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Marcos Llorente

Marcos Llorente

Spanish association football player
Marcos Llorente
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Spanish association football player
A.K.A. Marcos Llorente Moreno
Is Athlete Football player Association football player
From Spain
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 30 January 1995, Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain
Age 26 years
Star sign Aquarius
Stats
Height: 184 cm
Weight: 71 kg
Sports Teams
Ciudad De Getafe
Real Madrid CF
Spain national under-19 football team
liga deportiva Alajuelense
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Marcos Llorente Moreno ([ˈmaɾkoz ʎoˈɾente moˈɾeno]; born 30 January 1995) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder or second striker for Atlético Madrid.

Club career

Real Madrid

Born in Madrid, Llorente joined Real Madrid's youth setup in 2008, aged 13. In July 2014, after impressing with the Juvenil squad, he was promoted straight to the reserves by manager Zinedine Zidane.

On 24 August 2014, Llorente made his senior debut, starting in a 1–2 away loss against Atlético Madrid B for the Segunda División B championship. He appeared in 25 matches during the campaign, totalling 1,637 minutes of action.

Llorente spent the 2015 pre-season with the first team, appearing in friendlies against Manchester City, Inter Milan and Vålerenga Fotball. He made his professional – and La Liga – debut on 17 October of that year, coming on as a second-half substitute for Mateo Kovačić in a 3–0 home win over Levante UD.

On 10 August 2016, Llorente was loaned to La Liga club Deportivo Alavés for one season. On 10 September of that year, he featured the full 90 minutes in a 2–1 win at FC Barcelona.

On 23 September 2017, Llorente's contract was extended until 2021. He made one appearance during the campaign's UEFA Champions League, when Madrid won their third consecutive and 13th overall title in the tournament.

Llorente scored his first competitive goal for the team on 22 December 2018, netting the second in the 4–1 victory over Al Ain FC for the final of the FIFA Club World Cup and being named player of the match in the process.

Atlético Madrid

On 20 June 2019, Llorente was signed by local rivals Atlético Madrid on a five-year contract for a reported fee of £35 million. He made his official debut on 18 August, playing 25 minutes in the 1–0 home win against Getafe CF.

On 11 March 2020, during extra time of the Champions League round-of-16 tie away to Liverpool, Llorente scored twice to tie the match 2–2 after replacing Diego Costa early into the second half, in an eventual 3–2 win and qualification. On 17 June, he was named man of the match in the league game at CA Osasuna after coming from the bench in the 63rd minute, scoring a solo goal and later assisting twice in the 5–0 rout.

International career

Llorente earned his first cap for the Spain under-21 side on 10 October 2016, featuring the entire 5–0 home defeat of Estonia for the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifiers, in Pontevedra.

Style of play

Originally a defensive midfielder or a playmaker in front of a back four, Llorente is also capable of playing in more advanced positions such as a central or a box-to-box midfielder. At Atlético Madrid, under coach Diego Simeone, he was also fielded out of his regular position, first on the right side of the midfield in a 4–4–2 formation and later as a supporting forward in the same system.

Personal life

A boyhood supporter of Real Madrid, Llorente's family has ties to both football and the club. His father Francisco and great uncle Francisco Gento were wingers, while his maternal grandfather Ramón Grosso was a forward.

Club statistics

As of 11 July 2020
Club Season League National Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Real Madrid B 2014–15 25 0 25 0
2015–16 33 3 4 0 37 3
Total 58 3 4 0 62 3
Real Madrid 2015–16 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Alavés (loan) 2016–17 32 0 6 0 38 0
Real Madrid 2017–18 13 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 20 0
2018–19 7 0 5 1 2 0 2 1 16 2
Total 22 0 12 1 3 0 2 1 39 2
Atlético Madrid 2019–20 27 2 1 0 3 2 2 0 33 4
Career total 139 5 19 1 6 2 8 1 172 9

Honours

Real Madrid

  • UEFA Champions League: 2017–18
  • UEFA Super Cup: 2017
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2017, 2018

Spain U21

  • UEFA European Under-21 Championship runner-up: 2017
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 16 Jul 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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http://actas.rfef.es/actas/RFEF_CmpActa1?cod_primaria=1000144&CodActa=57351
https://web.archive.org/web/20171223004345/http://www.fifadata.com/documents/FCWC/2017/pdf/FCWC_2017_Squadlists.pdf
http://www.fifadata.com/documents/FCWC/2017/pdf/FCWC_2017_Squadlists.pdf
https://en.atleticodemadrid.com/jugadores/marcos-llorente-moreno-2019-2020-2
http://www.defensacentral.com/la_fabrica/119889-marcos-llorente-empieza-llamar-puerta-reportaje/
http://www.marca.com/2014/07/25/futbol/equipos/real_madrid/1406303675.html
http://www.realmadrid.com/en/news/2014/08/2-1-castilla-let-the-three-points-slip-against-atletico-b
http://www.marca.com/eventos/marcador/futbol/2015_16/la-liga/jornada_8/rma_lev/
https://www.deportivoalaves.com/noticia/marcos-llorente-calidad-y-vision-de-juego-para-el-centro-del-campo.html
http://realidadblanca.com/2016/09/11/marcos-llorente-se-luce-camp-nou/
http://www.realmadrid.com/en/news/2017/09/marcos-llorentes-contract-extension
https://www.rcnradio.com/deportes/asi-llegan-las-plantillas-de-real-madrid-y-liverpool-la-final-de-la-champions
http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=2018/matches/round=2000885/match=2021711/postmatch/report/index.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20191008171528/https://www.marca.com/futbol/mundial-de-clubes/cronica/2018/12/22/5c1e81a2e5fdea02688b4580.html
https://www.marca.com/futbol/mundial-de-clubes/cronica/2018/12/22/5c1e81a2e5fdea02688b4580.html
https://en.atleticodemadrid.com/noticias/agreement-over-the-transfer-of-marcos-llorente
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