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Carlos Marchena

Personal information
Full nameCarlos Marchena López
Date of birth31 July 1979(age 37)
Place of birthLas Cabezas, Spain
Height1.83 m
Playing positionCentre back / Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current clubVillarreal
Number5

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Carlos Marchena López (-esˈkaɾlos maɾˈtʃena ˈlopeθ; born 31 July 1979) is a Spanish footballer who plays for Villarreal CF and the Spanish national team.

Mainly a central defender with an aggressive approach, he can also pitch in as a defensive midfielder. Most of his professional career was spent at Valencia (nine years), which he helped to five major titles, namely two La Liga championships.

A Spanish international for the better part of the 2000s, Marchena represented the nation in two World Cups and as many European Championships.


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