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Eric Garcia's first anniversary at FC Barcelona
The centre back officially returned to his boyhood club from Manchester City on 1 June 2021
Eric Garcia is celebrating his first anniversary as a senior FC Barcelona player since the Catalan returned to the club from Manchester City on June 1 of last year.
blaugrana colours at the Barça Escola in 2008 and was a resident of La Masia until 2017.
His return didn’t get off to the best of starts when he was red carded in the second game against Athletic Club, and he has also had injuries to contend with, but still managed to rack up 2,808 minutes of game time in 2021/22.
A fundamental part of the Barça possession game, he ranked second in the league for passing accuracy and also made a remarkable number of interceptions, 61 in his 36 games, only topped by the master of such actions, Sergio Busquets. He has also made some key interventions to prevent goals, starting with two in his very first match against Real Sociedad, while his brilliant clearance against Levante was perhaps the highlight of his first season.