Santiago García (Argentine footballer)
|Full name||Santiago García|
|Date of birth||8 July 1988|
|Place of birth||Rosario, Argentina|
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Playing position||Centre / Left Back|
|2011–2012||→ Novara (loan)||21||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:42, 16 July 2010 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
García started his career at hometown club Rosario Central, playing his first game with the team on a 0-1 defeat to Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata during the 2008 Apertura tournament. He broke into the starting eleven during the 2010 Clausura tournament under the guidance of head coach Ariel Cuffaro Russo, relegating Ecuadorian international Paúl Ambrosi to the bench. García made a total 13 positive appearances which led to interest from a number of European clubs.
Palermo and loan stints
On 12 July 2010, Palermo chairman and owner Maurizio Zamparini confirmed the signing of the Argentine defender from Rosario Central. He debuted with the rosanero on 30 September against Lausanne in Europa League.
On 19 July 2011 newly-promoted Serie A club Novara confirmed on its website to have signed García on loan from Palermo, with an option to acquire half of the player's rights by the end of the season. Scored his first goal in Serie A on 13 May 2012 against Milan. In the 2012-13 season, he returned to Palermo to replace Federico Balzaretti, who moves to Roma.
- As of 27 January 2013
|2008-09||Rosario Central||Primera División||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
- Argentine Primera statistics at Fútbol XXI (Spanish)
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