|Intro||Spanish association football player|
|A.K.A.||Marcos Llorente Moreno|
|Is||Athlete Football player Association football player|
|Birth||30 January 1995, Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- As of 11 July 2020
|Real Madrid B||2014–15||25||0||—||—||—||25||0|
- UEFA Champions League: 2017–18
- UEFA Super Cup: 2017
- FIFA Club World Cup: 2017, 2018
- UEFA European Under-21 Championship runner-up: 2017