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Former Spain and Barcelona striker David Villa has appointed Odisha FC’s new international operations supervisor

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

File picture of David Villa. AFP

New Delhi: Indian Tremendous League (ISL) membership Odisha FC on Thursday appointed former Spain striker David Villa to move international operations.

The 39-year-old World Cup and European Championship winner ended his taking part in profession in 2019.

“World Cup winner and Spanish soccer legend @ Guaje7Villa has been introduced in by Odisha FC to steer our soccer operations world wide,” they stated on Twitter.

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

“I will attempt to carry my expertise. Clearly I have never performed in India, however I performed soccer for 20 years as an expert and earlier than that within the academy,” Villa stated.

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

Odisha, primarily based within the metropolis of Bhubaneswar, completed backside of the desk final season in a non-relegation competitors.

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

Villa primarily performed in La Liga, representing Valencia, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona, ​​profitable three league titles and one Champions League.

He has additionally carried out in america, Australia and Japan.

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