Raúl García was born in the Basque city of Pamplona where he joined local club Osasuna at an early age and stood out for his leadership and passionate style of playing football. After making it to the first team he began to attract attention from other clubs and was purchased by Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2007 where he would spend the next eight seasons. García began to lose his place in the squad and put in a transfer request in the summer of 2015 and was signed by Athletic Club on the final day of the transfer window. Since making the switch to Athletic he has become a focal point in the team while also being a leader both on and off the field. García has always been extremely competitive and is never one to back down from a fight. He has become a fan favorite at Athletic and has been given the nickname “Rulo”.
Raúl García is under contract through 2021 and his deal does not contain a release clause.