David Raya Height, Age, Net Worth

Quick Info David Raya :

NameDavid Raya Martín
NickNameDavid Raya
Date of BirthSeptember 15, 1995
Age (2024)29 Years
Height6ft 0in
Profession Spanish professional footballer
Current TeamArsenal F.C. (#22 / Goalkeeper), Spain national football team (#13 / Goalkeeper)
SpouseTatiana Trouboul
Net Worth5-6 Million USD

Who is David Raya ?

David Raya Martín, born on September 15, 1995, is a prominent Spanish professional footballer celebrated for his prowess as a goalkeeper. Currently showcasing his skills at Arsenal in the Premier League, Raya has etched his name in the annals of football history with stellar performances both domestically and internationally. Raya’s journey to the zenith of football excellence began in his native Spain, where he honed his craft while balancing goalkeeping duties with stints as an outfield player in futsal. However, it was his move to England that served as the catalyst for his ascent to prominence.

David Raya
David Raya

Raya’s foray into English football commenced with Blackburn Rovers, where he embarked on a journey of growth and development. Despite initially facing limited opportunities, his perseverance and unwavering dedication saw him rise through the ranks, eventually becoming a cornerstone of Blackburn’s defensive line. His tenure at Blackburn was marked by significant milestones, including a pivotal role in the team’s promotion from League One, showcasing his mettle on the grand stage of English football.

In 2019, Raya’s journey took a transformative turn as he made the switch to Brentford, a move that would further solidify his reputation as one of the most formidable goalkeepers in the Championship. Instrumental in Brentford’s promotion to the Premier League in 2021, Raya’s exceptional shot-stopping abilities and commanding presence between the posts endeared him to fans and pundits alike.

Facts about David Raya :

  • David Raya was born on September 15, 1995, in Barcelona, Spain.
  • He started his career playing both futsal and goalkeeper for his local team.
  • Raya joined the youth academy of Spanish club Cornellà.
  • In 2012, at the age of 15, he moved to England to join Blackburn Rovers on a scholarship.
  • Raya signed his first professional contract with Blackburn Rovers in 2014.
  • He gained his first senior experience on a loan spell at Southport in the Conference Premier.
  • Despite limited appearances, Raya became the second-choice goalkeeper for Blackburn Rovers.
  • He played a key role in the team’s automatic promotion back to the Championship in 2018.
David Raya
David Raya
  • In 2019, Raya signed for Brentford in the Championship for a reported fee of £3 million.
  • His performances earned him a nomination for Goalkeeper of the Year and a shared EFL Golden Glove award.
  • Raya was part of the Brentford team that reached the 2020 Championship play-off final but lost to Fulham.
  • After an injury and transfer speculation, he signed a new four-year contract with Brentford in 2020.
  • Raya played a crucial role in Brentford’s promotion to the Premier League in the 2020-21 season.
  • Raya became a regular starter for Brentford in the Premier League but suffered a ligament injury in 2021.
  • He continued to impress after his return and was nominated for Premier League Player of the Month in 2023.
  • In August 2023, Raya joined Arsenal on a season-long loan with an option to buy.
  • He made his Arsenal debut against Everton and kept a clean sheet in his Champions League debut against PSV.
  • Despite no youth caps, Raya received his first call-up to the Spanish national team in 2022.
  • He made his international debut in a friendly against Albania.
  • Raya was part of Spain’s victorious 2022–23 UEFA Nations League squad but mainly featured as a substitute.

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