Llorente playing for Real Madrid in 2015
|Full name||Marcos Llorente Moreno|
|Date of birth||30 January 1995|
|Place of birth||Madrid, Spain|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2014–2016||Real Madrid B||62||(3)|
|2016–2017||→ Alavés (loan)||33||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:56, 19 May 2019 (UTC)|
Marcos Llorente Moreno (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈmaɾkoz ʎoˈɾente moˈɾeno];[a] born 30 January 1995) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a central or defensive midfielder for Atlético Madrid.
Born in Madrid, Llorente joined Real Madrid's youth setup in 2008, aged 13. In July 2014, after impressing with the Juvenil squad, he was promoted straight to the reserves by manager Zinedine Zidane.
On 24 August 2014, Llorente made his senior debut, starting in a 1–2 away loss against Atlético Madrid B for the Segunda División B championship. He appeared in 25 matches during the campaign, totalling 1,637 minutes of action.
Llorente spent the 2015 pre-season with the first team, appearing in friendlies against Manchester City, Inter Milan and Vålerenga Fotball. He made his professional – and La Liga – debut on 17 October of that year, coming on as a second-half substitute for Mateo Kovačić in a 3–0 home win over Levante UD.
On 23 September 2017, Llorente's contract was extended until 2021. He made one appearance during the campaign's UEFA Champions League, when Madrid won their third consecutive and 13th overall title in the tournament.
Llorente scored his first competitive goal for the team on 22 December 2018, netting the second in the 4–1 victory over Al Ain FC for the final of the FIFA Club World Cup and being named player of the match in the process.
Llorente earned his first cap for the Spain under-21 side on 10 October 2016, featuring the entire 5–0 home defeat of Estonia for the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifiers, in Pontevedra.
A boyhood supporter of Real Madrid, Llorente's family has ties to both football and Real Madrid. His father Paco and great uncle Francisco Gento were wingers, while his maternal grandfather Ramón Grosso was a forward.
- As of 19 May 2019
|Real Madrid Castilla||2014–15||25||0||—||—||—||25||0|
- In isolation, Marcos is pronounced [ˈmaɾkos].
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