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Rafael Marquez

Rafael Rafa Márquez Álvarez (born 13 February 1979 in Zamora, Michoacán) is a Mexican footballer who plays for New York Red Bulls in Major League Soccer.

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Rafael Marquez will play his 17th int'l tourney as he's been called up by Mexico for Confed Cup.Always with the same shirt n…
Who would your dream soccer team consist of? (Famou... — Casillas . Marcelo . Sergio Ramos . Rafael Marquez ...
Rafael Marquez, the 10/8 rule and Edwin Hernandez. goes over Juan Carlos Osorio's recent comments:…
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MEXICO BREAK DOWN THE WALL:. Rafael Marquez scores in stoppage time as 10-man Mexico defeat USA 2-1 in World Cup Qualifyi…
37 year old Rafael marquez scores a 89th min winner for mexico against the USA last night, love that!
how was Rafael Marquez goal to beat USA in the final moments of the FIFA World Cup qualifier not on tonight's top 10
GOAL! Rafael Marquez (had to be him, right!?) scores in 89th minute to give Mexico a late, late lead. had been on…
Rafael Marquez will forever maintain his world class level
trump USA with Rafael Marquez' late dramatic winner
Rafael Marquez is still scoring winners for Mexico. At 37!
I will never be mad at USA conceding to Rafael Marquez who played on the 2009 treble winning Barcelona team.
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Mexicans are savouring their win over USA in awkwardly timed World Cup qualifier
The legend of and ‘Fort Columbus’ dismantled. USA lose at home for first time in 15 years to Mexico.
"Dos A Cero" is over. Rafael Marquez and Mexico get their revenge with a 2-1 win over the USMNT.
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Because of Rafael Marquez and Giovani Dos Santos, I can never hate Mexico.
Rafael Marquez will always be the GOAT 🐐
stun United States on late Rafael Marquez winner
Rafael Marquez and Mexico get their revenge, beat the U.S. 2-1 in Columbus
"Time for Rafa Marquez to step aside so MEX can move on", fortunately proved wrong.
Mexico stun United States on late Rafael Marquez winner
A warm thank you to all of our trustees--Steve Pappas, Alan Lewis, Paul Butler, Bill O'Dowd, Victoria MacCallum, Rafael Marquez... 1/2
Rafael Marquez out here saving Mexicans from having heart attacks
I started boxing when I was eight. Me and my brother Rafael started boxing ...
Ronnie of Hashtsomething as Elijah. Teejay Marquez as Azrael. ? as Damon. ? as Rafael. ? as Knoxx. ? as Justin
CLASSIC: Rafael Marquez with the inch perfect pass, Ronaldinho with the perfect first touch. Legends.
I wish they would've fixed Rafael Marquez Lugo. Stupid medical science.
In the wake of Jessie Vargas' welterweight world title win on March 5, when he knocked out Sadam Ali in the ni...
has delighted the fans of Liverpool with the signing of Rafael Marquez.
We in Treston congratulate Mr. Terrence Rafael Marquez & Mr. Kevin John Patricio for winning Champion and 1st...
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Agostini predicts four or five riders to be in 2016 title hunt, and gives his thoughts on Rossi & Marquez...
Rafael Marquez - The best Mexican defender of all time.
I remember some years back when Carles Puyol & Rafael Marquez were Barça's CB pairing. Rock solid they were back in their days.
Giovani Dos Santos and Rafael Marquez could be in El Tri's upcoming call-up.
Scott Quigg-Carl Frampton could be the U.K. version of Marco Antonio Barrera-Erik Morales or Israel Vazquez-Rafael Marquez ...
Rafael Marquez with Sergio Busquets and Carles Puyol in a UCL clash against VFB Stuttgart on February 2010.(Getty)
How old is Rafael Marquez? That guy doesn't want to quit it seems 😂😂😂 that Barca stalwart.
jamming with my parents in the car! Pls give my mom Michelle Arriaga and Rafael Marquez for the tacos
Rafael Márquez: "Having foreigners & naturalized players affects the ability for youth players to have a chance playing in the senior team."
