Eric García in his presentation with the FC Barcelona


10 curiosities about the second signing of the Barça: Eric García

Published:2/06/2021 - 00:22h

Updated:2/06/2021 - 00:22h

The FC Barcelona announced the incorporation of Eric García, and from the Barcelona club shared a ten of unknown things on the new defence

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Eric García converted this Tuesday in the second signing of the FC Barcelona of face to the next campaign. The incorporation of the ex defence of the Manchester City was a secret to voices, and these first of June were confirmed with the official presentation of the footballer. And in benefit of this celebration, the Barça has shared 10 curiosities on his new piece and his past in the club.

1- Entry of Eric García

Eric García ingresó in the Barça Escola in 2008. Curiously, the team of the that formed part before being called by Benjamín B (2009/10) was the called 'Dani Alves'.

2- Always 'captain'

Representing the '3', carried the band of captain in all the teams of Barcelona basic football with which played.

3- defensive References

Eric García recognised always in several interviews that, when it played in the formative football of the Barça, his references futbolísticas were Javier Mascherano and Carles Puyol.

4- A fellow special

It is big fellow of Ansu Fati. Both attained to coincide in the same team by five seasons then , although the forward is younger that the central, Fati played in an upper category. Now both reencontrarán in the first team of the Barça, where both will be able to fulfil together his dream.

5- Vicinity with canteranos

It has shared almost all his career in the Barça with Arnau Tenas or Sergi Rosanas, of the Barça B.

6- Debut in the City

It debuted in the first team of the City in official party when they remained him some weeks to fulfil the 18 years. It was on 18 December 2018, against the Leicester City in the Carabao Cup. It went out like headline and played the 90 minutes.

7- First experience in the City

His first experience with the Manchester City was with the Juvenile. It were 16 years old in that season 2017-18. The English picture arrived to the Final Four of the UEFA Youth League... Where coincided with the Barça in the semifinals! The Barcelona picture, that was directed then by García Pepper, achieved to arrive to the final after a 4-5. Carles Pérez (x2), Àlex Hill, Riqui Puig and Alejandro Marquis were the goleadores in a party in which Garcia was to title.

8-Big list of winners

With hardly 20 years, already has in his list of winners three Glasses of the English League, now called Carabao Cup (2018/19, 2019/20 and 2020/21), a Community Shield (2019) and a Premier League (2020/21), as well as the European sub-17 of 2017 and the Eurocopa sub-19 of 2019.

9-international Player

Eric García is the first footballer of the Barça Escola summoned by the absolute of the Spanish selection... Where went back to coincide with Ansu Fati, as there was sucedido in the sub-21.

10- curious Surname

García turned into the 23º player of the first team with 'García' of first surname. In spite of that it is a common surname in Spain, the last García that played with the first team were Sergio García and Luis García, the season 2003/04.

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