Samuel García Sánchez
|Full name||Samuel García Sánchez|
|Date of birth||13 July 1990|
|Place of birth||Málaga, Spain|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Forward / Winger|
|2008−2009||Dos Hermanas San Andrés|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 October 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Málaga, Andalusia, Samu started his footballing career with Tercera División team CD Alhaurino, 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.
In the summer of 2013, Samu was called to the first team by newly appointed manager Bernd Schuster. He signed his first professional contract shortly after, keeping him at the club until June 2016.
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. 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.
- Samuel, el goleador que quería Mourinho (Samuel, the goalscorer that Mourinho wanted); La Opinión de Málaga, 5 November 2013 (Spanish)
- Samu tendrá dorsal del primer equipo y Darder y Fabrice seguirán con Schuster (Samu will have first-team jersey and Darder and Fabrice will continue with Schuster); Diario Sur, 14 August 2013 (Spanish)
- Samu García amplía su vinculación con el Málaga CF hasta la temporada 2015/16 (Samu García extends link with Málaga CF until 2015/16 season); Málaga's official website, 14 August 2013 (Spanish)
- Valencia edge victory; ESPN FC, 17 August 2013
- Malaga 3−2 Real Betis; ESPN FC, 3 November 2013
- Málaga official profile
- BDFutbol profile
- Futbolme profile (Spanish)
- LaPreferente profile (Spanish)
- Soccerway profile