David de Gea- Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, Net Worth, Ethnicity, Career

David de Gea Quintana is a Spanish professional football goalkeeper who plays for Premier League club Manchester United as well as the Spain national team. He was generally considered one of the top goalkeepers in the world in the mid-2010s.

Quick Facts

David de Gea Biography

David de Gea was born in Madrid, Spain on November 7, 1990. His parents’ names are Jose de Gea and Marivi Quintana. His father was also a former player, which explains De Gea’s interest in the game. He joined the Spanish Club Atletico Madrid’s junior system at the age of 13 and received his first professional contract at the age of 17. His career took a turn in 2011 when he joined Manchester United. He has been Manchester United’s first-choice goalkeeper ever since. De Gea has already established himself as one of the Premier League’s premier shot-stoppers. There was a time when De Gea was regarded as the best goalkeeper in the globe. David De Gea has appeared in over 440 games for Manchester United. He is a renowned Sir Alex Ferguson-era player and a five-time PFA Team of the Year contender.

David de Gea Height, Weight, Body measurement

David is an astounding 6 feet 4 inches (192 cm) tall. Standing thus height offers him the ability to dive and cover every edge of the goalpost that is shot at. However, in order to do so, he must also be light. His bodyweight of 183 Ib (83 kg) is no impediment to him doing his obligations for his club and the land.


  • De Gea rose through the ranks before making his professional debut for the club in 2009. After being named Los Roji Blancos’ first-choice goalkeeper, De Gea helped the team win both the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Super Cup in 2010.
  • During his tenure at Atletico Madrid, De Gea was widely seen as the obvious successor to national team great Iker Casillas due to his performances in the Atletico Madrid jersey.
  • Manchester United was drawn to De Gea’s improving performances for Atletico Madrid, and he was purchased for £18.9 million in 2011. The sum was a British transfer record for a goalie at the time.
  • De Gea has won the Premier League, the FA Cup, the League Cup, and the UEFA Europa League during his tenure at United. He had a rocky start at United and was chastised by the press for his failure to dominate his penalty area in his first season. His relatively slender frame didn’t help matters.
  • However, he has put the nerves of his first season behind him by winning the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year title three seasons in a row, becoming the only player in history to do so.
  • De Gea idolized famous Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel as a youngster, but he has been likened to another United great, Edwin Van der Sar, who he succeeded at Old Trafford and is commonly referred to as Van der Gea.
  • De Gea was involved in the most contentious transfer saga of the summer of 2015. Due to uncertainties over his future, he was left out of the lineup for the season opener against Tottenham Hotspur on August 7, 2015. On the 31st of August, the two sides agreed on a transfer deal for Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas for more than £29 million.
  • The transfer eventually failed because the appropriate documentation was not provided before the Spanish transfer deadline closed. The collapse of the move resulted in finger pointing from both clubs, with the United management blaming the failure on a malfunctioning fax machine and the Madrid counterparts accusing United of scheming to make the deal fall through and purposefully sending in papers late.
  • Following the transfer saga, De Gea signed a new four-year deal with Manchester United on September 11th, with an option for a further year extension, and the Spanish goalkeeper hasn’t looked back since.
  • David De Gea captained his country’s under-21 team from 2011 to 2013. He earned his senior debut in 2014 and was picked for the World Cup that year, but did not play. Spain’s tournament ended in catastrophe. He has received 27 caps for his nation.

David de Gea’s Net Worth

David de Gea’s net worth and salary: David de Gea is a $75 million net worth Spanish professional soccer player as of February 2024. With a $24 million yearly base wage, he will be the highest-paid goalkeeper in the world in 2020. In addition, David gets $3-5 million each year through sponsorships.

Brand Endorsement

He has worked with Adidas, Pepsi, and EA Sports. Every year, the guy makes 3.8 million pounds from sponsorships alone.

Property And Cars

David has a three-story property in Greater Manchester’s outskirts. The property is estimated to be valued at roughly £2.5 million.

David and his girlfriend Edurne have been seen driving their automobiles around Manchester many times. The gloveman also drives one of the vehicles to the training. His automobile collection includes the following vehicles:

  • Aston Martin Vantage
  • Mercedes Benz Vito
  • Chevrolet Captiva SUV
  • Red Audi RS5

David de Gea Wife, Marriage, Children

Edurne Garcia Almagro is Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea’s wife. The pair began dating in 2014 and has been together since. However, the exact date of their wedding is yet unclear to fans.

Yanay, the daughter of Edurne and David de Gea, was born. Her birthday is March 4, 2021. David de Gea and Edurne Garcia Almagro began a new chapter in their lives following the birth of their first child.

Awards & Achievement

  • UEFA European Under-21 Championship Team of the Tournament: 2011, 2013
  • PFA Team of the Year: 2012–13 Premier League, 2014–15 Premier League, 2015–16 Premier League, 2016–17 Premier League, 2017–18 Premier League
  • PFA Fans’ Premier League Player of the Month: November 2014
  • Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year: 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2017–18
  • Manchester United Players’ Player of the Year: 2013–14, 2014–15, 2017–18
  • UEFA Europa League Squad of the Season: 2015–16
  • Match of the DaySave of the Season: 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2017–18
  • EA Sports FIFA Team of the Year: 2017, 2018
  • Ballon d’Or: 2017 (20th place)
  • FIFA FIFPro World XI: 2018
  • FIFA FIFPro World XI 2nd team: 2015
  • FIFA FIFPro World XI 3rd team: 2016, 2017
  • Premier League Golden Glove: 2017–18

Interesting Facts

  • De Gea suffers from hyperopia, which is a medical term for being far-sighted.
  • When they were colleagues at Atletico Madrid, he shared a room with Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero.
  • In 2015, his girlfriend Edurne represented Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna.
  • De Gea almost signed for Wigan in 2010 when then-Latics manager Roberto Martinez reached an agreement with Atletico, but the move fell through on a penultimate day.
  • Believe it or not, De Gea was a prolific scorer in high school, which helps to explain his proficiency with the ball as a goalkeeper.
  • Apart from being contacted by Wigan in 2011, De Gea was also approached by QPR a year earlier while still playing for Atletico B.