Marco Antonio Figueroa

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Figueroa and the second or maternal family name is Montero.
Marco Antonio Figueroa
Personal information
Full name Marco Antonio Figueroa Montero
Date of birth (1962-02-21) 21 February 1962 (age 55)
Place of birth San Felipe, Chile
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1983 Unión La Calera ? (?)
1983–1985 Everton ? (?)
1986–1990 Monarcas Morelia 133 (55)
1990–1991 América 15 (5)
1992–1993 Cobreloa ? (?)
1993–1997 Morelia 134 (75)
1997 Celaya 17 (3)
1998 Universidad Católica ? (?)
National team
1987–1993 Chile ? (?)
Teams managed
2001 Comunicaciones
2002–2003 Celaya
2003 Salamanca
2004–2005 Celaya
2005 Querétano
2006 UAG Tecos
2006–2007 Morelia
2008 Cobreloa
2009–2010 Universidad Católica
2010 O'Higgins
2011–2012 Everton
2012 Unión San Felipe
2013 Cobreloa
2013–2014 Universidad de Chile
2015– Cobreloa
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Marco Antonio Figueroa Montero (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈmaɾko anˈtonjo fiɣeˈɾo.a]; born 21 February 1962) is a Chilean former footballer, currently manager. He is commonly known as "El Fantasma" (Spanish word: "The phantom"). Figueroa played as a striker and spent the majority of his playing career at Mexico, after retiring in 1998, at the Chilean powerhouse Universidad Católica, aged 36.

Coaching career[edit]

In January 2001, he debuted as head coach at the Guatemalan successful club Comunicaciones, signing the next season for Atlético Celaya of the Liga de Ascenso, in where Figueroa had two spells, after of direct to Salamanca F.C. of the same country in the 2003 season. Three years later, with abobe steps at Querétaro and UAG Tecos, in September 2006, he signed a contract with Monarcas Morelia,[1] his old club when was player, team in where also was an historic goalscorer during the 1980s and 90s.

Figueroa came back to his homeland in July 2008 signing for Cobreloa,[2] another old club in his career, of this form returning to his country after ten years out in Mexico and Guatemala. After a successful season at the team of Calama, reaching the Clausura Tournament semi–finals, in December of that year, he reached an agreement with Universidad Católica for direct to that team in the next season.[3] At Católica, Figueroa was runner–up the 2009 Clausura Tournament, after a regular season in the last semester, despite of reach the semi–finals of the Apertura Tournament, being also named as the coach of the year according to El Gráfico. The next season, after a regular campaign with Católica in the first part of the league tournament and in the 2010 Copa Libertadores, he was fired of the club, but signed months later for O'Higgins.

On 11 April 2011, Figueroa signed a contract with the Primera B side Everton, replacing to Diego Osella, because the bad results that the Argentine coach reached in the first weeks of the Apertura Tournament of that division.[4] At the club based in Viña del Mar, he was champion of the Clausura Tournament of that level, but not achieved the promotion, after of loss against Unión San Felipe and Rangers. The next season, he was fired from the club.






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