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Top 10 Girona Players of All Time

These are the best players in Girona FC's history so far.

by Konstantin Simidchiyski
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Girona FC emerged as the standout sensation of Spanish football in 2023. Despite being a small club, they remarkably secured the second spot in La Liga, closely trailing behind the leader, Real Madrid. But who are the Girona players who will always remain in history?

Under the guidance of manager Michel Sanchez and backed by the City Football Group, which also owns Manchester City, Girona is asserting itself as a burgeoning force within La Liga. While winning the league remains a goal, their consistent performance positions them strongly for a potential Top 4 finish, securing a coveted spot in the prestigious Champions League.

Throughout the initial phase of the 2023/24 season, Los Blanquivermells secured victories in 14 out of 18 games, with three draws and a lone defeat against Real Madrid. Among their standout moments was the remarkable 4-2 victory over Barcelona in an away game, showcasing Girona’s exceptional capabilities at their peak.

But who are the Girona best players of all time – the ones who shaped this club’s history throughout the years? Let’s dive into this subject:

Girona Best Players of All Time

Cristhian Stuani

Cristhian Stuani

The former Uruguayan international, Cristhian Stuani, is undeniably the most prominent legend in Girona’s history. Upon joining the club in 2017, Stuani rapidly ascended to become Los Blanquivermells’ all-time leading goal scorer. His tally of 124 goals for Girona (as of December 2023) solidifies his legacy as a figure unforgettable to the fans.

Juanpe

Juanpe

Having been with Girona since 2016, Juan Pedro Ramirez Lopez, commonly known as Juanpe, holds the record for the highest number of appearances for the Catalan club. His 233 games for the team (as of December 2023) stand on par with Borja Garcia. Juanpe’s role as a center-back has made him one of Girona’s most steadfast and loyal players in their history, endearing him greatly to the fans.

Borja Garcia

Borja Garcia

As mentioned earlier, Borja Garcia shares the record for the most appearances for the club with 233 matches, similar to Juanpe. The key distinction lies in their positions, with Borja contributing as an attacking midfielder. While he initially started in Real Madrid’s Academy, Borja faced challenges in establishing himself there. In 2020, he made a move from Girona to Huesca, only to return to the Catalan club a year later.

Alex Granell

Alex Granell

As a midfielder, Alex Granell amassed over 230 appearances for Girona from 2014 to 2020. Presently, he plays for the Belgian side Lommel, also under the ownership of the City Football Group. Known for his unwavering loyalty and strong work ethic, Alex Granell earned immense respect from fans for his dedication and relentless efforts on the field.

Migue

Migue

Miguel Angel Gonzalez Gonzalez, commonly known as Migue, is a retired Spanish player who primarily operated as a center-back. Emerging from the renowned Barcelona Academy, La Masia, Migue dedicated his career to defending Girona’s colors from 2007 to 2014. With an impressive 231 appearances for the Catalan club, he played a pivotal role in securing the team’s promotion to the Segunda Division after a 49-year-long wait.

Jandro

Jandro

Alejandro Castro Fernandez, known as Jandro, stands as the second-highest goal scorer in Girona’s history, trailing only behind the aforementioned Cristhian Stuani. During his tenure with the Catalans from 2010 to 2015, Jandro impressively netted 37 goals across various competitions for the club. Following his playing career, he transitioned into coaching, managing clubs such as Acero, Villarreal C, and Amorebieta.

Felipe Sanchon

Felipe Sanchon

A product of Barcelona’s La Masia, Felipe Sanchon proudly represented Girona on two separate occasions: first, from 2005 to 2006, and later, from 2012 to 2017. Despite his primary role as an attacking midfielder, Felipe holds the distinction of being the club’s third-highest goal scorer, tallying 36 goals. He concluded his career in 2021 while playing for Hospitalet

Portu

Portu

A skilled winger with experience at clubs like Valencia and Real Sociedad, Portu has had two separate stints with Girona, including his current tenure. A threat on the wing, he consistently challenges opposing defenses with his skills. Portu stands as a crucial element within Girona’s team, actively contributing to Los Blanquivermells’ pursuit of a title with his impactful performances.

Jaime Mata

Jaime Mata

Presently part of Getafe’s squad in La Liga, Jaime Mata stands out as one of Girona’s most esteemed strikers in their history. The 35-year-old forward showcased his prowess during his tenure with the team from 2014 to 2016, netting 21 goals. He later moved to Real Valladolid, where he further demonstrated his impressive goal-scoring abilities.

Aleix Garcia

Aleix Garcia

As a pivotal player in the midfield, Aleix Garcia holds a crucial role within Girona’s current squad. Joining the club in 2021, Aleix adeptly orchestrates the midfield, dictating the pace and flow of the game. A defining highlight in his career arrived in 2023 when he earned his debut cap for Spain’s national team, marking a proud moment in his journey.

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