16 Facts About Marcos Rojo

1. Marcos Rojo made his first appearance for Argentina in 2011 and has since earned over 60 caps.

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2. Marcos Rojo was part of their side which reached the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final.

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3. Marcos Rojo was a Copa America runner-up in 2015 and 2021 and took part at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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

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5. In December 2010, Marcos Rojo signed a five-year contract with Spartak Moscow.

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6. Marcos Rojo scored his first goal for Sporting on 28 April 2013, netting the winner against Nacional.

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7. Marcos Rojo played mostly at centre-back in his first season in Portugal, occasionally at left-back, as the team had a comparatively bad season, finishing seventh in the league.

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8. On 13 August 2014, it was announced that Marcos Rojo was being disciplined by his club over his refusal to train after handing in a transfer request to force through a move to Premier League club Manchester United.

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9. Marcos Rojo was resultantly fined £140,000 for failing to join up with the rest of the squad on time.

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10. On 16 March 2018, Marcos Rojo signed a new contract with Manchester United that would keep him at the club until June 2021, with the option to extend for a further year.

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11. Marcos Rojo scored the winning goal for Boca in the 2022 Copa de la Liga Profesional Final.

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12. In June 2014, Marcos Rojo was named in Argentina's squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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13. The country reached the final before losing to Germany, and Marcos Rojo was the only Argentinean named in the Castrol Index Top 11 for the tournament.

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14. Marcos Rojo was selected by coach Gerardo Martino for the 2015 Copa America.

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15. Marcos Rojo was named by Jorge Sampaoli in the Argentina squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

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16. Marcos Rojo is married to Eugenia Lusardo, a lingerie model based in Lisbon.

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