Marco Fabián

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Fabián and the second or maternal family name is De la Mora.
Marco Fabián
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Marco Fabián Playing for Mexico in 2011.
Personal information
Full name Marco Jhonfai Fabián de la Mora
Date of birth (1989-07-21) 21 July 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder / Left Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 33
Youth career
1997–2007 Guadalajara
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007– Guadalajara 180 (45)
2014 Cruz Azul (loan) 31 (8)
National team
2009 Mexico U20 3 (0)
2011–2012 Mexico U23 20 (15)
2012– Mexico 25 (6)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 June 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 June 2015

Marco Jhonfai Fabián de la Mora (born 21 July 1989) is a Mexican professional footballer, who plays for Guadalajara in Liga MX.

Marco Fabián is a graduate of the C.D. Guadalajara Youth Academy. Fabián made his senior team debut during the Apertura 2007 season in a match against Chiapas, and scored his first goal during the Clausura 2008 season against Monarcas Morelia. Fabián took part in the Copa Libertadores in 2010 as Guadalajara reached the final but lost against Internacional, accomplishing 2nd place in the tournament.[1] He is the Estadio Omnilife's all-time top scorer.[2]

Fabián represented Mexico in several youth categories before reaching a full cap with the senior team. He was in the initial roster for the 2011 Copa América, but was expelled from the team and suspended for six months along with six other players, for breaking disciplinary codes at their concentration hotel in Quito. In 2012, as a competitor of the Mexico U-23 team, Fabián helped Mexico qualify to the 2012 Summer Olympics and win the 2012 Toulon Tournament, where he was the top scorer. Fabián was part of Mexico's roster who won the Olympic gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London after defeating Brazil, 2-1 in the final.

Club career[edit]

C.D. Guadalajara[edit]

Fabián was spotted early on and recruited by Guadalajara as a promising talent. He spent ten years in the Chivas youth system, including appearances for their affiliate club Tapatio.

On 10 November 2007, Fabián made his first-team debut in a league match against Jaguares de Chiapas in the Apertura 2007 season under coach Efrain Flores, coming in as a substitute for Sergio Ávila in the 85' minute of the match.[3]

Marco Fabián scored his first goal for Guadalajara in his second appearance, 2 February 2008 in a 6–0 win over Morelia.[4]

In the 2010 Copa Libertadores Fabián scored the first goal in a 3-2 defeat against Internacional.

On 15 October 2011 he scored the first hat-trick of his career against Estudiantes Tecos; his team went on to win the match 5-2.[5] In August of 2011, Fabián scored two spectacular goals against FC Barcelona in a 4-1 win during the 2011 World Football Challenge. The first was a long range shot, and the second a bicycle kick.[6]

Loan to Cruz Azul[edit]

On 12 December 2013, Fabian joined Liga MX club Cruz Azul in a year-long, 2 season loan deal.[7]

Fabián made his debut for Cruz Azul 1 May 2014 against León with the game ending in a 1-1 tie. On 15 February 2014, he scored a 92 minute winning goal against Puebla. The goal was later nominated for the 2014 FIFA Puskás Award.[8]

Return to C.D. Guadalajara[edit]

On 26 December 2014, after his loan deal expired, Cruz Azul chose not to opt for the purchase option due to its high expense. Fabián returned to Guadalajara and was assigned the number 33 shirt since his preferred number 10 was already taken. It was the same kit number he used when he made his professional debut in 2007.[9] In his return to the Omnilife Stadium, on January 18, Fabian scored his first goal of the Clausura 2015 tournament against Pumas UNAM in a 2-1 home victory.[10] On 21 February 2015, Fabián then scored in a 1-2 away victory against Cruz Azul in the Estadio Azul.[11] On 17 May 2015 he scored a hat-trick against Club Atlas during the 2014 Clausura quarterfinals, where his team won the match 4-1.[12]

International career[edit]

Mexico U-20[edit]

Marco Fabián was selected by coach Juan Carlos Chávez to participate in the 2009 CONCACAF U-20 Championship held in Trinidad and Tobago. He made his youth International debut 7 March 2009 against Costa Rica wearing the #8 jersey. Marco Fabián managed three appearances for Mexico U-20 during the tournament where Mexico were placed last of their group, and failed to qualify to the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Mexico U-23[edit]

Marco Fabián is the top goal scorer for the Mexican U-23 team with 15 goals. He is tied alongside Alan Shearer as the all-time Toulon Tournament top scorer, with 7 goals.

