Marc Crosas

Marc Crosas Luque (born 9 January 1988) is a retired Spanish professional footballer who played as a defensive midfielder. Crosas is also a football analyst for Univision Deportes.[3]

Marc Crosas
Marc Crosas 2011
Crosas with Volga in 2011
Personal information
Full name Marc Crosas Luque
Date of birth 9 January 1988 (age 31)
Place of birth Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Spain
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in) [1]
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Youth career
2002–2005 Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Barcelona C 18 (2)
2006–2008 Barcelona B 34 (0)
2007 Barcelona 0 (0)
2008Lyon (loan) 8 (0)
2008–2011 Celtic 51 (1)
2011–2012 Volga 26 (0)
2012–2014 Santos Laguna 78 (2)
2014–2015 U. de G. 35 (1)
2015–2018 Cruz Azul 7 (0)
2016–2017[2]Tenerife (loan) 14 (0)
2017Tampico Madero (loan) 4 (0)
National team
2004–2005 Spain U17 4 (1)
2006–2007 Spain U19 4 (0)
2009 Spain U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 October 2017
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 December 2016

Club career

Barcelona

Born in Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Girona, Catalonia, Crosas came through the ranks at La Liga club FC Barcelona and signed a five-year contract in 2006. On 8 November 2006, Crosas made his first-team debut in a Copa del Rey tie against CF Badalona, coming on as a substitute for Andrés Iniesta in the 76th minute. Crosas was named in the Barcelona squad which competed in the 2006 Club World Cup in December, in Japan where the club finished runners-up. On 12 December 2007, he played in his first Champions League match against Stuttgart at Camp Nou.

Crosas scored the winning penalty in the final of the 2007 Copa Catalunya in which Barcelona beat RCD Espanyol 5–4 on penalties after a 1–1 draw.[4]

Lyon

On 11 January 2008, Barcelona and Ligue 1 club Lyon reached an agreement in which Crosas would play on loan for the French champions until the end of the season, because of the number of players competing for his central midfield position. This happened due to the fact that the Spaniard could not get into the main part of the Catalan club. However, he had not given up hope of playing for the Blaugrana, saying, "I leave with the intention to return. That is my objective."[5] Crosas trained closely with Juninho Pernambucano in order to improve his development at Lyon.[5]

Crosas made his Ligue 1 debut for Lyon on 20 January 2008 in a match against Lens, starting in place of Juninho, who was out with a dislocated toe. Unfortunately for him, Lyon suffered a disappointing defeat, losing 0–3.

When his loan was coming to an end, Jean-Michel Aulas told L'Équipe "It's possible that the player will stay with us. He had a good half season at the club and people like him. We were satisfied by his performances and when we've taken a decision on the new coach, we'll see if he can continue with us."[6]

Celtic

Marc Crosas
Crosas during his time at Celtic in September 2009

In August 2008, Crosas joined Celtic for a fee of £415,000 rising to £1.6 million depending on appearances, and signed a four-year contract.[7] Barcelona retained a £1.65 million buy-back option which took effect at the end of season 2009/10.[7] He was paraded at Celtic Park before the match with St Mirren. He made his debut for the first team as a substitute for Scott Brown against Falkirk at Celtic Park on 23 August 2008 and his first on 13 September against Motherwell at Fir Park. On 4 October, he was awarded man of the match for his performance against Hamilton Academical after completing his first full 90 minutes for Celtic. On 28 January 2009, Crosas scored in the penalty shootout of the Scottish League Cup semi-final against Dundee United. Celtic won the shootout 11-10.[8] On 28 February 2009, Crosas scored his first Celtic goal in a 7-0 home win against St Mirren; a powerful curving shot from 30 yards,[9] which was later voted Celtic's Goal of the Season. He was also voted Celtic's Young Player of the Season in his first season with the club.[10]

In the 2009–10 season, Crosas was not initially a regular starter in midfield as Massimo Donati and loan signing Landry N'Guémo were first picks. After Donati's transfer to Bari, Crosas got a chance to shine and forged a successful partnership with N'Guemo, becoming a staple of the Celtic starting eleven.[11]

At the start of the 2010–11 season, Crosas fell out of favour under new Celtic manager Neil Lennon, but on 22 September he came off the bench to replace Joe Ledley in a 6-0 League Cup win over Inverness Caledonian Thistle.[12]

Volga

Crosas was transferred by Celtic to Russian Premier League side FC Volga in February 2011 for £300,000, signing a contract until December 2014.[10] Crosas also joined Volga to kickstart his career with regular first-team football.[13] Crosas made his debut in Volga shirt in a 2-0 victory over Tom Tomsk. Crosas made 26 appearances and assisted 5 goals in his 11 months at the Russian side.

