Enrique García

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Enrique García
Enrique Garcia 1936.JPG
García in Rosario Central colours
Personal information
Date of birth (1912-11-20)November 20, 1912
Place of birth Santa Fe, Argentina
Date of death 23 August 1969 (Aged 56)
Playing position Left-winger
Youth career
Las Rosas
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–1933 Gimnasia y Esgrima de Santa Fe
1933–1936 Rosario Central
1936–1944 Racing Club 233 (78)
National team
1935–1943 Argentina 35 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 2008

Enrique García (20 November 1912 – 23 August 1969) was an Argentine football left winger who won the Copa América on two occasions with the Argentina national team.

"Chueco" García was born on 20 November 1912 in Santa Fe. he started playing for local club Las Rosas and was sold to Gimnasia y Esgrima de Santa Fe despite wanting to play for Unión.

In 1933, he joined Rosario Central where he played until he joined Racing Club de Avellaneda for an Argentine record transfer fee of $38,931. He made a total of 233 appearances for "La Academia" between 1936 and 1944, scoring 78 goals.

García played 35 times for Argentina between 1935 and 1943. He was part of the Copa América winning squads of 1937 and 1941, he also played in the 1942 edition of the tournament. Unfortunately the peak of his career coincided with World War II denying him the chance to play in a FIFA World Cup.

García was commonly known by the nickname "Chueco" but his other nicknames included "El Poeta de la zurda" (Poet of the left), "el Mago" (The magician), "el Imparable" (The unstoppable one). He died on 23 August 1969 aged 56, he is fondly remembered as one of the finest left sided players in the history of Argentine football.[1]




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