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


Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 15/06/2016 02:02 CET
19.07.2015Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit2-1Dinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva9000
01.08.2015Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit3-0TerekTerek9000
09.08.2015Russian Premier LeagueUfaUfa0-1ZenitZenit9000
15.08.2015Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit0-2KrasnodarKrasnodar9000
24.08.2015Russian Premier LeagueRubinRubin1-3ZenitZenit9000
29.08.2015Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit1-3Krylya SovetovKrylya Sovetov9000
12.09.2015Russian Premier LeagueCSKA MoskvaCSKA Moskva2-2ZenitZenit9000
23.09.2015Russian CupFifth roundVolga TverVolga Tver0-3ZenitZenit12000
26.09.2015Russian Premier LeagueSpartak MoskvaSpartak Moskva2-2ZenitZenit9000
03.10.2015Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit3-0RostovRostov9000
17.10.2015Russian Premier LeagueKubanKuban2-2ZenitZenit4500
28.10.2015Russian CupSixth roundZenitZenit5-0TosnoTosno9000
31.10.2015Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit0-0MordoviaMordovia9000
08.11.2015Russian Premier LeagueLokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva2-0ZenitZenit6400
21.11.2015Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit3-0UralUral9010
28.11.2015Russian Premier LeagueTerekTerek4-1ZenitZenit9000
28.02.2016Russian CupQuarter-finalsZenitZenit1-0KubanKuban8200
05.03.2016Russian Premier LeagueKrasnodarKrasnodar0-0ZenitZenit9000
13.03.2016Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit4-2RubinRubin1100
20.03.2016Russian Premier LeagueKrylya SovetovKrylya Sovetov0-2ZenitZenit800
03.04.2016Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit2-0CSKA MoskvaCSKA Moskva200
09.04.2016Russian Premier LeagueAmkarAmkar0-2ZenitZenit1200
16.04.2016Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit5-2Spartak MoskvaSpartak Moskva5910
20.04.2016Russian CupSemi-finalsAmkarAmkar1-1
24.04.2016Russian Premier LeagueRostovRostov3-0ZenitZenit9000
28.04.2016Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit4-1KubanKuban9000
02.05.2016Russian CupFinalCSKA MoskvaCSKA Moskva1-4ZenitZenit9000
07.05.2016Russian Premier LeagueAnjiAnji0-1ZenitZenit9000
11.05.2016Russian Premier LeagueMordoviaMordovia0-3ZenitZenit9000
15.05.2016Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit1-1Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva9000
21.05.2016Russian Premier LeagueDinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva0-3ZenitZenit9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Javi García
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 08/02/1987 (29)
  • 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

Spain U-2170
Spain U-1992
Spain MERI40
Spain U-17113

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Real Madrid50
Man. City90
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 17/02/2016 01:05 CET