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Gonzalo García (rugby player)

Gonzalo García
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Birth nameGonzalo Manuel García
Date of birth (1984-02-18) February 18, 1984 (age 35)
Place of birthMendoza, Argentina
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight96 kg (212 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Rugby Calvisano
Benetton Treviso
Correct as of 28 August 2015
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008–16 Italy 44 (21)
Correct as of 19 March 2016
Teams coached
Years Team
2019– Lyons Piacenza (Head Coach)

Gonzalo Manuel García (born February 18, 1984) is an Argentine-born Italian rugby union player for Zebre in the Pro14 competition. Gonzalo García's position is centre.


García was born in Mendoza, Argentina and made his debut for that city's side Maristas, winning the provincial title in 2006. He played the U-19 World Cup in France in 2003 and the U-21 World Cup in Argentina in 2005 for Argentina.

In 2007 he moved to Italy to play with Rugby Calvisano, subsequently choosing the Italian nationality. After winning an Italian title at Calvisano in 2008, he moved to Benetton Treviso in the Pro12.

García debuted for the Italian national team against South Africa in Cape Town on 21 June 2008, in a 26-0 loss. He scored his first test match try against South Africa on 21 November 2009 in the Stadio Friuli, Udine. He was called for the 2011 Rugby World Cup, playing in three games but without scoring.

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