Marco Fabián

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Fabián and the second or maternal family name is De la Mora.
Marco Fabián
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Personal information
Full name Marco Jhonfai Fabián de la Mora
Date of birth (1989-07-21) 21 July 1989 (age 24)
Place of birth Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder, Left Midfielder, Forward
Club information
Current team
Cruz Azul (loan)
Number 8
Youth career
1997–2007 Tapatio
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007- Guadalajara 164 (38)
2014– Cruz Azul (loan) 12 (7)
National team
2009 Mexico U20 3 (0)
2011–2012 Mexico U23 20 (15)
2012– Mexico 15 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 December 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 June 2014

Marco Jhonfai Fabián de la Mora (born 21 July 1989) is a Mexican professional footballer who currently plays for Cruz Azul in the Liga MX.[1]

Fabián comes from Guadalajara and is a graduate of the local team Chivas. Fabián made his senior team debut in the Apertura 2007 season in the match against Chiapas, and scored the first goal during the Clausura 2008 tournament against Monarcas Morelia. Fabián took part in the Copa Libertadores in 2010 as Guadalajara reached the finals of the tournament.[2]

Fabián represented Mexico in several youth categories. He was in the initial roster for the 2011 Copa América, but was expelled from the team and suspended for six months along with six other players, for breaking disciplinary codes at their concentration hotel in Quito, Ecuador. In 2012, as a competitor of the Mexico U-23 team, Fabián helped Mexico qualify to the 2012 Summer Olympics and win the 2012 Toulon Tournament, where he was the top scorer. Fabián was part of Mexico's roster who won the Olympic gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Club career[edit]

C.D. Guadalajara[edit]

Fabián was spotted early on and recruited by Guadalajara as a promising talent. He spent ten years in the Chivas youth system, including appearances for their affiliate club Tapatio.

On 10 November 2007, Fabián made his first-team debut in a match against Jaguares de Chiapas in the Apertura tournament wearing jersey no. 33, coach Efrain Flores handing him his opportunity. He scored his first goal for the club in a 6–0 win over Morelia. After the 2010–2011 season, he has a total of 23 goals and 19 assists in 122 official games for Club Deportivo Guadalajara. Fabián scored two goals for Chivas in a friendly match against FC Barcelona on 3 August 2011 during the 2011 World Football Challenge, they won the match 4–1.

Loan to Cruz Azul[edit]

On 12 December 2013, Fabian joined Liga MX club Cruz Azul in a year-long loan deal.[3]

International career[edit]

Fabián made his international debut in the 2009 CONCACAF U-20 Championship held in Trinidad and Tobago wearing the number 8 and made three appearances for Mexico U-20.

In 2011 he was called up by Luis Fernando Tena to form part in the U-22 National Team, to compete in the Copa America of the same year.

During the Gold Cup 2011 he was named as one of the replacements for the 5 players who tested positive for clenbuterol, but would only be called to join them in an emergency, because he was already in concentration with the U-22 in preparation for the Copa America.[4][5]

He started most of the preparation games and scored a few goals before being suspended for six months, along with seven more players, for breaking disciplinary codes at their concentration hotel in Quito, Ecuador.[6]

After serving his 6 month suspension, Marco made his first senior International cap against Venezuela in a 3–1 win on 25 January 2012.

In 2012 Fabián was called up for the Mexico U-23, participating in the 2012 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament and the 2012 Toulon Tournament, winning the Top Scorer trophy in both tournaments.

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 30 January 2013 University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, United States  Denmark 1–0 1–1 Friendly
2. 7 July 2013 Rose Bowl, Pasadena, United States  Panama 1–1 1–2 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup
3. 11 July 2013 CenturyLink Field, Seattle, United States  Canada 2–0 2–0 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup
4. 14 July 2013 Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, United States  Martinique 1–0 3–1 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup
5. 28 May 2014 Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico  Israel 3–0 3–0 Friendly
6. 31 May 2014 AT&T Stadium, Arlington, United States  Ecuador 2–0 3–1 Friendly

Honors[edit]

Club[edit]

Guadalajara
Cruz Azul

International[edit]

Individual[edit]

Top scorer Mexico U-23

Year by years statistics[edit]

Year Club league
# Part. Goals Y.C R.C
Apertura 2007 Chivas 33 1 0 0 0
Clausura 2008 Chivas 33 10 1 0 0
Apertura 2008 Chivas 8 13 1 3 0
Clausura 2009 Chivas 8 13 0 2 0
Apertura 2009 Chivas 8 12 0 2 0
Bicentenario 2010 Chivas 8 11 1 4 0
Apertura 2010 Chivas 8 17 6 5 0
Clausura 2011 Chivas 8 19 9 2 0
Apertura 2011 Chivas 8 18 8 6 0
Clausura 2012 Chivas 8 11 1 6 1
Apertura 2012 Chivas 10 3 0 - -
Total 10 128 27 30 1
year Club Goals
2007– Chivas 37
Total Chivas 37

References[edit]