Iván Márquez (volleyball)

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Iván Márquez
Personal information
Full nameIván Ilitch Márquez Sánchez
NationalityVenezuelan
Born (1981-10-04) October 4, 1981 (age 37)
Caracas, Venezuela
HometownCaracas
Height2.05 m (6 ft 9 in)
Weight88 kg (194 lb)
Spike372 cm (146 in)
Block367 cm (144 in)
Volleyball information
PositionOutside Hitter
Current clubPAOK
Number13
Career
YearsTeams
2002–2003
2003–2004
2004–2007
2007–2009
2009–2010
2010
2010–2011
2011
2011–2012
2012–2013
2013–2014
2014–2015
2015–2016
2016–2017
2017–2018
2018–
Argentina Bolívar Signia
Spain Pórtol-Son Amar
Belgium Knack Roeselare
Greece Olympiacos
Italy Tonno Vibo Valentia
France Tourcoing
Italy Pallavolo Pineto
Venezuela Caracas
Argentina Resistencia
Argentina Buenos Aires Unidos
Venezuela Miranda
Brazil Maringa
Romania Arcada Galati
Argentina Deportivo Moron
Portugal Sporting CP
Greece PAOK
National team
2001–2015Venezuela Venezuela
Last updated: January 2018

Iván Márquez (born October 4, 1981 in Caracas) is a Venezuelan professional and olympic volleyball player. His position on the field is middle blocker. He currently plays in the Greek Volley League for PAOK Thessaloniki.

Career[edit]

He played for the Greek team Olympiacos SC, and for the national team of Venezuela.[1]

Before going to Olympiacos, Márquez was playing for Knack Randstad Roeselare in Belgium.[2] Márquez is known for his very hard serve and spike through the middle, hence his nickname Bomba.

Márquez only started playing volleyball at a late age, as he was denied permission by his country to play basketball in the United States of America.

Márquez is the first son of Iván Márquez Sr. and the only child of Kais Sánchez. He is married to Gabriela Torrealba de Marquez since 28 October 2006 and has two children.

He won with his team the gold medal at the 2005 Bolivarian Games.[3]

Played the 2006 Fivb World Championship in Japan where his national team occupied the 17th position. After that his biggest desire of going to the Olympics Games in Beijing 2008 came true when Venezuela beat in his final qualification game Argentina by 3-1 and accomplish the most expected dream of his career.

A year later Marquez moved to the Italian league where he signed for Vibo Valentia Tonno Callipo he has an amazing start so much that the league call him to participate in the All Start Game where his team beat the Italian National Team 3-1.

After passing quickly for the French league he returned to Italy where he defends the club of Pineto, but due to injury he has to take an intervention to repair his quadriceps tendon. He returned to the court a few months later to assist one more time to the Panamerican Games in Guadalajara, Mexico (2011) and yet come back to play another season in the Argentinian League with the Club Sarmiento Santana Textiles in Resistencia.

In 2017, he signed a contract with Sporting CP with whom he won the Portuguese Championship. He was signed to PAOK V.C. for the season 2018-2019.

Awards[edit]

Individuals[edit]

National Team[edit]

Clubs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FIVB. "Ivan Marquez". Retrieved 2010-12-31.
  2. ^ Legavolley.it. "Ivan Marquez" (in Italian). Retrieved 2010-12-31.
  3. ^ juegosbolivarianos2005.gov.co. "Estado Final". Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2010-06-08.

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