Samuel García Sánchez

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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 Sánchez.
Personal information
Full name Samuel García Sánchez
Date of birth (1990-07-13) 13 July 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Málaga, Spain
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward / Winger
Club information
Current team
Number 7
Youth career
Puerta Blanca
2004 Rangers
2004 Chelsea
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 San Andrés 28 (6)
2009–2010 Alhaurino 26 (9)
2010–2013 Málaga B 92 (21)
2013− Málaga 52 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 April 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

Samuel García Sánchez (born 13 July 1990), commonly known as Samu, is a Spanish footballer who plays for Málaga CF as a forward or right winger.

Football career[edit]

Born in Málaga, Andalusia, Samu played his first years as a senior with UD Dos Hermanas San Andrés and Tercera División team CD Alhaurino,[1] before joining Málaga CF's reserves in 2010 and going on to compete several seasons in the same category with the club. In 2004, at the age of 14, he was signed by Chelsea in the Premier League, but returned to his hometown after only three months after failing to adjust.[2]

In the summer of 2013, Samu was called to the first team by newly appointed manager Bernd Schuster.[3] He signed his first professional contract shortly after, keeping him at the La Rosaleda Stadium until June 2016.[4]

Samu made his official debut with Málaga's main squad on 17 August 2013, coming on as a second-half substitute in a 0−1 La Liga away loss against Valencia CF.[5] He scored his first goal on 3 November, playing less than ten minutes and netting in the 93rd minute of a 3−2 derby home win over Real Betis.[6]


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