David De Gea is a renowned Spanish football goalkeeper currently playing for the English club Manchester United. What is interesting about his biography and the personal life of an athlete?
David was born on November 7, 1990 in the Spanish capital Madrid. His dad was a famous goalkeeper in the country who played for the Getafe team. From childhood he began to teach the boy to football.
The De Gea family had a decent salary at that time, so the mother could not work, but devote a lot of time to raising her son. David not only had time to go in for sports, but also successfully studied at school. Over time, he is taken to the school team. At first, the young man performed in different positions on the field. He was both a midfielder and a striker.
At the age of 13, De Gea gets the opportunity to study at the football school of Atletico Madrid. From this point on, David finally chooses the goalkeeper's position. These skills are helped by his father, who is constantly present at all the matches and trainings of the young man. De Gea also has a high growth, which predetermines his future as a goalkeeper.
In 2008 David signs his first professional contract with Atlético. He becomes the team's third reserve goalkeeper. But by coincidence of many circumstances, in a few months he makes his debut at the base of the club. It was a match against Portuguese Porto. Madrid were defeated in this match, but the young goalkeeper's play left a good impression. After a few games, De Gea firmly took his place at the gates of his home club.
The following season, David helped the team win their first trophy in a long time - the Europa League. Many European clubs were interested in him, but in the end De Gea moved to English Manchester United for 19 million euros. At the same time, he managed to become the winner of the European Championship in the Spanish youth team.
The first few seasons of De Gea was very difficult to adapt to new conditions and pressures. He was constantly injured and missed matches. But then everything worked out, and David became a real stronghold of the last line of defense of the Mancunians. During this time, the goalkeeper played over 230 matches in the team, and conceded only 228 goals. He managed to become the champion of England and once again win the Europa League.
In the last season of the Premier League, David was named the best goalkeeper and received the Golden Glove of the English Premier League as the goalkeeper with the most zero matches.
De Gea has been playing for the Spanish national team since 2014 and managed to play 33 matches. He was the main goalkeeper at Euro 2016 and World Cup 2018, but did not achieve any significant victories with the team.
The new season of 2018/2019 with Manchester United De Gea did not start very well. And although the goalkeeper's game does not raise any questions, the team constantly loses.
Goalkeeper's personal life
David always devoted a lot of time to his sports career, so he began to get involved in girls only in adulthood. Now the goalkeeper is dating the Spanish model and singer Edurne. Young guys spend a lot of time together, but they are in no hurry to have a child and a family.