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Óscar González Marcos

Óscar Javier González Marcos (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈoskaɾ xaˈβjeɾ ɣonˈsa.les]; born 12 November 1982), known simply as Óscar, is a Spanish former professional footballer who played as an attacking midfielder.

Óscar
Óscar González Marcos (2012).jpg
Óscar celebrates a goal for Valladolid in 2012
Personal information
Full name Óscar Javier González Marcos
Date of birth (1982-11-12) 12 November 1982 (age 37)
Place of birth Salamanca, Spain
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Youth career
Santa Marta
Valladolid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001 Valladolid B 2 (0)
2001–2004 Valladolid 81 (13)
2004–2008 Zaragoza 129 (14)
2008–2010 Olympiacos 45 (5)
2010–2016 Valladolid 181 (53)
Total 438 (85)
National team
2001 Spain U18 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He appeared in 267 La Liga matches over nine seasons, scoring a combined 40 goals for Valladolid (two spells) and Zaragoza. He also spent two years in Greece, with Olympiacos.

Club careerEdit

Early yearsEdit

Born in Salamanca, León, Óscar began his career with Real Valladolid, making his first-team – and La Liga – debut in the 1–0 home win over UD Las Palmas on 7 October 2001, one month shy of his 19th birthday.[1] Establishing himself as a regular by the start of the 2002–03 season, he was the side's best scorer in the following year at 10, in spite of a final relegation.[2]

ZaragozaEdit

Subsequently, Óscar moved to Real Zaragoza where he was a regular fixture throughout four seasons, whether as a starter or a substitute. His best scoring output came during his first season, with six goals (two being in a 2–2 draw at CA Osasuna).[3]

OlympiacosEdit

After Zaragoza's relegation in 2007–08, Óscar joined Olympiacos F.C. on a three-year deal during the summer transfer window, joining countryman Ernesto Valverde's roster.[4] During his two-year spell, he played in a total of 68 games and netted nine times, but his performances were irregular overall.

Helping to the Piraeus club to the double in his debut campaign, Óscar also scored in the UEFA Cup, in a 1–2 away loss against AS Saint-Étienne (2–5 on aggregate) for the round-of-32.[5]

Return to ValladolidEdit

On 1 September 2010, Olympiacos parted ways with Óscar, who signed a one-year contract with his first professional club Valladolid, now playing in the Segunda División.[6] On 20 July 2011, he signed a two-year extension with the option of making his link a permanent one.[7]

Óscar netted 14 goals in the 2011–12 season, as the Pucelanos returned to the top flight after two years.[8] Playing more as a second striker in 2014–15, he bettered that total to 16 as the team again competed in the second tier.[9][10]

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