Gienir 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 Figueroa.
Gienir García
Personal information
Full name Gienir Eduardo García Figueroa
Date of birth (1989-10-08) 8 October 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Zacatepec, Morelos, Mexico
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
2007–2008 Cruz Azul
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Cruz Azul Hidalgo 9 (0)
2010–2011 Cruz Azul 1 (0)
2012 Montreal Impact 0 (0)
2012–2013 Cruz Azul Hidalgo 4 (0)
2013–2014 Ballenas Galeana 15 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:00, 11 October 2012 (UTC).

Gienir Eduardo García Figueroa (born 8 October 1989) in Zacatepec, Morelos, is a Mexican footballer.

Club career[edit]

García began his career in the youth ranks of top Mexican club Cruz Azul. He made his first division debut on 3 July 2010, during the 2010-11 season.[1] He also played for Cruz Azul Hidalgo in Mexico's Liga de Ascenso. Garcia played 2 matches in the 2010–11 CONCACAF Champions League with Cruz Azul and scored one goal versus San Francisco from Panama.

García entered the Major League Soccer draft in January 2012 and was chosen second overall in the 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft by Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Days later he was traded to Montreal Impact in exchange for the rights to Etienne Barbara.[2]

On 25 May 2012, the Impact placed García on MLS waivers.[3] he then returned to play for Cruz Azul Hidalgo for the 2012-13 season. The following season, García joined Ascenso MX side Ballenas Galeana.[4]


García is the son of former footballer, Gustavo,[5] and brother of footballers Gustavo Enrique and Giovanni.[6]


  1. ^ "". Retrieved 2 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Press Release (17 January 2012). "Impact acquires Gienir Garcia from the Whitecaps | Montreal Impact". Retrieved 2 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Avant-match : L'Impact affronte les Colorado Rapids samedi au Dick's Sporting Goods Park". MLS. 25 May 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "Será un juego especial: Gienir" [It will be a special game: Gienir] (in Spanish). Diario de Morelos. 28 September 2013. 
  5. ^ Chávez, Geraldine (1 October 2013). "Partidazo de estrellas a beneficio del ex futbolista Gustavo García" [All-star match to benefit former footballer Gustavo García] (in Spanish). El Sol de Cuernavaca. 
  6. ^ Chávez, Geraldine (23 January 2012). "Oriundo de Zacatepec al Impact de Montreal" [Native of Zacatepec to Montreal Impact] (in Spanish). El Sol de Cuernavaca. 

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