Luis García (footballer, born 1979)

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Luis García
Personal information
Full name Luis García Conde
Date of birth (1979-04-23) 23 April 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth Toledo, Spain
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Atlético Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2001 Atlético Madrid B 38 (0)
2001–2002 Xerez 22 (0)
2002–2004 Numancia 68 (0)
2004–2005 Zaragoza 37 (0)
2005–2009 Getafe 28 (0)
2008 Celta (loan) 0 (0)
2008–2009 Tenerife (loan) 23 (0)
2009–2011 Tenerife 4 (0)
2011–2013 Huesca 69 (0)
2013–2014 Rayo Majadahonda 11 (0)
Total 300 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Luis García Conde (born 23 April 1979) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

Football career[edit]

Born in Toledo, Castile-La Mancha, García grew through the ranks of Atlético Madrid, but never made it past the reserve side. He went on to make his debut as a professional in the second division with Xerez CD and CD Numancia, achieving promotion with the latter.

For the 2004–05 season, García moved to La Liga with Real Zaragoza after having been signed as a replacement for César Láinez, who had been forced to retire from football at just 27.[1] He played in all but one league game and conceded 53 goals, also appearing in ten UEFA Cup matches as the Aragonese exited in the round-of-16.

From 2005 to 2007, García represented Madrid outskirts club Getafe CF:[2]after being first-choice throughout his first year he backed up Argentine Roberto Abbondanzieri in his second, being restricted to Copa del Rey contests as the team went all the way to finish runner-up to Sevilla FC.[3][4]

García was not registered for the first part of the 2007–08 campaign and, in January 2008, he was loaned to Celta de Vigo where he would not make one single appearance. For 2008–09 he stayed in the second level, joining – yet on loan – CD Tenerife, with the move being made permanent in the following summer.

After only four appearances in two seasons combined for the Canary Islands side, with two consecutive relegations, 32-year-old García signed in early November 2011 for SD Huesca in division two.[5] He made his debut on the 12th, in a 2–2 home draw against Real Valladolid.[6]


  1. ^ "Luis García, portero del Numancia, está atado" [Luis García, Numancia goalkeeper, is tied]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 10 July 2004. Retrieved 22 June 2017. 
  2. ^ "El Getafe se refuerza con siete nuevos jugadores" [Getafe bolster with seven new players]. El País (in Spanish). 30 June 2005. Retrieved 22 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "'Pato' Abbondanzieri se adjudica el trofeo Zamora" ['Duck' Abbondanzieri gets Zamora trophy]. Marca (in Spanish). 10 June 2007. Retrieved 22 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "Luis García: "No me asusta jugármela con Palop a los penaltis"" [Luis García: "I'm not scared of going one-on-one against Palop on penalties"]. Marca (in Spanish). 23 June 2007. Retrieved 22 June 2017. 
  5. ^ "Luís García, nueva incorporación de la SD Huesca" [Luís García, new SD Huesca addition] (in Spanish). Aragón Radio. November 2011. Retrieved 22 June 2017. 
  6. ^ "El Huesca no conoce la rendición" [Huesca do not know what surrender is]. Marca (in Spanish). 12 November 2011. Retrieved 22 June 2017. 

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