Óscar González Marcos
Óscar celebrates a goal for Valladolid
|Full name||Óscar Javier González Marcos|
|Date of birth||12 November 1982|
|Place of birth||Salamanca, Spain|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Óscar Javier González Marcos (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈoskar xaˈβjer ɣonˈsa.les]; born 12 November 1982), known as simply Óscar, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Real Valladolid as an attacking midfielder.
Early years / Zaragoza
Born in Salamanca, Óscar began his career with Real Valladolid, making his first-team – and La Liga – debut in the 1–0 home win over UD Las Palmas on 7 October 2001, one month shy of his 19th birthday. Establishing himself as a regular by the start of the 2002–03 season, he was the side's best scorer in the following year at 10, in spite of a final relegation.
Subsequently Óscar moved to Real Zaragoza, where he was a regular fixture throughout four seasons, whether as a starter or a substitute. His best scoring output came during his first season, with six goals (two being in a 2–2 draw at CA Osasuna).
After Zaragoza's relegation in 2007–08, Óscar joined Olympiacos F.C. on a three-year deal during the summer transfer season, joining countryman Ernesto Valverde's roster. During his two-year spell he played in a total of 68 games and netted nine times, but his performances were irregular overall.
Return to Valladolid
On 1 September 2010 Olympiacos parted ways with Óscar, whom immediately signed with his first professional team Valladolid, now in the second division. He renewed his one-year contract for a further two seasons in July 2011 – with the option of making his link to the club a permanent one– and, in his second year in his second spell, netted a career-best 13 goals as the Pucelanos returned to the top flight after two years.
- Osasuna 2–2 Real Zaragoza; ESPN Soccernet, 12 December 2004
- Olympiakos sign Zaragoza's Óscar; FIFA.com, 27 June 2008
- El hijo vuelve a casa hecho un hombre (Son returns home a man); Valladolid's official website, 2 September 2010 (Spanish)
- Óscar y el Valladolid, enlace eterno (Óscar and Valladolid, eternal link); El Norte de Castilla, 20 July 2011 (Spanish)