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MÁRQUEZ, Rafael

Rafael MÁRQUEZ
Atlas Guadalajara (MEX)
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Full name Rafael Márquez Álvarez
 
Date of Birth February 13, 1979
Birthplace Zamora, Michoacán, Mexico
Height 182 cm
Position Centre back (or defensive midfielder / central midfielder)
Foot Right
Nationality Mexican (and Spanish)
Club Atlas Guadalajara (MEX) 
Nation Mexico
Int. debut Age 17 (February 5, 1997 - vs. Ecuador)
World Cups 16 matches (2014: 4 / 2010: 4 / 2006: 4 / 2002: 4)
Honours

Country
1 FIFA Confederations Cup (1999)
2 CONCACAF Gold Cups (2003, 2011)
Club
1 FIFA Club World Cup (2009)
2 UEFA Champions League (2005-06, 2008-09)
1 UEFA Super Cup (2009)
4 Spanish Championships (2004-05, 2005-06, 2008-09, 2009-10)
3 Spanish Super Cups (2005, 2006, 2009)
1 Spanish Cup (2008-09)
1 French Championship (1999-00)
1 French Super Cup (2000)
1 French League Cup (2002-03)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


TFR PLAYERS
Teams represented (central column) +
TFR Players Rankings (right column)
2016-17 Atlas Guadalajara (MEX)
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2015-16 Atlas Guadalajara (MEX)
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- Hellas Verona (ITA)
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2014-15 Hellas Verona (ITA)
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2013-14 Léon (MEX)
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2012-13 Léon (MEX)
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- NY Red Bulls (USA)
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2011-12 NY Red Bulls (USA)
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2010-11 NY Red Bulls (USA)
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2009-10 Barcelona (SPA)
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2008-09 Barcelona (SPA)
72
2007-08 Barcelona (SPA)
237

OTHER TFR RANKINGS
2016-17 None
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2015-16 None
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2014-15 None
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2013-14 None
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2012-13 None
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2011-12 None
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2010-11 None
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2009-10 None
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2008-09 None
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2007-08 None
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DID YOU KNOW ?

Márquez began his career at Mexican club FC Atlas, for whom he debuted in 1996 at only 17 years old.

In 1999 AS Monaco scouts had gone to see Chilean player Pablo Contreras in a Copa America match against Mexico, but they were impressed with Márquez's performance, so they signed both defenders.

After winning the 2005-06 UEFA Champions League with Barcelona, he became the first Mexican to win the honor, something Mexican legend Hugo Sánchez never obtained while playing for Real Madrid.

He was featured in the music video for Shakira's song "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" to celebrate the South Africa hosting the 2010 World Cup.

He captained the Mexico national football team at the 2010 World Cup.