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Luis García Postigo (born 1 June 1969 in Mexico City, Mexico) is a former international Mexican footballer who played primarily as a striker but also played as a winger.

Luis García
Luis García entrevista.jpg
Personal information
Full name Luis García Postigo
Date of birth (1969-06-01) 1 June 1969 (age 50)
Place of birth Mexico City, Mexico
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Forward/Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1991 UNAM 195 (75)
1992–1994 Atlético Madrid 58 (28)
1994–1995 Real Sociedad 10 (0)
1995–1997 América 78 (39)
1997 Atlante 29 (14)
1998–2000 Guadalajara 56 (20)
2000 Morelia 17 (8)
2001 Puebla 1 (0)
Total 444 (184)
National team
1991–1999 Mexico 79 (28)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Today he is a football commentator for TV Azteca and narrates alongside Argentine Mexican commentator Christian Martinoli.

Contents

Club careerEdit

García came out of the Pumas' youth groups as a great prospect.[citation needed] He debuted when he was 17 years old in 1987 with the Pumas team. He also played with Atlético Madrid, and Real Sociedad of Spain's Liga de Fútbol Profesional. Returning from Europe he continued his career in Club América, Atlante, Guadalajara, Morelia, and Puebla. He scored a total of 156 goals in the México Primera División, and led it in scoring three times. He retired from association football in 2001. He last played with Puebla F.C.. He became top-scorer in the 1990–91, 1991–92, and the 1997 winter tournaments.

Atlético MadridEdit

Luis Garcia arrived at Atletico Madrid in 1992, scoring 17 goals in his debut season with the Spanish Club. After struggling in his second season, he was loaned out to Real Sociedad.[1]

International careerEdit

For the Mexico national team, he compiled 78 caps, scoring 29 goals[2] and played in the 1994 World Cup, scoring both Mexican goals in their first round victory versus the Republic of Ireland. He was the tournament top scorer with 3 goals in the 1995 King Fahd Cup (later renamed the Confederations Cup). He was selected to be part for the Mexican team for the 1998 FIFA World Cup, however he did not see action in the tournament.

RetirementEdit

After retiring, he picked up a commentator spot with TV Azteca. He left the job when he was offered the position of Vice-President of Monarcas Morelia. After leaving Morelia, He currently has returned to TV Azteca to his old job of a commentator in TV Azteca Sport Programs.

In 2011, García appear in film production Guerrero 12, a feature-length documentary examining soccer fandom passion. The film is directed by Miguel A. Reina, who was also responsible for the Sundance film Un aliado en el tiempo.

Garcia is also a Spanish color commentator for the North American version of Pro Evolution Soccer alongside TV Azteca commentator Cristian Martinoli.

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

UNAM

InternationalEdit

Mexico

IndividualEdit

International goalsEdit

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 4 December 1991 Estadio León, León, Mexico   Hungary 2–0 3–0 Friendly
2 11 March 1992 Estadio Tamaulipas, Tampico, Mexico   CIS 1–0 1–1 Friendly
3 22 November 1992 Estadio Azulgrana, Mexico City, Mexico   Costa Rica 1–0 4–0 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification
4 3–0
5 18 April 1993 Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico   El Salvador 2–0 3–1 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification
6 2 May 1993 Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa, Honduras   Honduras 3–0 4–1 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification
7 11 June 1994 Miami Orange Bowl, Miami, United States   Northern Ireland 1–0 3–0 Friendly
8 2–0
9 24 June 1994 Citrus Bowl, Orlando, United States   Republic of Ireland 1–0 2–1 1994 FIFA World Cup
10 2–0
11 6 January 1995 King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia   Saudi Arabia 1–0 2–0 1995 King Fahd Cup
12 2–0
13 10 January 1995 King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia   Denmark 1–0 1–1 1995 King Fahd Cup
14 29 March 1995 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, United States   Chile 1–0 1–2 Friendly
15 6 July 1995 Estadio Campus Municipal, Maldonado, Uruguay   Paraguay 1–0 1–2 1995 Copa América
16 9 July 1995 Estadio Campus Municipal, Maldonado, Uruguay   Venezuela 1–0 3–1 1995 Copa América
17 2–0
18 13 July 1995 Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay   Uruguay 1–0 1–1 1995 Copa América
19 30 November 1995 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, United States   Colombia 2–1 2–2 Friendly
20 11 January 1996 Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego, United States   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1–0 5–0 1996 CONCACAF Gold Cup
21 2–0
22 21 January 1996 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, United States   Brazil 1–0 2–0 1996 CONCACAF Gold Cup
23 8 June 1996 Cotton Bowl, Dallas, United States   Bolivia 1–0 1–0 1996 U.S. Cup
24 12 June 1996 Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, United States   Republic of Ireland 1–0 2–2 1996 U.S. Cup
25 2–2
26 8 June 1997 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador   El Salvador 1–0 1–0 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
27 5 October 1997 Estadio Azteca Mexico City, Mexico   El Salvador 5–0 5–0 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
28 31 May 1998 Stade olympique de la Pontaise, Lausanne, Switzerland   Japan 1–0 2–1 Friendly

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mexicans that have played for Atletico Madrid". www.terra.com.
  2. ^ Mexico - Record International Players - RSSSF

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