Miguel Garcia (footballer)

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Moita and the second or paternal family name is Garcia.
Miguel Garcia
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Garcia in action for Orduspor in 2012
Personal information
Full name Miguel Ângelo Moita Garcia
Date of birth (1983-02-04) 4 February 1983 (age 32)
Place of birth Moura, Portugal
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Sporting Goa
Number 30
Youth career
1992–1997 Moura
1997–2002 Sporting CP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Sporting B 37 (0)
2003–2007 Sporting CP 61 (0)
2007–2008 Reggina 0 (0)
2009 Olhanense 11 (0)
2010–2011 Braga 22 (0)
2011–2013 Orduspor 56 (2)
2013–2014 Mallorca 10 (0)
2014 NorthEast United 13 (0)
2015– Sporting Goa 16 (0)
National team
2001 Portugal U18 2 (0)
2001–2002 Portugal U19 12 (0)
2002–2003 Portugal U20 7 (0)
2004 Portugal U21 12 (0)
2004 Portugal B 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:04, 23 May 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Miguel Ângelo Moita Garcia (born 4 February 1983 in Moura) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Indian club Sporting Clube de Goa mainly as a right back.

Club career[edit]

Garcia, a product of the youth teams of Sporting Clube de Portugal, made his debuts with the first team in the 2003–04 season, in a 1–2 away loss against Académica de Coimbra. The following campaign was remarkable for him: first, against S.L. Benfica, in the Portuguese Cup, he missed the penalty that eliminated his team in the round-of-16 on 26 January 2005; a few months after, on 5 May, in the last minute of extra time, he scored a header in the UEFA Cup semi-finals second leg against AZ Alkmaar, as Sporting lost 2–3 away but qualified through the away goals rule.[1]

Garcia signed a pre-contract agreement with Reggina Calcio, joining the club in summer of 2007 after his link with Sporting expired. He suffered a serious knee injury in October, and did not play a single match the entire season for the Italian side; on 17 March of the following year, the club communicated the decision to rescind his contract.[2]

In mid-July, after more than one year out of football, Garcia signed with Jorge Costa's S.C. Olhanense, freshly promoted to the top division. However, as João Pereira was signed from S.C. Braga to former side Sporting in late December 2009, he was chosen as his immediate replacement, moving for 50,000 in a one 1/2-year contract.

On 2 September 2014, after spells in Turkey and Spain, Garcia joined NorthEast United FC for the inaugural season of the Indian Super League.[3][4] On 15 January of the following year he signed with another club in the nation, I-League's Sporting Clube de Goa.[5]

International career[edit]

Garcia was a member of the Portuguese under-21 side at the 2004 UEFA European Championship, which saw the team finish in third place.[6] He failed to gain a place in the squad that competed in Olympic football in Athens the same year, however.

Statistics[edit]

As of 23 May 2015
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sporting CP 2003–04[7] Primeira Liga 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004–05[7] Primeira Liga 15 0 2 0 7[a] 0 24 0
2005–06[7] Primeira Liga 16 0 4 0 3[b] 0 23 0
2006–07[7] Primeira Liga 5 0 1 0 2[c] 0 8 0
Total 61 0 7 0 12 0 80 0
Reggina 2007–08[7] Serie A 0 0 0 0 0 0
Olhanense 2009–10[7] Primeira Liga 11 0 1 0 12 0
Braga 2009–10[7] Primeira Liga 4 0 2 0 0 0 6 0
2010–11[7] Primeira Liga 18 0 3 0 15[b] 0 36 0
Total 22 0 5 0 15 0 42 0
Orduspor 2011–12[8] Süper Lig 30 2 5 0 35 2
2012–13[8] Süper Lig 26 0 1 0 27 0
Total 56 2 6 0 62 2
Mallorca 2013–14[8] Segunda División 10 0 0 0 10 0
NorthEast United 2014[8] Indian Super League 13 0 13 0
Sporting Goa 2015[8] I-League 16 0 16 0
Career total 189 2 19 0 27 0 235 2
  1. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ a b Appearances in UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League
  3. ^ Appearances in UEFA Champions League

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2004/05: Carvalho inspires CSKA to 'landmark victory'; UEFA.com, 1 June 2005
  2. ^ "Comunicato stampa" [Official announcement] (in Italian). Reggina Calcio. 17 March 2008. Retrieved 31 May 2008. 
  3. ^ "Sindicato consegue clube para Miguel Garcia na Índia" [Union finds club for Miguel Garcia in India]. Mais Futebol. 2 September 2014. Retrieved 2 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "NorthEast United FC Signs Portuguese Miguel Garcia". Football Masala. 3 September 2014. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Sporting sign Garcia". Nyoooz. 15 January 2015. Retrieved 15 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Portugal earn Athens adventure". UEFA.com. 8 June 2004. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h "Miguel Garcia". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 16 January 2015. 
  8. ^ a b c d e "Miguel Garcia". Soccerway. Retrieved 16 January 2015. 

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