so underrated, he was one of the key player to Guardiola's era, the team was so fluid, and the tiki-taka was insane, and Villa was perfect for that style, making the Barça attack non-stoppable. They won 5 trophies with him in 2011. For me that's the most memorable Barcelona, the best squad they ever had.
kameel amareen
kameel amareen:
He is the player who actually got me to love football <3
Norfside Kapiche
Norfside Kapiche:
Brother i was watching it on my TV and had to come here to thank you for recognizing his potential Messi, Ronaldo both have never won a world cup but he did and with style, at Barcelona he would have outshined Messi if played longer. I love his finishes and the way he managed the off sides and run. Loved the video brother.. Thank you for bringing it to everyone's notice.
Victor Bartolomeu
Victor Bartolomeu:
I have always appreciated Villa a real great player and amazing skills . Loved him
PhoraOne Sinatra
PhoraOne Sinatra:
I've always felt like he was extremely underrated, dude was lethal from any side of the pitch & could finish with the best of them.
Victor V.
Victor V.:
I think the most underrated players of all Time are David Villa and Romario
Swalexbass
Swalexbass:
Best Spanish striker ever, in my opinion
e 7 e c t r i c
e 7 e c t r i c:
David Villa 1 of the best strikers I've seen , the best Spanish goalscorer I've seen (last 15 years)
Berke
Berke:
That's impressive seeing that somebody has the exact same thoughts with me about David Villa. He was one of the greatest strikers and my childhood hero. Cheers for the video mate.
Suyez Lee
Suyez Lee:
Clearly underrated.
He was the absolute assassin in his prime .
He was one of the men behind the iconic 5-0 Clasico.
This video should let people know what a beast he was for Clubs and his country.
Javier Rueda
Javier Rueda:
Since I suffered him playing with Zaragoza against Sevilla when he striked 4 goals I became a fan of him. Too underrated even by spaniards
David Cardenas
David Cardenas:
as a brace fan, I know, and appreciate just how lethal of a striker Villa was! Was so sad to see him leave to Atletico
Javier espinal
Javier espinal:
glad you made this video, ive always seen him as a legend in my eyes. great vid ❤️🙏🏽
Ahmed Alhareeri
Ahmed Alhareeri:
I totally agree with Reymar on this. David villa is one of the most underrated strikes in history.
iNS'Obsidia
iNS'Obsidia:
Wouldn't call him underrated.
He is known to be one of the best strikers of the last 2 decades.
jayashree Sp
jayashree Sp:
His shooting ability was very incredible
Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson:
Whenever I watched Barcelona Messi goals I thought this guy didn't get enough credit. He was like a machine, never making mistakes.
ur da
ur da:
bro your videos are amazing but as a defender myself, i think it would be great if you emphasised how important the defensive play in football is. keep it up bro
Christopher De Freitas
Christopher De Freitas:
In Spain he was always regarded and still is regarded as one of the greatest Spanish footballers of all time, the only reason outside of Europe this wasn’t always the case was because of how long it took him to play for one of the Spanish giants(RMA/Barcelona). I think anyone in the sport knows Villa fit every definition of “world class” not only did every top club in Europe want to sign him from 2006 onwards, but there wasn’t a club he couldn’t walk into and start without any debate. When people think of Spain’s golden generation, he’s one of the first names you think of along with Xavi, Iniesta and Iker Casillas.
steew mathison
steew mathison:
you should do one on Clearance Seedorf on Edgar Davids, that would be interesting!
TFC 2104
TFC 2104:
My fav player is Pedro, i just love his style of play, and i would really like him to return to Barça
Jay Vicky
Jay Vicky:
I love David Villa, aka El Guaje, to death. One of my all-time favorite strikers. Thanks so much for making this video. Now make a video about Jay Jay Okocha.
Subhankar Mohanta
Subhankar Mohanta:
Thanks man. I've always wondered what happened to Villa after Barcelona? This explains a lot. Atleast he got big money in the end 👍
carlos dumbratzen
carlos dumbratzen:
the both Davids were the reason I was so hyped for Spain in 2008 and 2010 and was even kind of glad that my country (germany) lost against them, even though they had a pretty good chance of winning as well. Villa and Casillas are probably my favorite spanish players
Poker4Pros
Poker4Pros:
Villa was more than a striker he was also a playmaker. He doesnt have a spectacular gol/ratio in Barcelona but i remember him as one of the best 9's Barcelona has along with etoo and suarez, he was very good and make things look so easy. He played for messi.

In Valencia which is not such strong squad such as Barça or R madrid and still his numbers were impressive

Best Spanish striker has ever had. No coincidence Spain with him won the world cup
VegetaWien89
VegetaWien89:
Man I remember the day when Villa transferred to Barca and I couldn‘t believe that he only cost 40 million after seeing his performance on the Euro and World Cup. His goal instinct was deadly and his shot on par with someone like Paul Pogba, who cost over 100 million.

