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Marcos Alonso Imaz

Marcos Alonso Imaz (16 April 1933 – 6 March 2012), nicknamed Marquitos, was a Spanish footballer who played as a defender.

He was best known for his participation in Real Madrid's five European Cup conquests, mainly in the 1950s.

Football career

Marquitos was born in Santander, Cantabria. During his career, he played for hometown's Racing de Santander, Real Madrid, Hércules CF, Real Murcia, Calvo Sotelo and Toluca de Santander. With the Merengues, he won six La Liga championships and five European Cups: in the 1955–56 edition of the latter, he scored a rare goal as he equalized 3–3 against Stade de Reims, in an eventual 4–3 success.[1]

From 1955 to 1960 Marquitos earned two caps for Spain, playing in friendly matches.

Personal life / Death

Marquitos' son, Marcos Alonso Peña, was also a footballer, and a coach. He represented, with success, Atlético Madrid, FC Barcelona and Spain – amongst others. His grandson, Marcos Alonso Mendoza, also played for Real Madrid,[2] and also had a spell in England with Bolton Wanderers.

Marquitos died on 6 March 2012 in his hometown of Santander, one month shy of his 79th birthday.[3][1]

Honours

Real Madrid

References

External links

  • National team data (Spanish)
  • Marquitos at National-Football-Teams.com
  • Real Madrid biography

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