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Aleix Garcia
Aleix García
Aleix Garcia Serrano SBS Cup 2015.jpg
García with Spain U18 in 2015
Personal information
Full name Aleix García Serrano[1]
Date of birth (1997-06-28) 28 June 1997 (age 22)
Place of birth Ulldecona, Spain
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
Royal Excel Mouscron
(on loan from Manchester City)
Youth career
2002-2005 Ulldecona
2005-2015 Villarreal
2015-2016 Manchester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014-2015 Villarreal B 10 (0)
2014-2015 Villarreal C 27 (4)
2015 Villarreal 1 (0)
2015- Manchester City 4 (0)
2017-2019 -> Girona (loan) 51 (3)
2019- -> Royal Excel Mouscron (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2013 Spain U16 2 (0)
2013-2014 Spain U17 9 (1)
2015 Spain U18 4 (3)
2016 Spain U19 1 (0)
2018 Spain U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:04, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

Aleix García Serrano (Catalan: [?'le? 'si.?]; Spanish: [a'le? ?a?'?i.a];[a] born 28 June 1997) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Royal Excel Mouscron on loan from Manchester City as a central midfielder.

Club career

Villarreal

Born in Ulldecona, Tarragona, Catalonia, García joined Villarreal CF's youth setup in 2005, aged eight, after starting out at CF Ulldecona.[2] He made his senior debut with the reserves in Segunda División B on 26 April 2014 at only 16 years of age, coming on as a late substitute in a 1-0 away win against CF Badalona.[3]

García featured for the C team in the 2014-15 season, also appearing for the B side in the same campaign. He made his first team - and La Liga - debut on 23 May 2015, replacing Antonio Rukavina in a 4-0 loss at Athletic Bilbao.[4]

Manchester City

On 27 August 2015, García joined Premier League side Manchester City.[5] He was selected by then-City manager Manuel Pellegrini against Chelsea on 21 February 2016 in the fifth round of the FA Cup.[6]

García made his first Premier League appearance on 17 September 2016, coming on as a 75th-minute substitute in a 4-0 home win against Bournemouth.[7] On 21 September, he started in an EFL Cup match against Swansea City, scoring his first goal for the club in the 2-1 away win.[8] He next started a month later on 26 October, in another EFL Cup match, a 1-0 loss to Manchester United.[9]

Girona loan

On 1 August 2017, García was loaned to newly promoted La Liga club Girona FC until the end of the season.[10] He was loaned again for the 2018-19 season.[11]

Royal Excel Mouscron

García was loaned to Belgian side Royal Excel Mouscron for the 2019-20 season.[12]

Career statistics

As of match played 18 May 2019[13]
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Villarreal B 2013-14[14] Segunda División B 3 0 -- -- -- -- 3 0
2014-15[14] Segunda División B 7 0 -- -- -- -- 7 0
Total 10 0 -- -- -- -- 10 0
Villarreal C 2014-15[15] Tercera División 27 4 -- -- -- -- 27 4
Villarreal 2014-15[16] La Liga 1 0 0 0 -- -- -- 1 0
Manchester City 2015-16[17] Premier League 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 -- 1 0
2016-17[18] Premier League 4 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 -- 8 1
Total 4 0 3 0 2 1 0 0 -- 9 1
Girona (loan) 2017-18[19] La Liga 20 1 1 0 -- -- -- 21 1
2018-19 La Liga 31 2 3 0 -- -- -- 34 2
Total 51 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 -- 55 3
Career total 93 7 7 0 2 1 0 0 -- 102 8

Notes

  1. ^ In isolation, García is pronounced ['si.?]/[?a?'?i.a], and Aleix [?'le?].

References

  1. ^ "Updated squads for 2017/18 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 2 February 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "Trabajo con ganas e ilusión para hacerme con un hueco este año en el Villarreal B" [I work with eagerness and hope to fit in to Villarreal B this year]. Levante-EMV (in Spanish). 29 July 2014. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ "¡Victoria del Villarreal B en Badalona!" [Victory of Villarreal B in Badalona!] (in Spanish). Villarreal CF. 26 April 2014. Archived from the original on 2 September 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ "El Athletic monta la fiesta" [Athletic party mounts]. Marca (in Spanish). 23 May 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ Jolly, Richard (27 August 2015). "Aleix Garcia joins Manchester City from Villarreal". ESPN FC. Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ "Man City give five young players debuts in FA Cup game at Chelsea". ESPN FC. 21 February 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  7. ^ Sanghera, Mandeep (17 September 2016). "Manchester City 4-0 Bournemouth". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2016.
  8. ^ Mooney, David (21 September 2016). "Teenager Aleix Garcia impresses as Man City defeat Swansea in EFL Cup". ESPN FC. Retrieved 2016.
  9. ^ McKeegan, Alice (27 October 2016). "Guardiola praises two Man City players after EFL Cup defeat to Manchester United". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 2016.
  10. ^ "Aleix García will strengthen the midfield of Girona" (in Catalan). Girona FC. 1 August 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  11. ^ "Manchester City starlet Aleix García heading to Spain for new loan move". City Watch. Retrieved 2018.
  12. ^ "City loans Aleix García ... to Mouscron!" (in Spanish). Marca. Retrieved 2019.
  13. ^ "Aleix García Socceway Profile". Retrieved 2017.
  14. ^ a b "Aleix García profile". Soccerway. Retrieved 2016.
  15. ^ Aleix García at La Preferente. Retrieved 8 June 2017. (in Spanish)
  16. ^ "Games played by Aleix García in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2016.
  17. ^ "Games played by Aleix García in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2016.
  18. ^ "Games played by Aleix García in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2016.
  19. ^ "Games played by Aleix García in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2017.

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