An Argentine football player Marcos Rojo was born on 20th march 1990 in La Plata, Argentina. He plays for the Sporting Club de Portugal and Argentina National Football Team. As a child, Marcos was named as Faustino Marcos Alberto Rojo. When he was at the age of ten, he joined the local side Estudiantes de La Plata. Later, he got promotion in the year 2009 to the club’s main team. He then signed his first professional deal in which he spent the three years with the club. During that period, he made 43 appearances and scored three goals for the team.
While he was in Estudiantes, Marcos won a Copa Libertadores as well as an Argentine Primera Division. He scored his first goal against LDU Quito in a 2-1 defeat in 2010 Recopa Sudamericana. After that, Rojo went on to sign the five year contract in December of 2010 with Spartak Moscow. From 2011 to 2012, Rojo appeared in 17 matches for them. On 19th July 2012, Rojo was transferred to Sporting Clube de Portugal for the £3.5 million.
Apart from that, Rojo is also a representative of Argentina National Team since the year 2011. On 9th February 2011, he was first capped in a friendly match against the Portugal. In addition, he has also played in 2011 Copa America and 2014 World Cup qualifying. He was also named in the Argentina’s squad in June of 2014 for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
He made the FIFA World Cup debut at the Estadio de Maracana in a 2-1 victory over Bosnia and Herzegovina by playing full match in defence. During the 3-2 victory over Nigeria, he scored his first international goal in his team’s third group match. His Argentinean team reached to the final before losing to Germany. Besides, Rojo was the only Argentinean who was named in the Castrol Index Top 11 for tournament.
To talk about his personal life, standing at the height of six feet and one inch taller, Rojo is married to his lovely wife Eugenia Lusardo. The couple recently resides in Lisbon. As he has maintained to keep his profile low, we do not have much more information about how they met each other. They have been together for years now. They also have one daughter born on 2nd May 2012 whom they have named Morena. He is also active in social networking sites. He has a total of 934,157 twitter followers. To know more about him, we can also follow him on his twitter account.