Salvador García (footballer)

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Salva
Personal information
Full name Salvador García Puig
Date of birth (1961-03-04) 4 March 1961 (age 53)
Place of birth Sant Adrià, Spain
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1982 Barcelona B 57 (1)
1982–1984 Zaragoza 60 (0)
1984–1989 Barcelona 22 (0)
1985–1986 Hércules (loan) 16 (1)
1989–1992 Logroñés 58 (0)
Total 213 (2)
National team
1983–1984 Spain 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Salvador García Puig, aka Salva (born 4 March 1961), is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a defender.

Club career[edit]

Born in Sant Adrià de Besòs, Barcelona, Catalonia, Salva was a youth graduate from La Liga powerhouse FC Barcelona. He played for Barça's B-team, Real Zaragoza, Hércules CF, Barcelona (three seasons in which he was solely a backup) and CD Logroñés, retiring at the age of 31 with 156 La Liga games to his credit in ten professional campaigns.

Salva's best output for the Blaugrana consisted of 17 games in 1987–88, which ended with the conquest of the Copa del Rey.

International career[edit]

Salva gained six caps for Spain during less than one year. His debut came on 5 October 1983 in a friendly with France in Paris, and he was picked for the squad at UEFA Euro 1984 in which he played in three matches for the runners-up, including the final.

Honours[edit]

Barcelona
Spain

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