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).

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
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

Nominee

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

TeamPGS
Spain260
Spain U-21130
Total390

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Villarreal61
Valencia240
Total301
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
Valencia10
Total10
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Valencia291
Villarreal122
Total413
UEFA Intertoto Cup
ClubPGS
Valencia30
Total30
Last updated: 27/02/2013 05:48 CET
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