Iván Márquez (volleyball)
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|Full name||Iván Ilitch Márquez Sánchez|
|Born||October 4, 1981|
|Height||2.05 m (6 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||88 kg (194 lb)|
|Spike||372 cm (146 in)|
|Block||367 cm (144 in)|
|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.
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.
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.
- 2005 Bolivarian Games, - Gold Medal
- 2003 Argentine League – Champion, with Bolívar Signia
- 2005 Belgium League – Champion, with Knack Roeselaere
- 2005 Belgium Cup – Champion, with Knack Roeselaere
- 2006 Belgium League – Champion, with Knack Roeselaere
- 2006 Belgium Cup – Champion, with Knack Roeselaere
- 2007 Belgium League – Champion, with Knack Roeselaere
- 2009 Greek League – Champion, with Olympiakos Piraeus
- 2009 Greek Cup – Champion, with Olympiakos Piraeus
- 2018 Portuguese Volleyball First Division - Champion, with Sporting CP