Full name: Hector Hernandez Marrero
Date of birth: 14/09/1995 (18 years old)
Place of birth: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain)
Club career: Las Palmas, Atletico Madrid (from 2013)
Current national team: Spain U-19
Position: secondary striker, striker
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Contract until: 30.06.2016
Similar type of player: Samuel Eto’o
– off the ball
Style of play:
– fox in the box
– likes to try to beat offside trap
– one-on-one situation specialist
– gets fouled often
He is best suited to playing as:
Striker in 4-4-2.
No senior team appearances yet.
Hector was a big star in the youth teams of Las Parmas, where he scored goals any time he wanted. Before he made his debut in the first team, the biggest clubs were in for him. Apparently, even Real Madrid enquired about acquiring his services, but he signed a 3-year deal with Atletico Madrid. Very soon he became a big star in the B team, where he scored 4 goals in 8 games in Segunda Division B, adding also 2 goals in UEFA Youth League. Largely thanks to ghese goals Rojiblancos won their group and will play Manchester City in the round of 16. He already made his debut in the Atletico first team – he played on 18th December 2013 in the Copa del Rey against UE Sant Andreu. He came on for Leo Baptistao after 77 minutes and scored a goal one minute later in a 2-1 home win. He is also a regular Spain U-19 international.
“Hector is lethal in the finishing, hard-working, fast learning and has a very promising future.”
(Diario AS – Spanish daily sports newspaper)
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European club.