Marcos Jiménez de la Espada Martín

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Marcos
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Personal information
Full name Marcos Eusebio Jiménez de la Espada Martín
Date of birth (1985-11-03) 3 November 1985 (age 33)
Place of birth Pollença, Spain
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
East Bengal
Number 18
Youth career
2001–2003 La Salle
2003–2004 San Francisco
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Constància 33 (18)
2005–2007 Mallorca B 15 (15)
2007–2010 Sant Andreu 45 (14)
2008–2009Orihuela (loan) 33 (16)
2010–2011 Sporting Mahonés 34 (18)
2011–2012 Sant Andreu 23 (14)
2012–2016 Gimnàstic 124 (39)
2016–2017 Kitchee 4 (0)
2017–2018 Southern 28 (22)
2018–2019 Atlético Baleares 33 (18)
2019– East Bengal 6 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 May 2019

Marcos Eusebio Jiménez de la Espada Martín (born 3 November 1985), known simply as Marcos, is a Spanish footballer who plays for Indian club East Bengal F.C. as a forward.

Club career[edit]

Born in Pollença, Majorca, Balearic Islands, Marcos was a trainee of both SD La Salle and CD San Francisco, and made his senior debuts with CE Constància in 2004–05, in Tercera División. He stayed in the same level for the following three seasons, representing RCD Mallorca B and UE Sant Andreu.

In July 2008, Marcos was loaned to Segunda División B club Orihuela CF.[1] He subsequently returned to the Catalans in the following year, with the team now in the same division.

In July 2010, Marcos moved to CF Sporting Mahonés also in the third tier,[2] and started in all his appearances in his only season to help to a 15th-place finish. On 15 July 2011, he rejoined Sant Andreu for a third spell.[3]

On 26 June 2012, Marcos signed for Gimnàstic de Tarragona, freshly relegated to division three.[4] He scored 16 goals in his debut campaign, with his side ranking sixth.

On 29 June 2015, after achieving promotion to Segunda División, Marcos renewed his contract with Nàstic for a further year.[5] He made his professional debut on 23 August (two months shy of his 30th birthday), coming on as a second-half substitute for Mossa in a 2–2 home draw against Albacete Balompié; he also scored the last goal through a penalty.[6]

On 23 June 2016, after narrowly missing another promotion, Marcos was released as his contract was due to expire.[7] He resumed his career in the Hong Kong Premier League, with Kitchee SC and Southern District FC.

Personal life[edit]

Marcos was a member of the Hipster subculture, distinguishing himself with a thick beard and a long hair.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played on 28 April 2018
Club Season League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Orihuela 2008–09[9] Segunda División B 33 6 4 0 37 6
Sant Andreu 2009–10[9] Segunda División B 20 3 1 0 1[a] 0 22 3
Sporting Mahonés 2010–11[9] Segunda División B 34 8 0 0 34 8
Sant Andreu 2011–12[9] Segunda División B 23 14 1 0 24 14
Gimnàstic 2012–13[9] Segunda División B 35 17 0 0 35 17
2013–14[9] Segunda División B 34 9 4 1 6[a] 2 44 12
2014–15[9] Segunda División B 32 9 2 0 4[a] 2 38 11
2016–16[9] Segunda División 23 4 1 0 1[a] 0 25 4
Total 124 39 7 1 11 4 142 44
Kitchee 2016–17[10] HK Premier League 4 0 0 0 4 0
Southern District 2016–17[10] HK Premier League 11 9 3 2 14 11
2017–18[10] HK Premier League 16 11 2 1 18 12
Total 27 20 5 3 32 23
Career total 265 90 18 4 12 4 295 98
  1. ^ a b c d Appearances in Promotion Play-offs

References[edit]

  1. ^ "El Orihuela logra la cesión del delantero Marcos" [Orihuela get the loan of forward Marcos]. Diario Información (in Spanish). 15 July 2008. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Marcos Jiménez de la Espada, nuevo jugador del C.F. Sporting Mahonés" [Marcos Jiménez de la Espada, new player of C.F. Sporting Mahonés] (in Spanish). Deporte Balear. 13 July 2010. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Marcos torna al Sant Andreu!!!" [Marcos returns to Sant Andreu!!!] (in Catalan). UE Sant Andreu. 15 July 2011. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Viale, Haro, Marcos i De Lerma, els primers fitxatges" [Viale, Haro, Marcos and De Lerma, the first signings] (in Catalan). Gimnàstic Tarragona. 26 June 2012. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Jugadores renovados del primer equipo" [First-team players renewed] (in Spanish). Gimnàstic Tarragona. 29 June 2015. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
  6. ^ "El Gimnástic remonta in extremis al Albacete" [Gimnástic come back in extremis against Albacete]. Marca (in Spanish). 23 August 2015. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  7. ^ "De la Espada finaliza su etapa en el Nàstic" [De la Espada ends his spell at Nàstic] (in Spanish). Gimnàstic Tarragona. 23 June 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  8. ^ "La 'Barba' más indomable" [The most indomitable 'Beard']. Diari de Tarragona (in Spanish). 25 June 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h "Marc Jiménez: Marc Jiménez de la Espada Martín". BDFutbol. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  10. ^ a b c "Marc Jiménez". Soccerway. Retrieved 16 November 2017.

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