||Marcelino Martínez Cao
|Date of birth
29 April 1940 |
|Place of birth
||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Marcelino Martínez Cao, simply known as Marcelino (born 29 April 1940), is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a striker.
Marcelino was born in Ares, Province of A Coruña, Galicia. In 1959 he signed with Real Zaragoza from local Racing de Ferrol, going on to remain with the club until his retirement 11 years later.
During his spell with the Aragonese, always spent in La Liga, Marcelino scored 117 official goals, contributing solidly to the conquest of three major titles, namely two Copa del Rey trophies. He was part of an efficient offensive unit dubbed Los Magníficos (The Magnificent) which also featured Canário, Carlos Lapetra, Eleuterio Santos and Juan Manuel Villa.
Marcelino played 14 times for the Spanish national team, participating in the 1964 European Nations' Cup and the 1966 FIFA World Cup. In the former tournament he scored the decisive 2–1 in the final against the Soviet Union, through a header.