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Striker who rose through the youth ranks at Real Madrid, and arrived at Barça from Mallorca in 1999. A stunning player with either foot he had a notable first season, scoring decisive goals. But in later seasons fitness issues affected his performances. In his fifth season at the club he left for Zaragoza in the summer of 2003.
Dani Garcia arrived in Barcelona after having a magnificent season at Mallorca. A matter of weeks after before he was presented at Barça he had appeared in the European Cup Winners’ Cup final with the Balearic islanders. The title ended up in the hands of Lazio, who won 2-1, with Dani getting Mallorca’s only goal. For his first season at Barcelona, although he was not a regular starter for the team, he did feature prominently and ended up playing 44 games and scoring 16 goals, his second best tally as a professional. The three following seasons, 2000-01, 2001-02 and 2002-03 saw him getting very little playing time and in 2003-04 he finally left on loan to Zaragoza, with whom he would finish up winning the Copa del Rey at the Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium versus Real Madrid. In his following year he definitively broke ties with Barça and spent a season at Espanyol. He then embarked on a European adventure that would take him first to Olimpiacos of Greece for two and a half years and after that he was at Denizlispor in Turkey for only six months. The striker from Cerdanyola ended up retiring at Rayo Majadahonda in 2008.