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Miguel Garcia

Published: Saturday 2 April 2011, 19.09CET
SC Braga
Published: Saturday 2 April 2011, 19.09CET

Miguel Garcia

SC Braga

Clubs: Sporting Clube de Portugal, Reggina Calcio, SC Olhanense, SC Braga, Orduspor

UEFA honours
UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League:
runner-up 2005, 2011

• A product of Sporting's youth system, Miguel Garcia made his Liga debut on 16 August 2003 and went on to make 62 league appearances for the Lisbon club.

• Represented Portugal at the 2004 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, finishing third.

• Scored a dramatic goal − the first of his senior career − in the last minute of extra time away to AZ Alkmaar in the semi-final of the 2004/05 UEFA Cup, sending Sporting through to the final on their home ground; played from start to finish in the final against PFC CSKA Moskva (1-3).

• Left Sporting for Reggina but suffered a serious injury shortly after arriving in southern Italy and never made an appearance for the club.

• Returned to his homeland and newly-promoted Olhanense in summer 2009; moved on to Braga after half a season and starred in the Arsenalistas' run to the UEFA Europa League final in 2010/11.

Last updated: 03/08/11 18.57CET

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