Flores warming up with Adelaide United in 2010
|Full name||Marcos Abel Flores Benard|
|Date of birth||23 October 1985|
|Place of birth||Reconquista, Argentina|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|2001–2003||Unión de Santa Fe|
|2003–2006||Unión de Santa Fe||50||(29)|
|2006–2008||Newell's Old Boys||16||(2)|
|2007–2008||→ Unión de Santa Fe (loan)||26||(14)|
|2013–2014||Central Coast Mariners||12||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 June 2019|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career statistics
- 3 Honours
- 4 References
- 5 External links
Unión de Santa Fe
On 17 April 2004, Flores made his senior debut for Argentine club Unión de Santa Fe as a 67th-minute substitute for Miguel Sebastián Garcia and scored his first goal in the 89th minute of the same match.
Newell's Old Boys
In 2006, Flores was transferred to Newell's Old Boys but was loaned back to Unión de Santa Fe for a one-year period.
It was revealed in June 2009, that Australian A-League club Adelaide United had approached Flores for the 2009–10 A-League season, but the negotiations collapsed, citing Flores' desire to remain in South America. On 8 December 2009, Flores signed with Adelaide United and was named as part of the club's squad for the 2010 AFC Champions League. Flores was officially revealed by the club on 11 January 2010.
Flores was then registered as an injury replacement player for fellow import Cristiano and made his debut as a 60th-minute substitute for Adelaide United in their 2–0 win against Brisbane Roar on 6 February 2010. Flores impressed at Adelaide and gained instant legendary status by the Adelaide United fans. Flores provided the team with the playmaker position, and showcased skills and technique rarely seen in the A-League. Flores added aggression and stamina to his game since coming to the A-League.
Flores scored four A-League goal of the season contenders in the 2010–11 season. Flores' form at Adelaide attracted overseas attention, with J-League club Urawa Red Diamonds and aspiring MLS club New York Cosmos. On 21 January 2011, Flores scored his first A-league hat-trick for Adelaide in their record 8–1 win over North Queensland Fury. Flores won the Johnny Warren player of the year award for the 2010–11 season. Adelaide offered Flores a three-year deal worth $320,000 a season, which would have made him the highest paid player in the club's history.
Flores announced his transfer to Chinese Super League club Henan Jianye on 26 June 2011, where he was set to earn $2.4 million over a three-year period. The transfer fee was said to be worth $500,000. Flores made his debut for Henan Jianye as a second-half substitute on 10 July 2011 in an away 0–0 draw against Changchun Yatai in the Chinese Super League. His contract was terminated by mutual consent at 21 June 2012. Flores stated that he was interested in coming back to Australia, preferably Adelaide United, but a move was halted due to salary cap reasons.
He made his debut in round 1 of the A-League against cross town rivals Melbourne Heart on 5 October 2012. Flores scored his first ever Melbourne Victory goal on 5 November 2012, in a game against Wellington Phoenix. Flores was released by Melbourne Victory on 5 July 2013, becoming a free agent.
Central Coast Mariners
Shortly after his release, he was signed by the Central Coast Mariners on a one-year contract. He was seriously injured, suffering an Anterior cruciate ligament tear, and was put out for the rest of the season. On 29 March 2014 the Mariners announced he would not be re-signed for the following season.
On 9 June 2014, it was announced that Flores will play for the Newcastle Jets in the upcoming Hyundai A-League season. Marcos scored his first goal for the Newcastle Jets against the Western Sydney Wanderers in the 27th minute in a 1-1 draw.
On 15 January 2015, Flores' contract with the Jets was mutually terminated, to allow Flores to move to an overseas football club.
After being released by the Newcastle Jets, Flores signed with NASL team Jacksonville Armada FC. The Armada's General Manager, Dario Sala, flew out to Australia to complete the signing of Flores on 22 January 2015. Flores was released by Jacksonville in November 2015.
On January 30 Marcos joined Curico Unido unfortunately things didn't work out and he only made a few starts and a few off the bench. He also sat on the bench and wasn't in the squad for most of the season. On the 2nd of August Marcos got released.
- As of 23 January 2015
|Central Coast Mariners||2013–14||12||3||–||–||0||0||–||–||12||3|
1 – includes Chilean Primera División play-offs
- Johnny Warren Medal: 2010–11
- A-League Foreign Player of the Year: 2010–11
- Adelaide United Player's Player of the Year: 2010–11
- A-League Goal of the Year: 2012-13
- Migliaccio, Val (19 June 2009). "Ace defender Chris Coyne headlines Socceroos World Cup campaign". AdelaideNow. News Limited. Retrieved 15 December 2009.
- Migliaccio, Val (9 December 2009). "Flores seals his spot". AdelaideNow. News Limited. Retrieved 15 December 2009.
- "Flores keen to make an impression for Reds". Adelaide United FC. A-League. 11 January 2010. Archived from the original on 12 April 2011. Retrieved 11 January 2010.
- Migliaccio, Val (5 February 2010). "Hitch for Griffiths". AdelaideNow. News Ltd. Retrieved 8 February 2010.
- "Reds finally display finals form to defeat Roar". Adelaide United FC. A-League. 6 February 2010. Archived from the original on 28 March 2011. Retrieved 8 February 2010.
- "Flores a big hit in J-League".
- "Why I'm breaking up with Adelaide".
- "Reds likely to lose medal winner".
- "Flores wonder strike propels United".
- "Super goal a Diego re-run".
- "Key Reds playmaker Flores in demand". Adelaide Now. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 29 November 2010.
- "MVP Flores was in a league of his own".
- "Watson: Flores Will Get Better".
- Migliaccio, Val (27 June 2011). "Reds star Flores to play in China". The Advertiser. News Limited. Retrieved 27 June 2011.
- "Adelaide rule out Flores return". Archived from the original on 30 December 2012.
- "Flores: My A-League Vow".
- "Marcos Flores Signs For Melbourne Victory".
- "Hyundai A-League Home".
- "Melbourne Victory Home".
- "Central Coast Mariners Home".
- "Central Coast Mariners Home".
- "Jets sign Marcos Flores". Football Federation Australia. 9 June 2014.
- "Western Sydney Wanderers v Newcastle Jets - Newcastle Jets Match Centre".
- "Marcos Flores leaves Newcastle Jets to move overseas".
- "Armada FC signs experienced midfielder Marcos Flores from Australian A-League". Jacksonville Armada FC. 22 January 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
- "Flores Completes Move To Jacksonville Armada". SBS The World Game. 22 January 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
- "Armada FC Releases Eight From Roster".
- Bola.com. "Persib Kalah, Laga Debut Marcos Flores Berakhir Mengecewakan".
- "Welcome Marcos Flores! | Adelaide City Football Club". adelaidecityfc.com.au. Retrieved 17 January 2019.