Carlos Marchena

  • Date of birth : 31/07/1979
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Spain Spain
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Carlos Marchena

Carlos Marchena

Clubs: Sevilla FC, SL Benfica (loan), Valencia CF, Villarreal CF

UEFA honours
UEFA European Championship:
winner 2008
UEFA EURO 2008: Team of the Tournament
UEFA Cup: winner 2004
UEFA Super Cup: winner 2004

• An Andalusian by birth, Marchena started out with Sevilla, gaining promotion to the Liga in 1999 but suffering relegation a year later.

• Moved to Benfica, but a luckless season prompted a return to Spain, where he joined Valencia in a swap deal with Slovenian playmaker Zlatko Zahovič.

• Although he won the Spanish title with Valencia in his first season, he was a more established first-team player when the club won the Liga/UEFA Cup double under Rafael Benítez two years later; enjoyed a 1-0 win against Liverpool FC at Anfield on his first UEFA Champions League start.

• First capped by Spain in August 2002, he played for La Roja at UEFA EURO 2004 and the 2006 FIFA World Cup prior to starring at UEFA EURO 2008 − five appearances − and featuring in UEFA's Team of the Tournament.

• Had only a few minutes of action in the 2010 World Cup but set an extraordinary record of going 57 international matches without defeat – a new world-best figure, overtaking Brazilian legend Garrincha (49) – until Spain lost 4-1 to Argentina in a September 2010 friendly, his only previous loss having come over seven years earlier in a UEFA EURO 2004 qualifier versus Greece (0-1).

• A Copa del Rey winner with Valencia in 2008, he left the club after nine years to join local rivals Villarreal in August 2010; scored on his Villarreal debut – in a UEFA Europa League play-off against FC Dnepr Mogilev (5-0).

Last updated: 20/04/11 17.32CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 25/07/2013 13:48 CET
01.11.2012Spanish CupFourth roundDeportivoDeportivo1-1MallorcaMallorca2100

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year


General info

  • Name: Carlos Marchena
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (age): 31/07/1979 (33)
  • Country: Spain

  • Height: 183cm
  • Weight: 78kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    19/09/01: Chernomorets 0-1 Valencia
  • National team: UEFA European Under-21 Championship (Qualifying round)
    07/09/99: Spain 1-1 Cyprus

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Spain U-21130

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Super Cup
UEFA Europa League
UEFA Intertoto Cup
Last updated: 27/02/2013 05:48 CET