Alen Marcina

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Alen Marcina
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Personal information
Full name Alen Ivano Marcina
Date of birth (1979-07-30) July 30, 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
San Antonio Scorpions
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002 New Westminster Khalsa 18 (38)
2002–2003 Ottawa Wizards 10 (9)
2004–2005 PAOK Thessaloniki 28
2004 ÍA Akranes (loan)
2005 Schweinfurt (loan)
2005 Herfølge 22 (0)
2006 Puerto Rico Islanders 27 (13)
2006–2007 New Zealand Knights 8 (2)
2007 Puerto Rico Islanders 8 (1)
2007 Montreal Impact 8 (1)
2007 Vancouver Whitecaps 6 (1)
2008 Minnesota Thunder 18 (3)
2008 Rochester Rhinos 3 (0)
2009 Miami FC 29 (5)
Teams managed
2013– San Antonio Scorpions
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 22, 2009.
† Appearances (Goals).

Alen Marcina (born July 30, 1979 in Surrey, British Columbia) was a Canadian soccer player who currently is the head coach of the San Antonio Scorpions in the NASL. On August 27, 2013, the San Antonio Scorpions relieved Tim Hankinson of his duties as head coach and named Marcina interim head coach. The interim tag was removed and Marcina was named head coach on November 20, 2013.[1]

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

Marcina played college soccer with Barry University, and with New Westminster Khalsa in the Pacific Coast Soccer League,[2] before joining the Ottawa Wizards for the 2002-03 CPSL season, where he scored 9 goals in just 10 matches. When the Wizards had their license revoked by the CPSL, Marcina tried his luck in Europe and managed to land a contract with Greek giants and UEFA Cup Participants PAOK Thessaloniki in January 2004. The next years saw him play with ÍA Akranes of Iceland, Schweinfurt of Germany and Herfølge Boldklub of Denmark.

Marcina signed with the Puerto Rico Islanders for the 2006 season of the second tier league of American soccer, the USL First Division, which is a level below Major League Soccer. He scored 13 goals in 27 appearances for the Islanders earning All-League selection before moving to the New Zealand Knights[3] in November 2006. He netted his first goal for the Knights against the Newcastle Jets and also scored in the 3-1 win over the Queensland Roar.

Marcina returned to the USL and Puerto Rico in 2007, making another handful of appearances, before being bought by Canadian club Montreal Impact in June 2007. He was traded in July 2007 to the Vancouver Whitecaps. He signed with the Minnesota Thunder on February 12, 2008. On August 27, 2008, the Thunder sold Marcina's contract to the Rochester Rhinos.[4] In April 2009 left Rochester Rhinos and signed with Miami FC.[5] where he led the team in goals, games played and minutes played. Marcina announced his retirement in 2010 after turning down multiple offers in the USA and Vietnam..

International[edit]

Marcina capped by the Canadian national team missed New Zealand's round 21 match against Perth Glory at North Harbour Stadium due to a call up to a Canadian national team

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