Marc Torrejón

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Marc Torrejón
Personal information
Full name Marc Torrejón Moya
Date of birth (1986-02-18) 18 February 1986 (age 34)[1]
Place of birth Barcelona, Spain[1]
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Playing position(s) Centre back
Youth career
2002–2005 Espanyol
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Espanyol B 2 (0)
2005–2009 Espanyol 71 (1)
2005–2006Málaga B (loan) 35 (0)
2009–2012 Racing Santander 92 (3)
2012–2014 1. FC Kaiserslautern 54 (1)
2014–2017 SC Freiburg 51 (1)
2017–2019 Union Berlin 24 (0)
National team
2004–2005 Spain U19 3 (0)
2007–2009 Spain U21 11 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:34, 4 February 2020 (UTC)

Marc Torrejón Moya (born 18 February 1986) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a central defender.

Club career[edit]


Born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Torrejón was a product of hometown RCD Espanyol's youth ranks. He spent the 2005–06 season on loan to Málaga CF's B-team in the second division and, upon returning to Espanyol, he became a defensive centerpiece alongside another club trainee, Daniel Jarque;[2] his La Liga debut came on 1 October 2006, in a 0–0 away draw against CA Osasuna.[3]

In the 2006–07 campaign, Torrejón played in ten UEFA Cup games, as the Pericos went all the way to the final. There, he missed the decisive shot in a 3–5 penalty shootout loss to Sevilla FC.[4]

The following season, Torrejón scored his first professional goal, in a 1–2 defeat at Real Valladolid on 20 January 2008.[5][6] In 2008–09 he played almost no part in Espanyol's campaign, due to the signing of Argentine Nicolás Pareja.[7]

On 17 July 2009, Torrejón signed a four-year contract with Racing de Santander for 1,6 million.[8] He was arguably the most solid defender for the Cantabrians in his first year, only being booked four times in the league, although the club barely escaped relegation.


Torrejón left Racing at the end of 2011–12, which ended in relegation. On 26 August 2012, he joined German side 1. FC Kaiserslautern on a three-year contract.[9] He made his league debut against MSV Duisburg on 16 September, playing the full 90 minutes in a home 2–1 win,[10] and scored his first goal in the 2. Bundesliga on 5 May, in a 4–1 home victory against FSV Frankfurt.[11]

On 27 August 2014, Torrejón moved to the Bundesliga after signing with SC Freiburg for an undisclosed fee.[12] He played his first game in the German top level exactly one month later, as an 80th minute substitute for Jonathan Schmid in a goalless home draw against Bayer 04 Leverkusen.[13]

International career[edit]

Torrejón won 14 caps for Spain at youth level. He participated at the 2009 UEFA European Championship with the under-21 team, scoring in the 2–0 group stage win over Finland.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Torrejón's sister, Marta, is also a footballer. She also played for Espanyol (spending time with FC Barcelona as well), and represented the Spain national team.[15][16]


  1. ^ a b c "Marc Torrejón". Eurosport. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Torrejón: "Jarque era un gran compañero y un gran jugador"" [Torrejón: "Jarque was a great teammate and a great player"]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 12 August 2009. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  3. ^ García, Miguel Ángel (1 October 2006). "Espanyol y Osasuna no ofrecieron ni juego ni ocasiones" [Espanyol and Osasuna provided neither goals nor chances]. Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  4. ^ Atkin, John (17 May 2007). "Palop lauds perfect performance". UEFA. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
  5. ^ "Derby delight as Madrid stay clear". UEFA. 20 January 2008. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
  6. ^ "La ausencia de Kameni y la lesión de Lafuente hacen debutar a Casilla" [Kameni's absence and Lafuente's injury enable Casilla's debut]. Marca (in Spanish). 21 January 2008. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  7. ^ "Torrejón: "El Espanyol nunca acabó de confiar en mis posibilidades"" [Torrejón: "Espanyol never trusted all that much in me"]. Marca (in Spanish). 17 July 2009. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  8. ^ "Marc Torrejón, nuevo jugador del Racing" [Marc Torrejón, new Racing player]. Marca (in Spanish). 17 July 2009. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  9. ^ "FCK signs Spanish defender Marc Torrejón". 1. FC Kaiserslautern. 26 August 2012. Archived from the original on 31 August 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
  10. ^ "Kaiserslautern verdirbt Runjaic-Premiere" [Kaiserslautern spoil Runjaic debut]. Rheinische Post (in German). 16 September 2012. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  11. ^ "Kaiserslautern holt Big Point gegen Frankfurt" [Kaiserslautern get big point against Frankfurt]. Der Spiegel (in German). 5 May 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  12. ^ "Sport-Club verpflichtet Marc Torrejón" [Sport-Club acquire Marc Torrejón] (in German). SC Freiburg. 27 August 2014. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  13. ^ "Leverkusen fire a blank away to Freiburg". Bundesliga. 27 September 2014. Archived from the original on 8 November 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  14. ^ Atkin, John (23 June 2009). "Too little too late for Spain". UEFA. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  15. ^ Roldán, Isabel (22 October 2011). "No acostumbran a compararme con mi hermano Marc" [I'm not compared to my brother Marc very often]. Diario AS (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 May 2013.
  16. ^ "Europe's footballing brothers and sisters". UEFA. 9 February 2017. Retrieved 10 February 2017.

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