Carlos García (footballer, born 1984)

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Carlos García Badías (born 29 April 1984) is a Spanish former footballer who played as a central defender, and is the assistant manager of Chinese club Chongqing Dangdai Lifan.

Carlos García
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García playing for Maccabi Tel Aviv in 2015
Personal information
Full name Carlos García Badías
Date of birth (1984-04-29) 29 April 1984 (age 37)
Place of birth Barcelona, Spain
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Centre back
Club information
Current team
Chongqing Dangdai Lifan (assistant)
Youth career
1999–2003 Espanyol
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Espanyol B 30 (1)
2003–2005 Espanyol 3 (0)
2004–2005Poli Ejido (loan) 34 (1)
2005–2012 Almería 195 (1)
2009–2010Betis (loan) 33 (1)
2012–2016 Maccabi Tel Aviv 115 (7)
2016–2017 Alanyaspor 9 (0)
Total 419 (11)
National team
2000–2001 Spain U16 13 (0)
2001 Spain U17 3 (0)
2002–2003 Spain U19 4 (0)
2002–2003 Spain U20 9 (0)
2004–2006 Spain U21 5 (0)
2005 Spain U23 4 (0)
Teams managed
2017–2018 Maccabi Tel Aviv (assistant)
2018– Chongqing Dangdai Lifan (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He spent most of his professional career with Almería, playing 208 competitive matches for the club and appearing in three La Liga seasons. Additionally, he had a four-year spell with Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Israel Premier League.

Club careerEdit

Espanyol / AlmeríaEdit

Born in Barcelona, Catalonia, García was a product of local RCD Espanyol's youth ranks. He would only appear for the first team on three occasions, during the 2003–04 season (three defeats),[1][2][3] also serving a loan stint with Polideportivo Ejido in the second division in the following campaign.[4]

García stayed in Andalusia in 2005, being sold by Espanyol to second level side UD Almería.[5] He would become an instant first-choice, being instrumental in their first-ever La Liga promotion in the 2006–07 campaign.[6]

Deemed surplus to requirements by manager Hugo Sánchez, García was loaned to neighbours Real Betis for 2009–10's division two season.[7] After not being able to help the Verdiblancos return to the top flight he rejoined Almería,[8] being first-choice under new manager Juan Manuel Lillo and both his successors José Luis Oltra and Roberto Olabe, scoring once[9] in 33 games as the club was eventually relegated after a four-year stay.[10]

Maccabi Tel AvivEdit

In the summer of 2012, García moved abroad for the first time in his career, signing a three-year contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv F.C. in the Israeli Premier League.[11] In his first season he was teamed-up in the center of defense with Eitan Tibi, with the pair performing solidly as the club won the national championship after a ten-year drought.[12]

Aged 29, García made his debut in European competition in the 2013–14 campaign, featuring in both the UEFA Champions League qualification matches[13][14] and the UEFA Europa League group stage.[15][16] In the domestic front he was part of the defence that set a new league record for minutes without conceding a goal, surpassing Hapoel Haifa FC's 585 from 1999.[17]



Maccabi Tel Aviv


Spain U16

Spain U23

Spain U20


  1. ^ Clemente propone y Ronaldo dispone (Clemente proposes and Ronaldo disposes); El País, 6 October 2003 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ El Valencia arrolla al Espanyol (Valencia crush Espanyol); El País, 20 October 2003 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ El Madrid se dispara en Montjuïc (Madrid shoot for the sky at Montjuïc); El País, 22 February 2004 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ El Almería pretende quitarle al Poli Ejido a Carlos García (Almería want to rob Poli Ejido of Carlos García); ABC, 12 July 2005 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ El central Carlos García nuevo jugador de la U. D Almería (Stopper Carlos García new player of U.D Almería); ABC, 19 July 2005 (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Carlos García, al club de los '100' de la UD Almería (Carlos García, to UD Almería's '100' club) Archived 12 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine; Ideal, 25 March 2008 (in Spanish)
  7. ^ Carlos García pasa el reconocimiento previo a su cesión al Betis (Carlos García undergoes medical prior to Betis loan); Marca, 25 June 2009 (in Spanish)
  8. ^ El Almería confirma la vuelta de Carlos García (Almería confirm return of Carlos García); Marca, 1 July 2010 (in Spanish)
  9. ^ L'Almeria aconsegueix el primer triomf com a local de la temporada davant l'Osasuna (3–2) (Almeria get first home win of season against Osasuna (3–2)); Ara, 23 January 2011 (in Catalan)
  10. ^ Carlos García: "Bajar es fracasar en lo personal y en lo colectivo" (Carlos García: "To be relegated is a personal and collective failure"); Marca, 5 May 2011 (in Spanish)
  11. ^ Carlos García pasa el examen médico con el Maccabi Tel Aviv (Carlos García has successful medical with Maccabi Tel Aviv) Archived 12 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine; Planeta Fichajes, 12 June 2012 (in Spanish)
  12. ^ Maccabi Tel Aviv ends 10-year drought, wins Israeli soccer championship; Haaretz, 22 April 2013
  13. ^ Slick Stocker gives Basel slender lead; UEFA, 30 July 2013
  14. ^ Maccabi revival comes too late to halt Basel; UEFA, 6 August 2013
  15. ^ Maccabi Tel-Aviv battle back to beat Bordeaux; UEFA, 3 October 2013
  16. ^ Eintracht cruise to Maccabi Tel-Aviv success; UEFA, 24 October 2013
  17. ^ Juan Pablo: "I came for the championship", Walla!, 29 October 2013 (in Hebrew)
  18. ^ "Mediterranean Games 2005 (Spain)". RSSSF. Retrieved 27 September 2016.

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