David Villa was named New York City FC’s Most Valuable Player for the 2015 season. The Captain led the team with 18 goals and five assists.
Villa’s 18 goals landed him fourth overall in goals scored for Major League Soccer. The Captain had six game-winning goals and had seven penalty kick goals, which led all of Major League Soccer.
"It is an honor for me to receive this award, thank you very much," said Villa. "I will try to keep working hard to win again next season and especially to help improving the collective result of the team."
Villa was named Major League Soccer player of the week twice. Villa’s first player of the week nod came in week two, when the forward scored the first New York City FC goal at Yankee Stadium on March 15 against the New England Revolution.
The second time he won the award, came in week 15, he scored a goal and had an assist against Montreal on June 13.
Villa’s most productive month came in July when he scored six goals and registered an assist. For his effort, Villa was named New York FC’s Etihad Airways Player of the Month for July.
Villa also was named a Major League Soccer All-Star and scored a goal in the match.
In the final game of the season, Villa had the lone goal in the Club’s 3-1 loss to New England on Oct. 25.