Santiago García (Uruguayan footballer)

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Santiago García
Personal information
Full name Santiago Damián García Correa
Date of birth (1990-09-14)14 September 1990
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Date of death 4 February 2021(2021-02-04) (aged 30)[1]
Place of death Mendoza, Argentina
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Club Boca
Libertad Washington
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Nacional 77 (39)
2011–2012 Paranaense 15 (2)
2012–2013 Kasımpaşa 1 (0)
2013–2014 Nacional 14 (0)
2014–2015 River Plate-UY 35 (13)
2016–2021 Godoy Cruz 100 (46)
Total 242 (100)
National team
2009 Uruguay U-20 9 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Santiago Damián García Correa (14 September 1990 – 4 February 2021), nicknamed Morro, was a Uruguayan professional footballer. He played as a striker.[2]

His last club was Argentine club Godoy Cruz, which tenure is thought to be the most successful of his professional career.[3]

García was a member of the Uruguay under-20 team that participated in the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup, where he played three games and scored one goal.

On 6 February 2021, García was found dead in his apartment in Mendoza, Argentina, with a gunshot wound in the head, aged 30.[4] It was confirmed that the cause of death was suicide by gunshot.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "La muerte de Santiago Morro García: "Murió el jueves" y "no hubo participación de terceros"". Clarín (in Spanish). Retrieved 8 February 2021.
  2. "S. GARCÍA". Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  3. La carrera del Morro García on Mendoza Post, 6 Feb 2021
  4. Urgente: encontraron muerto a Santiago "Morro" García (in Spanish)
  5. "Se suicidó el Morro García - TyC Sports". (in Spanish). Retrieved 6 February 2021.