Eric Garcia Martret is a Centre back playing his club football for La Liga Club Barcelona and the Spain national team. Garcia was born in Barcelona in Spain on January 9, 2001. He began his football career at FC Barcelona in 2008 and spent nine years before he moved to Premier League club Manchester City.
Eric Garcia Profile
|Player’s Name||Eric Garcia Martret|
|Former Club||Manchester City|
|Position of Play||Center-back|
|Market Value||18 million euros|
|Age||21 years old|
|Place of Birth||Barcelona, Spain|
|Date of Birth||January 9, 2001|
|Agent||Puyo, de la pena & Sostres|
|Signed||July 1, 2021|
|Contract||June 30 2026|
The Spaniard who captained all the youth teams that he played for began his football career at his hometown at the age of seven years. What surprised many was his ultimate departure in 2017 when he joined Manchester City where he took the armband for the U18 and was integral in their U19 UEFA Youth League.
During the first season with the U18, he played a total of 25 games in which he scored five goals in 2018 he made his debut during the pre-season and started in a 1-1 draw with Leicester City in the EFL Cup in December, having played his first League game on September in 8-0 win over Watford.
He went on to win the heart of his coach and he established himself as a first-choice player representing is the club in all competitions in partnership with Aymeric Laporte at the heart of the city’s backline.
June 17, 2020, was such a bad day for the Centre back on his line of duty when he had to be treated and withdrawn from the field while fitted with oxygen on his face after he collided with his teammate Ederson in a Premier League game against rival Arsenal a game they won by 3-0.
Garcia who left Barcelona unexpectedly to join Manchester City once again did the unthinkable when he turned down the club’s offer to extend his contract in August 2020. He could then sign for Barcelona in June 2021.
Upon his return to the Serie A giants, he debuted in a 4-2 win over Real Sociedad. His start however at Barcelona was challenge-laden as he received two red cards on his second month the first being in a 1-1 draw with Athletic Bilbao and the second in a Champions League Group game against Benfica.
He has represented Spain from under 19 to under 21 before being included in the first team on August 20, 2020, for the UEFA Nations League followed by a call to the 24-man squad for the 2020 UEFA Euro and later in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
Garcia Market value and Net worth
The Centre back’s value has risen over time; an analysis of his current value reveals that Garcia has a market value of 18 million euros. Tracking back to his early days, he had a market value of 7m euros as of August 2019 when he was 18 years old. Garcia has an estimated net worth of 15 million dollars. The main source of his worth is his successful football career where he gets his earnings.
Eric Garcia Family and relationship
when finding out about his family, the names of his parents are Mr. and Mrs. Garcia who are his parents and they originate from Catalonia in Spain and Barcelona his home forming a part of its Municipalities. He has a younger sister namely Alicia with whom they grew up together.
Globally, Garcia ranks at 448 among all players in the world. In his country Spain, Garcia is number 45. Looking at how he sits at the club level and the Serie A, he settles for position11 at Barcelona and position 70 in La Liga respectively.
At the Centre back, which is his main position of play, he ranks at number 81. A quick look at his age mates that are players born in 2001, Garcia stands at position 13. This ranking is however subject to change from time to time.
FIFA 22 rating.
Garcia has an overall rating of 77 with the potential of 85. He has a rating of two in skill moves and three for the weak foot. His international reputation rating is two with work rate as medium/high. Some of the players that he compares with include E. Tapsoba, Lenglet, Umtiti, Konsa, Saiss, and Dier.
When the transfer windows open, clubs get the chance to scout and sign players they feel will bring an impact on the strength of the squad. Garcia has been one of the many players that have had interclub transfers. His transfer history dates back to July 1, 2017, when his first transfer happened as he joined Manchester City U18 for 1.7m euros from Barcelona U16. After four years at the Premier League Club, he returned to Barcelona where he started his football on a free transfer on July 1, 2021.
Position and style of play
The Spaniard is well known as a Centre back which forms the main position of play. He is a good player when it comes to building up play from behind as he takes the ball and passes it to midfield to allow progressive play. He is calm when with the ball and makes good decisions a great ability for a defender that makes him stand out and make the difference.
Salary and contract
When he joined Barcelona on July 1, 2021, Eric Garcia had personal terms agreement with the club that saw him pen down a five-year contract that will keep him at the club until June 30, 2026. Garcia pockets a salary of 57,000 pounds a week totaling 3 million pounds per year at the club.
- His La Liga debut game was against Real Sociedad on August 15, 2021 under Ronald Koeman as Barcelona won by 4-2 goals.
- At the Premier League he first appeared for Manchester City on September 21, 2019 in a 8-0 triumph over Watford under Pep Guardiola.
- For the Spain National team, Garcia played his first game on September 6, 2020 when Luis Enrique was the head coach, Spain won 4-0 over Ukraine in the UEFA Nations League.
Trophies won by Garcia
- Premier League Winner with Manchester City in the 2020-21 season.
- 2019-20 EFL Cup Champion with Manchester City.
- In 2019, he won the Community Shield with Manchester City.
- Under 23 Summer Olympic Silver Medal with Spain in 2020.
- In 2019 European U19 Championship with Spain.
- In 2017 European U17 Championship with Spain.
- In 2021 he was named in the IFFHS Men’s U20 Youth World Team.
- Part on the Team of the Tournament for the 2019 UEFA U19 European Championship.