Rafael Márquez: "But I trust in the coaching staff of the Mexican national team." . 💚 ❤ 🇲🇽
Rafael Márquez: "Failure to win the Gold Cup next month? That fracaso (failure) is NOT going to happen."
. Yeah mate I did lol, this Rafael Marquez is new. Who is he?
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The Rafael Marquez headbutt to Cobi Jones' temple in 2002 merits consideration as well
Rafael Márquez had already been ruled out of the group phase after being injured in the opening game
The legendary gift from my bro John! Signed Mexico shirt by Rafael Marquez
Playing time with my Lovely children..( zEfaNyA & Rafael marquez raja manalu)
Looking forward to watching my first serie A match on Saturday. Verona v torino- Luca Toni, Rafael Marquez, saviola
Martinez (president Club Leon): "The game against Barcelona will be the last game Rafael Marquez will play for us." [mediot…
Mathieu not Barca material, says Marquez: By SoccerNews Rafael Marquez has urged former club...
Rafael Marquez: "As a professional footballer I lived my best days at Camp Nou with Barcelona"
World Cup 2014 Dutch stun Mexico with last-gasp win Sun 29 Jun '14 | © Reuters Netherlands substitute Klaas-Jan Huntelaar set up one goal and converted a penalty in the dying minutes as they recovered to beat Mexico 2-1 in an astonishing finale to their World Cup last 16 clash on Sunday. The result condemned the unfortunate Mexicans, who were 1-0 up with two minutes to go and seemingly headed for the last 16 for the first time since 1986, to a sixth second-round exit in six consecutive tournaments. Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder broke Mexican hearts when he drilled home an unstoppable half-volley to equalise after a knock down from Huntelaar following a corner. With extra time looming, the Netherlands' livewire winger Arjen Robben weaved into the penalty area and went down under a challenge from Mexico captain Rafael Marquez. The Portuguese referee Pedro Proenca pointed to the spot and Huntelaar calmly sent goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa the wrong way with a perfectly executed penalty kick. The Dutch, who ...
Celebration And Turning Point of Netherlands vs Mexico. Paying the penalty: Mexico's Rafael Marquez (left) fouls...
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored an injury-time penalty to complete a dramatic comeback for Netherlands in a 2-1 win over Mexico and book their place in the quarterfinals of the 2014 World Cup. Giovani Dos Santos opened the scoring for Mexico in sweltering conditions in Fortaleza, only for Wesley Sneijder and Huntelaar to net late goals and set up a meeting with the winner of Costa Rica versus Greece. Mexico enjoyed a bright start to the game as Miguel Layun drove a cross wide on 14 minutes, before Hector Herrera dragged an effort off target and then Dos Santos drew a save from the legs of goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen. Robin van Persie spurned an opportunity for Netherlands in the 27th minute, slicing wide, and just before half-time Arjen Robben had a strong shout for a penalty turned down following challenges by Rafael Marquez and Hector Moreno. Mexico took the lead three minutes into the second half when Dos Santos unleashed a left-footed shot from outside the area to flash the ball beyond the reach of Cilless ...
Mexico captain Rafael Marquez wants coach Miguel Herrera to continue in his post after the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Predictions for today 4..6.2014 Mexico - Bosnia & Herzegovina - Qver 2.5 Mexico and Bosnia-Herzegovina are against each other tonight in this International Friendly match. This match will be played in Soldier Field of Illinois and since it will be played in a neutral venue than both these two teams would feel in the same way playing in this ground ahead of World Cup 2014. Bosnia-Herzegovina comes in this match after a good win that they did just few days ago against Cote d'Ivore with the result 2-1 while Mexico comes after a great win as well against Ecuador with the result 3-1. Mexico has to play in the World Cup 2014 without Luis Montes that was injured in the previous match with Ecuador and Rafael Marquez as well but he's waiting for the medical test to realise how long he will be out for his injury while Bosnia-Herzegovina doesn't have these problems ahead of the World Cup 2014. In my opinion we must see a very tough match between these two great teams but an open match as both these two teams play re ...
