Rafael Márquez

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Rafael Márquez
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Personal information
Full name Rafael Márquez Álvarez
Date o birth 13 Februar 1979 (1979-02-13) (age 36)
Place o birth Zamora, Michoacán, Mexico
Hicht 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playin position Centre back / Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current club León
Number 4
Youth career
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)
2013– León 33 (1)
Naitional team
1999 Mexico U20 4 (2)
1997– Mexico 116 (14)
* Senior club appearances an goals coontit for the domestic league anerlie an correct as o 15 December 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ Naitional team caps ad goals correct as o 28 November 2013

Rafael Márquez Álvarez (locally: [rafaˈel markes ˈalβaɾes]; born 13 Februar 1979 in Zamora, Michoacán) is a Mexican fitbawer currently playin for Club León o the Liga MX. He plays 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.