Marcos Márquez

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

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 42)
Place of birth Seville, Spain
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position(s) 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 178 (73)
2010–2012 Salamanca 59 (15)
Total 469 (151)
Teams managed
2012–2013 AD Nervión (youth)
2013–2015 Soleá San Pablo
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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

Club careerEdit

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 Segunda División. In July 2000 he returned to his native region by joining Córdoba CF, where he went pretty much unnoticed during two his two-year stay.

After stints with AD Ceuta and CD Leganés, both from Segunda División B, 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 them on various occasions; El Matador (nickname he received whilst at the Canary Islands)[3] 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.[4]

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 21 times.[5][6] After forming an efficient attacking duo with Adrián Colunga in 2007–08 (a combined 29 goals)[7][8][9] he was again the main striker in the following season and added 21 more, good enough for third in the individual chart although his side barely avoided a drop.[10]

After a poor 2009–10 campaign – 34 matches, three goals – Márquez left Las Palmas and signed for another club in the second tier, UD Salamanca,[11] suffering relegation in his first year.[12] In August 2012, aged 35, he announced his retirement from football.[13]


  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. ^ "La UD Las Palmas rescinde con Marcos Márquez" [UD Las Palmas cut ties with Marcos Márquez]. La Provincia (in Spanish). 24 June 2010. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Las Palmas festeja ante 30.000 'fieles' su regreso a 2ªA" [Las Palmas celebrate return to 2ªA in front of 30.000 'faithful']. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 25 June 2006. Retrieved 4 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Escarnio a un alma en pena" [Mocking the pitiful]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 3 December 2006. Retrieved 4 July 2014.
  6. ^ "2ªA". Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 11 June 2007. Retrieved 4 July 2014.
  7. ^ "El presidente dimite al acabar" [The president resigns at the end]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 13 January 2008. Retrieved 4 July 2014.
  8. ^ "Márquez: "La próxima temporada lucharemos por el ascenso"" [Márquez: "Next season we will fight for promotion"]. Marca (in Spanish). 14 May 2009. Retrieved 4 July 2014.
  9. ^ "La UD sólo ha conseguido cuatro victorias en sus 21 desplazamientos a Salamanca" [UD have only won four times in 21 trips to Salamanca] (in Spanish). UD Las Palmas Fansite. 18 November 2010. Retrieved 4 July 2014.
  10. ^ "Nino se convierte en el cuarto 'Pichichi' del CD Tenerife" [Nino becomes CD Tenerife's fourth ‘Pichichi’] (in Spanish). CD Tenerife. 30 June 2009. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  11. ^ "Marcos Márquez, nuevo jugador del Salamanca para tres temporadas" [Marcos Márquez, new Salamanca player for three seasons]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 5 August 2010. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  12. ^ "Marcos Márquez: Daría toda mi ficha por marcar los goles que nos valieran la salvación" [Marcos Márquez: I would trade all my wages for scoring the goals that meant survival]. La Gaceta de Salamanca (in Spanish). 26 May 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  13. ^ "Marcos Márquez anuncia su retirada del fútbol" [Marcos Márquez announces retirement from football]. Tribuna de Salamanca (in Spanish). 26 August 2012. Retrieved 21 September 2012.[permanent dead link]

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