Marcelino

Date of birth26 September 1971
Place of birthSantander
NationalitySpanish
Weight83 kg
Height1.88 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

Full name is: Elena Sierra Marcelino.

The Spanish centre-back's hopes of becoming the cornerstone of Ruud Gullit's defence at Newcastle were wrecked by injury.

First a hip problem then a groin strain meant Marcelino endured long spells on the sidelines.

As in his first season at St James Park, injuries wrecked any chance of Marcelino settling into the Newcastle side on a regular basis in 2000-01.

He snapped a tendon in his finger in the opening game of the season at Old Trafford, and on his return he reported a groin strain and was absent again until mid-December when he made three consecutive appearances.

However after the turn of the year he only played in another three games, one of them as a substitute, to conclude a very disappointing term.

A tall and strong central defender.

His contract was bought out by Freddie Shepherd.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Sporting Gijón 01 Jul 1993 01 Jul 1996
Real Mallorca 01 Jul 1996 16 Jul 1999
Newcastle United 16 Jul 1999 10 Jan 2003

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Newcastle United FA Cup 1
1
1999-00 Newcastle United Premier League 10
1
2
1999-00 Newcastle United UEFA Cup 2
2000-01 Newcastle United FA Cup 1
2000-01 Newcastle United Premier League 5
1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
07 Aug 1999 Newcastle United v Aston Villa L 0-1 Premier League
21 Aug 1999 Newcastle United v Wimbledon D 3-3 Premier League
25 Sep 1999 Leeds United v Newcastle United L 3-2 Premier League
30 Sep 1999 Newcastle United v CSKA Sofiya D 2-2
Agg: 4-2
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
25 Oct 1999 Newcastle United v Derby County W 2-0 Premier League
30 Oct 1999 Arsenal v Newcastle United D 0-0 Premier League
04 Nov 1999 Newcastle United v FC Zürich W 3-1
Agg: 5-2
UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
20 Nov 1999 Watford v Newcastle United D 1-1 Premier League
22 Dec 1999 Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur W 6-1 FA Cup 3rd round replay
28 Dec 1999 Leicester City v Newcastle United W 1-2 Premier League
03 Jan 2000 Newcastle United v West Ham United D 2-2 Premier League
08 Jan 2000 Newcastle United v Sheffield United W 4-1 FA Cup 4th round
16 Jan 2000 Newcastle United v Southampton W 5-0 Premier League
22 Jan 2000 Wimbledon v Newcastle United L 2-0 Premier League
23 Apr 2000 Newcastle United v Leeds United D 2-2 Premier League
20 Aug 2000 Manchester United v Newcastle United L 2-0 Premier League
16 Dec 2000 Newcastle United v Bradford City W 2-1 Premier League
23 Dec 2000 Derby County v Newcastle United L 2-0 Premier League
26 Dec 2000 Newcastle United v Leeds United W 2-1 Premier League
17 Jan 2001 Aston Villa v Newcastle United L 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round replay
20 Jan 2001 Leeds United v Newcastle United W 1-3 Premier League
11 Feb 2001 Charlton Athletic v Newcastle United L 2-0 Premier League


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1998-99 Spain International Friendly 2
1998-99 Spain UEFA European Championship 3


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
18 Nov 1998 Italy v Spain D 2-2 International Friendly
27 Mar 1999 Spain v Austria W 9-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
31 Mar 1999 San Marino v Spain W 0-6 UEFA European Championship Group 6
05 May 1999 Spain v Croatia W 3-1 International Friendly
05 Jun 1999 Spain v San Marino W 9-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.