Marcos Llorente

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Marcos Llorente
Marcos Llorente.JPG
Llorente playing for Real Madrid in 2015
Personal information
Full name Marcos Llorente Moreno[1]
Date of birth (1995-01-30) 30 January 1995 (age 23)[1]
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Real Madrid
Number 18
Youth career
2002–2006 Las Rozas
2006–2007 Roceña
2007–2008 Rayo Majadahonda
2008–2014 Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2016 Real Madrid B 62 (3)
2015– Real Madrid 16 (0)
2016–2017Alavés (loan) 33 (0)
National team
2014 Spain U19 4 (0)
2016–2017 Spain U21 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:44, 22 September 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 June 2017

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 Real Madrid.

Club career[edit]

Born in Madrid, Llorente joined Real Madrid's youth setup in 2008, aged 13.[3] In July 2014, after impressing with the Juvenil squad, he was promoted straight to the reserves by manager Zinedine Zidane.[4]

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.[5] 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.[6]

On 10 August 2016, Llorente was loaned to La Liga club Deportivo Alavés for one season.[7] On 10 September of that year, he featured the full 90 minutes in a 2–1 win at FC Barcelona.[8]

On 23 September 2017, Llorente's contract was extended until 2021.[9] He made one appearance during the campaign's UEFA Champions League,[10] when Madrid won their third consecutive and 13th overall title in the tournament.[11]

International career[edit]

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.[12][13]

Personal life[edit]

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.[14][15]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 31 October 2018[16]
Club Season League Cup1 Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Real Madrid Castilla 2014–15 25 0 0 0 0 0 25 0
2015–16 37 3 0 0 0 0 37 3
Total 62 3 0 0 0 0 62 3
Real Madrid 2015–16 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
2017–18 13 0 6 0 1 0 20 0
2018–19 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Total 16 0 8 0 1 0 25 0
Alavés (loan) 2016–17 29 0 6 0 0 0 35 0
Career total 107 3 14 0 1 0 122 3

1 Includes Supercopa de España, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup matches.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Real Madrid

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In isolation, Marcos is pronounced [ˈmaɾkos].

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017: List of players: Real Madrid CF" (PDF). FIFA. 16 December 2017. p. 5. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  2. ^ "M. Llorente". Real Madrid C.F. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Marcos Llorente empieza a llamar a la puerta" [Marcos Llorente starts calling the door] (in Spanish). Defensa Central. 24 February 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Flechazo con Marcos Llorente" [Love at first sight with Marcos Llorente]. Marca (in Spanish). 25 July 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  5. ^ "2–1: Castilla let the three points slip against Atlético B" (in Spanish). Real Madrid C.F. 24 August 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Antibalas Keylor y tres fogonazos" [Bulletproof Keylor and three flashes]. Marca (in Spanish). 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Marcos Llorente, calidad y visión de juego para el centro del campo" [Marcos Llorente, quality and vision for the midfield] (in Spanish). Deportivo Alavés. 10 August 2016. Retrieved 10 August 2016.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ Estévez, Ignacio Parrón (11 September 2016). "Marcos Llorente se luce en el Camp Nou" [Marcos Llorente shows his stuff at the Camp Nou] (in Spanish). Realidad Blanca. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  9. ^ "Ceremony to mark Marcos Llorente's contract renewal". Real Madrid C.F. 23 September 2017. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  10. ^ "Así llegan Real Madrid y Liverpool a la final de la Champions" [That is how Real Madrid and Liverpool arrive to the Champions final] (in Spanish). RCN Radio. 25 May 2018. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  11. ^ "Madrid beat Liverpool to complete hat-trick". UEFA. 26 May 2018. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  12. ^ "Asensio regresa a la Sub-21 y debuta Marcos Llorente" [Asensio returns to the Under-21s and Marcos Llorente makes debut]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 30 September 2016. Retrieved 12 January 2017.
  13. ^ "La Rojita golea y se jugará ir a la Eurocopa en la repesca" [Rojita routing to fight for Eurocup berth in the play-offs]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 10 October 2016. Retrieved 12 January 2017.
  14. ^ "Debutó con el Madrid Marcos Llorente, sobrino-nieto de Gento" [Madrid debut for Marcos Llorente, grand nephew of Gento]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  15. ^ "Marcos Llorente: "Seguir los pasos de mi familia es un orgullo y una motivación extra"" [Marcos Llorente: "To follow in the footsteps of my family is an honour and an extra motivation"] (in Spanish). Real Madrid C.F. 9 April 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  16. ^ "Marcos Llorente". Soccerway. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  17. ^ "Cristiano Ronaldo free-kick fires Real Madrid to Club World Cup glory". The Guardian. 16 December 2017. Retrieved 18 December 2017.

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