Life after football can be tricky for players, but it looks like retired Spanish striker David Villa has it all figured out after he embraced entrepreneurship after calling time on his career. David Villa retired from football almost two years ago on the back of his spell at Vissel Kobe in the Japanese first division.
David Villa has followed in the footsteps of David Beckham by buying into an American football franchise. Ex-England national team skipper Beckham is a co-owner at Inter Miami who failed to reach the playoffs in the Eastern Conference at the end of the recently concluded MLS regular season. Beckham was also a major influence in the appointment of former Manchester United teammate Phil Neville as the Inter Miami manager at the start of the 2021 MLS regular season.
Villa has bought into a new American football franchise known as Queensboro FC and they will make their league debut in the USL Championship next year.
As revealed earlier, Spanish football icon David Villa has been an entrepreneur since he announced his retirement from the round leather game at the start of last year. The investment made to own part of Queensboro FC is the latest in the series of investments made by Villa. The Spaniard is the co-founder of his own company known as DV7 Group. The DV7 Group is the head company for a sports marketing brand which has offices across the world. In addition, DV7 Group is also the head company for a soccer school.
David Villa was a clinical finisher as a footballer and he has proven to be as clinical with his investments. The 2010 FIFA World Cup winner ended his playing career as the leading goalscorer in the history of Spanish senior national team football with 59 goals in 98 matches.