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Enrique García

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Enrique García (20 November 1912 - 23 August 1969) was an Argentine football left winger who won the Copa América on two occasions with the Argentina national team.

"Chueco" García was born on 20 November 1912 in Santa Fe. he started playing for local club Las Rosas and was sold to Gimnasia y Esgrima de Santa Fe despite wanting to play for Unión.

In 1933 he joined Rosario Central where he played until he joined Racing Club de Avellaneda for an Argentine record transfer fee of $38,931. He made a total of 233 appearances for "La Academia" between 1936 and 1944, scoring 78 goals.

García played 35 times for Argentina between 1935 and 1943. He was part of the Copa América winning squads of 1937 and 1941, he also played in the 1942 edition of the tournament. Unfortunately the peak of his career coincided with World War II denying him the chance to play in a FIFA World Cup.

García was commonly known by the nickname "Chueco" but his other nicknames included "El Poeta de la zurda" (Poet of the left), "el Mago" (The magician), "el Imparable" (The unstoppable one). He died on 23 August 1969 aged 56, he is fondly remembered as one of the finest left sided players in the history of Argentine football.

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