Luis Márquez, former player of Real Valladolid and Betis, dies at the age of 51

Luis Marquez, midfielder for Betis during the nineties (1989-2000) and, later, for Real Valladolid has died this Monday in Seville at the age of 51 as a result of a cancer, The Verdiblanco club has reported, which has expressed its regret over the death of one of the most representative footballers of an era.

Known as ‘Schuster’ for his resemblance to the German international during his time in the lower echelons of Beticin which he was champion of the children’s Cup in 1987 and youth in 1990, Luis Márquez He made his first team debut on February 25, 1990 in a match against Palamós.

Since the 1991-1992 campaign, the midfielder became a regular in the Betis line-ups of the nineties, first as a midfielder, his natural position, and later as a right back, positions in which he displayed powerful and quality football.

Luis Márquez lived in the Betis transit of the Second Divisionwith the promotion of May 8, 1994 by beating Burgos 0-2 at El Plantío, the great team that Lorenzo Serra Ferrer made, in which he alternated with names such as Vidakovic, Vlada Stosic, Rafael Gordillo, Alexis Trujillo or Ángel Cuéllar , among many others.

to the orders of Serra Ferrer He played in the UEFA Cup and with Luis Aragonés on the bench he participated in the extinct European Cup Winners’ Cup.

In his nine seasons at Betis, Luis Márquez He played 202 official matches -166 in the League, 32 in the Cup, 2 in the Cup Winners’ Cup and 2 in the UEFA Cup- and scored 15 goalsone of the most remembered by the Verdiblanca fans, the one who did a Passion Saturday in 1995 to Atlético de Madrid with a volley from the corner of the balcony of the area at the exit of a corner.

For years, Luis Márquez had been fighting against a cruel disease that forced him to undergo surgery on several occasions, showing a strength and integrity that always deserved the praise of his teammates and friends, Betis recalled this Monday.

2023-04-17 08:22:04
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