Marco Asensio Willemsen, in short, Marco Asensio is a Spanish professional player. He plays as an attacking midfielder for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Spanish national team.
Asensio was named Golden Player of the tournament at the 2015 UEFA European U19 Championship. He also earned a silver boot in the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.
Early Life of Marco Asensio
Marco Asensio Willemsen was born on January 21, 1996, in Palma, Spain. He is Spanish and belongs to the mixed ethnic background.
Asensio was born in Palma, Majorca, Balearic Islands to Maria Willemsen and Gilberto. His father was a footballer and his elder brother was also a player who played as a defender.
His mother, died of cancer when he was 15. He struggled with growth deficiencies in his knees during his youth, which only subsided when he was a teenager.
Asensio was scouted by Real Madrid and FC Barcelona in his early days. He made his senior debuts with Mallorcas reserves in the 2013-14 season in Tercera División.
On 16 March 2014, Asensio scored his first professional goal, netting the first in a 20 home victory over CD Tenerife. He was made a starter under new coach Valeri Karpin, scoring against CA Osasuna, Deportivo Alavés, and UE Llagostera within a month.
Asensio joined the Spanish club Real Madrid in 2014. Madrid reached an agreement in principle to sign Asensio on 24th November. The deal was officially announced on December 5, that the player is signing a six-year deal for a fee of 3.9 million, remaining with the Bermellones on Loan until the end of the campaign.
Asensio debuted for the U21 team on March 21, 2015. He was selected for the 2017 European U21 Championship finals by manager Albert Celades. He scored a hat-trick in his debut in the competition, helping to a 50 group stage routing of Macedonia.
Asensio featured 23 times over the first season, scoring three times. He added many goals in that years UEFA Champions League including one goal in the final against Juventus F.C. (4-1) giving the Spaniards their 12th title in the latter competition.
Asensio scored a double on August 28, in 22 draw at home to Valencia. His contract was extended until 2023 on 28 September 2017.
Asensio scored Real Madrids 6,000th goal in the Spanish top division in 2018, as he contributed with a brace to a 5-3 away victory over Real Betis on 18th February. He came as a late substitute for goalscorer Gerard Deulofeu in a 20 friendly win over Norway in Cartagena.
Asensio's Net Worth, Salary, and Honors
Asensios net worth is over millions at present. He earns £75,000 as a weekly salary from Real Madrid as per the new contract.
Asensios current market value is 75 million. He uses Nike as his official brand and uses Nike Mercurial Superfly 360 shoe worth $275.
- La Liga: 201617
- Supercopa de España: 2017
- UEFA Champions League: 201617
- UEFA Super Cup: 2016, 2017
- FIFA Club World Cup: 2016, 2017
- Spain U19
- UEFA European Under-19 Championship: 2015
- Segunda División Player of the Month: October 2014
- UEFA European Under-19 Championship: Golden Player 2015
- La Liga Awards Breakthrough Player: 201516
- UEFA European Under-21 Championship: Silver Boot 2017
- UEFA European Under-21 Championship: Team of the Tournament 2017
Asensio's Personal Life
Asensio is not married and has no children. He does not seem to be in a relationship as seen on his social networking sites.
The 22-year-old player is busy in his playing career and often posts his pictures with friends. His unique style of playing makes him the great player of Spain.
Looking at his playing skills, Asensio has a great to be a part of Spanish national squad to Russia.
by ab-rikky, 16 May, 2018