Gonzalo García García

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Gonzalo as a Heerenveen player in 2007
Personal information
Full name Gonzalo Manuel García García
Date of birth (1983-10-13) 13 October 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Esbjerg (assistant)
Youth career
La Rinconada
Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 Real Madrid C
2003 Alcorcón 1 (0)
2004 Mérida 5 (0)
2004–2005 Palencia 19 (1)
2005–2006 AGOVV 35 (16)
2006–2008 Heerenveen 14 (1)
2008 Heracles (loan) 16 (3)
2008–2011 Groningen 49 (7)
2010 VVV (loan) 14 (3)
2011–2012 AEK Larnaca 23 (12)
2012–2014 Maccabi Tel Aviv 27 (4)
2013–2014 Anorthosis (loan) 19 (9)
2014–2016 Anorthosis 15 (1)
2015–2016 Heracles (loan) 8 (0)
2016–2017 Compostela 22 (7)
Total 267 (64)
National team
2001 Spain U17 3 (1)
2002 Spain U19 1 (0)
Teams managed
2017– Esbjerg (assistant)
* 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.

Early years[edit]

Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Gonzalo moved to Spain at the age of 14, his grandparents hailing from Galicia.

He would eventually represent the Spain under-17 team, at the same time as Andrés Iniesta, José Antonio Reyes and Fernando Torres.[1]

Club career[edit]

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[2] 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 2011, Gonzalo moved to Cyprus with AEK Larnaca FC. On the 14th, in the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League, he scored a hat-trick in an 8–0 away routing of Floriana FC.[3]

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.



  1. ^ "El día que Baresi vino en busca de un joven talento a Santiago" [The day Baresi came to Santiago searching for a young talent]. La Voz de Galicia (in Spanish). 3 July 2011. Retrieved 13 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "Missen kansen breekt Heerenveen op" [Missed chances do Heerenveen in] (in Dutch). SC Heerenveen. 10 February 2007. Retrieved 14 November 2017. 
  3. ^ "Floriana 0–8 AEK Larnaca". UEFA.com. 14 June 2011. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 

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