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Top facts about Marcos Rojo, The Xeneizes Defender

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Marcos Rojo who was born on 20 March 1990 is an Argentine professional footballer. He plays as a defender for the

Boca Juniors

team.

Today we want to talk about the top facts about Marcos Rojo and tell you some special facts about this star.

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Rojo joined

Sporting CP

in 2012 following a brief time with

Spartak Moscow

, and two years later switched to Manchester United for £16 million. With the English club, he won four trophies: the FA Cup in 2016, the FA Community Shield, EFL Cup, and UEFA Europa League in 2017, and the FA Community Shield, EFL Cup, and UEFA Europa League in 2018.

Rojo returned to Estudiantes on loan in January 2020 after falling out of favor at Manchester United, before joining Boca Juniors permanently in February 2021, almost seven years after arriving in England.

Rojo made his Argentina debut in 2011 and has since earned over 60 caps. He was a member of the team that advanced to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final. He was also a participant in the 2018 FIFA World Cup and a runner-up in the Copa América in 2015 and 2016. The only Argentine in the Castrol Index Top 11 for the World Cup in Brazil was Rojo.

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Marcos Rojo bio

  • Full Name:

    Faustino Marcos Alberto Rojo

  • Nickname:

    Rojo, Rojito, Becho

  • Date of Birth:

    20 March 1990

  • Birth Place:

    La Plata, Argentina

  • Marital Status:

    Married

  • His wife:

    Eugenia Lusardo

  • Age:

    31 years old

  • Profession:

    Footballer

  • Nationality:

    Argentinian

  • Zodiac Sign:

    Pisces

  • Height:

    1.87 m

  • Weight:

    85 Kg

  • Position:

     Defender

  • Clubs:

    Estudiantes, Spartak Moscow, Sporting CP, Manchester United, Estudiantes (loan), Boca Juniors

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Marcos Rojo's childhood

as well as his family and career in the next segment of interesting and top facts about Marcos Rojo.

Marcos Rojo early life

Marcos was born in the family of Carlina Rojo and Marcos Rojo Snr. He grew up in El Triunfo, an impoverished La Plata neighborhood approximately 40 miles south of Buenos Aires (Capital of Argentina). It's a city known for infamous criminal groups and football-obsessed people. Marcos's parents took him to

Estudiantes LP

, where he was registered as a youth footballer at the tender age of four.

“When I initially started playing football, my father didn't have a car,” Marcos Rojo recounts. My training was far away from our home. As a result, we had no choice except to travel by bicycle. For a long time, we both rode our bicycles. My father used to sell items on the street and then we return home.

Rojo had to pedal 20 kilometers round trip from his home to his training facility to get to training. To accomplish his dream of becoming a professional football player, he made several sacrifices. Rojo Snr. "I could see his intensity for his dreams," said one observer (his father). “I saw motivation in him, and I recognized myself in him because He was constantly surrounded by balls. He had always stood out among the other boys his age.”

Marcos's promise was also spotted by the club's youth coach, Gabriel San Millan, who assisted him in developing his talent at his first professional team. San Millan stated, “Technically, he was a good player.” He went on... “He had good skills and a strong foundation. But he desired to continuously improve what stood out the most about him. Marcos has progressed tremendously as a player. He began to grow physically at the age of 18 or 19.

Marcos's adolescent years were marred by fighting, and he dropped out of school early. Football saved his life. Since he was a small child, he has always played football.

Marcos traveled to Spartak Moscow and subsequently Sporting Lisbon after winning the Copa Libertadores in his late teens. He played brilliantly in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, but Argentina succumbed to Germany by a single goal.

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Marcos Rojo career

The first team he played in was Estudiantes and now we want to know about it.

Estudiantes

Rojo was raised in La Plata, Argentina, and started playing for his hometown team, Estudiantes de La Plata, at the age of ten.

In 2009, he was promoted to the club's main team after earning his first professional contract. He played for the club for three years, making 43 appearances and scoring three goals. In the 2009 FIFA Club World Cup Final in Dubai, Estudiantes fell 2–1 to

FC Barcelona

in extra time.

Rojo won the Copa Libertadores and the Argentine Primera División during his tenure at Estudiantes. In the 2010 Recopa Sudamericana, the defender started most of his games at left-back and rapidly established himself as a good attacker, scoring his first goal in a 2–1 loss to

LDU Quito

.

Spartak Moscow

Rojo signed a contract with Spartak Moscow for five-year, in December 2010. He scored Spartak's lone goal in a 2–1 Russian Cup quarter-final win over

Krasnodar

on April 20, 2011.

