Marco Granados

Marco Granados


Full name: Marco Antonio Granados Villegas

Country: Mexico

Date of birth: 29/09/1996 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Manzanillo (Mexico)

Height: 1,83m

Club career: Chivas de Guadalajara

Current national team: Mexico U-17

Position: secondary striker, striker

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by —

Contract until: unknown

Similar type of player: Emmanuel Adebayor



– finishing

– instinct

– heading

– off the ball

– movement

– decisions

– technique


Style of play:

– complete striker

– indirect set-piece threat

– likes to try to beat offside trap

 – plays with back to goal

– often shots on goal with power and pace


He is best suited to playing as:

Striker in 4-2-3-1.






World Cup Under-17 2013 runner-up with Mexico.


League summary:

No senior team appearances yet.



Granados plays for Chivas de Guadalajara since he was a kid and now he is considered to be one of the most talented young promises of the club. He was a real “goal machine” in the youth “Las Chivas Rayadas” teams. It is true that he didn’t make a debut in the first team yet, but this seems to be just a matter of time before that happens. He was a member of Mexico national team squad that finished second at FIFA U-17 World Cup 2013, which took place a few weeks ago. Unfortunately he wasn’t coach Raul Gutierrez first choice, Alejandro Diaz was “El Tri” main striker during the tournament, nonetheless Marco turned out to be a very effective substitute and even scored a very nice goal in the semi-final against Argentina.



“Well-built,  6’0” tall and very strong in the air,  Granados is a lethal finisher for his club side Chivas Guadalajara,  which makes it all the more surprising that he started out as a goalkeeper.”

( – FIFA official webiste)


Football Talent Scout potential rating:

7/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBall





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