Rafael García García

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Rafa García
Personal information
Full name Rafael García García
Date of birth (1986-01-14) 14 January 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Ciudad Real, Spain
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Racing Ferrol
Youth career
1998–2000 Albacete
2000–2001 Ciudad Real
2001–2005 Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 S.S. Reyes 4 (0)
2006–2008 Getafe B
2008–2009 Rayo B
2009–2013 Rayo Vallecano 45 (1)
2012–2013 Xerez (loan) 38 (0)
2013–2014 Lugo 24 (0)
2014 Dinamo Tbilisi 0 (0)
2014–2015 Alavés 19 (1)
2015–2017 Reus 30 (0)
2017– Racing Ferrol 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 December 2016.

Rafael 'Rafa' García García (born 14 January 1986) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Racing de Ferrol as a midfielder.

Football career[edit]

Born in Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, García began his career in the youth ranks of Albacete Balompié. After unsuccessful stints with Real Madrid (also youth) and its neighbours Getafe CF he signed with another side from the capital in 2009, Rayo Vallecano.

García made his debut for the main squad on 13 September 2009, in a 1–1 Segunda División away draw against Girona FC. He appeared in 24 matches in his first season, adding 17 in the following – nine starts, 782 minutes of play – to help his team return to La Liga after an eight-year absence.

García played his first game in the top division on 1 October 2011, featuring the second half of a 1–1 away draw against Racing de Santander.[1] On 31 January of the following year, after only having collected a further 106 minutes in the league, he was loaned to Xerez CD in the second level, until June.[2]

García was forced to halt his career in early October 2012, after it was revealed he suffered from a heart condition.[3] On the 29th, after the pertinent exams, the club announced he had been cleared to resume his activity.[4]


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