Sporting CP

After leaving Spartak Moscow in July 2012, Rojo signed a four-year contract with Sporting CP. Rojo made his Primeira Liga debut for Sporting in a 0–0 draw with Vitória de Guimares on August 19, 2012,  he played the full match and got a yellow card. He earned his first red card for Sporting in a league match against

Porto

on October 7, 2012, when he collected two cautions in three minutes as Sporting lost 2–0. On April 28, 2013, he played for his Sporting, scoring the game-winning goal against Nacional.

Rojo spent his first season in Portugal largely at center-back, with a few appearances at left-back, as the squad struggled to finish seventh in the league.

Rojo scored his first goal of the season in Sporting's 4–0 win over Académica de Coimbra in the second league match of the 2013–14 season. Rojo was sent off in a Primeira Liga match against Belenenses on April 19, 2014, but Sporting won 1–0. In a stronger season with Sporting, he scored six goals in a second-place finish.

On August 13, 2014, it was stated that Rojo was being reprimanded by his club for refusing to train after submitting a transfer request to force a move to Manchester United in the Premier League. Later, Sporting president Bruno de Carvalho claimed that Rojo's third-party owners, who were not

Manchester United

agents, had forced his club to sell the player.

Manchester United

Sporting and Manchester United reached an agreement to sell Rojo for €20 million (£16 million) on August 19, 2014. The next day, United announced that he had signed a five-year contract with the club, with

Nani

going on a season-long loan to Sporting. Rojo remarked that playing for Manchester United was a "dream come true" for him.

He made his Old Trafford debut ten days later, playing the full 4–0 win over Queens Park Rangers as United won for the first time this season. Rojo was stretchered off during United's 1–0 loss to Manchester City in the Manchester derby on November 2, after receiving shoulder injuries after a tackle on Maritn Demichelis.

He had dislocated his shoulder, which was later confirmed, adding to United's defensive problems, which already included Jonny Evans and Phil Jones. In an FA Cup fourth-round replay against Cambridge United on 3 February 2015, Rojo scored his first goal for United, heading a ball played by Robin van Persie for the second goal of a 3–0 triumph.

Passport troubles, on the other hand, prompted Rojo to miss the entire preseason tour, and the incident was claimed to have "enraged" manager Louis van Gaal. As a result of failing to join up with the rest of the squad on time, Rojo was fined £140,000. Rojo was booked in the first half for fouling Pape Souaré and replaced by

Matteo Darmian

after 66 minutes in the 2016 FA Cup Final, in which United won 2–1 after extra-time against Crystal Palace.

Rojo scored his first Premier League goal in a 1–1 home draw against

Bournemouth

on March 4, 2017. On April 20, he suffered a season-ending cruciate ligament injury in a 2–1 win over Anderlecht in the Europa League quarter-finals, a tournament Manchester United went on to win. In a 4–2 win against Watford on November 28, 2017, he made his return. On March 16, 2018, Rojo agreed to a new deal with Manchester United that would keep him at the club until June 2021, with an option to extend for another year.

After a string of injuries, Rojo claimed in April 2019 that when United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjr was appointed on an interim basis in December 2018, he promised him he was part of his plans. However, he only got one Premier League to start the following season, appearing in nine games in total before being loaned away.

Loan return to Estudiantes

On 30 January 2020, Rojo was loaned to his childhood club, Estudiantes, for the duration of the 2019–20 season.

Boca Juniors

On February 2, 2021, Rojo returned to Argentina to sign with Boca Juniors for an unknown fee.

International

On February 9, 2011, Rojo made his debut against Portugal in a 2–1 friendly win at the Stade de Genève in Geneva. He was chosen to Argentina's team for the 2011 Copa América later that year, and he participated in the tournament's first match, a 1–1 tie against Bolivia on July 2.

Javier Zanetti

took over at left-back for the remainder of the tournament as Argentina advanced to the quarter-finals.

Rojo was nominated to Argentina's 2014 FIFA World Cup roster in June 2014. He made his FIFA World Cup debut against

Bosnia and Herzegovina

in the Maracanã, where he played the entire match in defense and contributed to  Sead Kolašinac's own goal. Rojo scored his first international goal in the team's third group encounter, the winner in a 3–2 triumph over Nigeria. Rojo was the lone Argentine in the Castrol Index Top 11 for the tournament, and the country reached the final before losing to Germany.

In the team's third group match, Rojo scored his first international goal, the winner in a 3–2 win over Nigeria. Rojo was the tournament's lone Argentine in the Castrol Index Top 11, and his country advanced to the final before losing to Germany.

Rojo was selected by Gerardo Martino for the 2015 Copa América. Rojo missed the penalty shootout after Argentina's goalless quarter-final against Colombia at Via del Mar, but his team still advanced.

