Marko Marin

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Marko Marin
Marko Marin (Sevilla).jpg
Marin playing for Sevilla in 2013
Personal information
Full name Marko Marin[1]
Date of birth (1989-03-13) 13 March 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Bosanska Gradiška, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)[2]
Playing position Attacking midfielder / Winger
Club information
Current team
Fiorentina
(on loan from Chelsea)
Number 8
Youth career
0000–1996 SG 01 Hoechst
1996–2005 Eintracht Frankfurt
2005–2006 Borussia Mönchengladbach
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Borussia Mönchengladbach II 16 (3)
2007–2009 Borussia Mönchengladbach 68 (8)
2009–2012 Werder Bremen 87 (8)
2012– Chelsea 6 (1)
2013–2014 Sevilla (loan) 18 (0)
2014– Fiorentina (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2004–2005 Germany U16 9 (0)
2005–2006 Germany U17 16 (5)
2006–2007 Germany U18 4 (2)
2007–2009 Germany U21 12 (1)
2008–2010 Germany 16 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 January 2011

Marko Marin (Serbian Cyrillic: Марко Марин; born 13 March 1989) is a German professional footballer who plays for Fiorentina on loan from Chelsea as an attacking midfielder.

Marin previously played for Bundesliga clubs Borussia Mönchengladbach and Werder Bremen. He is known for his acceleration, dribbling, agility, creativity, versatility, technical ability and as an assist-maker.[3] A full German international since 2008, he represented the country at the 2010 World Cup.

Early life[edit]

Marin was born in Bosanska Gradiška, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia to Bosnian Serb parents, mother Borka and father Ranko.[4] Marin was only two years old when the family moved to Germany in 1991 due to his mother's job.[5] Growing up in Frankfurt, Marin began playing football with local clubs. His childhood football idol was Dejan Savićević, and favourite club Red Star Belgrade.[6]

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Marin began his footballing career as a youth player, first with SG 01 Hoechst and then with Eintracht Frankfurt.

Borussia Mönchengladbach[edit]

Marin with Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2007

In 2005, Marin moved to the Borussia Mönchengladbach youth academy. After a year at Mönchengladbach's academy, he was promoted to the reserve team; he was offered a three-year contract which he signed and later went on to make his professional debut with the club on 31 March 2007 against Eintracht Frankfurt. On 9 August 2008, Marin scored a hat-trick within the first 16 minutes of Mönchengladbach's 8–1 thrashing of seventh division club VfB Fichte Bielefeld in the first round of the DFB-Pokal.[7]

Werder Bremen[edit]

Marin with Werder Bremen in 2009.

On 24 June 2009, Marin was sold for €8.2 million from Borussia Mönchengladbach to Werder Bremen.[8] He was a part of Bremen's thrilling attack comprising Aaron Hunt and Mesut Özil, which lit up the Weserstadion. In the 2010–11 season, he showed his quality, scoring four league goals and providing 11 assists.

Following the departure of Özil to Real Madrid in August 2010, however, Marin's form dropped noticeably, as he notched only one goal and five assists during Bremen's 2011–12 Bundesliga campaign.[9][10] Marin did show his skill in Bremen's eight goal thriller against SC Freiburg on 20 August 2011.[11] He provided assists for Claudio Pizarro, Marko Arnautović and Wesley as Bremen secured a 5–3 triumph.[12]

Marin's only goal of the Bundesliga campaign came on 18 February 2012, when he opened the scoring in the ninth minute of a 3–1 derby victory over Hamburger SV at the Imtech Arena.[13] In Marin's final game for Bremen, he provided the telling ball for Markus Rosenberg's goal, but this was not enough as his side succumbed to a 4–1 away defeat to VfB Stuttgart on 13 April.[14] Marin ended his time with the Bremen club after scoring eight goals in 87 Bundesliga appearances.[15]

Chelsea[edit]

On 28 April 2012, Marin agreed a deal with English Premier League club Chelsea.[16] He signed a five-year deal with Chelsea, keeping him at the club until 2017.[17] Marko Marin was given the number 21 shirt, previously worn by Salomon Kalou, who left Chelsea for Lille OSC.[18]

