Marcos Alonso Imaz

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Marquitos
Marcos Alonso Imaz (1963).jpg
Marquitos in 1963
Personal information
Full name Marcos Alonso Imaz
Date of birth (1933-04-16)16 April 1933
Place of birth Santander, Spain
Date of death 6 March 2012(2012-03-06) (aged 78)
Place of death Santander, Spain
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Racing Santander
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1951–1954 Racing Santander 42 (0)
1954–1962 Real Madrid 158 (2)
1962–1963 Hércules 18 (0)
1963–1964 Murcia 24 (1)
1964–1966 Calvo Sotelo 30 (1)
1970–1971 Toluca Santander
Total 272 (4)
National team
1955 Spain B 2 (0)
1955–1960 Spain 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Marcos Alonso Imaz (16 April 1933 – 6 March 2012), nicknamed Marquitos, was a Spanish footballer who played as a defender.

He was best known for his participation in Real Madrid's five European Cup conquests, mainly in the 1950s.

Football career[edit]

Marquitos was born in Santander, Cantabria. During his career, he played for hometown's Racing de Santander, Real Madrid, Hércules CF, Real Murcia, Calvo Sotelo and Toluca de Santander. With the Merengues, he won six La Liga championships and five European Cups: in the 1955–56 edition of the latter, he scored a rare goal as he equalised 3–3 against Stade de Reims in an eventual 4–3 victory.[1]

From 1955 to 1960 Marquitos earned two caps for Spain, appearing in as many friendly matches.[2][3]

Personal life and death[edit]

Marquitos' son, Marcos Alonso Peña, was also a footballer, and a coach. He represented, with success, Atlético Madrid, FC Barcelona and Spain – amongst others. His grandson Marcos Alonso Mendoza also played for Real Madrid and Spain,[4][5] and also had a lengthy spell in England, notably with Bolton Wanderers and Chelsea.

Marquitos died on 6 March 2012 in his hometown of Santander, one month shy of his 79th birthday.[6][7]

Honours[edit]

Real Madrid

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Real Madrid CF – All the players in European Cups". RSSSF. Retrieved 1 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "España, 1 – Francia, 2" [Spain, 1 – France, 2]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 18 March 1955. Retrieved 28 March 2018. 
  3. ^ "Wembley fué, de nuevo, escollo insuperable" [Wembley was, again, an insurmountable hurdle]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 27 October 1960. Retrieved 28 March 2018. 
  4. ^ "Spain unveil provisional party". UEFA. 30 June 2009. Retrieved 26 April 2010. 
  5. ^ Bhardwaj, Vaishali (27 March 2018). "From grandfather, to father to son: Chelsea's Marcos Alonso makes football history with Spain debut". London Evening Standard. Retrieved 28 March 2018. 
  6. ^ "Muere 'Marquitos', legendario defensa del Madrid" ['Marquitos', legendary Madrid defender, dies]. El Mundo (in Spanish). 6 March 2012. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "European Cup winner Marquitos dies aged 78". The Guardian. 7 March 2012. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 

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