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Marcelo Espina


Marcelo Espina

Marcelo Espina
Personal information
Full nameMarcelo Fabian Espina
Date of birth (1967-04-28) 28 April 1967 (age 47)
Place of birthCapital Federal, Argentina
Height1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing positionmidfielder
Senior career*
1991–1992Atlante F.C.35(5)
1999–2001Racing Santander71(4)
National team
Teams managed
2007–2008Unión Española
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* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Marcelo Fabian Espina (born April 28, 1967 in Buenos Aires) is a retired is an Argentine-born Chilean football midfielder. He played for a number of clubs in Argentina and Chile and represented the Argentina national football team. In 2010 he became manager of Argentine club Club Atlético Platense.

Club career

Espina bagan his career at Platense in the Primera Division Argentina in 1986. In 1989 he moved to Mexico where he played for Irapuato and then Atlante F.C.. In 1992 he returned to Argentina to play for Lanús, but after only one season he returned to Platense.

In 1995 he joined Colo-Colo in Chile, in his first spell at the club he was part of 3 title winning teams. In 1999 he left Colo-Colo to play for Racing Santander of La Liga in Spain. After 2 seasons with Racing, Espina returned to Colo-Colo where he retired in 2004.


International career

Espina represented the Argentina national football team on 15 occasions between 1994 and 1996 scoring 1 goal.[1]

Managerial career

After retiring as a player he had spells as manager of Colo-Colo and Everton in Chile. In 2010 he joined Platense of the regionalised 3rd division of Argentine football.


External links

  • Argentine Primera Statistics at (Spanish)
  • Marcelo Espina stats at Medio (Spanish)
  • La Liga Statistics at (Spanish)

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