2012-13 season[edit]

On 18 July, Marin made his début for Chelsea in a pre-season friendly against Major League Soccer side Seattle Sounders FC, scoring Chelsea's third goal in a 4–2 win. Marin missed the Community Shield with a hamstring injury.[19]

Marin made his competitive debut for Chelsea in a League Cup match against Wolves on 25 September, coming on as a substitute as Chelsea cruised to a 6–0 victory.[20] He made his Premier League debut on 28 November, replacing Eden Hazard in the 82nd minute of a 0–0 draw in the West London derby at home to Fulham.[21] On 2 January 2013, Marin made his first start for Chelsea in a 0–1 loss to local rivals Queens Park Rangers.[22] On 9 February 2013, Marin scored his first Premier League goal for Chelsea, coming on in the 91st minute and scoring on his first touch with a header in the 92nd minute; as a substitute in a 4–1 home victory over Wigan Athletic.[23]

Loan to Sevilla[edit]

On 28 June 2013, Chelsea confirmed that they had reached an agreement for the season-long loan of Marin to Sevilla, subject to the completion of legal documentation and a medical.[24] Marin scored his first goal for Sevilla in a 3–1 friendly win over Manchester United during Rio Ferdinand's testimonial. He netted two goals in Sevilla's first-leg Europa League play-off tie against Śląsk Wrocław, a 4–1 home win on 22 August.[25]

Loan to Fiorentina[edit]

On 18 August 2014, Fiorentina confirmed that they had reached an agreement for the season-long loan of Marin from Chelsea with an option to buy.

International career[edit]

In 2010, Marin stated that he never received a call from Bosnia and Herzegovina, so he decided to play for Germany.[5][6]

In 2007, Marin also received a call up to his under-21 national squad and has since played on nine occasions. On 16 May 2008, it was announced that Marin would be included in senior squad coach Joachim Löw's provisional 26-man squad for UEFA Euro 2008; he did not, however, make the final 23.[26] He made his debut on 27 May 2008 in a 2–2 draw against Belarus. Marin entered the game as a half-time substitution for Bastian Schweinsteiger. He was eventually cut from the final squad on 28 May 2008.

In the same year, on 20 August, he made his second appearance for Germany and scored his first goal in a friendly match against Belgium. Marin is a German under-21 international football player, also picked for the European team in the UEFA-CAF Meridian Cup.[27][28]

Marin was included in Germany's provisional squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa announced in May 2010, and following a string of impressive performances in warm-up games (most of which he played as a substitute),[citation needed] was named in the final 23-man squad. He would go on to play twice at the World Cup in South Africa, both as a substitute in Germany's 4–0 win over Australia and in the subsequent 1–0 loss to Serbia. After disappointing performances, however, notably in the game against Serbia,[citation needed] Marin was not selected for any more games in the tournament, as Germany finished third in the tournament.

Career statistics[edit]

Club performance[edit]

As of 7 November 2014.[29]
Club Performance League Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Club League Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Germany League DFB-Pokal DFB-Ligapokal Europe Other Total
Borussia Mönchengladbach II Regionalliga Nord 2006–07 16 3 16 3
Borussia Mönchengladbach Bundesliga 4 0 0 0 4 0
2. Bundesliga 2007–08 31 4 2 3 33 7
Bundesliga 2008–09 33 4 2 1 0 0 35 5
Werder Bremen 2009–10 32 4 5 1 12 2 49 7
2010–11 34 3 2 1 8 1 44 4
2011–12 21 1 1 0 22 1
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Chelsea Premier League 2012–13 6 1 2 0 3 0 3 0 1 0 15 1
Spain League Copa del Rey Europe Other Total
Sevilla La Liga 2013–14 18 0 0 0 12 2 30 2
Italy League Coppa Italia Europe Other Total
Fiorentina Serie A 2014–15 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
Career totals Germany 171 19 12 6 0 0 20 3 0 0 203 28
England 6 1 2 0 3 0 3 0 1 0 15 1
Spain 18 0 0 0 0 0 12 2 0 0 30 2
Italy 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Career statistics 195 20 14 6 3 0 37 5 1 0 250 31

