Claudio García

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Claudio García
Personal information
Full name Claudio Omar García
Date of birth (1963-08-24) 24 August 1963 (age 55)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Playing position Right winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1986 Huracán 202 (40)
1986–1988 Vélez Sársfield 73 (19)
1988–1990 Lyon 57 (14)
1991–1995 Racing Club 129 (26)
1995–1996 Colón de Santa Fe 30 (4)
1996–1998 Huracán 49 (11)
1998–1999 All Boys 20 (3)
1999–2000 Independiente Rivadavia 11 (1)
2000–2001 Chacarita Juniors 30 (4)
2001 Real Jaen 0 (0)
National team
1981–1983 Argentina U20 9 (1)
1991–1993 Argentina 13 (3)
Teams managed
Defensores Unidos
Independiente Rivadavia
Talleres (RE)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 November 2007

Claudio "Turco" García (born 24 August 1963 in Buenos Aires, Argentina) is an Argentine former international footballer who played as a winger.

García started his professional career in 1981 with Club Atlético Huracán in Buenos Aires. He stayed with the club until their relegation from the Argentine Primera at the end of the 1985-1986 season.

García joined Vélez Sársfield where he played until 1988, then signed for Lyon in France.

In 1991 García returned to Argentine football to join Racing Club de Avellaneda. He was also given his debut for the Argentina national team in 1991. He was part of two Copa América winning campaigns in 1991 and 1993.

García played over 100 games for Racing Club between 1991 and his departure in 1995. He joined Colón de Santa Fe where he spent one season before returning to Huracán in 1996. By the end of his second spell at Huracán he had made 251 appearances, scoring 51 goals.

Towards the end of his playing days he spent time with All Boys and Independiente Rivadavia in the Argentine 2nd Division and Chacarita Juniors. In 2001, he joined Spanish lower league side Real Jaen.

Coaching career[edit]

Since his retirement as a player García has worked as a football manager on a couple of occasions, with Defensores Unidos and Independiente Rivadavia. Currently, he is the manager of Talleres (RE).





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