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David de Gea Euro 2020 Betting Preview and Tips


Goalkeepers that are synonymous with a particular club have become fewer and far between in recent years but David de Gea has been a staple at Manchester United since his arrival in England back in 2011.

Renowned for his incredible shot stopping, lightening quick reflexes and leadership qualities, the Spaniard is known as one of the very best keepers in Spanish and in turn, world football.

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Basic Info
Date of Birth07/11/1990
Birth PlaceMadrid, Spain
PositionGoalkeeper
TeamSpain
Current ClubManchester United (since 2011)
Previous Club(s)Atletico Madrid (2008-11)
Market value£55 million
Twitter@D_DeGea
Instagram@d_degeaofficial

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2008 and 2012 European Champions Spain are one of the bookies favourites to go the distance at Euro 2020 and David de Gea it would be his first major title with Spain if they are to go all the way.

He has faced strong competition throughout his international career for the number 1 jersey and he will be keen to put on a performance for his country at Euro 2020.

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Euro 2020 Betting Odds

With a favourable looking group and a strong qualification campaign behind them, De Gea’s Spain are one of the front runners to go all the way and win Euro 2020 – at 8/1 with Betfred.

Spain will have home advantage in their fixtures and will fancy their chances of winning Group E alongside Sweden and Poland. De Gea’s Spain are the heavy favourites to make it to the knockout stages and win the group at 2/7 with bet365*

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Early Career

De Gea was born and raised in Madrid and it was Atletico who fought off the competition to sign the keeper as a youngster.

He found first team opportunities initially hard to come by and was the club’s third choice keeper for a couple of seasons before making his breakthrough to the first team in the 2009-10 season.

Club Career

Atletico Madrid

Injuries and loss of form from other goalkeepers was the catalyst De Gea needed to be thrust into the spotlight and he made his debut for the club against Porto in the Europa League as a substitute in 2009. A first La Liga start came subsequently and he made the number 1 spot in the team his own instantly. De Gea played 19 games in the league as well as helping Atletico claim the Europa League title – defeating Fulham in the 2010 final.

De Gea was first choice at the Vicente Calderon from there on and made a further 49 appearances in the 2010-11 season as Atletico finished in 7th place in La Liga. His performances attracted the attention of some of Europe’s biggest club and Manchester United and in the summer of 2011 he joined the Red Devils.

Manchester United

De Gea signed for United for a then British record transfer fee for a goalkeeper of £18.9 million. His first season at United was difficult with the reds losing the title to cross city rivals Manchester City and De Gea’s performances and transfer fee came under scrutiny.

The 2012-13 season was a historic one for Manchester United as Sir Alex Ferguson stepped down from his role as head coach and United won the Premier League title for a 20th time – a side in which De Gea was the first choice goalkeeper.

He continued to go from strength to strength under managers David Moyes and Louis van Gaal and despite United’s relative struggles, de Gea has become a stalwart at the club and has captained the side on many occasions. During the 2015-16 season United won the FA Cup and went one better in the 2016-17 season under Jose Mourinho – winning both the EFL Cup and the Europa League with de Gea integral to all of their success.

He is one of United’s most capped current players with over 380 appearances for the club (correct as of 10/10/2020) and he continues to be a vital player for Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s side.

International Career

David de Gea made his first appearance for Spain in June 2014, having had to wait for his chance behind Iker Casillas and Pepe Reina. He travelled to the World Cup in 2014 without playing a game but was subsequently first choice keeper at both Euro 2016 and the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

David de Gea Career Statistics

International Appearances: 45

(Correct as of 16/2/2021)

Club Honours:

Atletico Madrid:

UEFA Europa League: 2009–10

UEFA Super Cup: 2010

Manchester United:

Premier League: 2012–13

FA Cup: 2015–16

EFL Cup: 2016–17

FA Community Shield: 2011, 2013, & 2016

UEFA Europa League: 2016–17

Individual Honours:

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

Premier League Golden Glove: 2017–18

* Euro 2020 betting odds correct at the time of writing. All odds are subject to change.

Euro 2020 Betting Tips

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