Rubén García Santos

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Rubén García
Personal information
Full name Rubén García Santos
Date of birth (1993-07-14) 14 July 1993 (age 24)
Place of birth Valencia, Spain
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Sporting Gijón
(on loan from Levante)
Number 14
Youth career
2010–2011 Levante
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Levante B 20 (3)
2012– Levante 129 (8)
2017– Sporting Gijón (loan) 20 (2)
National team
2013 Spain U20 5 (1)
2013 Spain U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 December 2017

Rubén García Santos (born 14 July 1993) is a Spanish footballer who plays for Sporting de Gijón on loan from Levante UD as a left winger.

Club career[edit]

Born in Valencia, Valencian Community, García graduated from local Levante UD's youth system, making his senior debuts with the B-team in the fourth division. In 2011, he was linked with a move back to Valencia CF,[1] but a deal could not be reached; on 31 January of the following year, he signed a professional contract running until 2016.[2]

On 2 September 2012, García made his first La Liga appearance, coming on as a substitute for Nabil El Zhar in a 3–2 home win over RCD Espanyol.[3] On 21 October, in the same competition, he provided an assist to Míchel for the game's only goal against Getafe CF.[4]

García scored his first top level goal on 9 December 2012, in a 4–0 home win against RCD Mallorca.[5] In January of the following year, he was permanently promoted to the first team, being assigned the number 11.

On 28 July 2017, after contributing with 17 scoreless appearances to a promotion to the top flight, García was loaned to division two club Sporting de Gijón for one year.[6][7]

International career[edit]

On 19 January 2012, García was called to train with the Spain under-19 side.[8]


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