A closer look at the Willemsen family history will definitely give credence to the saying that talent runs in the bloodline. Marco Asensio Willemsen who is a professional soccer player for Real Madrid football club and the Spanish National Team is actually the offspring of another football player Gilberto Asensio who played in the past, representing Barakaldo as an attacking midfielder.
His only sibling who is his elder brother – Igor Asensio is another professional footballer who plays as a defender for the football club Platges de Calvià and so, one can comfortably conclude that Marco’s exceptional skills in the game of soccer were not acquired by magic, rather it is in his lineage and is most likely to surface in his next filial generation.
Marco Asensio Willemsen popularly known by his fans as Marco Asensio was born on the 21st day of February 1996 in Palma, Majorca, