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Biography Of Marc Cucurella [Age, Height, Wife, Family, Parents, Siblings, Salary, Children & Net Worth]

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Biography Of Marc Cucurella [Age, Height, Wife, Family, Parents, Siblings, Salary, Children & Net Worth]Marc Cucurella Saseta (born 22 July 1998) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a wide midfielder or left-back for Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion and the Spain national team.

Formed at Barcelona, he spent most of his time there in the reserve team, making a sole substitute appearance in the Copa del Rey for the first team. He went on to play over 100 La Liga games for Eibar and Getafe, before joining Brighton in 2021.

Cucurella earned 49 caps for Spain over every youth level from under-16 to under-23, winning the silver medal with the latter at the 2020 Olympic tournament. He made his debut for the senior team in 2021.

Early Life and Career

Born in Alella, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Cucurella started playing futsal in FS Alella before joining RCD Espanyol’s youth teams in 2006; in 2012, he moved to FC Barcelona. On 26 November 2016, while still a junior, he made his senior debut with the reserves by starting in a 4–0 Segunda División B home routing of CE L’Hospitalet.

Cucurella contributed with 17 appearances for the side, achieving promotion to Segunda División in the play-offs. On 7 July 2017, he renewed his contract until 2021, with a €12 million clause. He made his professional debut on 1 September, starting in a 2–2 away draw against Granada CF. He made his first team debut on 24 October, coming on as a late substitute for Lucas Digne in a 3–0 Copa del Rey away win against Real Murcia, and scored his first senior goal for Barça B the following 17 March, equalising in a draw away to Lorca FC.

On 31 August 2018, Cucurella was loaned to fellow La Liga side SD Eibar, for one year with a €2 million buyout clause. He made his top-flight debut on 25 September in a 1–0 loss at Espanyol; appearing as one of eight changes by manager José Luis Mendilibar, he was praised by Marca journalist Ander Barroso despite the result. He scored his first La Liga goal on the final day the following 9 May, opening a 2–2 draw at home to his parent club.

At the end of his loan, Eibar exercised Cucurella’s clause, making him a permanent player for the Basque team; along with the transfer, Barcelona added a €4 million buyback option. On 16 July 2019, after just sixteen days as a permanent Eibar player, this clause was activated, only for him to be loaned to Getafe CF two days later for the upcoming season, with an option to buy for €6 million and 40% of the rights remaining to Barça.

Cucurella made his European debut on 19 September 2019 as a substitute for Kenedy in a 1–0 home win over Trabzonspor in the UEFA Europa League group stage. He played eight games of that campaign, ending 11 months later with a 2–0 loss to Inter Milan in the last 16.

On 3 March 2020, Getafe triggered his option to buy for €6 million, no longer connecting him to Barcelona. The club fully exercised his option to buy on 30 June.

On 31 August 2021, Cucurella joined Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion on a five-year contract. He made his debut for The Seagulls on 11 September, starting and playing 82 minutes before being substituted in the 1–0 away win over Brentford. Eight days later, he made his home debut, playing the whole of the 2–1 victory over Leicester City. His chipped cross set up Danny Welbeck’s headed equaliser in added time, finishing 1–1 away at Chelsea on 29 December. On 7 May 2022, he scored his first goal for the club and broke down in tears; he netted the second of a 4–0 win over Manchester United by shooting from Leandro Trossard’s pull back. Three days later at the club’s end of season awards Cucurella won Players’ Player of the Season as well as being voted Player of the Season in which he reacted by thanking the fans and admitting his shock of winning the awards. “It is amazing, not possible in my first season here in this league.

International Career

On 25 March 2019, Cucurella debuted as a substitute for the non-FIFA Catalonia team in a 2–1 win over Venezuela in Girona. He was one of several new faces due to some clubs not releasing their players for the game.

In November 2020, manager Luis Enrique called up Cucurella to the senior Spain squad for UEFA Nations League games against Switzerland and Germany, as José Gayà was injured. He did not leave the bench for the fixtures.

Due to the isolation of some national team players following the positive COVID-19 test of Sergio Busquets, Spain’s under-21 squad were called up for the international friendly against Lithuania on 8 June 2021. Cucurella made his senior debut in the match as Spain won 4–0.

Cucurella was part of the Spain U23 side that won the silver medal at the 2020 Olympic Games, that took place in 2021 due to the previous year’s postponement as a result of coronavirus.

Wife and Children

Claudia Rodríguez is the stunning wife/partner of the Spanish professional footballer Marc Cucurella.

Rodríguez and Cucurella have been together for four years (2018); they celebrate their anniversary of each passing year on the 17th of November.

However, the footballer has not shared their wedding pictures on his social media platforms, so it seems they have not walked down the aisle yet, or they might have plans for the future.

Even so, they often spend quality time together traveling and being there for each other in every high and low; they have also shared their precious moments on their Instagram accounts to share them with their followers.

Marc Cucurella has a happy family of four, including his partner and their kids.

Together with Claudia, Marc has welcomed his two adorable sons to the world, namely Mateo Cucurella Rodríguez and Rio Cucurella Rodriguez.

Mateo was born in 2020, and he celebrates his birth each passing year on the 21st of October; he will be turning two in the coming October.

Later in 2021, his partner gave birth to their second baby boy Rio, and he will be turning one on the 16th of August 2022; the little one is only seven months old.

Net Worth and Salary

Marc Cucurella’s net worth as of 2022 is estimated at around $5 million – $12 million.

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