|David Silva has been forced into retirement following his recent ACL injury. (Photo credit: Manchester City)|
Former Manchester City and La Roja playmaker David Silva has announced his retirement from the game of football following his unfortunate ACL injury.
The Real Sociedad midfielder tore his ACL recently and has decided to call it quits on a glittering career that saw him win almost everything the game has to offer, including the 2010 World Cup and the European championship.
David Silva made 869 top-flight appearances across Spanish La Liga, the English Premiership, and international football; he scored 156 goals and assisted 226 times, collecting 20 trophies in a career that earned him the title of the "little magician".
Pep Guardiola, Sergio Aguero, Xavi Hernandes, and many more are pouring in their heartfelt tributes to a player they enjoyed his playing time with, and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors. He retired at the age of 37.