Eric García Martret was born on the 9th of January 2001, and he is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for La Liga club Barcelona and the Spain national team.
Report from talkSPORT has it that Eric García who was born in Martorell, Barcelona, Catalonia, García was a part of La Masia, the Barcelona academy, before joining Manchester City in 2017. However, during his first season at City, he captained the under 18s and played for the under 19s in the UEFA Youth League.
According to BBC sport report, Eric García joined up with the first team during their 2018 summer pre-season in the United States. The report has it that on the 18th of December 2018, García made his debut for City, starting in the EFL Cup quarter-final against Leicester City. The young star played in a centre-back pairing with Nicolás Otamendi, with the game finishing 1–1, City winning the tie on penalties. Eric García made his Premier League debut on the 21st of September 2019 when he came on as a 63rd-minute substitute for Otamendi in an 8–0 win over Watford. Eric García
The Centre-back played two full games back to back for City over the Christmas and New Year period in 2019. His first game was against Sheffield United at home, which City won 2–0. And a second home game in a couple of days, saw a second start for García, with City recording a 2–1 victory against Everton.
However, on the 17th of June 2020, García was in the starting eleven against Arsenal for City’s first game back after the COVID-19 pandemic break, with City recording a 3–0 win. Nevertheless, towards the end of the game, García was involved in a collision with goalkeeper Ederson and initially left him unconscious. The young star received lengthy on-field treatment before being stretchered off and supplied with oxygen. Despite the seriousness of the incident, García was discharged from hospital the next day. The Manchester City head-Coach Pep Guardiola stated in a press conference García’s injury was a concussion and expected him to be fit within 10 days.
And on the 6th of August 2020, Guardiola announced in a press conference that García had rejected a contract extension, despite ending the league campaign as City’s first-choice partner for Aymeric Laporte.
Return to Barcelona
According to the report from ESPN, on the 1st of June 2021, García agreed to sign for La Liga club Barcelona on a free transfer on a five-year contract starting on the 1st of July, with a buyout clause set at €400 million. Aagin, on the 15th of August 2021, he played his first competitive match for the club as he started the league opening game, a 4–2 victory against Real Sociedad. On the 21st of August, he was sent off after receiving a straight red card for his last-ditch tackle on Nico Williams in a 1–1 draw against Athletic Bilbao. On the 29th of September, García was sent off for the second time after receiving two yellow cards in a 3–0 Champions League group stage thrashing by Benfica.
Skysport reported that after García represent Spain at under-19 and under-21 levels, García received his first senior call-up on the 20th of August 2020, for two UEFA Nations League fixtures against Germany and Ukraine. The young star made his senior international debut against Ukraine on the 6th of September 2020, replacing Sergio Ramos in the 61st minute as Spain won 4–0. On the 24th of May 2021, García was included in Luis Enrique’s 24-man squad for UEFA Euro 2020.
Eric García Martret Net Worth
Eric García has made very few appearances during his time in England but his lucrative contract with Manchester City puts his net worth at an estimated 5 Million Euro (3.5 Million Pound)
Eric García Martret Salary
Eric García Martret signed a contract with FC Barcelona that nets him a whopping salary of 3 Million Euro (2.7 Million Pound) per year. We have crunched the numbers, this means he earns €4,957 (£4,422) per day and €207 (£184) per hour!
Premier League: 2020–21
EFL Cup: 2019–20
FA Community Shield: 2019
UEFA Champions League runner-up: 2020–21
UEFA European Under-17 Championship: 2017
FIFA U-17 World Cup runner-up: 2017
UEFA European Under-19 Championship: 2019
Summer Olympic silver medal: 2020
UEFA Nations League runner-up: 2020–21
UEFA European Under-19 Championship Team of the Tournament: 2019
IFFHS Men’s Youth (U20) World Team: 2021