David Silva announces international retirement

David Silva is the latest player in the Spanish national team to announce is retirement, since their round 16 exit from the world cup. His retirement follows Andres Iniesta and Gerard Pique earlier retirement.

The 32-year old, who made is debut in 2006 made the announcement in a letter published on his twitter handle @21LVA.

Silva spoke of the difficulty is faced in deciding to retire and being proud of his achievement with the team.

“I lived and dreamed with a team that will forever be remembered,” said Silva.

“It has not been easy, after all I’ve experienced, to write these lines,” he added.

“I’ve spent days and weeks considering this. The national team gave me everything and helped me grow as a player and a person.”

“I leave proud and happy, bringing an end to a time full of emotions and memories, like of the figure of Luis Aragones, a maestro who will never be forgotten.”

Luis Aragones won  Euros 2008 with Spain,  their first major trophy  in 44 years. He died  in 2014 at the age of 75.

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David Silva played 125 times for Spain, with 35 goals to his name. He also won 3 major trophies with the national side, the 2010 World Cup and 2008 and 2012 European Championships.

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