Gonzalo García García

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Gonzalo
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Personal information
Full name Gonzalo Manuel García García
Date of birth (1983-10-13) 13 October 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Anorthosis
Number 10
Youth career
La Rinconada
Defensor
Compostela
Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 Real Madrid B
2003 Alcorcón 1 (0)
2004 Mérida 5 (0)
2004–2005 Palencia 19 (1)
2005–2006 AGOVV 35 (16)
2006–2008 Heerenveen 14 (1)
2008 Heracles (loan) 16 (3)
2008–2011 Groningen 49 (7)
2010 VVV-Venlo (loan) 14 (3)
2011–2012 AEK Larnaca 23 (12)
2012–2014 Maccabi Tel Aviv 27 (4)
2013–2014 Anorthosis (loan) 19 (9)
2014– Anorthosis 3 (0)
National team
2001 Spain U17 3 (1)
2002 Spain U19 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 October 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 García.

Gonzalo Manuel García García (born 13 October 1983), known as simply Gonzalo, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Cypriot club Anorthosis Famagusta FC as an attacking midfielder.

Early years[edit]

Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Gonzalo moved to Spain at the age of 14, his grandparents hailing from Galicia.

He would eventually represent the Spanish under-17 team, at the same time as Andrés Iniesta, José Antonio Reyes and Fernando Torres.

Club career[edit]

Gonzalo joined Real Madrid's youth system, but could never move past its reserve side. In his country of adoption he only played in the third division, also representing AD Alcorcón, Mérida UD and CF Palencia.

In 2005 Gonzalo moved to the Netherlands, first with AGOVV Apeldoorn, being one of the leading top scorers in the second level season under manager Stanley Menzo. He immediately switched to the Eredivisie after signing with SC Heerenveen, playing his first match in the competition on 10 February 2007 against Vitesse[1] but appearing rarely over the course of two seasons, finishing 2007–08 on loan to Heracles Almelo and helping the club narrowly avoid relegation.

Subsequently Gonzalo signed with FC Groningen, penning a four-year deal with the Euroborg side. First-choice in his debut campaign – 28 matches, four goals – he appeared rarely in 2009–10, being again loaned in the January transfer window, now to VVV-Venlo.

In June 2011, Gonzalo moved to Cyprus with AEK Larnaca FC. On the 14th, in the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League, he scored a hat-trick in an 8–0 routing of Floriana FC.[2]

In June 2012, Gonzalo signed with Israel's Maccabi Tel Aviv FC.

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tactical Formation". Football-Lineups. Retrieved 14 February 2007. 
  2. ^ "Floriana v AEK Larnaca". UEFA.com. 14 June 2011. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 

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