Javi García

  • Date of birth : 08/02/1987
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Spain Spain
 
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Javi García

Javi García

Clubs: Real Madrid CF, CA Osasuna, Real Madrid CF, SL Benfica, Manchester City FC 

• A graduate of the Madrid academy, Javi García made his Liga debut at the age of 17 on 28 November 2004 but spent most of the next three seasons representing the club's B team in the Segunda División.

• A Spanish youth international, he won the European U19 title in Poland in July 2006, defeating Scotland 2-1 in the final.

• Left Madrid for Osasuna in late August 2007 and made 25 Liga appearances for the Pamplona club before the Merengues exercised a buy-back option and re-signed him for 2008/09 campaign, during which he seldom made it off the substitutes' bench under either Bernd Schuster or his mid-term replacement, Juande Ramos.

• Joined Benfica on a five-year contract in July 2009 and claimed a regular spot as a midfield anchor in Jorge Jesus's side, making 26 starts and scoring three goals in the Eagles' Portuguese Liga title triumph.

• Scored his first UEFA Champions League goal in a 4-3 home win against Olympique Lyonnais on 2 November 2010 and was ever-present in midfield during the group stage.

• Joined Manchester City FC in the summer of 2012 after three seasons with Benfica, ending his first season in England as runner-up in both the Premier League and FA Cup.  

UEFA honours
UEFA European Under-19 Championship:
 winner 2006

Last updated: 03/07/13 18.23CET

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UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

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General info

  • Name: Javi García
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 08/02/1987 (27)
  • Country: Spain
  • Squad number: 21
  • Club: Zenit ( RUS)

  • Height: 187cm
  • Weight: 80kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    06/12/05: Olympiacos 2-1 Real Madrid
  • National team: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (Second qualifying round)
    03/03/03: Spain 3-0 Bulgaria

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Spain U-2170
Spain U-1992
Spain MERI40
Spain U-17113
Total315

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Real Madrid50
Benfica182
Zenit60
Man. City90
Total382
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Benfica211
Total211
Last updated: 10/12/2014 01:08 CET
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