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Biography about De Gea and interesting secrets about this goalkeeper

There is no denying that the biography of David de Gea is one of the things many football fans are interested in. Also find out the interesting secrets about this goalkeeper.

Last updated: 30.08.2020
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As one of the football fans, you must be curious and want to know about De Gea's biography. Please find out the information about this goalkeeper through the information from the article below. If you want to get daily betting tips on football, Ku Casino will give you free betting tips for you to join and win. 

Biography of De Gea:

De Gea was born on November 7, 1990 in Madrid. The Spanish footballer currently plays as a goalkeeper for the Spanish national football team and Manchester United club.   

From the age of 10, De Gea began his football career at Atletico Madrid. He rose to fame through the club's academy system before the first official match for the first team in 2009. After De Gea became the No. 1 choice for Atletico's goalkeeper position, He helped his club to a double in the European Super Cup and UEFA Europa League.

Playing in good form helped De Gea attract the attention of Manchester United and in June 2011, he joined the team for a transfer fee of £17.8 million. The fact of the matter is that this is the highest amount paid for a goalkeeper of English football at that time.

Since joining Manchester United, De Gea has made more than 100 appearances. In 2013, De Gea and his teammates won the Premier League championship. Everyone has praised him as one of the best goalkeepers in the world.

De Gea became the captain of Spain's U21 national team, they won the European Championship in 2011 and 2013 and competed in the 2012 Olympics. In 2014, he made his debut when playing for Spain team and was selected to play in the World Cup that year. De Gea has become the heir to the Spanish team's permanent goalkeeper position.

The 2014-2015 season, when Sir Alex Ferguson retired and David Moyes was the new coach. But this can be considered as the season when MU played flat bowl. However, David de Gea is still the fulcrum for that season with a stable performance.

On August 31, 2015, Manchester United and Real Madrid reached an agreement to sell David de Gea for £29 million along with the goalkeeper of the White Key Keylor Navas who will come to Old Trafford in the opposite direction. However, MU's fax machine was suddenly broken, so the deal was broken when the contract documents were all lost.

On 11/11/2015, David de Gea signed a 4-year contract with MU, 12 days later he was honored to wear the captain's armband for the first time and won against Ipswich Town.

In the 2016-2017 season under Jose Mourinho, David de Gea had the FA Community Shield English Super Cup match against the defending Premier League champion Leicester City. The match ended with a score of 2 - 1 in favor of MU.

In the 2017-2018 season, David de Gea has a total of 4 clean sheets and a total of 100 clean sheets for MU. He became the brightest star in a confrontation between Manchester United and Arsenal with a score of 3 - 1 at Emirates Stadium.

Interesting secrets about De Gea:

De Gea is known as one of the best goalkeepers in the world today. Here are interesting secrets about this player you may not know.

  • De Gea was diagnosed with Hyperopia syndrome, also known as presbyopia. Glasses are an inseparable object of him in everyday life. The Spanish goalkeeper usually uses contact lenses when playing.

  • At the age of 13, De Gea, his coach at the time, told Atletico that Rayo Vallecano wanted to recruit De Gea, making Atletico nervous and speeding up the signing of this goalkeeper. Consequently, the contract was completed within a few days later.

  • De Gea almost joined Wigan on loan in 2010. The Wigan coach has insisted on recruiting the goalkeeper but it was broken at the last minute.

  • While still in school, De Gea was the top scorer in the school's soccer team. Until before he was 14 years old, he played in the center position. However, with his height, natural talent and agility have helped De Gea to take on the role that best suits him in the team as the goalkeeper.

  • De Gea played for Team B of Atletico after the contract was signed. However, after just one year of playing, he was asked to move to Queens Park Rangers. De Gea had to practice alone during the summer of 2009 because he disagreed with this decision. Although there is no coach, De Gea is still training hard. He was eventually spotted by former strategist Abel Resino and given the opportunity as the third goalkeeper at Atletico.

  • On the field, De Gea and Aguero are great rivals but in real life, they are a very close couple. When they both played football for Atletico Madrid, they were in the same room together.

  • De Gea had a very impressive performance in the European Super Cup 2010-2010 period against Inter Milan. With a penalty block from Diego Milito, De Gea won himself an official place in Atletico's squad, at that time he was only 20 years old.

  • De Gea owns a long hair, quite slender body, the ability to handle the ball with his feet very well, so his team was given the nickname "Van der Gea".

  • De Gea was born on November 7. It is also the birthday of famous entertainment stars such as David Guetta (French producer and musician), Adam DeVine (American actor) and former teammate Rio Ferdinand.

His trophies with clubs:

  • At Atletico Madrid

  Champion of the UEFA Europa League 2009-2010 season

   Champion of the European football Super Cup in 2010

  • At Manchester United

Champion of Chevrolet in 2015

Received 2 British Super Cups in 2011

Premier League champion in 2013

Received 2 British Super Cups in 2014

  • Trophy with the international team Spain

Champion of European U17 Football Championship 2007 with U17 Spain

Champion of European U21 Football Championship 2011 with U21 Spain

Personal title:

Get into the best squad, in the 2011 U21 European Football Championship.

Through the above article, surely you have understood a few biographies of De Gea, one of the best goalkeepers in the world of football, along with a lot of interesting secrets surrounding this goalkeeper. 

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