Javi Garcia is a Spanish footballer who plays for Zenit Saint Petersburg and the Spain national football team. Garcia began his club career at Real Madrid before making movers to Osasuna, Benfica and Manchester City.
Francisco Javier Garcia Fernandez was born on the 8th of February 1987 in Mula, Spain. He began his career at Real Madrid B where he played 86 matches scoring 10 goals for the side before playing three matches for the senior side. In 2007 he moved to Osasuna. He played 25 matches for the club scoring three goals. In 2008 he moved back to Real Madrid where he played just one season. Javi Garcia signed for Manchester City 2012. He moved to Portuguese side Benfica in 2009. This is the club where he made a name for himself. He helped the club win the 2009-10 League title as well as the Portuguese League Cup in 2010, 2011 & 2012. He played 73 league matches scoring six goals.
Javi Garcia signed for Manchester City on deadline day in August 2012. He signed a £15.8 million deal. He scored on his debut against Stoke City in a 1-1 draw. In the summer of 2014 Javi Garcia signed for Russian club Zenit Saint Petersburg.
Javi Garcia has played for Spain U-16, U-17, U-19, U-20 and U-21 youth levels. He made his senior debut in 2012 in a match against Serbia in a 2-0 win. Javi Garcia has won the 2006 UEFA U-19 Championship with Spain. Javi Garcia has the potential to be a great player for club and country.