David Silva might well be Manchester City’s greatest ever player.
The man they call ‘Merlin’ has been a mainstay and a key cog during City’s dominant recent era.
And his current sensational winning record shows just how important he remains to their cause.
According to research carried out by The Times in January, Silva has won an incredible 25 games in a row for City in all competitions.
And that is the longest winning run by any player since the league began in 1888.
Opta can confirm the claim too, with his sequence of 19 consecutive Premier League victories also a record.
But who did Silva overcome?
Well according to The Times, Phil Neville enjoyed a 20-match winning streak at Manchester United in 1998 and Steve Sidwell – yes Steve Sidwell – reached 19 in a row at Chelsea in 2007.
However, unlike the ever-present Silva, Neville and Sidwell’s records were chalked up based upon many late substitute appearances rather than playing from the start.
Silva seems to have aged like a fine wine in recent seasons, forging an insatiable midfield partnership with PFA Player of the Year favourite Kevin De Bruyne.
The 32-year-old has five goals and 10 assists in all competitions this campaign with City still chasing glory on four fronts.
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