Saúl Fernández García
|Full name||Saúl Fernández García|
|Date of birth||9 April 1985|
|Place of birth||Oviedo, Spain|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|2010–2013||Deportivo La Coruña||29||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
He amassed Segunda División totals of 140 games and 14 goals over the course of six seasons, representing five clubs. He appeared in 35 matches in La Liga during his 11-year professional career, with Málaga, Levante and Deportivo.
Saúl was born in Oviedo, Asturias. After finishing his football grooming with Sporting de Gijón he made his professional debuts in the 2005–06 season with Málaga CF's B-team, which was then in the second division. In May 2006, as the main squad's fate was already decided for the worst, he made his first two La Liga appearances, against neighbours Sevilla FC (0–2 at home) and Cádiz CF (0–5); incidentally, the B's were also relegated.
Saúl then joined Levante UD for 2007–08, in another troubled campaign with the club submersed in deep financial problems and eventually dropping down to the second level. He had his breakthrough season in the following year as he scored eight league goals for Valencian neighbours Elche CF, after having signed a two-year contract with the division two side the previous summer.
After his spell with Elche, Saúl did not have his link renewed. In late July 2010, he moved to Deportivo de La Coruña.