Olga García

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Olga García
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Personal information
Full name Olga García Pérez
Date of birth (1992-06-01) 1 June 1992 (age 25)[1]
Place of birth Dosrius, Catalonia, Spain[1]
Height 174 cm (5 ft 8 12 in)[1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Barcelona
Number 10
Youth career
2001–2002 La Penya Blac i Brava La Roca
2002–2004 FC Mataró
2004–2010 Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Barcelona (60)
2013–2015 Levante UD 59 (17)
2015– Barcelona (7)
National team
2010–2011 Spain U-19 9 (5)
2015– Spain 17 (3)
2014– Catalonia 2 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Olga García Pérez is a Spanish football forward currently playing for Barcelona in the Spanish First Division[1] and the Spanish national team.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

As a young girl, Olga played for clubs La Penya Blac i Brava La Roca and FC Mataró before arriving at the youth teams of FC Barcelona in 2004 when she was about 12 years old. She was promoted to the club's first team at the 2010–11 season and at her first season she became the club's top scorer with 25 goals, including the winning goal of the 2011 Copa de la Reina de Fútbol final.[2] On her second season (2011–12), she was the club's second top goalscorer with 22 goals, winning the Primera División. On the 2012–13 season she was again the club's second top scorer with 13 league goals, playing with the club at the 2013 Champions League and winning the Copa de la Reina and the Primera División.[3]

On June 2013 she signed a two-year contract with Levante UD.[3]

After two seasons at Levante,[4] she moved back to FC Barcelona, signing with the club in July 2015.[5]

International[edit]

Garcia played for Spain on the under-17 and under-19 team. She was part of team which competed at the 2011 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship.[4]

She trained and has been involved with the senior national team since the 2012–13 season.[4] Her match debut happened on 26 November 2015, coming on as a substitute during Spain's UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying 3–0 win against Republic of Ireland in Dublin. At the end of that match, she had a shot deflected off Sophie Perry which resulted on Spain's third goal.[6][7]

Honours[edit]

Barcelona
Spain

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Profile" (in Spanish). FC Barcelona. Retrieved 26 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "Barcelona win the Copa de la Reina beating Espanyol at the final" (in Spanish). Marca. Retrieved 26 November 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Olga García signs for Levante" (in Spanish). Futfem. 24 June 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c "Levante 2014–15 squad" (in Spanish). Levante UD. Retrieved 26 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "Seven new faces for the Barça women's team". FC Barcelona. Retrieved 26 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "EURO2017: Spain takes group top after beating Ireland (0-3)" (in Spanish). Futfem. Retrieved 26 November 2015. 
  7. ^ "Republic of Ireland 0–3 Spain Report". UEFA. Retrieved 26 November 2015. 

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