Do we really need pre-World Cup friendly matches? With the 2014 FIFA World Cup set to begin in Brazil on June 12, many teams around the globe are playing last minute friendly matches to prepare for the worldwide event. While these games may be enjoyable for the fans, and they may be once in-a-lifetime chances to see their favorite national squads in person, they can also be very costly for these teams. This was evident on Saturday when several players from around the world sustained serious injuries. The friendly between Mexico and Ecuador garnered the most attention as players in that game suffered some of the more serious injuries. Mexico’s Luis Montes (broken tibia and fibula) and Rafael Marquez (foot) were both taken to the hospital after sustaining their injuries. Ecuador’s Segundo Castillo suffered a possible torn ACL on the same play as Montes when both men collided with one another while chasing a loose ball. Montes and Castillo are both out of the World Cup now, while the status of Marquez is ...
Proud sports editor is proud. Today, the Hays Free Press won first place in sports coverage at the South Texas Press Association (STPA) awards ceremony. Our paper claimed second place in sports photos from the STPA. I cannot begin to explain how proud I am of the accomplishments of our writers and photographers – Rafael Marquez, Josh Young, Lincoln Ramirez, Pam Hernandez and many others. Thank you so much! You all are the reason we got this award. Now, let's go for a repeat next year!
RIP Gabriel Garcia Màrquez one of my all time favorite writers
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Thompson Boxing Promotions presents one of its finest shows of the year when it features top super bantamweight contender Efrain Esquivias (17-2-1, 10 KOs) of Carson, Calif. and undefeated junior welterweight prospect Giovani Santillan (11-0, 7 KOs) of San Diego in separate 8-round bouts on Friday, April 25, from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif. Esquivias faces Mexican veteran Ruben Tamayo (22-5-3, 15 KOs), while Santillan battles the tough and undefeated Daniyar Hanyk (10-0, 4 KOs) of Ukraine. This will be Santillan's toughest challenge to date. Additionally, "Locked n' Loaded" showcases highly heralded lightweight prospect Jose Roman (15-1-1, 11 KOs) of Garden Grove, Calif. in an 8-round fight against an opponent to be named later. Tickets priced $100, $60 and $40 are on sale now and can be purchased by calling (714) 935-0900, or online at www.ThompsonBoxing.com. Esquivias is riding high after his ninth round stoppage of Mexican legend and sure fire Hall of Famer Rafael Marquez in September.
Rafael Bras announces that Garcia Marquez just died today. Most of the audience seems to have heard already.
“Esquire has republished my all time favorite Gabriel Garcia Marquez short story: Jon!
The legacy of Gabriel Garcia Marquez: CNN's Rafael Romo looks back at the life of Nobel Prize winning author...
Just wanted to take a second and thank each and everyone who voted for me in the Adventure Club Dj Invitational. Also big ups to everyone who shared the news on their personal social media accounts! Thank you guys for all the love and support. Unfortunately I didn't place but learning how much of you guys support and enjoy my work was more than enough rewarding to me. Congrats to Rafael Marquez and Tide Bleach for the win and much mahalos to Electric Palms Presents for holding the contest. Gonna announce some upcoming events that I will be playing for during the summer so stay tuned!
Rafael Marquez played like me today💩😂
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At work til morning. Can't stream the fight so will just have to make do til I get home. Israel Vazquez v Rafael Marquez should do the trick
never understood why they persist with him. Rafael Márquez is a better keeper than him.
Rafael Marquez deadass slumped this man pacquiao though ... Like I was yelling flip him over so he ain't drown in his own throw up
Hey Nep could you do Hugo Sanchez or Rafael Marquez for the legend in the making, it will be awesome to see this mexican legends.
UFW filed charges with farm labor board—on top of threecomplaints for company law violations issued by state this year   Fresno, CA—Dozens of Gerawan Farms Inc. workers will protest outside corporate headquarters in Fresno on Thursday over the huge grower’s refusal to recall pro-union workers, including UFW leaders among the work force, during the pruning season. The United Farm Workers also filed formal charges with the Agricultural Labor Relations Board over Gerawan’s alleged illegal discrimination against the workers because of their support for the union.   The normal practice was for the employees to be recalled to their jobs in the pruning in late October or November. The UFW sent a list of eligible workers to Gerawan, asking they be recalled. There was no response. Dozens have not been put back to work, including Gerawan employees such as Rafael Marquez, part of the 25-member union bargaining committee who sat through every negotiating session and meeting betwee ...
