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 32)
Place of birth Barcelona, Spain
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Union Berlin
Number 15
Youth career
2002–2005 Espanyol
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Espanyol B 2 (0)
2005–2009 Espanyol 71 (1)
2005–2006 Málaga B (loan) 35 (0)
2009–2012 Racing Santander 92 (3)
2012–2014 1. FC Kaiserslautern 54 (1)
2014–2017 SC Freiburg 51 (1)
2017– Union Berlin 19 (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 1 April 2018

Marc Torrejón Moya (born 18 February 1986) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for German club 1. FC Union Berlin as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Spain[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;[1] his La Liga debut came on 1 October 2006, in a 0–0 away draw against CA Osasuna.[2]

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.[3]

The following season, Torrejón scored his first professional goal, in a 1–2 defeat at Real Valladolid on 20 January 2008.[4][5] In 2008–09 he played almost no part in Espanyol's campaign, due to the signing of Argentine Nicolás Pareja.[6]

On 17 July 2009, Torrejón signed a four-year contract with Racing de Santander for 1,6 million.[7] 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.

Germany[edit]

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.[8] He made his league debut against MSV Duisburg on 16 September, playing the full 90 minutes in a home 2–1 win,[9] and scored his first goal in the 2. Bundesliga on 5 May, in a 4–1 home victory against FSV Frankfurt.[10]

On 27 August 2014, Torrejón moved to the Bundesliga after signing with SC Freiburg for an undisclosed fee.[11] 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.[12]

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.[13]

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.[14][15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ "Espanyol y Osasuna no ofrecieron ni juego ni ocasiones" [Espanyol and Osasuna provided neither goals nor chances]. Marca (in Spanish). 1 October 2006. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Atkin, John (17 May 2007). "Palop lauds perfect performance". UEFA. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Derby delight as Madrid stay clear". UEFA. 20 January 2008. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ "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. 
  7. ^ "Marc Torrejón, nuevo jugador del Racing" [Marc Torrejón, new Racing player]. Marca (in Spanish). 17 July 2009. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "FCK signs Spanish defender Marc Torrejón". 1. FC Kaiserslautern. 26 August 2012. Archived from the original on 31 August 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "Kaiserslautern verdirbt Runjaic-Premiere" [Kaiserslautern spoil Runjaic debut]. Rheinische Post (in German). 16 September 2012. Retrieved 26 October 2014. 
  10. ^ "Kaiserslautern holt Big Point gegen Frankfurt" [Kaiserslautern get big point against Frankfurt]. Der Spiegel (in German). 5 May 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2014. 
  11. ^ "Sport-Club verpflichtet Marc Torrejón" [Sport-Club acquire Marc Torrejón] (in German). SC Freiburg. 27 August 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2014. 
  12. ^ "Leverkusen fire a blank away to Freiburg". Bundesliga. 27 September 2014. Archived from the original on 8 November 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2014. 
  13. ^ "Too little too late for Spain". UEFA. 23 June 2009. Retrieved 4 April 2018. 
  14. ^ 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. 
  15. ^ "Europe's footballing brothers and sisters". UEFA. 9 February 2017. Retrieved 10 February 2017. 

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