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 20 August 2008 Frankenstadion, Nuremberg, Germany  Belgium 2–0 2–0 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Borussia Mönchengladbach[30]
Chelsea[30]
Sevilla[30]

Country[edit]

Germany

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2012 presented by TOYOTA – List of Players" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). p. 3. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Player Profile: Marko Marin". Premier League. Retrieved 3 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Joachim Low considering Marko Marin". Goal. 27 February 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Introducing… Marko Marin". Goal. 22 August 2008. Retrieved 9 May 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Marin: Nikada me nisu zvali da igram za BiH" [Marin: They never called me to play for BiH] (in Serbo-Croatian). ljiljan.ba. 4 June 2010. Retrieved 11 June 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "Nikad me nisu zvali da igram za reprezentaciju BiH" (in Serbo-Croatian). sarajevo-x.com. 7 July 2010. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  7. ^ "VfB Fichte B 1 – 8 M'gladbach". ESPN Soccernet. 9 August 2008. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "Marko Marin". Goal. Retrieved 21 May 2012. 
  9. ^ "Marin to know". ST. 28 April 2012. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 
  10. ^ "Marko Marin". ESPN Soccernet. Retrieved 21 May 2012. 
  11. ^ "Werder Bremen 5–3 SC Freiburg". ESPN Soccernet. 20 August 2011. Retrieved 21 May 2012. 
  12. ^ "Bremen win eight-goal thriller, Dortmund back to winning ways". bundesliga.de. 20 August 2011. Retrieved 21 May 2012. 
  13. ^ "Hamburg SV 1–3 Werder Bremen". ESPN Soccernet. 18 February 2012. Retrieved 21 May 2012. 
  14. ^ "Stuttgart thrash sorry Bremen". ESPN Soccernet. 13 April 2012. Retrieved 21 May 2012. 
  15. ^ Scott, Matt (29 April 2012). "Marin reveals he snubbed Tottenham in order to secure 'dream' Chelsea move". Goal. Retrieved 21 May 2012. 
  16. ^ "Marko Marin to join Chelsea from Werder Bremen". BBC Sport. 28 April 2012. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 
  17. ^ Holden, Kit (1 May 2012). "Marko Marin is a ridiculous signing by Chelsea". The Independent. Retrieved 17 June 2012. 
  18. ^ "New squad numbers announced". Chelsea F.C. Official Website. 12 July 2012. 
  19. ^ "Injured Marin misses out as Chelsea face Manchester City in Community Shield". Daily Mail. 10 August 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  20. ^ "Ruthless Blues hammer Wolves". ESPNFC. 25 September 2012. 
  21. ^ "Chelsea 0-0 Fulham". BBC Sport. 28 November 2012. Retrieved 29 November 2012. 
  22. ^ "Is this what Chelsea fans have been waiting for? Marin launches into horror challenge... just four minutes into his first league start, and SIX MONTHS after joining for £7m". 2 January 2012. 
  23. ^ "Chelsea 4-1 Wigan". 9 February 2012. 
  24. ^ "MARIN LOAN AGREED". Chelsea FC. 28 June 2013. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  25. ^ "Sevilla 4-1 Śląsk". UEFA. 22 August 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
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  27. ^ "Europe's Meridian squad selected". UEFA. 21 February 2007. Archived from the original on 19 February 2008. Retrieved 27 May 2008. 
  28. ^ "U 21 Men Team". dfb.de. 5 February 2008. Retrieved 27 May 2008. 
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  30. ^ a b c "M. Marin". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 
  31. ^ "Germany claim first Under-21 crown". UEFA.com. 30 June 2009. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 
  32. ^ "Germany pip Uruguay to third place". FIFA.com. 10 July 2010. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 
  33. ^ "ritz-Walter-Medaille wurde vor Länderspiel gegen Schweden verliehen" (in German). DFB. 18 August 2006. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 
  34. ^ "Ausgezeichnet! Diese Jungstars holten Gold" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 

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