Former Manchester City star David Silva has confirmed his retirement from football after suffering a knee injury.
The Spanish international, 37, spent a decade with City after joining from Valencia in 2010.
He played more than 400 times for the club, winning four Premier League titles.
Silva joined Real Sociedad after he left Manchester City in 2020, and was about to begin his fourth season with the Spanish club.
However, after sustaining an anterior cruciate ligament injury in a pre-season training session, he has opted to call time on his career.
The playmaker also turned out for Eibar and Celta Vigo in a 20-year playing career. He won 125 caps for Spain’s senior side, winning the World Cup in 2010 and the European Championships in 2008 and 2012.
“Today it is time to say goodbye to what I have dedicated my whole life to. Today it is time to say goodbye to my colleagues, who are like family to me.
I will miss you very much.Valencia, Eibar, Celta Vigo, Citizens (Man City) and Real Sociedad…thank you because you have made me feel at home.”He said.