Luis García (footballer, born 1969)

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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 Postigo.
Luis García
Personal information
Full name Luis García Postigo
Date of birth (1969-06-01) June 1, 1969 (age 45)
Place of birth Mexico City, Mexico
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Striker/Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1991 UNAM 195 (75)
1992–1994 Atlético Madrid 58 (28)
1994–1995 Real Sociedad 10 (0)
1995–1997 América 78 (39)
1997 Atlante 29 (14)
1998–2000 Guadalajara 56 (20)
2000 Morelia 17 (8)
2001 Puebla 1 (0)
Total 444 (184)
National team
1991–1999 Mexico 79 (29)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Luis García Postigo (born June 1, 1969 in Mexico City, Mexico) is a former international Mexican footballer player who specialized in the position of a striker, he also played as a winger.

Today he is a football commentator for TV Azteca and narrates alongside Mexican-Argentinian Commentator Christian Martinoli.

Biography[edit]

García came out of the Pumas' youth academies and looked as a great prospect. He debuted in the 1986–1987 season while 17 years old. In his club career that started in 1987, García played for the Pumas, Spanish La Liga's teams Atlético Madrid, and Real Sociedad. Returning from Europe he continued his career in Club América, Atlante, Guadalajara, Morelia, and Puebla. He scored a total of 156 goals in the Mexican Primera División, and led it in scoring three times. He retired from professional football in 2001, he last played with Puebla F.C.. He became top-scorer in the 1990–91, 1991–92, and the 1997 winter tournaments.

International career[edit]

For the Mexican national team, he compiled 78 caps, scoring 29 goals and played in the 1994 World Cup, scoring both Mexican goals in their first round victory versus the Republic of Ireland. He was the tournament top scorer with 3 goals in the 1995 King Fahd Cup (later renamed the Confederations Cup). He was selected to be part for the Mexican team for the 1998 FIFA World Cup, however he did not see action in the tournament.

International goals[edit]

After retirement[edit]

After retiring, he picked up a commentator spot with TV Azteca. He left the job when he was offered the position of Vice-President of Monarcas Morelia. After leaving Morelia, He currently has returned to TV Azteca to his old job of a commentator in TV Azteca Sport Programs.

In 2011, García appear in film production Guerrero 12, a feature-length documentary examining soccer fandom passion. The film is directed by Miguel A. Reina, who was also responsible for the Sundance film Un aliado en el tiempo.

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