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Dani García (footballer, born 1990)

Daniel 'Dani' García Carrillo (born 24 May 1990) is a Spanish footballer who plays for Athletic Bilbao as a midfielder.

Dani García
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García with Eibar in 2017
Personal information
Full name Daniel García Carrillo
Date of birth (1990-05-24) 24 May 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth Zumarraga, Spain
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Athletic Bilbao
Number 14
Youth career
Real Sociedad
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Alicante B 26 (0)
2010–2011 Alicante 29 (0)
2011–2012 Getafe B 36 (0)
2012–2014 Real Sociedad 0 (0)
2012–2014Eibar (loan) 79 (1)
2014–2018 Eibar 137 (3)
2018– Athletic Bilbao 29 (0)
National team
2014– Basque Country 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 October 2018

He spent the vast majority of his professional career with Eibar since signing in 2012 (initially on loan), representing the club in all three major levels of Spanish football and playing 224 competitive matches. In 2018, he signed with Athletic Bilbao.


Club careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Born in Zumarraga, Gipuzkoa, Basque Country, García started his career in the cantera of Real Sociedad, and made his senior debut with Alicante CF B in 2009–10. He was promoted to the latter's first team later that year, but suffered relegation from Segunda División B in his second season.

On 24 June 2011, García joined fellow league club Getafe CF B.[1]


García signed with Real Sociedad in July 2012, being immediately loaned back to the third level to play for SD Eibar.[2] He finished his debut campaign with 41 league appearances to his credit, helping the side promote in the playoffs.

In July 2013, García's loan to Eibar was renewed,[3] and he made his Segunda División debut on 18 August, starting in a 2–1 away victory over Real Jaén.[4] On 26 June 2014, he signed permanently with the Armeros, promoted to La Liga for the first time ever.[5]

García made his debut in the Spanish top flight on 24 August 2014, starting in a 1–0 home win against former employers Real Sociedad.[6] He scored his first goal in the competition on 19 September, netting the opener in a 2–0 success at Elche CF.[7]

On 17 November 2015, García renewed his contract with Eibar until 2018.[8] In April 2017, having only missed nine league matches since their promotion, he became the first player to reach the milestone of 100 top division appearances for the club;[9] in October of the same year, he became only their twelfth player to play in 200 matches.[10]

Athletic BilbaoEdit

On 3 June 2018, Athletic Bilbao announced that García had signed a four-year contract after the transfer was agreed in March.[11][10]


  1. ^ Dani García acompañará a Jon Uriarte en el Getafe (Dani García will follow Jon Uriarte to Getafe); Alicante CF, 24 June 2011 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ La Real Sociedad ficha a Dani García y lo cede una temporada al Eibar (Real Sociedad sign Dani García and loan him for one season to Eibar); Goal, 7 July 2012 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Eibar y Real Sociedad cierran la cesión de tres jugadores (Eibar and Real Sociedad complete loan of three players); El Correo, 13 July 2013 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ El Jaén muere en la orilla (Jaén die on the shore); Marca, 18 August 2013 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Dani García firma por dos temporadas con el Eibar (Dani García signs for two seasons with Eibar) Archived 9 July 2014 at the Wayback Machine; SD Eibar, 26 June 2014 (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Lara seals dream start for Eibar; ESPN FC, 24 August 2014
  7. ^ Elche 0–2 Eibar; ESPN FC, 19 September 2014
  8. ^ Dani García renueva por SD Eibar hasta 2018 (Dani García renews with SD Eibar until 2018); SD Eibar, 17 November 2015 (in Spanish)
  9. ^ "100 partidos de Dani García con el Eibar en Primera División" [100 games of Dani García with Eibar in First Division] (in Spanish). La Liga en Números. 24 April 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  10. ^ a b "Dani García firmará con el Athletic por tres campañas y una más opcional" [Dani García will sign with Athletic for three seasons and option of one more] (in Spanish). El Correo. 16 March 2018. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  11. ^ "Dani García, nuevo jugador del Athletic Club". Athletic Club. 3 June 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2018.

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