Juan Enrique García

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is García and the second or maternal family name is Rivas.
Juan García
JuanGarcia Mineros.jpg
Personal information
Full name Juan Enrique García Rivas
Date of birth (1970-04-16) April 16, 1970 (age 44)
Place of birth Bolívar, Venezuela
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
none
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1996 Minervén 160 (49)
1996–1997 Caracas 33 (12)
1997–1998 Zulia 25 (15)
1998–1999 U. de Los Andes 22 (13)
1999–2000 Caracas 38 (24)
2000–2001 ItalChacao 11 (2)
2001–2002 Deportivo Táchira 33 (34)
2002 Monagas 18 (8)
2003–2005 Mineros ? (34)
2005–2006 Deportivo Táchira 35 (21)
2006 Mineros 7 (9)
2007 Deportivo Pasto 11 (2)
2007–2008 Mineros 7 (0)
2008–2009 Zamora 25 (15)
2009–2010 Mineros 28 (8)
2010–2011 Estudiantes Mérida 31 (8)
2011 Zamora 8 (0)
2012 Angostura 33 (19)
2012–2013 Zulia
2013 Deportivo La Guaira 9 (0)
National team
1993–2009 Venezuela 47 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 March 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).

Juan Enrique García Rivas (born April 16, 1970 in Bolívar) is a Venezuelan football striker. He is the all-time leading goalscorer in the Venezuelan Primera División, and has been league top scorer in five different seasons[1] (also a record).

Career[edit]

García played for a number of different clubs in Venezuela. He started his career with Minervén in 1988. In 1996, he joined Caracas FC where he was part of the championship winning squad. The following season he joined Zulia where he won another league championship.

In 1999, he returned to Caracas FC where he became the top scorer in Venezuelan football for the first time. In the 2001–02 season he won another league title with Deportivo Táchira and claimed his second topscorer award. He was topscorer again in the following two seasons with Monagas and Mineros.

For the 2005–06 season, he returned to Deportivo Táchira where he became topscorer for the fifth time.

In 2007, he had a brief spell with Deportivo Pasto of Colombia

García played 47 times for the Venezuela national team between 1993 and 2004, scoring 7 goals.[2] He was included in three Copa América squads in 1993, 1995 and 1999. He also played in World Cup Qualifiers for the 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2006 World Cups.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Caracas FC
Zulia
Deportivo Táchira

Individual[edit]

  • Venezuelan Primera División topscorer: 1999–2000 (24 goals), 2001–02 (34 goals), 2002–03 (39 goals), 2003–04 (18 goals), 2005–06 (21 goals)

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