Looking like a triple header on Sept. 6th in Indio, California on Showtime. Tentatively, it looks like Arreola-Mitchell in the main event and Josesito Lopez and Rafael Marquez also fighting on the broadcast. Should be a fun main event, however long it lasts.
Rafael Marquez will also be on the card, as well as Chris Arreola-Seth Mitchell.
Majestic moments from Confederations Cup finals past: 1] After the first three editions were held in Saudi Arabia, Mexico hosted the competition in 1999, and El Tri were given passionate backing as they faced holders Brazil in the final. An incredible 110,000 supporters turned up to watch their heroes crown their superb campaign in the decider, which remained in the balance just beyond the hour mark when Rafael Marquez strode forward to the edge of Brazil's area. With his side winning 3-2, Marquez laid the ball off to Cuauhtemoc Blanco, who danced past Odvan and sent a superb effort past Dida to notch a vitally important 62nd-minute effort. Ze Roberto reduced the deficit almost instantly, but it was not enough to prevent Brazil from surrendering their crown. "When I went forward to attack, I was only thinking about passing the ball to the right team-mate," said Marquez. "Blanco did what he had to do and scored the goal. When I think about all the titles I've won in my career, I tell myself that the Confed ...
FROM Beckham to Brechin. Steven Smith rubbed shoulders with world stars during an eight-month stint in the MLS with Portland Timbers. But the full-back insists getting the unexpected chance to mix it with Second Division journeymen will make him even happier. Smith, 28, admits he never thought he’d be back at Rangers for a second spell when he quit Ibrox in 2010. Now he is ready to help Gers rise again — and claims his States stint made him rediscover his love of football. Smith said: “It’s great to be back. I probably thought the door was closed on me ever returning to Rangers. When I left the club had a really good squad and were signing the likes of Nikica Jelavic. “I loved my time over in America. In my opinion, it did work out for me. “I had a really good season, I got to play in front of massive crowds and I came up against top players. “I played against guys like David Beckham, Landon Donovan, Rafael Marquez and Tim Cahill. “It also helped me fall in love with football again because ...
Cahill completes New York switch Reuters Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 11:12 PM Football - Premier League The New York Red Bulls have announced the signing of midfielder Tim Cahill from Everton, subject to international clearance. The Australia international will join the Major League Soccer club pending receipt of his P-1 visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC) The fee and length of contract have not been disclosed. Cahill will join former Premier League players Thierry Henry and Teemu Tainio in New York, while Former Barcelona defender Rafael Marquez also plies his trade at the Red Bull Arena. They are currently top of the Eastern Conference and the 32-year-old is desperate to help his side claim what would be their first title. "I am very happy to start a new chapter of my career with the New York Red Bulls," Cahill told the official website. "As we have seen over the past few years, MLS has developed into a very competitive league with many talented players. "I am impressed with what the Red B ...
If it's your birthday you share it with Liam Brady,Luke Moore,Pierluigi Collina, Rafael Marquez,Jamie Murray,Jerry Springer,Robbie Williams
Rafael Marquez made his triumphant debut with Leon last night
Recent football news - European champions Chelsea have won there semi final in the Club World Cup in Japan and will play the Corinthians of Brazil in the final - Aussie keeper Brad Jones has signed a new contract with Liverpool that will keep him there an unspecified amount of time - Mexican defender Rafael Marquez has left NY Red Bulls on mutual consent. - Gareth Barry cops a one match ban after using abusive and offensive language to a match official ~ Pele
Former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola is heading to the Premier League, and Arsenal is the 'perfect' job. That is the view of former Barca defender Rafael Marquez.
On a mildly cold spring night in Manchester, Paul Scholes scored a rocket from 25 yards to put the final nail in the coffin of Frank Rijkaard’s reign at the Nou Camp. What had been suspected for quite some time, looked inevitable now. A 4-year-long journey, which began in 2004, seemed destined to conclude very shortly. And so it did. On the night of May 8, bitter rivals Real Madrid mauled Barcelona at the Camp Nou. But the night had grown sour on more than just one tone. President Laporta announced that Frank Rijkaard would be stepping down as manager come the end of the season. What seemed inevitable for quite some time, finally took place. It almost fell that an era had come to an end. An era in which the world saw the best of Ludovic Guily, Rafael Marquez, Deco and above all, the might of the Samba Star – Ronaldinho. The 2007-08 season was a disastrous campaign for Barcelona on all fronts. On the field, the team lost out on the League to rivals Real Madrid and were knocked out of the European Cup b ...
