Juan Carlos García

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Juan Carlos García
Personal information
Full name Juan Carlos García
Date of birth (1988-03-08)8 March 1988
Place of birth Tela, Atlántida, Honduras
Date of death 8 January 2018(2018-01-08) (aged 29)
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Left back
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Marathón 53 (1)
2010–2013 Olimpia 80 (4)
2013–2016 Wigan Athletic 0 (0)
2014–2015Tenerife (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2009–2015 Honduras 34 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 June 2014

Juan Carlos García (8 March 1988 – 8 January 2018) was a Honduran footballer.

He began his career at Marathón and later went on to C.D. Olimpia. Before transferring to Wigan in 2013 he was loaned to CD Tenerife.

A full international since 2009, García has earned over 30 caps for Honduras. He was included in their squads for three CONCACAF Gold Cups and the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

García died from leukemia on 8 January 2018 at the age of 29.[1]

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