2012 Olympic Qualifying Tournament[edit]

In early 2012 Fabián was called up by coach Luis Fernando Tena to participate in the 2012 Olympic Qualifying Tournament. He made his debut 23 March 2012 against Trinidad and Tobago scoring a Hat Trick (3 goals in a single match), the match ended in a 7-1 win for Mexico. Fabián went on to score in the semi-final match against Canada winning the match 3-1. Fabián also managed to score from a long range shot, in final match against Honduras winning the match 2-1 and also the tournament thus qualifying to the 2012 Summer Olympics. Marco Fabian finished the tournament as top goal scorer alongside Mexican teammate Alan Pulido with 5 goals in 5 appearances.

2012 Toulon Tournament[edit]

again Marco Fabián was selected by Tena to dispute the 2012 Toulon Tournament in preparation for the Summer Olympics. Fabián debuted in the tournament with a Hat-trick against Morocco. He went on to score a goal in a defeat against the host nation France, and scored a Brace against Belarus. Fabian also managed to score in the semifinal match against Netherlands but could not score in the final against Turkey, which Mexico won 3-0. Fabián won the tournament's Top Scorer with 7 goals in 5 appearances during the tournament.

International Goals[edit]

Scores and results list Mexico's goal tally first 2012 Toulon Tournament .

2012 Summer Olympics[edit]

Marco Fabián made the final list for those players participating in the 2012 London Olympics. He made his debut in Mexico's first match of the tournament 2012 as a starter against South Korea tiring the game 0-0. Fabián showed great skill and workmanship though out the group stage match and helped Mexico reach the knockoff round. During the Semi final match against Japan he proved vital by scoring in the 31' minute of the match to tie the game later to win it 3-1 and advancing to the final against Brazil. During the final he almost netted an over-head bicycle kick goal but it struck the post, He provided an assist for Oribe Peralta's second goal of the match. Mexico would win the match 2-1 and Win the Olympic goal medal. He played the entire tournament as Second Striker behind Oribe Peralta, and created a successful offensive deplete with him throughout the Tournament. He finished the tournament with having playing all 6 matches as a starter and scoring 1 goal.


Marco made his first senior International cap against Venezuela in a 3–1 win on 25 January 2012 after serving a six-month ban.

2011 Gold Cup[edit]

During the Gold Cup 2011 he was named as one of the replacements for the 5 players who tested positive for clenbuterol, but would only be called to join them in an emergency, because he was already in concentration with the U-22 in preparation for the Copa America.[13][14]

2011 Copa America[edit]

In 2011 Marco was called up by Luis Fernando Tena to form part of the Unofficial National Team composed entirely of players under the age of 22, to compete in the 2011 Copa America. He started most of the preparation games and scored a few goals before being suspended for 6 months, along with seven more players, for breaking disciplinary codes at their concentration hotel in Quito, Ecuador.[15]

2013 Gold Cup[edit]

Marco Fabián played his first major tournament with the senior national team at the 2013 Gold Cup. He made his debut against Panama Marco finished the tournament with 3 goals and assists.

2014 FIFA World Cup[edit]

On May 8, 2014 Marco Fabián was included in the final 23-man roster participating in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Career Statistics[edit]


Year Club league
# Part. Goals Y.C R.C
Apertura 2007 Chivas 33 1 0 0 0
Clausura 2008 Chivas 33 10 1 0 0
Apertura 2008 Chivas 8 13 1 3 0
Clausura 2009 Chivas 8 13 0 2 0
Apertura 2009 Chivas 8 12 0 2 0
Bicentenario 2010 Chivas 8 11 1 4 0
Apertura 2010 Chivas 8 17 6 5 0
Clausura 2011 Chivas 8 19 9 2 0
Apertura 2011 Chivas 8 18 8 6 0
Clausura 2012 Chivas 8 11 1 6 1
Apertura 2012 Chivas 10 3 0 - -
Total 10 128 27 30 1

Hat Tricks (3 goals in one match)[edit]

Braces (2 goals in one match)[edit]


International Statistics[edit]

As of 5 August 2014
Mexico national team
Year Apps Goals
2012 1 0
2013 7 4
2014 10 2
Total 18 6



Cruz Azul



Top scorer Mexico U-23


  1. ^ *Marco Fabián Liga MX stats at Medio (Spanish)
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  13. ^ "Gold Cup Organizing Committee authorizes Mexico to replace up to five players". 20 June 2011. 
  14. ^ "Mexico adds Reynoso, Aguilar, Mier". 20 June 2011. 
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