By Chris Williams: It looks like WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire (30-1, 19 KO’s) will continue on his course of fighting older fighters, as he’s being talked about fighting former IBF/WBA/WBC super flyweight champion Cristian Mijares (47-6-2, 22 KO’s) in the first part of next year, according to the Manila Bulletin. Donaire was supposed to fight Mijares earlier this year, but HBO said no to that fight. Donaire then opted to fight IBF super bantamweight champion Jeffrey Mathebula. If HBO said no once to a Mijares fight I wonder if they’ll change their mind about this now? Mijares stopped a past his prime Rafael Marquez last month in a 9th round stoppage, but Mijares hardly looked good. Marquez had him on the ropes in the 1st round and was really teeing off on Mijares when the flow of the fight was stopped due to a head-butt.
Former Barcelona defender Rafael Marquez has told his compatriot,Jonathan dos Santos to make a move to a club where he would be gauranteed playing time.
Arsenal would be perfect for Pep Guardiola, says former Barca defender Rafael Marquez via
Left staight mao ang iyang main weapon. Si Top rank pRomoter Bob Arum niingon nga si Nishioka"is a terrific fighter. HE hasn't lost a fiGht for 7 or 8 years. I've seen him fight Rafael Marquez so Donaire is going to have his hands full." Mao kna ang aTOng bAlitang sPorts
Former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola would be a 'perfect' appointment for Arsenal , according to ex-Nou Camp defender Rafael Marquez.
Rafael Marquez is convinced that Pep Guardiola will be at Arsenal next season..
Ex-Everton ace Cahill one of Major League Soccer’s top earners New York Red Bull midfielder Tim Cahill has come in at number four in the list of highest earners in Major League Soccer. The Australian international joined the Red Bulls from Everton in July for a transfer fee of around $AUD1.52million and has slipped into the top five salary earners in North America’s domestic league with a yearly sum of $US3.6million. Leading the way is former Arsenal star Thierry Henry, who plays with Cahill at New York, who is on $5.6million as teammate Rafael Marquez sits behind him on $4.6million. In third place is LA Galaxy’s David Beckham on $4million annually, followed by Cahill, and then Galaxy attackers Robbie Keane ($3.4m) and Landon Donovan ($2.4m), Toronto FC skipper Torsten Frings ($2.4m), Montreal Impact striker Marco Di Vaio ($1.9m), FC Dallas midfielder Julian de Guzman ($1.9m), Toronto forward Danny Koevermans ($1.6m), Portland Timbers’ Kris Boyd ($1.5m) and Vancouver Whitecaps striker Kenny Miller ...
President Rosell met with ex-Barcelona player Rafael Marquez in New York yesterday to discuss a collaboration with his foundation. [fcb] A Barcelona delegation, headed by president Rosell, will visit the Staples Center, home to the Los Angeles Lakers, this weekend. [rac1]
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Good question! Rafael Marquez, Ivan Zamorano, Pavel Nedved, Dennis Bergkamp, Socrates. Going for a blend of passion and ability!
Giovani Dos Santos is Mexico's best player, better than Carlos Vela, Chicharito, C. Blanco, Rafael Marquez, or Guardado. Maybe it's because he's half Brazilian?
Thierry Henry,Rafael Marquez edge David Beckham in MLS top earners list.
Goal! Philadelphia Union 2, New York Red Bulls 3. Kenny Cooper (New York Red Bulls) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Rafael Marquez.
To my friends that support the New York Red Bulls. Do you guys like having Rafael Marquez in your team??
New York Red Bulls player Rafael Marquez - at Barcelona from 2003 to 2010 - is training with the first team today.
NY Red Bulls player Rafael Marquez (at Barcelona 2003-10) will be training at the club for a while. Today he trained with the B-team. [fcb]
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