In just his second season in Major League Soccer, David Villa of NYCFC was named the 2016 MVP on Tuesday. Villa helped the NYCFC finish second in the Eastern Conference and qualify for the playoffs for the first time.
“I’m very proud to represent NYCFC and to receive this award,” Villa said in a statement.
“It’s a big day for me because this is one of the things I said I wanted to do when I came here two years ago.”
Before moving to MLS, Villa was a prolific scorer during five seasons with Valencia, then won the 2010 World Cup with Spain before moving that summer to Barcelona, where he found the net 48 times in all competitions in three years. He then spent one season at Atletico Madrid before leaving Spain for MLS.
— David Villa (@Guaje7Villa) December 6, 2016
Definitely one of the world’s best known athletes, Villa is well known around the LeagueApps office for his work with the David Villa Soccer Academy.
As the President of the DV7 Academy, Villa is committed to teaching children across the world to play the game of soccer using the “DV7 Method,” which allows them to develop their talent in the sport, while at the same time optimally fostering their personal values.
The DV7 Soccer Academy is a new LeagueApps partner. All registration, communication, and scheduling for all camps, clinics, and events will be powered and seamlessly integrated by LeagueApps.
“We want to train all of our students to become great human beings, loyal fans of soccer, while at the same time providing them the necessary tools to develop their talent.”