Edu García

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Eduardo "Edu" García Martín (Spanish pronunciation: [eˈðwaɾðo ˈeðu ɣaɾˈθi.a maɾˈtin];[a] born 24 April 1990) is a Spanish footballer who plays as a winger for ATK. He has played in a host of different countries, including China, India and his native Spain.

Edu García
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García in action for Zaragoza in 2016
Personal information
Full name Eduardo García Martín
Date of birth (1990-04-24) 24 April 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth Zaragoza, Spain
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
ATK
Number 10
Youth career
Helios
Amistad
2002–2009 Zaragoza
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Zaragoza B 44 (6)
2012–2013 Ebro 5 (1)
2013–2014 Ejea 41 (9)
2014–2016 Ebro 64 (24)
2016–2017 Zaragoza 27 (2)
2017–2018 Bengaluru 14 (2)
2018 Zhejiang Greentown 18 (4)
2019 - ATK 6 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:33, 8 October 2019 (UTC)

Club career[edit]

García was born in Zaragoza, Aragon, García joined Real Zaragoza's youth setup in 2002, aged 12, after spells at CN Helios Fútbol and UD Amistad. He made his debut with the former's reserves during the 2009–10 campaign, in Tercera División.[1]

In 2012, García rejected a contract extension from the Maños and signed for CD Ebro also in the fourth division.[2] The following year, he moved to fellow league team SD Ejea, along with former Ebro manager José Luis Loreto.[3]

In July 2014, García and his manager Loreto returned to Ebro. He scored a career-best 16 goals during his first season, which ended in promotion to Segunda División B, and added a further eight in his second.

On 10 August 2016 García returned to Zaragoza, signing a two-year contract now with the first team.[4] He made his professional debut on 7 September, starting in a 1–2 Copa del Rey home loss against Real Valladolid.[5]

García made his Segunda División debut on 17 September 2016, replacing Jordi Xumetra in a 2–0 home win against AD Alcorcón. He scored his first goal in the category on 13 November, netting the last in a home success over CD Mirandés for the same scoreline.[6]

Bengaluru FC[edit]

On 3 September 2017, García signed a one-year contract with Indian Super League club Bengaluru FC.[7] On 19 November 2017, he made his first team debut against Mumbai City FC, scoring the first goal in the 2–0 victory and dedicated the goal to the club's assistant manager Carles Cuadrat.[8] In 2018, he joined Zhejiang Greentown F.C. for US$150000.

ATK FC[edit]

After a stint in China, he returned to India with ATK and scored on his debut.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In isolation, García is pronounced [ɡaɾˈθi.a].

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Edu García, vuelta a casa cuatro años después" [Edu García, return to home four years later] (in Spanish). Heraldo de Aragón. 12 August 2016. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Edu García busca su sitio" [Edu García searches his place]. El Periódico de Aragón (in Spanish). 29 October 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Loreto será el nuevo entrenador del Ejea" [Loreto will be the new manager of Ejea] (in Spanish). Ejea Digital. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
  4. ^ "El Real Zaragoza se refuerza con el atacante Edu García" [Real Zaragoza bolster with the forward Edu García] (in Spanish). Real Zaragoza. 10 August 2016. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
  5. ^ "El Valladolid quiso más que el Zaragoza" [Valladolid wanted it more than Zaragoza] (in Spanish). Marca. 7 September 2016. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
  6. ^ "El 'efecto Agné' se instala en un Zaragoza que vuelve a 'playoffs'" [The 'Agné effect' is attached to a Zaragoza which return to the 'playoffs'] (in Spanish). Marca. 13 November 2016. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  7. ^ "BENGALURU FC SIGN EDUARDO GARCIA; FINALISE SQUAD FOR INDIAN SUPER LEAGUE". Bengaluru FC. 3 September 2017. Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  8. ^ "ISL: Edu Garcia credits his goal against Mumbai City FC to Carles Cuadra". Sport Star Live. 23 November 2017. Retrieved 17 December 2017.

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