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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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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 24/05/2015 02:22 CET
16.08.2014Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit1-0UfaUfa2100
23.08.2014Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit2-0AmkarAmkar9000
31.08.2014Russian Premier LeagueLokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva0-1ZenitZenit9010
13.09.2014Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit3-2Dinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva9000
16.09.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageBenficaBenfica0-2ZenitZenit9000
20.09.2014Russian Premier LeagueRostovRostov0-5ZenitZenit9000
24.09.2014Russian CupFifth roundAnjiAnji1-2ZenitZenit9000
27.09.2014Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit0-0Spartak MoskvaSpartak Moskva9000
01.10.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageZenitZenit0-0MonacoMonaco9000
18.10.2014Russian Premier LeagueKrasnodarKrasnodar2-2ZenitZenit9010
22.10.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageLeverkusenLeverkusen2-0ZenitZenit9000
26.10.2014Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit5-0MordoviaMordovia7100
01.11.2014Russian Premier LeagueCSKA MoskvaCSKA Moskva0-1ZenitZenit9010
04.11.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageZenitZenit1-2LeverkusenLeverkusen9000
08.11.2014Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit1-3TerekTerek6200
22.11.2014Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit1-0KubanKuban9000
26.11.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageZenitZenit1-0BenficaBenfica5800
06.12.2014Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit4-0KrasnodarKrasnodar1800
09.12.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageMonacoMonaco2-0ZenitZenit9000
19.02.2015UEFA Europa LeagueRound of 32PSVPSV0-1ZenitZenit9000
26.02.2015UEFA Europa LeagueRound of 32ZenitZenit3-0PSVPSV9000
07.03.2015Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit3-0UralUral9000
12.03.2015UEFA Europa LeagueRound of 16ZenitZenit2-0TorinoTorino9000
15.03.2015Russian Premier LeagueTorpedo MoskvaTorpedo Moskva1-1ZenitZenit9000
22.03.2015Russian Premier LeagueDinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva0-1ZenitZenit9000
05.04.2015Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit2-1CSKA MoskvaCSKA Moskva9000
08.04.2015Russian Premier LeagueTerekTerek1-2ZenitZenit9000
12.04.2015Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit1-1RubinRubin9000
16.04.2015UEFA Europa LeagueQuarter-finalsSevillaSevilla2-1ZenitZenit9000
23.04.2015UEFA Europa LeagueQuarter-finalsZenitZenit2-2SevillaSevilla9000
26.04.2015Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit1-0Arsenal TulaArsenal Tula9000
02.05.2015Russian Premier LeagueSpartak MoskvaSpartak Moskva1-1ZenitZenit9000
10.05.2015Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit3-0RostovRostov9000
17.05.2015Russian Premier LeagueUfaUfa1-1ZenitZenit9000
23.05.2015Russian Premier LeagueAmkarAmkar1-0ZenitZenit2800

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Javi García
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 08/02/1987 (28)
  • Country: Spain
  • Squad number: 21
  • Club: Zenit ( RUS)

  • Height: 187cm
  • Weight: 80kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2014/15
    • UEFA Europa League 2014/15

  • 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
Zenit50
Benfica211
Total261
Last updated: 19/05/2015 16:56 CET
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