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Marc Cucurella
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Cucurella with Getafe in 2019
Personal information
Full name Marc Cucurella Saseta
Date of birth 22 July 1998 (1998-07-22) (age 23)
Place of birth Alella, Spain
Height 1.72 m
Playing position Wide midfielder / Left-back
Club information
Current club Getafe
Number 15
Youth career
2006–2012 Espanyol
2012–2017 Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2019 Barcelona B 48 (1)
2017–2019 Barcelona 0 (0)
2018–2019 Eibar (loan) 31 (1)
2019 Eibar 0 (0)
2019–2020 Barcelona 0 (0)
2019–2020 Getafe (loan) 37 (1)
2020– Getafe 37 (3)
National team
2014 Spain U16 3 (0)
2014–2015 Spain U17 16 (2)
2016 Spain U18 2 (0)
2016–2017 Spain U19 6 (0)
2016 Spain U20 6 (0)
2019–2021 Spain U21 10 (1)
2021 Spain U23 6 (0)
2021– Spain 1 (0)
2019– Catalonia 1 (1)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 May 2021.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:30, 7 August 2021 (UTC)

Marc Cucurella Saseta (born 22 July 1998) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Getafe CF. Mainly a wide midfielder, he can also play as a left-back.

Club career

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.

International career

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.

Career statistics

Club

Club Season League Copa del Rey Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Barcelona B 2016–17 Segunda División B 11 0 6 0 17 0
2017–18 Segunda División 37 1 37 1
Total 48 1 6 0 54 1
Barcelona 2017–18 La Liga 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Eibar (loan) 2018–19 31 1 2 1 0 0 33 2
Getafe (loan) 2019–20 37 1 1 0 7 0 45 1
Getafe 2020–21 37 3 2 0 39 3
Total 74 4 3 0 7 0 0 0 84 4
Career total 151 6 6 1 7 0 6 0 172 7

International

Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Spain 2021 1 0
Total 1 0

Honours

Club

Barcelona

International

Spain U23
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