Óscar González Marcos
Óscar celebrates a goal for Valladolid in 2012
|Full name||Óscar Javier González Marcos|
|Date of birth||12 November 1982|
|Place of birth||Salamanca, Spain|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 June 2016.
Óscar Javier González Marcos (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈoskar xaˈβjer ɣonˈsa.les]; born 12 November 1982), known simply as Óscar, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder.
Born in Salamanca, Region of León, Óscar began his career with Real Valladolid, making his first-team – and La Liga – debut in the 1–0 home win over UD Las Palmas on 7 October 2001, one month shy of his 19th birthday. Establishing himself as a regular by the start of the 2002–03 season, he was the side's best scorer in the following year at 10, in spite of a final relegation.
Subsequently, Óscar moved to Real Zaragoza where he was a regular fixture throughout four seasons, whether as a starter or a substitute. His best scoring output came during his first season, with six goals (two being in a 2–2 draw at CA Osasuna).
After Zaragoza's relegation in 2007–08, Óscar joined Olympiacos F.C. on a three-year deal during the summer transfer window, joining countryman Ernesto Valverde's roster. During his two-year spell, he played in a total of 68 games and netted nine times, but his performances were irregular overall.
Return to Valladolid
On 1 September 2010, Olympiacos parted ways with Óscar, who signed a one-year contract with his first professional club Valladolid, now playing in the Segunda División. On 20 July 2011, he signed a two-year extension with the option of making his link a permanent one.
Óscar netted 14 goals in the 2011–12 season, as the Pucelanos returned to the top flight after two years. Playing more as a second striker in 2014–15, he bettered that total to 16 as the team again competed in the second tier.
- Spain 2003/04; at RSSSF
- Osasuna 2–2 Real Zaragoza; ESPN Soccernet, 12 December 2004
- Olympiakos sign Zaragoza's Óscar; FIFA.com, 27 June 2008
- Odds shorten after Les Verts' long shots; UEFA.com, 26 February 2009
- El hijo vuelve a casa hecho un hombre (Son returns home a man); Real Valladolid, 2 September 2010 (Spanish)
- Óscar y el Valladolid, enlace eterno (Óscar and Valladolid, eternal link); El Norte de Castilla, 20 July 2011 (Spanish)
- Óscar: “No esperaba ser pichichi” (Óscar: “I did not expect to be pichichi”); 100x100 Fan, 12 February 2015 (Spanish)
- Óscar, un nueve de diez (Óscar, a 9 who is worth 10); Valladolid's official website, 5 January 2015 (Spanish)
- Óscar dispone de nueve partidos para batir el récord goleador de toda su carrera (Óscar has nine games to break scoring record of his entire career); El Norte de Castilla, 13 April 2015 (Spanish)