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Top Facts about Eric Garcia

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A look at the Top Facts about Eric Garcia including his childhood, love life, career and his most interesting quotes.

A product of Barcelona's La Masia, Eric Garcia has spent the first three seasons of his professional career with

Manchester City

, where he played the first season with the youth team, before being promoted to the senior side last season.

Despite his breakthrough, Eric Garcia's future looks outside of Ettihad as Barcelona is desperately trying to sign him back since Ronald Koeman's side has been woeful in defense. Garcia played a total of 20 games for Manchester City in the 2019-20 season, including 13 games in the Premier League.

He was on the verge of signing for Barcelona in the summer of 2020 but the negotiations between the two clubs did not reach an agreement and he was forced to stay with the blue side of Manchester for at least half of the new season. Garcia himself has stated that he would not extend his contract and it seems a matter of time before he finalize his move back to where he started playing amateur football.

At 19, Eric Garcia is still considered as one of the most promising defenders in the football world. We will have to wait and see whether he stays at Manchester City till the end of his career or will move back to his childhood club,

FC Barcelona

. For now let's have a look at the top facts about

Top Facts about Eric Garcia

.

Top facts about Eric Garcia you might want to know

In the following article we will take a look at the Top Facts about Eric Garcia. First we present you with some of the general information.

  • Full Name

    : Eric Garcia Martret

  • Date and Place of Birth

    : 9 January 2001 / Barcelona, Spain

  • Height & Weight:

    1.82 m /73 kg

  • Family Members

    : Alicia Garcia (Sister)

  • Marital Status:

    Single

  • Wife/Girlfriend:

    Not Known

  • Children

    : None

  • Current team

    : Manchester City

  • Jersey Number:

    50 at Manchester City and Spain National team

  • Zodiac Sign:

    Capricorn

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Eric Garcia Birthday, Zodiac Sign and nationality

First part our article on top facts about Eric Garcia is about his birthday.

Eric Garcia Birthday

is at 9th of January 2001. Eric Garcia nationality is Spanish. He was born in the Catalonia in Barcelona province, Spain.

Eric Garcia zodiac sign is Capricorn. He shares his birthday with many great stars from football and other fields. Some of the most famous figures born on 9th of January are:

Footballers

: David Silva, Gennaro Gattuso and Lucas Leiva

Actors and Actresses:

J. K. Simmons and Nina Dobrev / Musicians: Jimmy Page/

Politicians

: Richard Nixon and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Eric Garcia Childhood story

At this part we will look at the top facts about

Eric Garcia Childhood

story and the family and the background he grew up in. Eric Garcia was born into a rich family. His parents were both football fans and they supported Barcelona even before Eric was Born.

“My family supports Barcelona, I was with them, so they were my team when I was young,” Garcia said in an interview with Marca in 2020.

Eric is the first of two kids in his family. He has a younger sister, Alicia with whom he is much closed to. They share many pictures of themselves in their social media accounts.

The name and the occupations of his parents are not known but from his social media posts and the fact that he entered Barcelona's famous academy at the age of 7, we assume Eric grew up in a wealthy family.

One cool fact about Eric Garcia childhood is that he was

Ansu Fati

's teammate and one of his best friends all the way to Barcelona's U18 side. Eric shared his ideas about Ansu in an interview after the youngster burst into the scenes in 2019.

"He's a very humble guy, as you can see. He works and he's having his chance, which he's taking advantage of. He's opening the doors of the national team, too".

"He's one of those players who had that extra bit of quality. When they play in La Liga Santander you see that quality; you see that bit extra they have that makes them different."

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Eric Garcia amateur career continued perfectly as he rose through the La Masia ranks until he was 17. He was always mature beyond his age and he captained every rank he played at in La Masia, despite being younger than many of his team mates. A quality which caught the eyes of Manchester City scouts when they signed him before he makes his way to Barcelona's first team.

Eric Garcia girlfriend, Relationships and Marital Status

There is no public information on

Eric Garcia girlfriend

, which is not a surprise given the fact that he recently turned 20. However, we are sure Eric will find love soon since he has been in the spotlight since the start of the 2019-20 season.

One funny fact about Eric Garcia girlfriend is that he has posted many photos of himself and his sister, Alicia, which were apparently misleading for any websites as they have mistaken Eric's sister for his girlfriend.

It is obvious that the more Eric gets to play the more he gets the attentions of girls. Or maybe he even has a girlfriend and he is just concentrating more on his career or is too shy to talk about it publicly. Whatever is the case you can be sure that any new information about

Eric Garcia

love life will be published here at SportMob. 

Eric Garcia Career

Professionally,

Eric Garcia career

started his professional career when he moved from Barcelona's academy to Manchester City in 2018. In his first season with Manchester City he was the captain of the U18 team and played with

U19 side

at the Uefa youth Champions League.

Garcia earned his first call up to City's senior team in the summer of 2018. He was with the first team players during the summer tour. Garcia debuted for Manchester City in the EFL game against Leicester City in December 2018.

