The Five Players Still Playing Who Have Over 400 Career Goals
David Villa reached a huge personal milestone at the weekend when he became the latest member of the 400 club.
Villa scored twice as New York City FC ran out 3-1 winners over FC Dallas and bounced back from the disappointing 3-0 defeat to Portland Timbers a week prior. His penalty in the 35th minute took him to 400, before his second saw him pass the landmark.
It's a massive accomplishment for the Spaniard, who will go down as one of the greatest strikers of our generation.
:rotating_light::rotating_light:MILESTONE ALERT:rotating_light::rotating_light:: David Villa scores career goal number 400 for club and country. #NYCFConYES pic.twitter.com/WkzWZWtX3r
- YES Network (@YESNetwork) April 29, 2018
And @Guaje7Villa reaches (and passes) 400 career goals. What a player. Took too long for people to recognize just how good.
- Sid Lowe (@sidlowe) April 30, 2018
400 - David Villa has now tallied 400 goals in his professional career. Milestone. pic.twitter.com/f6W7pE2kmt
- OptaJack:soccer: (@OptaJack) April 29, 2018
He was a goal-scoring machine at Valencia, was part of Pep Guardiola's all-conquering Barcelona side, won La Liga with Atletico Madrid, not to mention his achievements with Spain, where he won the Euros and World Cup as well as becoming the nation's all-time top scorer with 59.
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In surpassing 400 goals for club and country, Villa joins an impressive list of active players to have managed the feat: Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic all having racked up the numbers.
Welcome to the 400 Club, @Guaje7Villa :clap:#Villa400 pic.twitter.com/IALK1WBKoL
- New York City FC (@NYCFC) April 29, 2018
David Villa has joined the list of footballers who are still playing football with over 400+ career goals:
- David Villa :flag_es:
- Cristiano Ronaldo :flag_pt:
- Lionel Messi :flag_ar:
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic :flag_se:
- Luis Suarez :flag_uy:
A brilliant career :clap: pic.twitter.com/0gGFOGgjXT
- kwiff (@KwiffOfficial) April 30, 2018
David Villa, perhaps one of the greatest goal scorers in modern Football, scores his 400th career goal.
Considering only Luis Suarez, Zlatan, Cristiano & Lionel Messi are the only current players on 400+ Goals, it's truly incredible #Villa400
- Tom Scholes (@_TomScholes) April 29, 2018
Some company he's in, isn't it?
Villa provided a detailed overview of his sublime goals tally on his official Twitter account and it highlights just what an incredible career the 36-year old has had.
Happy to reach the 400(+1) goals milestone in such an important game at Yankee Stadium last night. Thank you for your support and all the awesome messages! pic.twitter.com/R2fRoqD5DJ
- David Villa (@Guaje7Villa) April 30, 2018