ROGER GARCIA-Optimized
Left footed cannon

The younger of the García Junyent dynasty was a highly gifted left-footed player who could play anywhere on the left, from full back to winger. Physically strong, he had plenty of skill, carried the ball well and was a very accurate passer. He also had a terrific shot. At Barça he played 161 games and scored 15 goals.

Roger joined FC Barcelona in December 1987 from Club Gimnàstic Mercantil of Sabadell as an U12 player. After rising up the youth ranks of the club he arrived at Barça B in the 1994-95 season. That same season he made his debut for the first team under Johan Cruyff. He wore the Barça shirt for five seasons. In the summer of 1999 he signed for Espanyol and after four seasons there he switched to Villarreal. After three years at the Yellow Submarine he was off to Amsterdam to spend the 2006-07 season at Ajax, where he’d end up retiring at the end of the league championship.

Full biography:

Roger García made his debut for the first team on 6 May 1995 at Riazor against Deportivo La Coruña, a game Barça lost 1-0. Roger, along with his brother Óscar, formed part of the young generation dubbed the “Lleva del Mini”. That 1994-95 season and despite officially being part of the B team, he played six games with the first team, five in La Liga and one friendly. The following 1995-96 season he became part of the senior squad. At FC Barcelona he won two Ligas, two Copa del Reys, a Cup Winners’ Cup, a European Super Cup and a Spanish Super Cup. In the five years that he wore the blaugrana colours he had three coaches: Johan Cruyff, Bobby Robson and Louis Van Gaal. In 1999 he signed for Espanyol, where he remained until 2003. Later he played at Villarreal from 2003 to 2006 and he finally ended up giving up the game at Ajax Amsterdam in the 2006-07 season.

Honours:

2 Ligas (1998 and 1999)
2 Copa del Reys (1997 and 1998)
1 Cup Winners’ Cup (1997)
1 European Super Cup (1998)
1 Spanish Super Cup (1994)

Place of birth
Sabadell (Barcelona)
Date of birth
15/12/1976
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