Iván Marcano

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Iván Marcano
Ivan Marcano 2013.jpg
Marcano in action for Rubin Kazan
Personal information
Full name Iván Marcano Sierra
Date of birth (1987-06-23) 23 June 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Santander, Spain
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Porto
Number 5
Youth career
1997–2006 Racing Santander
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Racing B 51 (0)
2007–2009 Racing Santander 36 (2)
2009–2012 Villarreal 16 (1)
2010–2011 Getafe (loan) 29 (1)
2011–2012 Olympiacos (loan) 28 (4)
2012–2014 Rubin Kazan 38 (1)
2014 Olympiacos (loan) 7 (1)
2014– Porto 1 (0)
National team
2009 Spain U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 September 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Marcano and the second or maternal family name is Sierra.

Iván Marcano Sierra (born 23 June 1987) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for F.C. Porto in Portugal. Mainly a central defender, he can also play as a left back.

Club career[edit]

Racing[edit]

Santander-born Marcano, a youth graduate of hometown's Racing de Santander, made his first appearance with the main squad in an away win over UD Almería on 30 September 2007, due to injuries in the Cantabria side.[1] However, he had to leave the pitch in the second half of the game, also due to injury, and was unable to play for three months.[2]

For the 2008–09 campaign Marcano was definitely promoted to the first team, under new manager Juan Ramón López Muñiz. In the fifth match he scored his first La Liga and Racing goal, in a 1–2 home loss against RCD Mallorca,[3] and was a regular throughout the campaign, mostly as a left defender.

Villarreal[edit]

In early July 2009, Marcano signed a six-year deal with Villarreal CF.[4] He was first-choice for most of the first part of his first season; however, after consecutive poor performances, he fell out of favour, even losing his position in the defensive pecking order to 19-year-old Argentine Mateo Musacchio (originally signed for the B-side).

Deemed surplus to requirements at Villarreal for 2010–11, Marcano was loaned to Getafe CF on 8 June 2010.[5] Benefitting from injuries to both Mario and Rafa, he was regularly used in both defensive positions as the Madrid outskirts team narrowly avoided relegation; on 24 October 2010 he netted his only goal of the season, in a 3–0 home win against Sporting de Gijón.[6]

Olympiacos / Rubin[edit]

On 2 June 2012, after one season with Olympiacos F.C. in Greece, where he playing alongside several compatriots – including manager Ernesto Valverde – and was essential in the double conquest, Marcano was sold by Villarreal to FC Rubin Kazan in the Russian Premier League, for about 5 million.[7] In the 2014 winter transfer window, however, he returned to his previous club, on loan until June and with the option to subsequently make the deal permanent.[8]

Porto[edit]

On 11 August 2014 Marcano signed a four-year contract with F.C. Porto, replacing Manchester City-bound Eliaquim Mangala. He became the sixth Spaniard to join the Portuguese club after compatriot Julen Lopetegui took over three months earlier.[9]

Honours[edit]

Olympiacos
Rubin Kazan

Club statistics[edit]

As of 27 March 2014[10]
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Spain League Copa del Rey Europe Total
2006–07 Racing B Segunda División B 32 0 - - - - 32 0
2007–08 Tercera División 19 0 - - - - 19 0
2007–08 Racing Santander La Liga 2 0 - - - - 2 0
2008–09 34 2 4 1 5 0 43 3
2009–10 Villarreal 16 1 4 0 7 0 27 1
2010–11 Getafe 29 1 4 0 5 0 38 1
Total Spain 132 4 12 1 17 0 161 5
Greece League Greek Cup Europe Total
2011–12 Olympiacos Superleague 28 4 4 0 9 1 41 4
Total Greece 28 4 4 0 9 1 41 4
2012–13 Rubin Kazan Premier League 21 1 1 0 10 1 32 2
2013–14 17 0 1 0 11 1 29 1
Total Russia 38 1 2 0 21 2 61 3
2013–14 Olympiacos Superleague 6 1 1 0 2 0 9 1
Total Greece 6 1 1 0 2 0 9 1
Career total 205 10 19 0 49 3 273 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ "La sorpresa fue Marcano" [Marcano the surprise] (in Spanish). Diario Montañés. 1 October 2007. Retrieved 24 October 2008. 
  2. ^ "Marcano estará de dos a tres meses de baja" [Marcano to miss two or three months of action] (in Spanish). Marca. 8 October 2007. Retrieved 24 October 2008. 
  3. ^ "Doctor Jekyll y mister Hyde" [Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde] (in Spanish). Diario de Cantabria. 28 October 2008. Retrieved 29 October 2008. 
  4. ^ Europe lures Marcano to Villarreal; UEFA.com, 3 July 2009
  5. ^ Marcano jugará en el Getafe (Marcano will play in Getafe); Europa Press, 8 June 2010 (Spanish)
  6. ^ Third time lucky for Getafe; ESPN Soccernet, 24 October 2010
  7. ^ "El Villarreal traspasa a Marcano al Rubin Kazan" [Villarreal sells Marcano to Rubin Kazan] (in Spanish). Marca. 2 June 2012. Retrieved 2 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "Ανακοίνωσε Μαρκάνο η Ρουμπίν" [Roubin announced the loan of Marcano] (in Greek). Sport 24. 24 January 2014. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "City sign Mangala, Porto turn to Marcano". UEFA.com. 11 August 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2014. 
  10. ^ "Marcano". Soccerway. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 

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