Marcos Márquez

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Marcos Márquez
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Márquez in training with Las Palmas
Personal information
Full name Marcos Márquez Lebrero
Date of birth (1977-07-23) 23 July 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth Seville, Spain
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1997 Utrera 28 (3)
1997–1999 Sevilla B 43 (15)
1999–2000 Atlético Madrid B 47 (12)
2001–2002 Córdoba 42 (6)
2003–2004 Ceuta 45 (13)
2004–2005 Leganés 27 (14)
2005–2010 Las Palmas 179 (73)
2010–2012 Salamanca 59 (15)
Total 470 (151)
Teams managed
2012– AD Nervión (youth)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Marcos Márquez Lebrero (born 23 July 1977) is a Spanish retired footballer. A striker, he is of Gitano origin.[1]

Over the course of nine seasons (his professional career lasted 15 years) he amassed Segunda División totals of 249 games and 78 goals, mainly at the service of Las Palmas.[2]

Club career[edit]

Born in Seville, Andalusia, and raised in the youth academy of local Sevilla FC, Márquez left in 1999 and signed for Atlético Madrid B, playing one season with the club in the second division. In July 2000 he returned to his native region by signing with Córdoba CF, where he went pretty much unnoticed during two his two-year stay.

After stints with AD Ceuta and CD Leganés, both from the third level, Márquez moved to UD Las Palmas on 15 June 2005. From then onwards he became one of the most consistent players of the team, while also captaining it on various occasions; El Matador (nickname he received whilst at the Canary Islands) went down in the history of the club on 24 June 2006 as he scored the goal that finally promoted it back to division two, the game's only at CD Linares after a pass from Nauzet Alemán.[3]

Márquez continued to feature heavily in the subsequent years: in the 2006–07 campaign he won both the Pichichi Trophy and the Zarra Trophy, after netting a total of 21 goals.[4][5] After forming an efficient offensive duo with Adrián Colunga in 2007–08 (29 successful strikes combined)[6][7][8] he was again the main striker in the following season and added 21 more, good enough for third in the chart although his side barely avoided a drop.

After a very poor 2009–10 campaign – 34 matches, three goals – Márquez left Las Palmas and signed for another club in the second division, UD Salamanca, suffering relegation in his first year. In August 2012, aged 35, he announced his retirement from football.[9]


  1. ^ "Futbolistas de origen gitano" [Footballers of gypsy origin] (in Spanish). Groguets. Retrieved 6 August 2009. 
  2. ^ "Marcos Márquez, el matador amarillo" [Marcos Márquez, the yellow killer] (in Spanish). Vavel. 4 December 2014. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Las Palmas festeja ante 30.000 'fieles' su regreso a 2ªA" [Las Palmas celebrates return to 2ªA in front of 30.000 'faithful'] (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 25 June 2006. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Escarnio a un alma en pena" [Mocking the pityful] (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 3 December 2006. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "2ªA" (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 11 June 2007. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "El presidente dimite al acabar" [The president resigns at the end] (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 13 January 2008. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "Márquez: "La próxima temporada lucharemos por el ascenso"" [Márquez: "Next season we will fight for promotion"] (in Spanish). Marca. 14 May 2009. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  8. ^ "La UD sólo ha conseguido cuatro victorias en sus 21 desplazamientos a Salamanca" [UD has only won four times in 21 trips to Salamanca] (in Spanish). Las Palmas fansite. 18 November 2010. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "Marcos Márquez anuncia su retirada del fútbol" [Marcos Márquez announces retirement from football] (in Spanish). Tribuna Salamanca. 26 August 2012. Retrieved 21 September 2012. [permanent dead link]

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Preceded by
Nigeria Uche
for Recreativo de Huelva
Segunda División Pichichi Trophy Winner
Succeeded by
Spain Yordi
for Xerez CD
Preceded by
Spain J.J. Luque &
Spain Soldado
for Real Madrid Castilla &
Ciudad de Murcia
Segunda División Zarra Trophy Winner
Succeeded by
Spain Yordi
for Xerez CD