Miguel Garcia

  • Date of birth : 04/02/1983
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Portugal Portugal
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Miguel Garcia

Miguel Garcia

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


Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 04/08/2013 06:16 CET
28.11.2012Turkish CupFourth roundGöztepe Izmir Göztepe Izmir 1-0OrdusporOrduspor9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Miguel Garcia
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (age): 04/02/1983 (30)
  • Country: Portugal

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    30/09/04: Rapid Wien 0-0 Sporting
  • National team: UEFA Meridian Cup (Final tournament - Group stage)
    27/01/01: Nigeria 0-6 Portugal

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Portugal U-2170
Portugal U-1950
Portugal MERI40

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 04/01/2013 09:51 CET