Marcos González

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is González and the second or maternal family name is Salazar.
Marcos González
Marcos González - Spain vs. Chile, 10th September 2013.jpg
Personal information
Full name Marcos Andrés González Salazar
Date of birth (1980-06-09) 9 June 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Necaxa
Number 3
Youth career
Universidad de Chile
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2003 Universidad de Chile 54 (2)
2002 Rangers (loan) 23 (1)
2004 Colón 13 (1)
2005 Palestino 37 (3)
2006–2007 Columbus Crew 45 (2)
2008–2010 Universidad Católica 88 (10)
2011 Universidad de Chile 25 (1)
2012–2014 Flamengo 44 (2)
2014–2015 Unión Española 31 (2)
2015– Necaxa 53 (5)
National team
2003–2014 Chile 29 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 November 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 March 2014

Marcos Andrés González Salazar (born 9 June 1980) is a Brazilian born Chilean professional football defender, who currently plays for Liga MX club Necaxa.

Although born in Brazil, he moved to Santiago aged two and has Chilean citizenship. Noteworthy, he has scored in all the team which he has played.

A Chilean international, he has played during 2006 and 2014 World Cup qualifiers.

Club career[edit]

He professionally debuted in 1999 at Universidad de Chile, winning a league title that year whilst the following he achieved another league title and a cup title, all with César Vaccia as coach.

In 2003, González moved to Argentina’s Colón de Santa Fe, remaining there two seasons. After a brief spell at Palestino in the second half of 2005, in January 2006 season he chose to sign with the Columbus Crew over Universidad Católica. At the American team, he played two seasons and made 45 appearances, scoring two goals.

Following the 2008 MLS season, González was released from Columbus Crew and then joined the team which he failed to sign in 2006, Universidad Católica, where two years later won the 2010 Primera División title.

In 2011, it was confirmed that González returned to Universidad de Chile. However, he break out into first-team and was a key player in the treble obtention, after winning the Apertura and Clausura titles as well as the Copa Sudamericana.

In 2012, he joined Brazilian club Flamengo. There he helped the team to won the 2013 Copa do Brasil and he stayed at the Mengão until mid-2014. After being released from Flamengo, he returned his homeland and signed for Unión Española to play the 2014–15 Primera División season.

On 11 July 2015, he joined Mexican side Necaxa.[1]

International career[edit]

He has represented Chile internationally 29 times.

International goals[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Team Season League Cup1 Continental2 Other3 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Rangers (loan) 2002 23 1 23 1
Total 23 1 23 1
Colón 2003–04 9 1 9 1
2004–05 4 0 4 0
Total 13 1 13 1
Palestino 2005 37 3 37 3
Total 37 3 37 3
Columbus Crew 2006 18 1 1 0 19 1
2007 27 1 2 0 29 1
Total 45 2 3 0 48 2
U. Católica 2008 28 4 0 0 11 2 39 6
2009 38 2 1 0 39 2
2010 22 4 1 0 1 0 23 4
Total 88 10 2 0 12 2 102 12
Universidad de Chile 2011 25 1 3 0 13 0 41 1
Total 25 1 3 0 13 0 41 1
Flamengo[2][3] 2012 25 2 0 0 6 0 5 0 36 2
2013 19 0 8 0 7 0 34 0
2014 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Total 44 2 8 0 14 0 5 0 71 2
Unión Española 2014–15 31 2 6 0 0 0 37 2
Total 31 2 6 0 0 0 37 2
Necaxa 2015–16 34 3 4 0 37 3
2016–17 3 0 0 0 3 0
Total 37 3 4 0 41 3
Career total 343 25 26 0 39 2 5 0 413 27

1Cup competitions include the MLS Cup, Copa Chile, Copa do Brasil and Copa México
2Other tournaments include the Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana.
3Other tournaments include the Campeonato Carioca.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Universidad de Chile
Universidad Católica
Flamengo

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Le va al Necaxa, Unión Española pierde a Marcos González". El Gráfico (in Spanish). 11 July 2015. Retrieved 28 August 2016. 
  2. ^ Flamengo official website (in Portuguese)
  3. ^ Flaestatística Player Profile (in Portuguese)

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