Bhubaneswar: Spain football legend David Villa will now spearhead the global football operations of Indian Super League (ISL) club Odisha FC.
This was informed by ISL club Odisha FC on Thursday.
“World Cup winner and Spanish football legend @Guaje7Villa has been brought in by Odisha FC to spearhead our global football operations,” Odisha FC tweeted. Former OFC Head Coach, Josep Gombau and Victor Onate are also a part of the club’s Technical Football Committee along with Villa.
— Odisha Sports (@sports_odisha) May 6, 2021
Villa, 39, won 15 trophies during his playing career, and will advise and help shape Odisha’s football and recruitment strategy.
Villa had represented Sporting Gijon, Zaragoza, Valencia, Barcelona, and Atletico Madrid in the domestic circuit during his playing career.Across his club career, Villa went on to win three LaLiga titles, three Copa del Reys. He also won the Champions League with Barcelona in 2011.
The forward then joined Major League Soccer (MLS) side New York City in 2015. He spent four seasons at the club and then went on to join Kobe earlier this year.
For Spain, Villa took the field 98 times and managed to win the Euro 2008 and FIFA World Cup 2010.