Miguel Garcia (Portuguese footballer)

  (Redirected from Miguel Garcia (footballer))

Miguel Ângelo Moita Garcia (born 4 February 1983) is a Portuguese former professional footballer who played mainly as a right back.

Miguel Garcia
MiguelGarciaOrduspor.JPG
Garcia in action for Orduspor in 2012
Personal information
Full name Miguel Ângelo Moita Garcia
Date of birth (1983-02-04) 4 February 1983 (age 37)
Place of birth Moura, Portugal
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position(s) Defender
Youth career
1992–1997 Moura
1997–2002 Sporting CP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Sporting B 37 (0)
2003–2007 Sporting CP 61 (0)
2007–2008 Reggina 0 (0)
2009 Olhanense 11 (0)
2010–2011 Braga 22 (0)
2011–2013 Orduspor 56 (2)
2013–2014 Mallorca 10 (0)
2014 NorthEast United 13 (0)
2015 Sporting Goa 17 (0)
2015 NorthEast United 1 (0)
Total 228 (2)
National team
2001 Portugal U18 2 (0)
2001–2002 Portugal U19 12 (0)
2002–2003 Portugal U20 7 (0)
2004 Portugal U21 12 (0)
2004 Portugal B 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Garcia was born in Moura, Alentejo, being a youth product of Sporting CP and making his debut with the first team in 2003–04, in a 2–1 away win against Académica de Coimbra where he played the first half.[1] The following season was remarkable for him: first, against S.L. Benfica, in the Portuguese Cup, he missed the penalty that eliminated his team in the round-of-16 on 26 January 2005;[2] a few months after, on 5 May, in the last minute of extra time, he scored a header in the UEFA Cup semi-finals second leg against AZ Alkmaar, as Sporting lost 2–3 away but qualified through the away goals rule.[3]

Garcia signed a pre-contract agreement with Reggina Calcio, joining the club in summer of 2007 after his link with Sporting expired. He suffered a serious knee injury in October, and did not play a single match for the Italian side; on 17 March of the following year, the club communicated the decision to terminate his contract.[4]

In mid-July 2009, after more than one year out of football, Garcia signed with Jorge Costa's S.C. Olhanense, freshly promoted to the Primeira Liga. However, as João Pereira was signed from S.C. Braga to former side Sporting in late December, he was chosen as his immediate replacement, moving for 50,000 on a one-and-a-half-year contract.[5]

On 2 September 2014, after spells in Turkey[6] and Spain,[7] Garcia joined NorthEast United FC for the inaugural campaign of the Indian Super League.[8][9] On 15 January of the following year he signed with another club in the nation, I-League's Sporting Clube de Goa,[10] returning to his previous team on 20 June.[11]

After suffering a bilateral achilles tendinopathy injury in the opening game of the 2015 season, against Kerala Blasters FC on 6 October, Garcia was sidelined for several months.[12]

International careerEdit

Garcia was a member of the Portugal under-21 side at the 2004 UEFA European Championship, which saw them finish in third place.[13] He failed to gain a place in the squad that competed in Olympic football in Athens the same year, however.

Career statisticsEdit

Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sporting CP 2003–04[14] Primeira Liga 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004–05[14] Primeira Liga 15 0 2 0 7[a] 1 24 1
2005–06[14] Primeira Liga 16 0 4 0 3[b] 0 23 0
2006–07[14] Primeira Liga 5 0 1 0 2[c] 0 8 0
Total 61 0 7 0 12 1 80 1
Reggina 2007–08[14] Serie A 0 0 0 0 0 0
Olhanense 2009–10[14] Primeira Liga 11 0 1 0 12 0
Braga 2009–10[14] Primeira Liga 4 0 2 0 0 0 6 0
2010–11[14] Primeira Liga 18 0 3 0 15[d] 0 36 0
Total 22 0 5 0 15 0 42 0
Orduspor 2011–12[15] Süper Lig 30 2 5 0 35 2
2012–13[15] Süper Lig 26 0 1 0 27 0
Total 56 2 6 0 62 2
Mallorca 2013–14[15] Segunda División 10 0 0 0 10 0
NorthEast United 2014[15] Indian Super League 13 0 13 0
Sporting Goa 2015[15] I-League 17 0 0 0 17 0
NorthEast United 2015[15] Indian Super League 1 0 1 0
Career total 191 2 19 0 27 1 237 3
  1. ^ Appearances in UEFA Cup
  2. ^ Appearances in UEFA Champions League and UEFA Cup
  3. ^ Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  4. ^ Appearances in UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League

HonoursEdit

Sporting

Braga

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Académica-Sporting, 1–2 (Alvim 52; Lourenço 67, Beto 90)". Record (in Portuguese). 16 August 2003. Retrieved 26 October 2007.
  2. ^ "Taça: Benfica derrota Sporting ao 14º penálti" [Cup: Benfica defeat Sporting at the 14th penalty] (in Portuguese). Relvado. 26 January 2005. Retrieved 26 October 2007.
  3. ^ "2004/05: Carvalho inspires CSKA to 'landmark victory'". UEFA. 1 June 2005. Retrieved 31 May 2012.
  4. ^ "Comunicato stampa" [Official announcement] (in Italian). Reggina Calcio. 17 March 2008. Archived from the original on 25 May 2008. Retrieved 31 May 2008.
  5. ^ "OFICIAL: Miguel Garcia é jogador do Sp. Braga" [OFFICIAL: Miguel Garcia is a Sp. Braga player] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 29 December 2009. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Braga'lı Garcia Orduspor'da" [Braga's Garcia to Orduspor] (in Turkish). Haberciniz. 14 June 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  7. ^ "El Mallorca ficha al portugués Miguel García [sic]" [Mallorca sign Portuguese Miguel García]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 21 August 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2007.
  8. ^ "Sindicato consegue clube para Miguel Garcia na Índia" [Union finds club for Miguel Garcia in India] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 2 September 2014. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  9. ^ "NorthEast United FC Signs Portuguese Miguel Garcia". Football Masala. 3 September 2014. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  10. ^ "Sporting sign Garcia". Nyoooz. 15 January 2015. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
  11. ^ Chandra, Shikharr (20 June 2015). "NorthEast United retain Miguel Garcia". Goal. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  12. ^ Parasar, Swapnaneel (15 October 2015). "Indian Super League: Miguel Garcia, Kondwani Mtonga and Boubacar Sanogo ruled out of ISL". Goal. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  13. ^ "Portugal earn Athens adventure". UEFA. 8 June 2004. Archived from the original on 3 February 2015. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h "Miguel Garcia". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  15. ^ a b c d e f "Miguel Garcia". Soccerway. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  16. ^ "Taça de Portugal: Sporting goleia (6–0) Pinhalnovense" [Portuguese Cup: Sporting rout (6–0) Pinhalnovense]. Público (in Portuguese). 10 February 2007. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  17. ^ a b Cruz Martins, André (17 December 2016). ""No intervalo da final da Taça UEFA de 2005 já pensávamos onde íamos comemorar"" ["We were already thinking about where we were going to celebrate during half-time of the 2005 UEFA Cup final"]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). Retrieved 27 May 2017.

External linksEdit