Despite impressing at youth level, Garcia had to wait for his Premier League debut till September 2019, when he came on as a substitute in an 8-0 win against Watford.

One of the most difficult moments of Eric Garcia career was in the game against Arsenal in June 2020, when he suffered a concussion after colliding with City's goalkeeper, Ederson. He was treated with Oxygen on the field and was transferred to hospital.

In the summer of 2020, Barcelona tried to sign Garcia hoping to improve their defense after the horrible 8-2 defeat at the hands of

Bayern Munchen

at the Champions League. However, the negotiations broke over financial issues and the two clubs did not reach an agreement.

Garcia has played 5 games for Manchester City since the start of 20-21 season. He has refused to extend his contract and is hoping to finalize the move to Barcelona either in the winter transfer window or in the summer, when he can join Barcelona as a free agent.

In total, Garcia has played 29 games for Manchester City across all competitions. He has not scored any goal and has not provided any assists either.

On the international stage, Garcia was a member of Spain U17, U18, U19, U20 and U21. He earned his first senior side call up in August 2020 and debuted for 

Spain 

in the game against Ukraine at the Uefa Nations League.

Eric Garcia Net worth, Salary and Market Value

Eric Garcia has an estimated net worth of 3 million Euros in 2020, including all of his properties and earnings.

Eric Garcia market value

is at 22 million Euros. He is ranked number 7 among Manchester City players. Eric Garcia salary in 2020 is reportedly 3.5 million Euros annually.

Eric Garcia Transfermarket stats

According to

Eric Garcia Transfermarket

stats, he has played a total of 29 games for one club. He has scored no goals but has provided 1 assist for his team mates.

Eric Garcia Transfermarket indicated shows why he is considered among the most promising defenders in the world. During his career, Eric Garcia has played 28 games as a center-back and 1 game as a right-back.

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On the international level Eric Garcia Transfermarket stats shows that he has scored no goal in his 4 games for Spain senior side. Eric Garcia was also a member of Spain U16, U17, U19 and

U21

youth teams and in total scored 2 goals in 31 games.

Some Short top facts about Eric Garcia

  • In one of his first games at Manchester City, Eric Garcia surprised Pep Guardiola and his team mates by guessing how the opponent will play defensively just by noticing their warm-up routine.

  • Eric Garcia Height is 1.82 meters. Eric Garcia weight is 73 kg. Eric Garcia position is central defender although he has played as left and right defender as well. Eric Garcia age is 19.

Eric Garcia is active in social media.

Eric Garcia Instagram account

has around 194k followers.

The most interesting facts about

Eric Garcia tattoos

is that he does not have a tattoo on his body.

  • Eric Garcia religion is Christianity. He is a Catholic by birth.

  • Eric Garcia's first agent was his childhood idol and former Barcelona's captain, Carles Puyol. After Puyol finalized his move from Barcelona to Manchester City, he was criticized heavily by Barcelona's management for working against the club's benefits. As a result Puyol decided to close his agency and choose a new line in his post-retirement career.

Like many other football stars, Eric Garcia is crazy about playing the FIFA game.

Eric Garcia FIFA 21 rating

is 65 (his overall rating) with a potential of 85.

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Eric Garcia Quote

One of the most amusing parts of SportMob's article on

top facts about Eric Garcia

is a look back at his most interesting and controversial quotes about himself and other players.

On his future at Manchester City:

"I have told the club I do not intend to extend my contract beyond 2021."

On the challenges of moving to a new country at a young age:

"Of course there’s the pressure of what’s going to happen when you go, coming to a new country, a new language and everything with this. But I wanted to do this. I have confidence and belief."

"You need to make decisions in your life. To leave my family there and come to play here with City was the best decision I could make."

On the benefit of having Spanish teammates at Manchester City:

"Nowadays training with these guys at City I am learning from them. Most of the centre backs, Nico, Aymeric, they speak Spanish, so we talk, but also with John we talk and they all try to help me and give me advice."

On the similarities between Barcelona and Manchester City:

“I grew up watching Barcelona and probably there are similarities. It’s true that Barcelona, under Pep, that they were fantastic, won so many trophies, but I think we are different to them.

Barcelona had Messi, Xavi,

Andres Iniesta

, more key players, but I think we are altogether stronger as a team.”

(all the quotes from Garcia's interview with Sport 360)

On his idol Carles Puyol and the differences of their style:

"We are different, it’s true. He was so aggressive, but I try to learn the things that make him so good, the way he defended and coped with situations because he was so calm."

“I try to do the things he did because he was a real leader in the team, inside and outside of the team. That’s probably why he was my idol."

On working with Pep Guardiola:

You learn. Every day he teaches you something new. He's very special.

(From Garcia's interview with Marca)

Eric Garcia records and achievements

We round up our article on the top facts about Eric Garcia with a list of his most notable achievements and records at club and international level.

With Manchester City:

With Spain youth and senior national teams:

UEFA European Under-17 Championship: 2017

FIFA U-17 World Cup runner-up: 2017

UEFA European Under-19 Championship: 2019

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