He scored the first goal in Argentina's 6–1 semi-final wins over Paraguay on June 30, advancing them to the final. He played the whole game against Chile in the Estadio Nacional de Chile, which Argentina lost in a penalty shootout after a scoreless stalemate.

A year later, Rojo was back in Martino's squad for the Copa América Centenario in the United States. He was sent off for a foul on

Arturo Vidal

in the first half of the final on June 26 at MetLife Stadium, and both teams ended the goalless game with 10 men, with Chile winning on penalties once more.

Jorge Sampaoli has named Rojo to Argentina's World Cup roster for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. On June 26, he scored the game-winning goal in Argentina's 2–1 win over Nigeria, ensuring their place in the knockout stage as group runners-up behind Croatia. He was sent off in the round of 16 matches against France on June 30 after giving a penalty for a foul on Kylian Mbappé in the 10th minute, which was converted later by Antoine Griezmann, who had started the scoring. Rojo was replaced by Federico Fazio in the 46th minute. Argentina was knocked out of the competition following a 4–3 defeat.

Marcos Rojo family and relationship

Rojo's wife is Eugenia Lusardo, a lingerie model living in Lisbon. When Rojo was at Sporting CP, the two lovers met and fell in love with one other. They have two daughters. Morena is the name of one of the couple's daughters. Football has lifted Marcos's family out of poverty and saved him from a life on the rough streets of El Triunfo.

Marcos Rojo Snr, often known as "Titi," was a former El Cruce amateur player who urged his son to join the squad when he was a child. Marcos's father's daily salary as a street-corner churros vendor was about £2.50, hardly enough to feed him and his four siblings — Franco, Noelia, Micaela, and Sol. Marcos Rojo's family is terrified of being killed because of his wealth. Criminals in Argentina earlier assaulted his father and held a pistol to his mother's head.

They intended to get their hands on some of the millions of pounds he sends back to his family regularly. When Rojo famously disclosed his exorbitant earnings, this happened. Marcos's brother Franco and his sister Noelia have spoken out about their concern about becoming victims of Marcos's on-field success. 

Marcos Rojo style of play

Rojo's speed and strength are two of his most valuable skills. He's also a threat in the air in set-pieces, posing a significant threat in the opposition box. He has a fantastic left foot, which he employs to great advantage, unleashing thunderous shots and dangerous crosses from the left-wing.

Rojo, while not malicious, can be reckless in his pursuit of the ball, leaping into tackles, as evidenced by his 27 yellow cards and five red cards in two seasons in Portugal.

Diego Simeone,

Atletico Madrid

coach: "Rojo won the hearts of the Argentines at the World Cup." Both attacking and defending were his strong suits. Alejandro Sabella put his faith in him, and he delivered admirably. He was the best left-back among the four semi-finalists at the World Cup.”

Marcos Rojo honors

Marcos Rojo, as a Defender with 16 goals scored in various clubs and the Argentina team, has a very interesting statistic, especially in the two teams of Sporting CP, and Manchester United.

Estudiantes

  • Copa Libertadores:

    2009

  • Argentine Primera División:

    2010 Apertura

Manchester United

  • FA Cup:

    2015–16

  • EFL Cup:

    2016–17

  • FA Community Shield:

    2016

  • UEFA Europa League:

    2016–17

Individual

  • FIFA World Cup All-Star Team:

    2014

Marcos Rojo issues

While some footballers at various levels have certainly had legal problems, Marcos Rojo also has legal problems.

When Rojo joined Manchester United, he missed three games owing to difficulty obtaining a work permit as a result of pending criminal proceedings in Argentina, where he was accused of assaulting a neighbor in 2010. The UK Border Agency issued him a work permit to work in England on September 4th.

Marcos Rojo Net Worth

His net worth rose substantially between 2020 and 2021. So, at the age of 31, Marcos Rojo's net worth was estimated between $1 million and $5 million. But his value in transfers is € 3.60 m.

Some Short Top Facts about Marcos Rojo

  • Rojo was born in La Plata, Argentina on 20 March 1990.

  • His zodiac sign is Pisces.

  • Rojo is married and has two daughters.

  • His wife is a lingerie model.

  • The name of one of his daughters is Morena.

  • Rojo played for Manchester United for 7 years.

  • His estimated net worth is between $1 million and $5 million.

  • The lone Argentine in the Castrol Index Top 11 for the World Cup in Brazil was Rojo.

  • He provides for his family financially and has made up for their difficult past.

  • Rojo made his debut for Argentina in 2011.

  • He had to ride along with a bicycle with his father to go to training when he was a child.

  • Rojo is known as Rojo, Rojito, Becho.

  • He is in love with his wife Eugenia Lusardo.

  • Rojo's father was known as Titi.

  • Rojo had a large family including one brother Franco, and three sisters - Noelia, Micaela, and Sol.

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