Kike García (Venezuelan footballer)

Enrique "Kike" García Feijoó (born 15 December 1982) is a Venezuelan football manager and former player who played as a midfielder.

Kike García
Personal information
Full name Enrique García Feijoó
Date of birth (1982-12-15) 15 December 1982 (age 38)
Place of birth Caracas, Venezuela
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1986–2000 San Agustín El Paraíso
2001–2002 Caracas
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Caracas
2003–2004 Marítimo de Margarita
2004 Aragua
2005 Caracas
2005–2008 Aragua
2008 Estrella Roja
2009 Mineros
2010 Real Esppor
Teams managed
2011–2013 San Agustín El Paraíso
2013–2015 Atlético Venezuela (assistant)
2014–2015 Atlético Venezuela (youth)
2016 Deportivo Petare
2016–2018 Nabi Chit
2018–2021 Aragua
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

Born in Caracas, García joined C.S. Colegio San Agustín El Paraíso in 1986 at the age of three. In 2001, aged 18, he signed for Caracas, and made his first team debut with the club in the following year.[1]

In 2005, after a short periods at Marítimo de Margarita and Aragua, García returned to Caracas.[1] He moved back to Aragua in the middle of 2005, establishing himself as a starter and winning the Copa Venezuela in 2008.[1]

García signed for Estrella Roja for the 2008–09 season,[1] but signed for Mineros de Guayana in January 2009.[2] In 2010, he agreed to a deal with Real Esppor, and retired with the club in the end of the year, aged 28.

Managerial careerEdit

Shortly after retiring, García took up coaching in his first team San Agustín. He subsequently moved to Atlético Venezuela, being an assistant manager of the main squad and manager of the under-20s.[3]

On 29 November 2015, García was appointed manager of Deportivo Petare for the ensuing campaign.[4] The following 23 May, he was named in charge of Lebanese club Al Nabi Chit SC.[5]

García returned to his home country on 28 November 2018, after being appointed at the helm of former side Aragua.[6] He resigned on 8 May, after a poor start of the campaign.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "A 10 años de retirarse como jugador profesional" [After 10 years from retiring as a professional player] (in Spanish). Sangre Vinotinto. 9 December 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  2. ^ "Vuelve la acción en Venezuela" [The action is back in Venezuela] (in Spanish). ESPN Deportes. 16 January 2009. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  3. ^ ""Kike" García, del San Agustín para el fútbol" ["Kike" García, from San Agustín to football] (in Spanish). Atlético Venezuela CF. 29 October 2014. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  4. ^ "Enrique «Kike» García es el nuevo Director Técnico del Petare FC" [Enrique "Kike" García is the new manager of Petare FC] (in Spanish). Balonazos.com. 29 November 2015. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  5. ^ "Kike García nuevo director técnico del Nabi Sheet del Líbano" [Kike García new manager of Lebanon's Nabi Sheet [sic]] (in Spanish). Diario Meridiano. 23 May 2016. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  6. ^ "Enrique "Kike" García asume las riendas del Aragua FC" [Enrique "Kike" García takes the reins of Aragua FC] (in Spanish). Aragua FC. 28 November 2018. Archived from the original on 1 December 2018. Retrieved 15 March 2021.

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