Juan Carlos García (Honduran footballer)

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Juan Carlos García
Personal information
Full name Juan Carlos García[1]
Date of birth (1988-03-08) 8 March 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Tela, Atlántida, Honduras
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[2]
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Tenerife (on loan from Wigan Athletic)
Number 20
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Marathón 53 (1)
2010–2013 Olimpia 80 (4)
2013– Wigan Athletic 0 (0)
2014– Tenerife (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2009– Honduras 34 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 June 2014

Juan Carlos García (born 8 March 1988) is a Honduran footballer who play for CD Tenerife on loan from Wigan Athletic and for Honduras national football team, as left back.

Club career[edit]


García came through the youth ranks of and started his senior career with Marathón.


On 12 July 2010, it was announced Juan Carlos García will move on a free transfer to Olimpia. [3]

He made his first appearance for the club in the Liga Nacional de Honduras against Hispano in a 2-0 victory.

Juan Carlos García was heavily criticized by the club followers in the two finals that his current club has disputed in Liga Nacional de Honduras. On 11 December 2010, in the 2nd leg final against Real España in the Apertura, Juan Carlos García was sent off in the 78th minute of the game after head butting Mario Martinez, which lead to Real España winning 2-1 in extra time. On 15 May 2010, in the 2nd leg final against Olimpia in the Clausura, Amado Guevara had at shot at goal from outside of the area deflected by Juan Carlos García with a header that ended up in his own goal, which meant Motagua won the championship with a 1-3 victory.[4]

Wigan Athletic[edit]

On 26 July 2013, García signed a three-year contract with Wigan Athletic.[5] He made his debut for the club on 24 September, starting in a Football League Cup match against Manchester City.

CD Tenerife[edit]

On 10 August 2014 García moved to Spanish Segunda División side CD Tenerife, on a season-long loan.[6]

International career[edit]

García made his debut for Honduras in a July 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup match against Grenada. coming on as a sub for Carlos Palacios, and has as of December 2012, earned a total of 18 caps, scoring 1 goal. His debut goal against the USA was a stunning bicycle kick, tying momentarily the game. He has represented his country in 4 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[7] and played at the 2011 UNCAF Nations Cup,[8] as well as at the 2009[9] and 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cups.[10]

On 3 June 2011, García was included by Luis Fernando Suárez in Honduras 23-man squad for the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup due to an injury for the defender Emilio Izaguirre.[11]

In 2013, Garcia deployed a bicycle kick to score a magisterial goal against the United States during World Cup Qualifying. He played one match at the 2014 FIFA World cup in Brazil.

International goals[edit]

N. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 6 February 2013 Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras  United States 1–1 2–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification


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