David Josué Jiménez Silva (Spanish pronunciation: ; born 8 January 1986) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for and captains Premier League club Manchester City. Silva plays mainly as a central or an attacking midfielder but can also play as a winger or second striker. He is predominantly a left-footed player and his passing ability and possession-retaining qualities have earned him the nicknames "Merlin" and "El Mago" from his teammates and fans. He is considered by many to be one of the best midfielders in the world and in the history of the Premier League.
Silva spent six years of his professional career with Valencia CF, appearing in more than 160 games and winning a Copa del Rey in 2008. In the summer of 2010, he moved to Manchester City and has since appeared in over 400 matches. With them he has won two FA Cups, five League Cups and four Premier League titles. He is regarded as one of Manchester City's greatest ever players alongside Billy Meredith, Bert Trautmann, Colin Bell and Sergio Agüero. Silva has been named in the PFA Team of the Year twice. On 26 June 2019, Silva announced that he would leave Manchester City at the end of the 2019–20 season, ending his ten season tenure at the club. On 28 September he became the youngest player to reach 200 wins in the Premier league leaving behind the Chelsea defender John Terry.