Definitely one of the most underrated players ever.
77 dead
77 dead:
David Villa is one of my favorite players of all time. Happy to see him get some hype
Diego Mo
Diego Mo:
As a Barca fan, I remember watching him be a monster in the World Cup then being hype as af when Barca said they would be picking him up
Ponskippa
Ponskippa:
I miss watching him play. He was phenomenal when Spain made their Euro and World Cup runs. Xavi also an unsung hero!
tiotito31
tiotito31:
He's my favorite player. After his World Cup win, I started following him, and that was when he joined Barcelona. And well, you know the rest :)
Ricardo Rojas
Ricardo Rojas:
Thank you I agree he deserved greater recognition. He did a great job at NYCFC.
Teros Gaming
Teros Gaming:
I was lucky to watch him when he played for NYCFC he scored 2 amazing goals. The crowd love him
Luis Email
Luis Email:
Very true just said
And the duo messi and villa was better than the one with suarez.
David was in the top 5 for years
Sebastian Patriksson
Sebastian Patriksson:
As a Barcafan I absolutely loved and still love David Villa for all he are as a player
Benedek Farkas
Benedek Farkas:
he's probably my favourite player ever. I was so mad at Tito Vilanova for not letting him play in 2012-2013...
Thank you for this video!
Robin Singh
Robin Singh:
What a wonderful player he was. Thanks for the video
Rocky Soft
Rocky Soft:
Easily the most underrated but I, like millions know he is one of the greatest..2010 WC was his which I expected and he didn't disappoint..
Rafael Lage
Rafael Lage:
Thanks for the videos, they are great! It would be awesome to see Gaizka Mendieta in one of the "What happenned to ...?" series.
Azzurrin
Azzurrin:
David Villa is probably one of my favorite players ever, and this is coming from an Italian soccer fan (Forza Azzurri). I bought his Valancia Jersey back in the day, the one that was Orange and black. I think I might still have it.
Crack Idiot
Crack Idiot:
I don't how others find David villa
But he was my first pick in fifa 9
89 rating
92+ potential
Deadly villa
Luke
Luke:
Guy was an unbelievable player, I can't think of a better Spanish striker in his prime
CHD
CHD:
Villa was frickin awesome. Very very clinical in front of goal. Ill always remember that sweet goal he scored in the world cup when the goalie was way off his line. One bounce and villa kicked it in. Awesome. Kind of reminds me of Romario but villa has won more trophies. Wish Manchester United got him in his youth.
Kenny Michael Alanya
Kenny Michael Alanya:
I remember in World Cup 2010 in South Africa the Spanish Commentator said David "Maravilla" after he scored.
That' should've been his nickname 😊.
What a Golden Age Spain had. They had Carles Puyol at the back, Iker Casillas at GK, the best duo in football history Xavi / Iniesta (De Mi Vida 😫)
I love Spanish Commentary
Brent Parker
Brent Parker:
This is sooooooo true! I was talking about him just last week! He is soooooooo underrated. He deserve Balon’dor. Honestly am happy someone took notice of this !
Blanche
Blanche:
I remember chanting “Villa, Villa, Villa, Villa Maravilla” back in 2010. Good old times...

By the way, “Maravilla” in Spanish means marvelous.
JW Hicks
JW Hicks:
Totally agree. He was the great forward in an era when Spain was teaching the world that forwards are overrated in general, and midfielders need more love. He got caught in the undertow of propaganda a bit. My favorite player on the best international team ever. Brilliant stuff Ray.
Andrea
Andrea:
Wow, I remember liking him when he was in Barcelona but those were the days I started watching football and I had no idea how good he was
Aditya Thapa
Aditya Thapa:
Thanks man this man is my favourite striker I always watched his games and I am so happy someone know how great he was love from India🙏🙏🙏🙆
David Jr
David Jr:
I swear he was the highest rated striker in fifa 10 him and Torres he was like 92 rated
Braddles Harris
Braddles Harris:
He's not underrated he's just so good and consistent that he doesn't get talked about a lot. Similar to David Silva
John Marchesani
John Marchesani:
Good video! David Villa was very unrated. He was one of my favorite strikers to watch!⚽️👍
Donny Mckittrick
Donny Mckittrick:
I hav always thought David villa was amazing and one of the most talented soccer players I hav ever seen
Pedro Lendínez
Pedro Lendínez:
I live in Gijón and as you must imagine here in my region Villa is anything but underrated, he is a complete icon and legend for everybody. I support Sporting too and i must tell you that Segunda División is not an easy league as you said, Im not completely sure but i dont think we have had any other player in Sporting after Villa to score 20 goals in a season (maybe Scepovic but idk), and It is not an easy task i can tell. Anyway very nice video, we dont really need it here but the world should recognize what he has given to football history.
Vamos guaje! Puxa Sporting!
Stanley Kasirowore
Stanley Kasirowore:
This is weird to see. I don't remember anyone ever doubting how good Villa was. He was the undisputed best striker in the world for a while.
Angel AR
Angel AR:
Lol You know he's underrated when even Raymar forgets to mention that in Villa's only season with Atletico he helps them win La Liga. Ending a reign of Barcelona and Real dominance in La Liga titles. Another awesome video! :)

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