Faustino Marcos Alberto Rojo is an Argentine professional footballer, who is famous as Marcos Rojo. He currently plays for the Machester United and the Argentina national football team as a defender.
He made his first appearance for Argentina at senior level in 2011 and has since earned over 50 caps.
Early Life of Marcos Rojo
Faustino Marcos Alberto Rojo was born on 20th of March 1990, in Lala Plata, Argentina. He holds an Argentinean nationality, and he is of the white ethnicity. At the tender age of ten, he started football career with the club “Estudiantes de la Plata."
In 2009, Rojo became the senior team of Estudiantes LP, after signing his first ever professional contract. In the same year, he won the Copa Libertadores and the following year he played in the “Club World Cup Final."
In December 2010, He joined Spartak Moscow signing a five-year contract. For the club, he appeared in eight games.
In July 2012, Rojo signed a four-year contract for 3.5 million pounds with Sporting CP. For Sporting, he made his Primeira Liga debut, playing the whole match and getting a yellow card in a 0-0 draw with Vitoria de Guimaraes. He stayed there until transferred to Manchester United.
In 2014, Rojo signed his dream club, Manchester United for 25 million euro. For the club, he has made 59 appearances and scored one goal.
Since 2011, Marcos Rojo is in the Argentina national football team. Rojo was the part of the team that reached the “2014 FIFA World Cup Final," and was only Argentine include in the “Castrol Performance Index Team” of the Tournament. Till the date, he has earned total 54 caps and scored two goals.
Marcos Rojo's Personal Life
Marcos tied the knot with Eugenia Lusardo, a lingerie model based in Lisbon. The couple together blessed with a beautiful daughter.
The player is a fond of tattoos, and he has numbers of this printed on his body, including the English words “Glory” and “Pride” on each thing.
In December 2014, he had an extra-marital affair with a lady, whom he met at a nightclub. It was reported that Rojo accused her of blackmail and also took out an injunction to prevent newspapers publishing his name in the story.
As of 2017, Rojo has an estimated net worth of $9 million. He earns $2.2 million annually as well as his current market value is 18,00 million Euro.