Sinforiano García

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Sinforiano García
Personal information
Full name Sinforiano García
Date of birth (1924-08-22) August 22, 1924 (age 92)
Place of birth Puerto Pinasco, Paraguay
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1944 Atlético Corrales
1945–1948 Cerro Porteño
1949–1958 Flamengo 276 (0)
National team
1945–1949 Paraguay 20 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Sinforiano García (born August 22, 1924),[1] is a Paraguayan retired professional football (soccer) goalkeeper, who played for two top level Paraguayan clubs and for Brazilian club Flamengo.

Career[edit]

Born in Puerto Pinasco, Paraguay,[1] Sinforiano García started his career in 1944, playing for Atlético Corrales,[2] moving in 1945 to Cerro Porteño, leaving this club in 1948.[2] He joined Brazilian club Flamengo in 1949, after scouts observed him during the 1949 South American Championship,[3] and played his first game for the club on May 29, 1949,[1] when his club defeated Arsenal of England 3–1 at Estádio São Januário, Rio de Janeiro.[4] Sinforiano García played 276 games and suffered 364 goals defending the Brazilian club,[1] and was crucial for the club's 1953, 1954 and 1955 Campeonato Carioca titles.[3]

International career[edit]

He played 20 games for the Paraguay national team between 1945 and 1949.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sinforiano García" (in Portuguese). Flamengo official website. Retrieved June 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Sinforiano García - Estatísticas" (in Portuguese). ogol.com.br. Retrieved June 14, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c Roberto Assaf; Clóvis Martins (2001). Almanaque do Flamengo. Editora Abril. pp. 484–485. 
  4. ^ Roberto Assaf; Clóvis Martins (2001). Almanaque do Flamengo. Editora Abril. p. 127.