Iván Marcano Sierra (Spanish pronunciation: [iˈβam maɾˈkano];[a] born 23 June 1987) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Portuguese club FC Porto. Mainly a central defender, he can also play as a left back.
Marcano in action for Rubin Kazan in 2013
|Full name||Iván Marcano Sierra|
|Date of birth||23 June 1987|
|Place of birth||Santander, Spain|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|2010–2011||→ Getafe (loan)||29||(1)|
|2011–2012||→ Olympiacos (loan)||28||(4)|
|2014||→ Olympiacos (loan)||7||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 December 2019|
After starting out at Racing de Santander and appearing for the club in La Liga, he went on to spend the better part of his career with Porto, playing nearly 200 competitive matches and winning the 2017–18 Primeira Liga. He also had spells abroad in Greece (Olympiacos, twice), Russia and Italy.
Santander-born Marcano, a youth graduate of hometown's Racing de Santander, made his first appearance with the main squad in an away win over UD Almería on 30 September 2007, due to injuries in the Cantabrian side. However, he had to leave the pitch in the second half of the game, also due to injury, and was unable to play for three months.
For the 2008–09 campaign, Marcano was definitely promoted to the first team under new manager Juan Ramón López Muñiz. In the fifth match he scored his first La Liga and Racing goal, in a 1–2 home loss against RCD Mallorca, and was a regular throughout the campaign, mostly as a left back.
In early July 2009, Marcano signed a six-year deal with Villarreal CF. He was first-choice for most of the first part of his first season; however, after consecutive poor performances, he fell out of favour, even losing his position in the defensive pecking order to 19-year-old Argentine Mateo Musacchio (originally signed for the B-side).
Deemed surplus to requirements at Villarreal for 2010–11, Marcano was loaned to Getafe CF on 8 June 2010. Benefitting from injuries to both Mario and Rafa, he was regularly used in both defensive positions as the Madrid outskirts team narrowly avoided relegation; he netted his only goal of the season on 24 October 2010, in a 3–0 home win against Sporting de Gijón.
Olympiacos / RubinEdit
On 2 June 2012, after one season with Olympiacos F.C. in Greece, where he playing alongside several compatriots – including manager Ernesto Valverde – and was essential in the double conquest, Marcano was sold by Villarreal to FC Rubin Kazan in the Russian Premier League, for about €5 million. In the 2014 winter transfer window, however, he returned to his previous club, on loan until June and with the option to subsequently make the deal permanent.
On 11 August 2014, Marcano signed a four-year contract with FC Porto, replacing Manchester City-bound Eliaquim Mangala. He became the sixth Spaniard to join the Portuguese club after compatriot Julen Lopetegui took over three months earlier.
On 21 April 2015, Marcano was sent off for a second yellow card as Porto lost 1–6 away to FC Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League, being eliminated from the tournament despite having won the first leg. In his third season he scored four goals – five across all competitions– but his team could only finish third.
On 6 November 2016, after several occasions on which he wore the armband after the titular was replaced, Marcano acted as captain for the first time as a starter, in a 1–1 home draw against Benfica. He netted a career-best five times in the 2017–18 campaign, which ended with the conquest of the Primeira Liga championship after five years.
Marcano moved to the Italian Serie A on 31 May 2018, with the 30-year-old agreeing to a three-year deal at A.S. Roma. He made his league debut on 31 August, playing the first half of the 1–2 away loss to A.C. Milan.
Return to PortoEdit
Marcano returned to former club Porto on 11 July 2019, again being given the number 5 jersey and signing a four-year contract.
- As of match played 26 May 2019
|Racing B||2005–06||Segunda División B||10||0||–||–||–||–||10||0|
|Racing Santander||2007–08||Segunda División||2||0||0||0||–||–||2||0|
|Getafe (loan)||2010–11||La Liga||29||1||4||0||5||0||38||1|
|Olympiacos (loan)||2011–12||Super League Greece||28||4||4||0||9||1||41||5|
|Rubin Kazan||2012–13||Russian Premier League||21||1||2||0||10||1||33||2|
|Olympiacos (loan)||2013–14||Super League Greece||7||1||3||0||2||0||12||1|
- In isolation, Iván is pronounced [iˈβan].
- Fernández-Cueto, F. (1 October 2007). "La sorpresa fue Marcano" [Marcano was the surprise]. El Diario Montañés (in Spanish). Retrieved 24 October 2008.
- "Marcano estará de dos a tres meses de baja" [Marcano to miss two or three months of action]. Marca (in Spanish). 8 October 2007. Retrieved 24 October 2008.
- Chimeno, Jesús (28 October 2008). "Doctor Jekyll y mister Hyde" [Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde]. Diario de Cantabria (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 1 October 2008. Retrieved 29 October 2008.
- "Europe lures Marcano to Villarreal". UEFA. 3 May 2010. Retrieved 3 July 2009.
- Fabián, R. (12 May 2010). "El Villarreal quiere vender a Marcano" [Villarreal want to sell Marcano]. El Periódico Mediterráneo (in Spanish). Retrieved 19 April 2018.
- "Marcano jugará en el Getafe" [Marcano will play in Getafe] (in Spanish). Europa Press. 8 June 2010. Retrieved 8 June 2010.
- "Third time lucky for Getafe". ESPN Soccernet. 24 October 2010. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
- Rubio, Quique (29 April 2012). "Un gol de Fuster en la prórroga le da la Copa al Olympiacos" [Fuster extra time goal gives Cup to Olympiacos]. Diario AS (in Spanish). Retrieved 19 April 2018.
- "El Villarreal traspasa a Marcano al Rubin Kazan" [Villarreal sell Marcano to Rubin Kazan]. Marca (in Spanish). 2 June 2012. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
- Ανακοίνωσε Μαρκάνο η Ρουμπίν [Rubin announced the loan of Marcano] (in Greek). Sport 24. 24 January 2014. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
- "City sign Mangala, Porto turn to Marcano". UEFA. 11 August 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
- Begley, Emlyn (21 April 2015). "Bayern Munich 6–1 FC Porto". BBC Sport. Retrieved 22 April 2015.
- Ribeiro, Tiago (21 January 2017). "Iván Marcano e O 5.º golo da época: "Estou num bom momento e há que que aproveitar"" [Iván Marcano and the 5th goal of the season: «I'm in a good moment and I have to make the most of it»]. Record (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2 October 2017.
- "Estreia de Marcano a capitão" [Marcano debut as captain]. Record (in Portuguese). 7 November 2016. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
- "Marcano, um defesa a fazer lembrar Mangala" [Marcano, a defender who reminded of Mangala]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 15 May 2018. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
- "Marcano signs for AS Roma". A.S. Roma. 31 May 2018. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
- Cantalupi, Stefano (31 August 2018). "Milan-Roma 2–1: Cutrone al 95' regala i tre punti a Gattuso" [Milan-Roma 2–1: Cutrone gives Gattuso the three points in the 95th]. La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). Retrieved 11 July 2019.
- "Nuova cessione per la Roma: Marcano passa al Porto" [New Roma deal: Marcano goes to Porto] (in Italian). Fox Sports. 11 July 2019. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
- "Marcano de regresso ao FC Porto" [Marcano returns to FC Porto] (in Portuguese). FC Porto. 11 July 2019. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
- Atkin, John (23 June 2009). "Too little too late for Spain". UEFA. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
- "Marcano" (in Spanish). Historia Racinguista. 27 July 2009. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
- "Ivan Marcano". Soccerway. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
- "FC Porto é campeão nacional 2017/2018" [FC Porto are 2017/2018 national champions] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 5 May 2018. Retrieved 6 May 2018.