Gonzalo García García
Gonzalo as a Heerenveen player in 2007
|Full name||Gonzalo Manuel García García|
|Date of birth||13 October 1983|
|Place of birth||Montevideo, Uruguay|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|2001–2003||Real Madrid C|
|2008||→ Heracles (loan)||16||(3)|
|2010||→ VVV (loan)||14||(3)|
|2012–2014||Maccabi Tel Aviv||27||(4)|
|2013–2014||→ Anorthosis (loan)||19||(9)|
|2015–2016||→ Heracles (loan)||8||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Gonzalo Manuel García García (born 13 October 1983), known simply as Gonzalo, is a former Spanish professional footballer who played as an attacking midfielder, and is the current assistant coach at Danish club Esbjerg fB.
Gonzalo joined Real Madrid's youth system, but could never move past its third team as a senior. In his country of adoption he never played in higher than the third division, also representing AD Alcorcón, Mérida UD and CF Palencia.
In 2005, Gonzalo moved to the Netherlands, first with AGOVV Apeldoorn, being one of the leading top scorers in the second level season under manager Stanley Menzo. He immediately switched to the Eredivisie after signing with SC Heerenveen, playing his first match in the competition on 10 February 2007 against Vitesse Arnhem but appearing rarely over the course of two seasons, finishing 2007–08 on loan to Heracles Almelo and helping the club narrowly avoid relegation.
Subsequently, Gonzalo signed with FC Groningen, penning a four-year deal with the Euroborg club. First-choice in his debut campaign – 28 matches, four goals – he appeared rarely in 2009–10, being again loaned in the January transfer window, now to VVV-Venlo.
In June 2012, Gonzalo signed with Israel's Maccabi Tel Aviv FC. He rarely settled in the following years, but did spend two seasons with Cypriot First Division club Anorthosis Famagusta FC, the first on loan.
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- "Missen kansen breekt Heerenveen op" [Missed chances do Heerenveen in] (in Dutch). SC Heerenveen. 10 February 2007. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
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