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Marc Crosas

Marc Crosas Luque (born 9 January 1988) is a Spain Association football who currently plays as a Midfielder for Club Santos Laguna in Primera División de México.

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Marc Crosas biography


Marc Crosas Luque (born 9 January 1988) is a Spain Association football who currently plays as a Midfielder for Club Santos Laguna in Primera División de México.

Career

Early life

Born in Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Province of Girona, Catalonia, Spain, Crosas came through the ranks at La Liga club FC Barcelona and signed a five-year contract in 2006.

Barcelona

On 7 November 2007, Crosas made Marc Crosas first-team debut in a 2006–07 Copa del Rey tie against CF Badalona, coming on as a Substitute (association football) for Andrés Iniesta in the 76th minute. Crosas was named in the Barcelona squad which competed in the 2006 FIFA Club World Cup in December, in Japan where the club finished runners-up. On 12 December 2007, Marc Crosas played in Marc Crosas first UEFA Champions League match against VfB 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 Penalty shootout (association football) after a 1–1 draw.

Lyon

On 11 January 2008, Barcelona and Ligue 1 club Olympique Lyonnais 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 Marc Crosas central midfield position. However, Marc Crosas had not given up hope of playing for the Blaugrana, saying, "I leave with the intention to return. That is my objective." Crosas trained closely with Juninho Pernambucano in order to improve Marc Crosas development at Lyon.

Celtic

In August 2008, Crosas joined Celtic F.C. for a fee of £415,000 rising to £1.6 million depending on appearances, and signed a four-year contract. Barcelona retained a £1.65 million buy-back option which took effect at the end of season 2009/10. On 28 February, Crosas scored Marc Crosas first Celtic goal in a 7-0 home win against St Mirren F.C.; a powerful curving shot from 30 yards, which was later voted Celtic's Goal of the Season. Marc Crosas was also voted Celtic's Young Player of the Season in Marc Crosas first season with the club.

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 A.S. Bari, Crosas got a chance to shine and forged a successful partnership with N'Guemo, becoming a staple of the Celtic starting eleven.

At the start of the 2010–11 season, Crosas fell out of favour under new Celtic manager Neil Lennon, but on 22 September Marc Crosas came off the bench to replace Joe Ledley in a 6-0 Scottish League Cup win over . Despite Marc Crosas first team limited at Celtic, Crosas remained a popular figure among the Celtic support.

Volga

Crosas was transferred by Celtic to Russian Premier League side FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod in February 2011 for £300,000, signing a contract until December 2014. Crosas made Marc Crosas debut in Volga shirt in a 2-0 victory over FC Tom Tomsk. Crosas went on to make 26 appearance and made 5 assist. Crosas also spend 11 months in Russia.

Santos Laguna

After having trouble adapting to life in Russia with FC Volga, Crosas signed a three-year deal with Mexican side Santos Laguna. Following Marc Crosas move to Mexico, Crosas revealed that Marc Crosas Celtic team-mate Efrain Juarez played a part in Marc Crosas surprise move to Mexico. Crosas was introduced to the supporters of Santos Laguna before the match between Santos Laguna and Jaguares which Santos Laguna won 1-0.. Marc Crosas made Marc Crosas team debut as a substitute on an away match against Monarcas Morelia where Santos lose 1-3 on Febrary 12, 2011. . On March 7, 2011, Marc Crosas made Marc Crosas first appearence on CONCACAF Champions League against MLS team Seattle Sounders on an away match where Marc Crosas assisted Herculez Gomez on the 1-1 partial result. Santos finally lose the match 1-2.

International career

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

Marc Crosas also represents the Catalonia national football 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.

Marc Crosas made Marc Crosas debut coming on in the 73rd minute to replace Sergio García de la Fuente during a 1–1 draw against the Basque Country national football team and Marc Crosas second appearance against Colombia national football team.

Personal life

Crosas was born and had always lived in Sant Feliu de Guíxols, until moving on loan to Olympique Lyonnais in 2008. Marc Crosas best friend is former FC Barcelona team-mate Bojan Krkić. Marc Crosas has a Football boot sponsorship deal with Nike, Inc.. Marc Crosas is the younger cousin of Albert Jorquera.

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Crosas

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