Rafael Márquez

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Rafael Márquez
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Personal information
Full name Rafael Márquez Álvarez
Date o birth (1979-02-13) 13 Februar 1979 (age 39)
Place o birth Zamora, Michoacán, Mexico
Hicht 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playin poseetion Centre back / Defensive midfielder
Youth career
Atlas
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1999 Atlas 77 (6)
1999–2003 Monaco 87 (5)
2003–2010 Barcelona 163 (9)
2010–2012 New York Red Bulls 44 (1)
2012–2014 León 40 (1)
2014–2015 Hellas Verona 35 (0)
2016–2018 Atlas 58 (1)
Naitional team
1999 Mexico U20 4 (2)
1997–2018 Mexico 146 (19)
* Senior club appearances an goals coontit for the domestic league anerly

Rafael Márquez Álvarez (locally: [rafaˈel markes ˈalβaɾes]; born 13 Februar 1979 in Zamora, Michoacán) is a Mexican umwhile fitbawer. He played as a central defender or defensive midfielder.

He spent ower a decade playin in Europe, winnin numerous titles wi Monaco an FC Barcelona. In 2006 he acame the first Mexican player tae win the UEFA Champions League when his Barcelona side beat Arsenal.