Rest In Peace: Marcos Alonso Imaz (Marquitos)

6 Mar

Sad news on Real’s 110th anniversary… Defender Marquitos who made 154 appearances for Los Blancos from 1954-1962 has passed away in Santander at the age of 78. Playing in the Merengues’ golden era along side such luminaries as Alfredo di Stéfano and Ferenc Puskás, they won the following honors during his time at Real:

Intercontinental Cup: 1960
European Cup: 1955–56, 1956–57, 1957–58, 1958–59, 1959–60
Latin Cup: 1955, 1957
Spanish League: 1954–55, 1956–57, 1957–58, 1960–61, 1961–62
Spanish Cup: 1961–62

He played for the Spain B & Spain National Teams. He also began a Spanish footballing dynasty.

His son Marcos Alonso Pena came up through Real’s cantera and went on to play for Racing Santander, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Logroñés. He represented Spain at the following levels: U18, U19, U20, U21, U23, amateur, B and senior levels. He went on to coach: Rayo Vallecano, Racing Santander, Sevilla, Atlético Madrid, Zaragoza, Valladolid, Málaga and Granada 74.

Marquitos’ grandson Marcos Alonso Mendoza also came up through the Madrid cantera. He played for Castilla and made one appearance with the first team (subbing in for Pipita in 2010). He currently plays as a wingback for EPL side Bolton Wanderers. He also made 4 appearances with Spain’s U19 side in 2009.

Our thoughts go out to his family at this difficult time. Rest in peace, Marquitos.

– Lozil

10 Responses to “Rest In Peace: Marcos Alonso Imaz (Marquitos)”

  1. Izan March 6, 2012 at 8:43 pm #


  2. Allison March 6, 2012 at 10:27 pm #

    Maybe you should start a Historic Hotties tag. He’s so handsome. Rest in peace after a life well lived.

  3. jellyace March 7, 2012 at 9:04 am #

    A salute to a Real Madrid legend. Godspeed!


  1. Stretchin’ in Pamplona « Of Headbands and Heartbreak… - March 31, 2012

    […] Marcos Alonso Imaz (better known as Marquitos) who was a  legendary Real Madrid player. Marquitos passed away earlier this month, but I’m sure he would be so proud of his […]

  2. The Daily Drool – Europa League Group K – Fiorentina: Marcos Alonso Mendoza | Of Headbands and Heartbreak... - January 6, 2015

    […] left back Marco is actually a 3rd generation Blanco! His grandfather Marcos Alonso Imaz (better known as Marquitos) was a Real Madrid player during the golden era along with Don Alfredo and Ferenc Puskas. His father […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: