Unveiling 12 Lesser-Known Facts About David Raya

David Raya with a ball in hand

The journey that led David Raya to Emirates Stadium has been nothing short of remarkable.

Merely nine years ago, our recent summer acquisition was competing in the fifth tier of English football, yet in the past season, he earned a call-up to the Spanish World Cup squad.

For those unfamiliar with his narrative, here are 12 intriguing insights about our newly acquired talent:

Early Futsal Frustration
David Raya in a duel with Middlesbrough players
David’s initiation into goalkeeping traces back to sibling rivalry with his elder brother, who consistently challenged him between the posts. However, David’s heart lay in playing outfield, stating, “My brother always put me in a goal… I enjoyed playing further up the pitch, and I think that’s why I’m comfortable on the ball.” He further reminisces about engaging in futsal matches with neighborhood peers, where he predominantly played in an outfield role.
By- Sahiba Suri

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