Mexico

After having trouble adapting to life in Russia with FC Volga,[14] Crosas signed a three-year deal with Mexican side Santos Laguna.[15] Following his move to Mexico, Crosas revealed that his Celtic teammate Efraín Juárez played a part in his surprise move to Mexico.[16] Crosas was introduced to the supporters of Santos Laguna before the match between Santos Laguna and Jaguares which Santos Laguna won 1-0.[17] He made his team debut as a substitute in an away match against Monarcas Morelia where Santos lost 3-1 on 12 February 2012.[18] On 7 March 2012, he made his first appearance in the CONCACAF Champions League against MLS team Seattle Sounders. He assisted Herculez Gomez on the 1-1 draw, with Santos losing the tie 1-2. On 20 May 2012, he played the entire final match of Torneo Clausura 2011-12 against Rayados de Monterrey where Santos Laguna won the title after a 2-1 victory (3-2 in global). He scored his first goal with Santos Laguna on 13 March 2013 during the second leg versus Houston Dynamo in the CONCACAF Champions League which Santos ended up winning 3-1 on aggregate score.

International career

Between 2004 and 2005, Crosas was capped eight times by the Spanish under-17 team. He was included in the Spain under-19 team in 2007, but pulled out through injury.

He also represents the Catalonia team from the region of Catalonia in Spain. The team, which is organised by the Catalonia Football Federation, is not affiliated to FIFA or UEFA, but regularly plays friendly matches against other nations.

He made his debut coming on in the 73rd minute to replace Sergio García during a 1–1 draw against the Basque Country and his second appearance against Colombia.

Personal life

Croasas had always lived in Sant Feliu de Guíxols, until moving on loan to Lyon in 2008. His best friend is former FC Barcelona teammate Bojan Krkić. He has a boot sponsorship deal with Nike. He is the younger cousin of Albert Jorquera.[19] As of 2014, he holds Mexican citizenship.[20]

Career statistics

As of match played 29 August 2015[21]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Celtic 2008–09 Scottish Premiership 18 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 - 22 1
2009–10 17 0 4 0 2 0 3 0 - 26 0
2010–11 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 3 0
Total 36 1 8 0 4 0 3 0 - - 51 1
Volga Nizhny Novgorod 2011–12 Russian Premier League 26 0 2 0 28 0
Santos Laguna 2011–12 Liga MX 15 0 0 0 - 5 0 - 22 1
2012–13 36 0 0 0 - 7 2 - 26 0
2013–14 19 0 5 0 - 1 0 - 3 0
Total 70 0 5 0 - - 13 2 - - 88 2
Universidad de Guadalajara (loan) 2014–15 Liga MX 34 1 0 0 34 1
Cruz Azul 2015–16 Liga MX 7 0 0 0 7 0
Career total 173 2 15 0 4 0 16 2 0 0 208 4

Honours

Club

Lyon
Celtic
Santos Laguna

Individual

References

  1. ^ "Marc Crosas - Santos Laguna Profile (in Spanish)". Archived from the original on 17 May 2012.
  2. ^ El 'trotamundos' Marc Crosas jugará en el Tenerife, sport.es, 29 June 2016 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ "'Porque la vida puede ser maravillosa', Marc Crosas fichó con Univisión Sports" (in Spanish). Univision. 23 July 2017.
  4. ^ Barça 1 Espanyol 1 (Barça win 5–4 on penalties) Archived 14 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine FCB news, OleOle, 5 June 2007
  5. ^ a b Marc Crosas Eyefootball, 24 May 2008
  6. ^ Crosas could stay in Lyon FC Barcelona Blog, 14 June 2008
  7. ^ a b "Crosas buoyed by Celtic reception". BBC Sport. 11 August 2008. Retrieved 15 August 2008.
  8. ^ "Celtic 0-0 Dundee United (11-10 pens)". BBC Sport. 28 January 2009. Retrieved 28 January 2009.
  9. ^ "Crosas Goal vs St Mirren". YouTube.
  10. ^ a b Volga sign midfielder Marc Crosas from Celtic BBC Sport, 18 February 2011
  11. ^ Marc Crosas 2009/10 stats Archived 1 March 2010 at the Wayback Machine Celtic Stats
  12. ^ "Celtic 6-0 Inverness CT". BBC Sport. 22 September 2010. Retrieved 22 September 2010.
  13. ^ "Celtic midfielder Marc Crosas set to join FC Volga to kickstart career". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media. 14 February 2011. Retrieved 14 February 2011.
  14. ^ SA, Sarenet (5 January 2012). ""Me gustaría entrenar al Sporting" - Sporting de Gijón [I would like to train Sporting]". Canal Sporting (in Spanish). El Comercio Digita.
  15. ^ Santos presentó al nuevo refuerzo Marc Crosas La Africión (archived), 13 January 2012 (in Spanish)
  16. ^ "MARC CROSAS EXPLAINS TRANSFER TO SANTOS LAGUNA". Video Celts. 16 January 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2012.
  17. ^ "Marc Crosas introduced at Santos Laguna". Video Celts. 23 January 2012. Retrieved 23 January 2012.
  18. ^ Marc Crosas aprueba su debut en el futbol mexicano (in Spanish) Archived 7 January 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  19. ^ 1 Bojan, Giovani and Crosas added to squad Archived 22 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine FC Barcelona Web, 12 June 2007
  20. ^ "Error-404 - Deportes Production". Deportes. Televisa. 22 July 2015. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 26 July 2015.
  21. ^ "Marc Crosas". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
  22. ^ Crosas Goal vs St Mirren YouTube

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