Marcos Rojo
Personal information
Full name Faustino Marcos Alberto Rojo
Date of birth 20 March 1990 (1990-03-20) (age 30)
Place of birth    La Plata, Flag of Argentina Argentina
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1+12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current club Flag of Argentina Estudiantes LP (on loan from Manchester United)
Number 18
Youth clubs
2000–2008 Flag of Argentina Estudiantes LP
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
Flag of Argentina Estudiantes LP
Flag of Russia Good One Spartak Moscow
Flag of Portugal Sporting CP
England Manchester United
Flag of ArgentinaEstudiantes LP (loan)
043 00(3)
049 00(5)
076 00(1)
National team
2011– Flag of Argentina Argentina 061 00(3)

Faustino Marcos Alberto Rojo (born 20 March 1990) is an Argentine footballer who plays for Estudiantes LP, on loan from Manchester United and the Argentina national team as a defender.

Club career

Estudiantes LP

Rojo grew up in La Plata, Argentina and joined his local side Estudiantes de La Plata at the age of ten.

In 2009, he got promotion to the club’s main team, after signing his first professional contract. He spent three years with the club, making 43 appearances and scoring three goals for the team.

During his time at Estudiantes, Rojo won a Copa Libertadores and an Argentine Primera Division title. The defender spent most matches at left back and developed a reputation as a capable attacker, scoring his first goal in a 2–1 defeat against L.D.U. Quito in the 2010 Recopa Sudamericana.

Spartak Moscow

In December 2010, Rojo signed a five-year contract with Spartak Moscow. His time in Moscow was as unsuccessful as it was short-lived, however, with the defender seeking new pastures within a year of his arrival.

Sporting Lisbon

In July 2012, Rojo moved from Spartak Moscow to Sporting Lisbon for £3.5 million and signed a four-year contract. On 13 August 2014, it was announced that Rojo was being disciplined by his club over his refusal to train after handing in a transfer request to force through a £16 million move to Manchester United. On 19 August 2014, an agreement to sell the player for €20 million was announced by both Sporting and the buying club, Manchester United. The deal was subject to a medical and personal terms.

Manchester United

On 20 August 2014, Manchester United announced that they had signed Rojo for £16m on a five-year contract with Portuguese midfielder Nani moving in the opposite direction on a season-long loan.

International career

Since 2011, Rojo has become a representative of the Argentina national team, appearing regularly. He was first capped on 9 February 2011 in a friendly match against Portugal. He also played in 2011 Copa América and 2014 World Cup qualifying.

In June 2014, Rojo was named in Argentina's squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He made his FIFA World Cup debut in Argentina's 2–1 victory over Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Estádio do Maracanã, playing the full match in defence. In the team's third group match, Rojo scored his first international goal during a 3–2 victory against Nigeria. The country reached the final before losing to Germany, and Rojo was the only Argentinean named in the Castrol Index Top 11 for the tournament.



Estudiantes de La Plata



External links

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Argentina – 2014 FIFA World Cup – Runner up

1. Romero 2. Garay 3. Campagnaro 4. Zabaleta 5. Gago 6. Biglia 7. Di María 8. Pérez 9. Higuaín 10. Messi (c) 11. Rodríguez 12. Orión 13. A. Fernández 14. Mascherano 15. Demichelis 16. Rojo 17. F. Fernández 18. Palacio 19. Álvarez 20. Agüero 21. Andújar 22. Lavezzi 23. Basanta

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Argentina – 2018 FIFA World Cup – Round of 16

1. Guzmán 2. Mercado 3. Tagliafico 4. Ansaldi 5. Biglia 6. Fazio 7. Banega 8. Acuña 9. Higuaín 10. Messi (c) 11. Di María 12. Armani 13. Meza 14. Mascherano 15. Lanzini* 15. Pérez* 16. Rojo 17. Otamendi 18. Salvio 19. Agüero 20. Lo Celso 21. Dybala 22. Pavón 23. Caballero

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