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|Date of Birth||January 21, 1996|
Marco Asensio is a Spanish professional soccer player who has represented, as a winger/attacking midfielder, RCD Mallorca B (2013-2014), RCD Mallorca (2013-2014), and Real Madrid CF (2014-Present) in Spain. RCD Mallorca B is the reserve team of RCD Mallorca and plays in the 4th tier of the Spanish soccer league system. He has also spent loan spells with RCD Mallorca (2014-2015) and RCD Espanyol (2015-2016), both in Spain. For his performances in the 2015-16 season, he was named the ‘Breakthrough Player’ of La Liga (the top tier of the Spanish soccer league system). With Real Madrid CF, Marco won the La Liga title in the 2016-17, 2019-20, and 2021-22 seasons and the Supercopa de España in 2017 and 2021-22. The 2016-17, 2019-20, and 2021-22 La Liga titles were the club’s record-extending 33rd, 34th, and 35th titles, respectively. The Supercopa de España (founded in 1982 as a 2-team competition) has been contested since the 2019-20 season by 4 teams – the winners and runners-up of La Liga and the Copa del Rey (the premier domestic knockout soccer competition in Spain). Real Madrid CF‘s Supercopa de España title in the 2021-22 season was its 12th such, extending its stature as the 2nd-most successful team in the competition.
Marco Asensio Willemsen
Palma, Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
Professional Soccer Player
- Father – Gilberto Asensio (Former Soccer Player)
- Mother – Maria Willemsen (d. 2011)
- Siblings – Igor Asensio (Older Brother) (Soccer Player)
- 20, 19, 16, 12, 11, 10, 7 – Spain
- 38, 27 – RCD Mallorca
- 25 – RCD Espanyol
- 28, 20, 11 – Real Madrid CF
Winger, Attacking Midfielder
6 ft or 183 cm
76 kg or 167.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Marco has dated –
- Marina Muntaner (2016-2017)
- Sandra Garal (2019-Present)
Race / Ethnicity
Multiracial (Hispanic and White)
He is of Spanish descent on his father’s side and Dutch descent on his mother’s side.
- Toned physique
- Side-parted, wavy hair
- Cheerful smile
- Often sports a light stubble
Marco Asensio Facts
- Marco used to suffer from a growth deficiency, in his knees, during his childhood but it gradually subsided during his teenage years.
- His youth career began in 2003 when, as a 7-year-old, he joined a local club called CF Platges de Calvià. In 2006, he was recruited by the youth system of RCD Mallorca, a top-flight Spanish professional soccer club based in his hometown of Palma.
- Marco stayed in that system until 2013 when he began representing both RCD Mallorca B and the senior-level team of RCD Mallorca. RCD Mallorca B is the reserve team of RCD Mallorca.
- In December 2014, it was announced that Spanish titans Real Madrid CF had signed up Marco (who had been a supporter of the club since childhood) on a 6-year deal for a €3.9 million fee. The club’s president had stated that Spanish tennis legend Rafael Nadal had played a crucial role in this transfer deal. Rafael, like Marco, was born on the island of Mallorca and is a passionate supporter of Real Madrid CF.
- At the international level, Marco represented Spain at the under-16, under-19, and under-21 tiers before making his senior national debut in May 2016. With Spain, he won the 2015 edition of the UEFA European Under-19 Championship. This was the country’s 10th such title and made it the then-most successful team in the competition. England tied this record in 2017 but Spain went ahead in 2019, winning its 11th title. England again tied the record, at 11 titles apiece, by winning the 2022 edition of the tournament.
- In the 2015 edition of the tournament, Marco scored both goals in Spain’s 2-0 victory over France in the semi-final. For his performances, he was included in the ‘Team of the Tournament’ and was also named the ‘Golden Player’ of the tournament.
- With Real Madrid CF, Marco won the UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) Champions League (the most prestigious club competition in European soccer) title in the 2016-17, 2017-18, and 2021-22 seasons; and the UEFA Super Cup in 2016, 2017, and 2022. The 2016-17, 2017-18, and 2021-22 UEFA Champions League titles were the club’s record-extending 12th, 13th, and 14th titles, respectively.
- The UEFA Super Cup (founded in 1972) is annually decided via a one-off match played between the winners of the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League (the 2nd-tier club competition in European soccer, ranking below the UEFA Champions League). Real Madrid CF‘s 2022 UEFA Super Cup triumph was the club’s 5th such trophy and tied it with FC Barcelona and A.C. Milan as the then-most successful clubs in the competition’s history.
- Marco was a part of the Real Madrid CF squads that won the FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) Club World Cup title for 3 years in a row – 2016, 2017, and 2018. The tournament involves 7 teams – the continental club champions of Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Oceania, and Europe; and the host nation’s national champions – in a straight knock-out tournament. The 2018 title was the club’s 4th such and made it the then-most successful team in the competition.
- Marco was also a member of the Spanish squad that reached the final of the 2017 edition of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship. In Spain’s opening group-stage match of this tournament, against Macedonia, he recorded a hattrick (the feat of scoring 3 goals, not necessarily consecutive, in a match) in a 5-0 win. With 3 goals, he finished as the joint 2nd-highest goalscorer in the competition. For his performances, he was also included in the ‘Team of the Tournament’.
- In February 2018, he scored the goal that was recorded as Real Madrid CF‘s 6,000th goal in the Spanish top division.
- Marco was a key member of the Spanish squad that won the ‘Silver’ medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games (held in July and August 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic). Marco had scored the only goal (in the 115th minute, as the match went into extra time) in Spain’s 1-0 win over hosts Japan in the semi-final of the tournament.
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