New York City Football Club’s Inaugural Season is right around the corner, and the team make headlines Sunday by selecting David Villa as your first captain.
Villa was the club’s first ever player, signed from Spanish club Atletico Madrid. Villa is the most illustrious goalscorer in the history of Spain’s international team, and has recorded nine goals at the World Cup, more than any other Spaniard.
A forward, Villa brings veteran leadership and deadly attacking prowess to a team that isn’t entirely deep on the front line.
Villa has been the centerpiece of the squad for a while now, and it is no surprise that he has been named the captain.