David Silva Plays Final Premier League Match, Football World Pays Tribute

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After a decade in Manchester, midfielder David Silva has now played his final Premier League game in a Manchester City shirt. It was a fitting send-off, as City whalloped Norwich 5-0. In his stay with the club, Silva won four league titles and 11 major trophies.

A chance for a 12th, the Champions League, begins early next month. David Silva has the most assists (93) in cluh history, and 6th most of anyone in the Premier League. After his 309th appearance, more than anyone else in club history, he has scored 60 goals.

“When I look back at everything, I could never in my wildest dreams have imagined what I would achieve,” the 34-year-old Spanish playmaker said ahead of the game.

“When you are young, you don’t dream about all of this,” Silva said.

“You [just] dream about becoming a professional and playing in the top flight.”

We’ve seen the playmaker grow into a magician on the pitch since he arrived from Valencia in 2010. Championship Sunday saw the tributes coming in all day long for Silva, as the football world paid homage to him and all that he has accomplished. Here is just a small collection of whatwas posted on social media.

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  1. David is David the best midfielder that the world has ever seen

  2. I call him the ‘disappearance spray’…El Mago you’ll be sorely missed. Great player great man.

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