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Claudio García
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Full name Claudio Omar García
Date of birth August 24, 1963 (1963-08-24) (age 46)
Place of birth    Buenos Aires, Argentina
Playing position Striker
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Vélez Sársfield
Racing Club
Colón de Santa Fe
All Boys
Independiente Rivadavia
Chacarita Juniors
Real Jaen
202 (40)
073 (19)
054 (14)
129 (26)
030 0(4)
049 (11)
020 0(3)
011 0(1)
030 0(4)
000 0(0)   
National team
1991-1993 Argentina 013 0(3)
Teams managed
Defensores Unidos
Independiente Rivadavia

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 1 November 2007.
* Appearances (Goals)

Claudio "Turco" García (born 24 August 1963 in Argentina) is a former Argentina international footballer.

García started his professional career in 1981 with Club Atlético Huracán in Buenos Aires. He stayed with the club until their relegation from the Argentine Primera at the end of the 1985-1986 season.

García joined Vélez Sársfield where he played until 1988, he then signed for Lyon in France.

In 1991 García returned to Argentine football to join Racing Club de Avellaneda, he was also given his debut fir the Argentina national team in 1991. He was part of two Copa América winning campaigns in 1991 and 1993.

García played over 100 games for Racing Club between 1991 and his departure in 1995. He joined Colón de Santa Fe where he spent one season before returning to Huracán in 1996. By the end of his 2nd spell at Huracán he had made 251 appearances, scoring 51 goals.

Towards the end of his playing days he spent time with All Boys and Independiente Rivadavia in the Argentine 2nd Division and Chacarita Juniors. In 2001 he joined Spanish lower league side Real Jaen.


Season Team Title
1991 Argentina Argentina Copa América
1993 Argentina Argentina Copa América

Coaching career

Since his retirement as a player García has worked as a football manager on a couple of occasions, with Defensores Unidos and Independiente Rivadavia.

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