Full name: Marco Antonio Granados Villegas
Date of birth: 29/09/1996 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Manzanillo (Mexico)
Club career: Chivas de Guadalajara
Current national team: Mexico U-17
Position: secondary striker, striker
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Contract until: unknown
Similar type of player: Emmanuel Adebayor
– off the ball
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.
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.com – FIFA official webiste)
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