Marco Estrada (footballer)

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Marco Estrada
Marco Estrada 2013.JPG
Personal information
Full name Marco Andrés Estrada Quinteros
Date of birth (1983-05-28) May 28, 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Viña del Mar, Chile
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Al-Wahda
Number 5
Youth career
Everton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2006 Everton 84 (3)
2007–2010 Universidad de Chile 96 (14)
2010–2013 Montpellier 84 (8)
2013– Al-Wahda 10 (2)
National team
2007–2011 Chile 33 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 January 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 July 2013

Marco Andrés Estrada Quinteros (born May 28, 1983 in Viña del Mar) is a Chilean football midfielder currently playing for Al-Wahda of the UAE Pro-League.

Career[edit]

He was called up for the Chile national football team's friendlies against the two hosting nations of the 2008 Euro Cup. Against Switzerland, Chile lost 2-1 but had a legitimate goal called off and Austria, where Chile comfortably won 2-0. Both of these encounters were played on September 7, 2007 and September 11, 2007 in Austria. After two great performances Estrada was called up for two friendlies in Asia against Japan, where Chile held the hosts to a 0-0 draw and South Korea, where Chile won 1-0.

It was then where Estrada's aerial ability, marking, tenacity, powerful shots, long pass accuracy and technique continued to impress prestigious Chile's coach, Marcelo Bielsa who nominated him for the Bolivia and Venezuela games. Both matches were played in tough scenarios in the 3600 meter altitude Hernando Siles Stadium in La Paz and the Copa America 2007 Puerto Ordaz Stadium in Venezuela. Chile surprisingly won both games 2-0 and 3-2. Estrada proved to be extremely consistent in both matches, playing as a left wing back and a centre back and went on to be a regular in the Chilean national team during three years.[1] Estrada scored his first International goal on Wednesday June 10. when his curling free kick beat Bolivian goalkeeper Carlo Arias after midfielder Ignacio Garcia of Bolivia was sent off in the 71st minute. Estrada replaced the suspended Carlos Carmona in the starting line up Chile's final Group H match at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, but was sent off with a second booking at 37 minutes following a dive by Fernando Torres[citation needed] in the lead up to their opponent's Spain's second goal in a 2-1 win.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. June 10, 2009 Santiago, Chile  Bolivia 4–0 Win FIFA World Cup qualification

Club[edit]

Montpellier HSC

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