Marc Valiente

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Marc Valiente
Marc Valiente.jpg
Valiente being presented as a Valladolid player
Personal information
Full name Marc Valiente Hernández
Date of birth (1987-03-29) 29 March 1987 (age 30)[1]
Place of birth Granollers, Spain
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Maccabi Haifa
Number 4
Youth career
1997–2005 Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 Barcelona C 10 (0)
2005–2008 Barcelona B 90 (4)
2006–2008 Barcelona 0 (0)
2008–2010 Sevilla B 58 (1)
2009–2010 Sevilla 3 (0)
2010–2015 Valladolid 144 (4)
2015– Maccabi Haifa 49 (1)
National team
2006 Spain U19 8 (1)
2007 Spain U20 5 (0)
2013– Catalonia 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 April 2017.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Valiente and the second or maternal family name is Hernández.

Marc Valiente Hernández (born 29 March 1987) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Israeli club Maccabi Haifa F.C. mainly as a central defender.

He was formed at Barcelona and later played for Sevilla, but was mainly a reserve player at both clubs. In 2010, he joined Valladolid, where he played 157 official games over a five-year span.

Club career[edit]

Born in Granollers, Barcelona, Catalonia, Valiente started his career at FC Barcelona aged 10, being club captain for most of its youth sides and playing alongside Cesc Fàbregas, Lionel Messi, Gerard Piqué and Víctor Vázquez.[2] He made his debut for the first team against CF Badalona in a Copa del Rey second-leg match, coming on as a substitute for Juliano Belletti at half time in the 4–0 home win.[3]

In July 2008, after some turbulence regarding his future, Valiente moved to Sevilla FC after being released by the Blaugrana.[4] He spent his first professional season with the Andalusians' reserves, starting most of the year in an eventual relegation from the second division.

On 21 November 2009, injuries to the first squad, mostly Federico Fazio, granted Valiente his first La Liga opportunity, as he started in the 2–1 away win against CD Tenerife.[5] He appeared in two more games during the campaign – replacing injured Adriano before the 30-minute mark of the 1–0 win at Sporting de Gijón,[6] and playing the first half at eventual champions Barcelona (0–0 at halftime, eventually 0–4 defeat).[7]– being released by Sevilla in June 2010 and signing for three years with Real Valladolid, freshly relegated to the second level.[8]

Valiente scored his first goal as a professional on 19 September 2010, but in a 1–2 away loss to Real Betis.[9] He contributed with 33 games, nearly 3,000 minutes of action and one goal[10] in his second year, as the Castile and León side returned to the top flight after a two-year absence.

On 2 July 2015, Valiente moved abroad for the first time, signing a three-year deal at Israel's Maccabi Haifa F.C. for an annual wage of €350,000. Valladolid received €250,000 from his sale.[11] He was one of a contingent of Spanish players in the relatively obscure Israeli Premier League, receiving media attention back home.[12][13][14]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 31 January 2017
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Barcelona 2006–07[15] La Liga 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2007–08[15] 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Sevilla B 2008–09[15] Segunda División 33 0 33 0
2009–10[15] Segunda División B 25 1 25 1
Total 58 1 58 1
Sevilla 2009–10[15] La Liga 3 0 2 0 5 0
Valladolid 2010–11[15] Segunda División 24 1 1 0 2[a] 0 27 1
2011–12[15] 33 1 0 0 4[a] 0 37 1
2012–13[15] La Liga 28 0 2 0 30 0
2013–14[15] 29 1 1 0 30 1
2014–15[15] Segunda División 31 1 2 0 33 1
Total 145 4 6 0 6 0 157 4
Maccabi Haifa 2015–16[16] Israeli Premier League 8 1 1 0 9 1
2016–17[16] 27 0 2 2 9 1
Career total 214 6 11 0 6 0 231 6
  1. ^ a b Appearances in Promotion Play-offs

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Sevilla
Maccabi Haifa

Country[edit]

Spain U19

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Valiente" (in Spanish). Diario AS. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Debe ser el número 23" [Must be number 23] (in Spanish). ESPN Deportes. 18 November 2006. Retrieved 15 September 2015. 
  3. ^ El Barcelona golea sin problemas al Badalona y Saviola se aprovecha (Barcelona has no problems routing Badalona and Saviola seizes chance); Marca, 8 November 2006 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Marc Valiente, del Barcelona B, nuevo fichaje del Sevilla Atlético (Barcelona B's Marc Valiente, new Sevilla Atlético signing); Marca, 2 July 2008 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Sevilla make lead count; ESPN Soccernet, 21 November 2009
  6. ^ Kanoute strike seals Sevilla win; ESPN Soccernet, 13 December 2009
  7. ^ Messi marks milestone with goal; ESPN Soccernet, 16 January 2010
  8. ^ Marc Valiente ficha para las próximas tres temporadas (Marc Valiente signs for next three seasons); Marca, 5 July 2010 (in Spanish)
  9. ^ El Betis remonta el tanto de un ex sevillista para seguir en lo más alto (Betis comes from behind after former Sevilla man goal to stay on top); Marca, 19 September 2010 (in Spanish)
  10. ^ El Valladolid remonta tras el descanso gracias a Sisi (Valladolid comes from behind after half-time thanks to Sisi); Diario AS, 2 October 2011 (in Spanish)
  11. ^ Bailador, Ignacio (2 July 2015). "Marc Valiente al Maccabi Haifa" [Marc Valiente to Maccabi Haifa] (in Spanish). Diario AS. Retrieved 26 December 2015. 
  12. ^ Baeza, Lourdes (1 February 2016). "Futbolistas en zona de conflicto" [Footballers in conflict zone] (in Spanish). El País. Retrieved 13 March 2016. 
  13. ^ Emergui, Sal (18 February 2016). "El central español triunfa en Israel" [The Spanish stopper makes it in Israel] (in Spanish). Marca. Retrieved 13 March 2016. 
  14. ^ Benarroch, Elías L. (6 January 2016). "La casi desconocida Liga israelí atrae cada vez más a jugadores españoles" [The almost unknown Israeli league keeps attracting Spanish players] (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. Retrieved 13 March 2016. 
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Valiente: Marc Valiente Hernández". BDFutbol. Retrieved 24 September 2015. 
  16. ^ a b "Marc Valiente". Soccerway. Retrieved 24 September 2015. 

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