François Marque

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François Marque
Marque Back.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1983-07-31) 31 July 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Troyes, France
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Centre-Back
Left-Back
Club information
Current team
FC Istres
Number 20
Youth career
Troyes AC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 RCS La Chapelle 55 (2)
2004–2005 FC Libourne-Saint-Seurin 0 (0)
2005–2007 FC Baulmes 45 (1)
2007–2010 FC Basel 58 (0)
2010–2011 Grenoble Foot 28 (1)
2011–2013 Bastia 23 (2)
2013–2014 1. FC Saarbrücken 7 (0)
2014-2015 Amiens SC 12 (1)
2015- FC Istres 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 February 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

François Marque (born July 31, 1983 in Troyes) is a French footballer who plays as a defender. He is currently FC Istres.

Football career[edit]

Marque started his career in his native France with amateurs RCS La Chapelle in 2002 where he played 55 games over the course of 2 seasons. His good performances there caught the eye of Ligue 2 club FC Libourne-Saint-Seurin whom he signed for in 2004. He did not play any games there and left after just 1 season to join Swiss Challenge League side FC Baulmes in 2005. He impressed at Baulmes and gathered interest from several Swiss Super League teams. After much speculation about his future he joined FC Basel in January 2007.[1] At Basel, he started just two games in his first half season, coincidentally against rivals Grasshopper Club Zürich and FC Zürich. The next year during the 2007/08 season he progressed and formed an effective central defensive partnership with Swedish internationalist Daniel Majstorović, which saw him become a first-team regular. Majstorović left in Summer 2008, however, and Marque formed a new partnership with David Abraham. On 1 February 2010 the central defender signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with Grenoble Foot. On 19 July 2011 he played in a friendly for Crystal Palace FC. In 05.08.2011 he signed up with French second league team SC Bastia. In October 2013 he signed for 1. FC Saarbrücken, but was released four months later after failing a doping test.[2]

Honours[edit]

Basel

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FC Basel 1893 (2013). "Berner nach Blackburn ? Marque ab sofort beim FCB" (in German). FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 2007-01-30. 
  2. ^ "Doping-Sünder Marque fristlos gekündigt" (in German). Kicker. 26 February 2014. Retrieved 26 February 2014.