Marc Roca (footballer)

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Marc Roca
Personal information
Full name Marc Roca Junqué
Date of birth (1996-11-26) 26 November 1996 (age 22)
Place of birth Vilafranca, Spain
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Espanyol
Number 21
Youth career
2003–2008 Barcelona
2008–2015 Espanyol
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2017 Espanyol B 51 (6)
2016– Espanyol 42 (0)
National team
2015 Spain U19 1 (0)
2018– Spain U21 3 (0)
2016– Catalonia 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 October 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 November 2018

Marc Roca Junqué (born 26 November 1996) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for RCD Espanyol as a central midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Vilafranca del Penedès, Barcelona, Catalonia, Roca joined RCD Espanyol's youth setup in 2008, aged 11.[1] On 24 August 2014, he made his senior debut with the reserves, starting in a 2–2 Segunda División B home draw against Lleida Esportiu.[2]

Roca scored his first senior goal on 17 January 2015, netting his team's second in a 2–3 home loss to UE Olot.[3] On 4 August he renewed his contract until 2017,[4] and was promoted to the B-side shortly after.

On 26 August 2016, Roca made his first-team – and La Liga – debut, starting in a 2–2 home draw against Málaga CF.[5] On 11 November, he extended his link until 2022 and was definitely promoted to the main squad the following season.[6]

International career[edit]

On 28 December 2016, Roca made his debut for the Catalonia autonomous team, starting in a 3–3 draw against Tunisia (2–4 penalty loss).[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marc Roca, el canterano que cautiva a Quique" [Marc Roca, the youth player who captivates Quique]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 29 July 2016. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Un empat amb dos sabors" [A draw with two tastes]. L'Esportiu (in Catalan). 25 August 2014. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Remuntada de les que fan afició (Espanyol B 2–3 UE Olot)" [A comeback from those who were supporters (Espanyol B 2–3 UE Olot)] (in Catalan). UE Olot. 17 January 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Marc Roca, renovado" [Marc Roca, renewed] (in Spanish). RCD Espanyol. 4 August 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  5. ^ "El Espanyol regala un punto al Málaga" [Espanyol give a point to Málaga]. Marca (in Spanish). 26 August 2016. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  6. ^ "El Espanyol renueva a Marc Roca hasta 2022" [Espanyol renew Marc Roca until 2022]. Sport (in Spanish). 11 November 2016. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Catalonia impress before going down to Tunisia after penalty shootout". Sport. 28 December 2016. Retrieved 15 August 2017.

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