Former Spain, Barcelona forward David Villa named Odisha FC’s new head of global operations-Sports News , Novi Reporter

Former Spain, Barcelona ahead David Villa named Odisha FC’s new head of worldwide operations-Sports activities Information , Novi Reporter

Villa retired with 98 caps for Spain, scoring 59 objectives making him his nation’s all-time high goalscorer.

Former Spain, Barcelona forward David Villa named Odisha FC's new head of global operations

File picture of David Villa. AFP

New Delhi: Indian Tremendous League (ISL) membership Odisha FC named former Spain ahead David Villa as their new head of worldwide operations on Thursday.

The 39-year outdated World Cup and European Championship winner ended his enjoying profession in 2019.

“World Cup winner and Spanish soccer legend @Guaje7Villa has been introduced in by Odisha FC to spearhead our international soccer operations,” they mentioned on Twitter.

Villa retired with 98 caps for Spain, scoring 59 objectives making him his nation’s all-time high goalscorer.

“I’ll attempt to carry my expertise. Clearly, I did not play in India however I performed soccer for 20 years as knowledgeable and earlier than that within the academy,” Villa mentioned.

“And in the entire initiatives that we’re concerned in, I attempt to give all of my expertise that I’ve in soccer.”

Odisha, based mostly within the metropolis of Bhubaneswar, completed backside of the desk final season in a contest with out relegation.

“David’s arrival is a press release of intent for Odisha Soccer Membership, the area, the supporters and, in fact, the Hero Indian Tremendous League generally,” membership president Raj Athwal mentioned.

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Villa primarily performed in La Liga representing Valencia, Atletico Madrid, and Barcelona, successful three league titles and a Champions League.

He additionally had enjoying stints within the US, Australia and Japan.


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