Marcelo Espina

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Marcelo Espina
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Personal information
Full name Marcelo Fabian Espina Barrano
Date of birth (1967-04-28) 28 April 1967 (age 52)
Place of birth Capital federal, Argentina
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1989 Platense 109 (25)
1990–1991 Irapuato 33 (5)
1991–1992 Atlante 35 (5)
1992–1993 Lanús 16 (1)
1993–1994 Correcaminos 23 (2)
1994–1995 Platense 55 (20)
1995–1998 Colo-Colo 84 (22)
1999–2001 Racing Santander 71 (4)
2001–2004 Colo-Colo 75 (18)
National team
1994–1996 Argentina 15 (1)
Teams managed
2005 Colo-Colo
2006 Everton Viña
2007–2008 Unión Española
2010 Platense
2011 Acassuso
2012 Platense
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Marcelo Fabian Espina Barrano (born April 28, 1967 in Buenos Aires) is a retired Argentine football midfielder. He played for a number of clubs in Argentina and Chile and represented the Argentina national football team. In the present, he is anchorman of sports channel ESPN Latin America.

Club career[edit]

Espina began his career at Platense in the Primera Division Argentina in 1986. In 1989, he moved to Mexico where he played for Irapuato and then Atlante F.C.. In 1992, he returned to Argentina to play for Lanús, but after only one season he returned to Platense.

In 1995, he joined Colo-Colo in Chile, in his first spell at the club he was part of 3 title winning teams. In 1999, he left Colo-Colo to play for Racing Santander of La Liga in Spain. After 2 seasons with Racing, Espina returned to Colo-Colo where he retired in 2004.

International career[edit]

Espina represented the Argentina national football team on 15 occasions between 1994 and 1996 scoring 1 goal.[1] He also captained national team in 1995.

Managerial career[edit]

After retiring as a player he had spells as manager of Colo-Colo and Everton in Chile. In 2010, he joined Platense of the regionalised 3rd division of Argentine football.



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