World-class striker who joined Spain's national team in 2005 and played for Barcelona from 2010 to 2013. He became Spain's all-time leading goal scorer and netted 5 goals while leading the Spanish national team to their first ever World Cup Championship in 2010.
He was recruited to Langreo's youth team at the age of 10.
He helped three different clubs win Copa del Rey titles: Real Zaragoza in 2004, Valencia in 2008 and Barcelona in 2011 and 2013.
He raised a daughter, Zaida, with his wife and childhood love, Patricia Gonzalez.
He was teammates with David Silva on the World Cup-winning 2010 Spanish national team.