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Santiago García (Uruguayan footballer)

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Name  Santiago Garcia
Career start  2008
Years  Team
Weight  80 kg
Number  23
Height  1.81 m
Playing position  Striker
Role  Football player

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Full name  Santiago Damian Garcia Correa
Current team  Club Nacional de Football (Forward)

Place of birth  Montevideo, Uruguay

Date of birth  (1990-09-14) 14 September 1990 (age 30)

Santiago Damian García Correa (born 14 September 1990 in Montevideo) is a Uruguayan football player. He currently plays for Godoy Cruz in the Argentine Primera División.


Early career

García started his career in Libertad Washington youth teams. He then joined Nacional de Montevideo. He was considered one of Uruguayan football best prospects.

He appeared on the first team in 2008, at just 17 years old, capturing everyone's attention with his speed and strength. He made his official debut on July 27, 2008 against Defensor Sporting Club, scoring in this game his first goal as a professional player. After his great appearances in Nacional, San Lorenzo de Almagro tried to hire him without success.

During the last two seasons of the Uruguayan championship García participated in the first team of Nacional, although he wasn't considered part of the starting team. This situation changed in the 2010–11 season, in which Garcia has evolved into becoming not only part of the starting team, but also one of its most valuable players. He managed to win the Primera División champion with Nacional and ended the season as the league's top goalscorer, with 23 goals in 28 matches.

Atlético Paranaense

On June 18, 2011 El Morro García joined Brazilian Clube Atlético Paranaense for €2 million, signing a five-year contract.

National team

Although he has never played for the senior Uruguay national team, García was a member of the Under-20 Team that participated in the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup.


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