Óscar González Marcos

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Óscar
Óscar González Marcos (2012).jpg
Óscar celebrates a goal for Valladolid
Personal information
Full name Óscar Javier González Marcos
Date of birth (1982-11-12) 12 November 1982 (age 31)
Place of birth Salamanca, Spain
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Valladolid
Number 10
Youth career
Santa Marta
Valladolid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001 Valladolid B 2 (0)
2001–2004 Valladolid 81 (13)
2004–2008 Zaragoza 129 (14)
2008–2010 Olympiacos 45 (5)
2010– Valladolid 118 (33)
National team
2001 Spain U18 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is González and the second or maternal family name is Marcos.

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.

Football career[edit]

Early years / Zaragoza[edit]

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[1]).

Olympiakos[edit]

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.[2] During his two-year spell he played in a total of 68 games and netted nine times, but his performances were irregular overall.

Helping to the Piraeus club double in his first season, Óscar also scored in the 2008–09 UEFA Cup, in a 1–2 away loss against AS Saint-Étienne (2–5 on aggregate) for the round-of-32.

Return to Valladolid[edit]

On 1 September 2010 Olympiacos parted ways with Óscar, whom immediately signed with his first professional team Valladolid, now in the second division.[3] 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[4]– 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.

Honours[edit]

Zaragoza
Olympiacos

References[edit]

  1. ^ Osasuna 2–2 Real Zaragoza; ESPN Soccernet, 12 December 2004
  2. ^ Olympiakos sign Zaragoza's Óscar; FIFA.com, 27 June 2008
  3. ^ El hijo vuelve a casa hecho un hombre (Son returns home a man); Valladolid's official website, 2 September 2010 (Spanish)
  4. ^ Óscar y el Valladolid, enlace eterno (Óscar and Valladolid, eternal link); El Norte de Castilla, 20 July 2011 (Spanish)

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