Alexis García

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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 Vega.
Alexis García
Personal information
Full name Alexis Enrique García Vega
Date of birth (1960-07-21) 21 July 1960 (age 56)
Place of birth Quibdó, Colombia
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Central midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1985 Once Caldas 233 (18)
1986–1998 Atlético Nacional 443 (57)
Total 676 (75)
National team
1980–1987 Colombia Olympic[1] 8 (1)
1988–1993 Colombia 25 (2)
Teams managed
1999 Once Caldas
2002–2003 Atlético Nacional
2003–2004 Deportivo Pereira
2004–2005 Atlético Bucaramanga
2005–2006 Centauros Villavicencio
2006–2012 La Equidad
2013–2014 Atlético Junior
2014 Fortaleza
2016 Santa Fe
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Alexis Enrique García Vega (born 21 July 1960) is a Colombian retired football midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Along with seven more siblings, he grew up in barrio La Floresta of Medellín where he started his career playing for the Antioquia Football Selection. In 1980, he joined Once Caldas of Manizales and the same year he was called to play for the Colombia Olympic football team for the Moscow Olympic Games. In 1986, he joined Atlético Nacional of Medellín where he remained until his retirement in 1998. Known as "The Great Captain", Alexis Garcia was considered one of the Colombia's best midfielders and a crowd's favorite in a time when the Colombian football was starting to shine at the international level. In 1989 Garcia led Atlético Nacional to become Copa Libertadores champions. In 1988 Garcia debuted with the senior Colombia national football team against Canada, a game that the Colombians won 3-0. Because of misunderstandings with national team coach Francisco Maturana Alexis Garcia missed the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. His last game for the Colombian national team was on August 1993 against Paraguay. Garcia played a total of 25 games for Colombia and scored a total of 2 goals.

International career[edit]

García made 24 appearances for the senior Colombia national football team from 1988 to 1993,[2] including participating in two qualifying matches for the 1998 FIFA World Cup[3] and the 1993 Copa América.[4]

He also played for Colombia at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow.[5]

Controversies[edit]

Further information: Arnoldo Iguarán

Honours[edit]

Player[edit]

Atlético Nacional

Manager[edit]

La Equidad

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.11v11.com/players/alexis-enrique-garcia-118129/
  2. ^ "Colombia - Record International Players". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 30 December 2008. Retrieved 2009-03-25. 
  3. ^ Alexis GarciaFIFA competition record
  4. ^ "Copa América 1993". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 21 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-25. 
  5. ^ "Alexis García". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2009-03-25.