Marc Torrejón

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Marc Torrejón
Personal information
Full name Marc Torrejón Moya
Date of birth (1986-02-18) 18 February 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Barcelona, Spain
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
SC Freiburg
Number 3
Youth career
2002–2005 Espanyol
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Espanyol B 2 (0)
2005–2009 Espanyol 71 (1)
2005–2006 Málaga B (loan) 35 (0)
2009–2012 Racing Santander 92 (3)
2012–2014 1. FC Kaiserslautern 54 (1)
2014– SC Freiburg 7 (0)
National team
2004–2005 Spain U19 3 (0)
2007–2009 Spain U21 11 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 November 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Torrejón and the second or maternal family name is Moya.

Marc Torrejón Moya (born 18 February 1986) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for German club SC Freiburg as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Torrejón was a product of hometown RCD Espanyol's youth ranks. He spent the 2005–06 season on loan to Málaga CF's B-team in the second division and, upon returning to Espanyol, he became a defensive centerpiece in the side alongside another club trainee, Daniel Jarque; his La Liga debut came on 1 October 2006, in a 0–0 away draw against CA Osasuna.[1]

In the 2006–07 campaign, Torrejón played in ten UEFA Cup games, as the Pericos went all the way to the final, where he missed the decisive shot in a 3–5 penalty shootout loss against Sevilla FC.[2]

The following season, Torrejón scored his first professional goal, in a 1–2 defeat at Real Valladolid on 20 January 2008.[3] In 2008–09 he played almost no part in Espanyol's campaign, due to the signing of Argentine Nicolás Pareja.

On 17 July 2009, Torrejón signed a four-year contract with Racing de Santander, for 1,6 million.[4] He was arguably the most solid defender for the Cantabrians in his first year, only being booked four times in the league, although the club barely escaped relegation.

Torrejón left Racing at the end of 2011–12, which ended in relegation. On 26 August 2012, he joined German side 1. FC Kaiserslautern on a three-year contract.[5] He made his league debut against MSV Duisburg on 16 September, playing the full 90 minutes in a home 2–1 win,[6] and scored his first goal in the 2. Bundesliga on 5 May, in a 4–1 home victory against FSV Frankfurt.[7]

On 27 August 2014, Torrejón moved to the Bundesliga after signing with SC Freiburg for an undisclosed fee.[8] He played his first game in the main category of German football exactly one month later, as an 80th minute substitute for Jonathan Schmid in a scoreless home draw against Bayer 04 Leverkusen.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Torrejón's sister, Marta, is also a footballer. She also played for Espanyol, and represented the Spanish national team.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Espanyol y Osasuna no ofrecieron ni juego ni ocasiones" [Espanyol and Osasuna provided neither goals nor chances] (in Spanish). Marca. 1 October 2006. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Atkin, John (17 May 2007). "Palop lauds perfect performance". UEFA.com. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Derby delight as Madrid stay clear". UEFA.com. 20 January 2008. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Marc Torrejón, nuevo jugador del Racing" [Marc Torrejón, new Racing player] (in Spanish). Marca. 17 July 2009. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "FCK signs Spanish defender Marc Torrejón". 1. FC Kaiserslautern. 26 August 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Kaiserslautern verdirbt Runjaic-Premiere" [Kaiserslautern spoil Runjaic debut] (in German). Rheinische Post. 16 September 2012. Retrieved 26 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "Kaiserslautern holt Big Point gegen Frankfurt" [Kaiserslautern gets big point against Frankfurt] (in German). Der Spiegel. 5 May 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "Sport-Club verpflichtet Marc Torrejón" [Sport-Club acquires Marc Torrejón] (in German). SC Freiburg. 27 August 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2014. 
  9. ^ "Leverkusen fire a blank away to Freiburg". Bundesliga. 27 September 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2014. 
  10. ^ Roldán, Isabel (22 October 2011). "No acostumbran a compararme con mi hermano Marc" [I'm not compared to my brother Marc very often] (in Spanish). Diario AS. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 

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