Where is Luis Garcia now?
An important part of the successful Liverpool team of the mid-2000’s, Luis Garcia hung up his boots in 2014 at the age of 35 after two seasons at Mexican sides Puebla and Pumas UNAM.
In October 2014 Luis Garcia joined Indian Super League side Atlético de Kolkata as their marquee player for the inaugural 10 week season.
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In a successful season, Garcia’s side won the league final and he was voted the league’s most exciting player.
Luis Garcia made a sensational return to football in January 2016 when he came out of retirement to sign for Australian A-League side Central Coast Mariners at the age of 37.
Signing on a short term deal, Garcia only played for the side twice but made an impression in those game scoring one goal and setting up three. Garcia then retired once more.
Now that he has officially retired from playing professionally Garcia has been started a new career as a football pundit across various television networks including beIN SPORTS USA, TV3 Ireland and Sky Sports.
Garcia also regularly represents Liverpool as a club ambassador and also appears as an after dinner speaker with other Liverpool legends.
In July 2017 Luis Garcia will be representing Spain in Star Sixes, a new six-a-side indoor international tournament at the O2 in London featuring some of the world’s most iconic footballers.
Luis Garcia #One2Eleven (4-5-1 Formation)
Luis Garcia was a guest on Sky Sports programme The Fantasy Football Club in October 2016 where he picked the eleven best players he had ever played with in their #One2Eleven section of the show.
GK – Victor Valdes – when I played with him at Barcelona he was the best goalkeeper in Spain. Good in every aspect.
RB – Carlos Puyol – when I first started playing with him at under 20 he played as a right winger but changed to a centre back when he got older. All heart and all power, one of the best centre backs in the world at the time.
LB – John Arne Riise
CB – Sami Hyypia – a special player who was always very quiet but always in the right position at the right time.
CB – Jamie Carragher – was the soul of the Liverpool team – you could always hear him from the back.
CM – Xavi Alonso – always knows what to do in a game, when to stop, when to go fast, when to go long. Unbelievable passer of the ball.
CM – Steven Gerrard – took me in as part of his family when I arrived from Spain. One of the best ever English midfielders.
CM – Xavi – great relationship with Iniesta and similar qualities. You have to have both of them together in the team. You could never ever get the ball off of him.
RAM – Andres Iniesta – can do anything, anywhere within a team. One of the most talented and technical players ever. Someone special.
ST – Robbie Fowler – the talent he had was unbelievable. Had the gift of always knowing where the ball was going to be in the box.
LAM – Ronaldinho – the best player that I played with. He had the power, the technique, the talent – everything. He was always happy and just loved playing football.
Luis Garcia: Premier League Statistics
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Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com