Marc Cucurella facts for kids
Cucurella with Getafe in 2019
|Full name||Marc Cucurella Saseta|
|Date of birth||22 July 1998|
|Place of birth||Alella, Spain|
|Playing position||Wide midfielder / Left-back|
|2018–2019||→ Eibar (loan)||31||(1)|
|2019–2020||→ Getafe (loan)||37||(1)|
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Alella, Barcelona, Catalonia, Cucurella started playing futsal in FS Alella before joining RCD Espanyol's youth teams in 2006; in 2012, he moved to FC Barcelona. On 26 November 2016, while still a junior, he made his senior debut with the reserves by starting in a 4–0 Segunda División B home routing of CE L'Hospitalet.
Cucurella contributed with 17 appearances for the side, achieving promotion to Segunda División in the play-offs. On 7 July 2017, he renewed his contract until 2021, with a € 12 million clause. He made his professional debut on 1 September, starting in a 2–2 away draw against Granada CF.
Cucurella made his first team debut on 24 October 2017, coming on as a late substitute for Lucas Digne in a 3–0 Copa del Rey away win against Real Murcia. He scored his first senior goal the following 17 March, netting the game's only in a home defeat of Lorca FC.
On 31 August 2018, Cucurella was loaned to fellow La Liga side SD Eibar, for one year with a €2 million buyout clause. At the end of his loan, Eibar exercised Cucurella's clause, making him a permanent player for the Basque team; along with the transfer, Barcelona added a €4 million buyback option.
On 16 July 2019, after just sixteen days as a permanent Eibar player, Barcelona triggered Cucurella's €4 million buyback clause, only to loan him out to Getafe CF two days later for the incoming season, with an option to buy for €6 million and 40% of the rights remaining to Barça.
On 3 March 2020, Getafe triggered his option to buy for €6 million, no longer connecting him to Barcelona. The club fully exercised his option to buy on 30 June.
He was called up to the senior Spain squad in November 2020.
Due to the isolation of some national team players following the positive COVID-19 test of Sergio Busquets, Spain's under-21 squad were called up for the international friendly against Lithuania on 8 June 2021. Cucurella made his senior debut in the match as Spain won 4–0.
|Club||Season||League||Copa del Rey||Europe||Other||Total|
|Barcelona B||2016–17||Segunda División B||11||0||—||6||0||17||0|
- Copa del Rey: 2017–18
- Spain U23
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