Saúl García (footballer, born 1994)

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Personal information
Full name Saúl García Cabrero
Date of birth (1994-11-09) 9 November 1994 (age 26)
Place of birth Vioño de Piélagos, Spain
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position(s) Left-back
Club information
Current team
Sporting Gijón
(on loan from Alavés)
Number 3
Youth career
2004–2012 Racing Santander
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Racing B 25 (0)
2013–2015 Racing Santander 70 (1)
2015–2019 Deportivo La Coruña 20 (0)
2016Tenerife (loan) 20 (0)
2016Girona (loan) 6 (0)
2017Mallorca (loan) 11 (0)
2018Numancia (loan) 18 (0)
2019– Alavés 0 (0)
2019–2020Rayo Vallecano (loan) 17 (0)
2020–Sporting Gijón (loan) 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 July 2020

Saúl García Cabrero (born 9 November 1994), simply known as Saúl, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Sporting de Gijón on loan from Deportivo Alavés as a left-back.

Football career[edit]

Born in Vioño de Piélagos, a town in the municipality of Piélagos, Cantabria. Saúl joined Racing de Santander's youth setup in 2004, aged nine,[1] and made his senior debuts with the reserves in the 2012–13 campaign, in Segunda División B. In the 2013 summer, after both first and reserve squads' relegation, he was definitely promoted to the main squad, now in the third level.[2]

Saúl appeared in 34 matches during the 2013–14 season, as the Cantabrian side were promoted to Segunda División at first attempt. On 24 August he played his first match as a professional, starting in a 0–1 away loss against Girona FC.[3]

On 29 December 2014, Saúl signed a four-and-a-half-year contract with La Liga side Deportivo de La Coruña, being loaned to Racing until the end of the campaign.[4] Roughly a year later, after being limited to only two cup matches, he was loaned to CD Tenerife until June.[5]

On 13 August 2016, Saúl signed for Girona FC still in the second level, also in a temporary one-year deal.[6] The following 2 January, after appearing rarely, he moved to RCD Mallorca on loan until June.[7]

On 7 January 2018, after only one first team appearance during the first half of the 2017–18 campaign, Saúl was loaned to second tier club CD Numancia until June.[8] He made his debut for the club three days later at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in the Copa del Rey against Real Madrid, providing an assist on a cross for Guillermo's second goal as Numancia drew 2–2, but were eliminated 5–2 on aggregate.

Saúl returned to Dépor for the 2018–19 campaign, being a first-choice ahead of Diego Caballo. On 27 June 2019, he agreed to a four-year contract with Deportivo Alavés in the top tier,[9] but was loaned to second division side Rayo Vallecano on 2 September.[10]

On 28 September 2020, Saúl joined Sporting de Gijón still in division two, on loan for one year.[11]


  1. ^ Racing de Santander 2013/2014: Saúl García, la sorpresa (Racing de Santander 2013/2014: Saúl García, the surprise); Vavel, 16 June 2014 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ «Esta temporada espero estar en el primer equipo», dice Saúl García ("This season I hope to be in the first team", says Saúl García); El Diario Montañés, 21 July 2013 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Un gol de Felipe Sanchón le basta al Girona (A goal from Felipe Sanchón is enough for Girona); Marca, 25 August 2014 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Saúl, primer fichaje del Dépor 2015–2016 (Saúl, first signing of Dépor 2015–2016); Deportivo La Coruña, 29 December 2014 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Saúl García, cedido hasta final de temporada (Saúl García, loaned until the end of the campaign) Archived 2015-12-25 at the Wayback Machine; CD Tenerife, 24 December 2015 (in Spanish)
  6. ^ El lateral esquerre Saúl s'incorpora al Girona (Left back Saúl joins Girona); Girona FC, 13 August 2016 (in Catalan)
  7. ^ Saúl García se incorpora al RCD Mallorca (Saúl García joins RCD Mallorca) Archived 2017-01-07 at the Wayback Machine; RCD Mallorca, 2 January 2017 (in Spanish)
  8. ^ Saúl García llega al Numancia cedido por el Dépor (Saúl García arrives at Numancia on loan from Dépor); Marca, 7 January 2018 (in Spanish)
  9. ^ "Saúl García reforzará el lateral zurdo del Deportivo Alavés" [Saúl García will bolster the left back of Deportivo Alavés] (in Spanish). Deportivo Alavés. 27 June 2019. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  10. ^ "Saúl García sale cedido al Rayo Vallecano" [Saúl García leaves on loan at Rayo Vallecano] (in Spanish). Deportivo Alavés. 2 September 2019. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  11. ^ "Saúl García, cedido al Sporting de Gijón" [Saúl García, loaned to Sporting de Gijón] (in Spanish). Deportivo Alavés. 28 September 2020. Retrieved 28 September 2020.

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