Alexis García

Alexis Enrique García Vega (born 21 July 1960) is a Colombian retired football midfielder. He is currently the manager of Deportivo Pasto in the Categoría Primera A.

Alexis García
Personal information
Full name Alexis Enrique García Vega
Date of birth (1960-07-21) 21 July 1960 (age 60)
Place of birth Quibdó, Colombia
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Position(s) Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
La Equidad (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1985 Once Caldas 233 (18)
1986–1998 Atlético Nacional 443 (57)
Total 676 (75)
National team
1980–1987 Colombia Olympic[1] 8 (1)
1988–1993 Colombia 25 (2)
Teams managed
1999 Once Caldas
2002–2003 Atlético Nacional
2003–2004 Deportivo Pereira
2004–2005 Atlético Bucaramanga
2005–2006 Centauros Villavicencio
2006–2012 La Equidad
2013–2014 Atlético Junior
2014 Fortaleza
2016 Santa Fe
2019 Deportivo Pasto
2020- La Equidad
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Along with seven more siblings, he grew up in barrio La Floresta of Medellín where he started his career playing for the Antioquia Football Selection. In 1980, he joined Once Caldas of Manizales and the same year he was called to play for the Colombia Olympic football team for the Moscow Olympic Games. In 1986, he joined Atlético Nacional of Medellín where he remained until his retirement in 1998. Known as "The Great Captain", Alexis Garcia was considered one of the Colombia's best midfielders and a crowd's favorite in a time when the Colombian football was starting to shine at the international level. In 1989 Garcia led Atlético Nacional to become Copa Libertadores champions. In 1988 Garcia debuted with the senior Colombia national football team against Canada, a game that the Colombians won 3–0. Because of misunderstandings with national team coach Francisco Maturana Alexis Garcia missed the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. His last game for the Colombian national team was in August 1993 against Paraguay. Garcia played a total of 25 games for Colombia and scored a total of 2 goals.

International careerEdit

García made 24 appearances for the senior Colombia national football team from 1988 to 1993,[2] including participating in the 1993 Copa América.[3]

He also played for Colombia at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow.[4]



Atlético Nacional


La Equidad


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  2. ^ "Colombia - Record International Players". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Archived from the original on 30 December 2008. Retrieved 25 March 2009.
  3. ^ "Copa América 1993". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Archived from the original on 21 March 2009. Retrieved 25 March 2009.
  4. ^ "Alexis García". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 25 March 2009.