Tintín Márquez

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Tintín Márquez
Tintín Márquez 2012 1.jpg
Márquez in 2012
Personal information
Full name Bartolomé Márquez López
Date of birth (1962-01-07) 7 January 1962 (age 55)
Place of birth Barcelona, Spain
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980 Martinenc
1980–1988 Español 140 (29)
1980–1981 Sant Andreu (loan)
1981–1982 Sabadell (loan) 20 (1)
1988–1994 Figueres 192 (47)
1994–1995 Europa 27 (1)
Total 379 (78)
National team
1982–1983 Spain U21 2 (0)
Teams managed
1997–1998 Europa
1998–2002 Espanyol (youth)
2002–2004 Espanyol B
2004–2008 Espanyol (assistant)
2008 Espanyol
2009–2010 Castellón
2012–2015 Eupen
2017– Sint-Truiden
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Bartolomé "Tintín" Márquez López (born 7 January 1962) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as an attacking midfielder, and a current manager.

His career was closely associated to Espanyol, as both a player and coach.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Márquez signed for RCD Español in early 1980, and played exclusively in his native region during his 15-year professional career. After two loans, at UE Sant Andreu and CE Sabadell FC, he was definitely promoted to the first team in the 1982–83 season, making his La Liga debut on 4 September 1982 by coming on as a late substitute in a 1–0 home win against Racing de Santander.[2]

Márquez played six full campaigns with the Pericos, always in the top flight. His best year was 1985–86, when he scored ten goals in 32 games to help his team to the 11th position, including a hat-trick on 20 April 1986 in a 5–3 home success over FC Barcelona;[3] he was also part of the squad that reached the final of the 1987–88 UEFA Cup, but took no part in the competition after falling out of favour with manager Javier Clemente.[4]

Márquez signed with UE Figueres in the 1988 summer, going on to spend five of his six years in Segunda División and appear in the promotion playoffs in 1992. He retired at the age of 33, after a spell in Segunda División B with CE Europa.

Coaching career[edit]

Márquez began working as a manager in 1997, his first stop being with his last club in Tercera División. He won the Copa Catalunya in that year, defeating Barcelona in the final.

On 26 May 1998, Márquez returned to Espanyol – the organization changed its denomination three years later[5]– going on to be in charge of its youth and reserve teams in the following six years. He subsequently served as an assistant to the main squad, first under Miguel Ángel Lotina then Ernesto Valverde.

In the 2008 summer, Márquez was appointed at the first team after Valverde left for Olympiacos FC.[6] However, on 30 November, after four consecutive losses, he was relieved of his duties.[7]

In 2012, after roughly six months with Spanish second level side CD Castellón,[8][9] Márquez signed for K.A.S. Eupen in the Belgian Second Division.


  1. ^ "Media vida en blanquiazul" [A lifetime in white and blue]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 4 June 2008. Retrieved 16 June 2008. 
  2. ^ "1–0: De "penalty", pero sin agobios" [1–0: From a penalty, but easy as could be]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 5 September 1982. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "5–3: Marchando uno de "máxima"" [5–3: One "maximum intensity" please]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 21 April 1986. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "La estadística está para romperla" [Records are there to be broken]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 26 March 1988. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "Se estudia una cuarta alternativa al banquillo" [Fourth alternative to bench being studied] (PDF). Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 26 May 1988. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "‘Tintín' Márquez, nou entrenador de l'Espanyol" [‘Tintín' Márquez, new Espanyol manager] (in Catalan). RCD Espanyol. 2 June 2008. Retrieved 16 June 2008. 
  7. ^ "Destituido" [Fired] (PDF). Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 1 December 2008. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  8. ^ "Tintín Márquez, nuevo entrenador del Castellón" [Tintín Márquez, new manager of Castellón]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 14 October 2009. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  9. ^ "El Castellón destituye a 'Tintín' Márquez" [Castellón sacks 'Tintín' Márquez]. Marca (in Spanish). 6 April 2010. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 

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