David García de la Cruz

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David García
García (right) in action for Espanyol
Personal information
Full name David García de la Cruz
Date of birth (1981-01-16) 16 January 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Manresa, Spain
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Number 3
Youth career
1996–1999 Espanyol
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2001 Espanyol B 32 (0)
2000–2011 Espanyol 217 (1)
2011– Girona 88 (1)
National team
2001 Spain U20 1 (0)
2003 Spain U21 1 (0)
2004– Catalonia 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 June 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is García and the second or maternal family name is De la Cruz.

David García de la Cruz (Spanish pronunciation: [daˈβid ɣarˈθi.a]; born 16 January 1981) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Girona FC as a left back.

He spent most of his career with Espanyol, appearing in 217 La Liga games over the course of 12 seasons and winning two Copa del Rey trophies.

Club career[edit]

Born in Manresa, Barcelona, Catalonia, García was a product of RCD Espanyol's youth system, and made his first-team and La Liga debut on 8 January 2000 in a 0–0 home draw against Deportivo de La Coruña, becoming a regular fixture in the 2001–02 season and also being named second team captain after Raúl Tamudo, the only player to have been on Espanyol's books for longer.

In early 2007, García renewed his link to the Pericos for a further two seasons, stating about the deal: "I want to finish my career here. I can't imagine myself wearing any other shirt."[1] During that campaign, however, he only appeared in 16 games overall (nine in the league, adding seven in the club's runner-up run in the UEFA Cup).

In 2008–09 García played in just 14 league matches as he suffered some injuries, but was instrumental in the final stretch, appearing in seven complete contests out of the last ten – of which Espanyol won eight. On 12 June 2009 he extended his contract for two additional seasons,[2] appearing in 38 league games in the following two seasons combined.




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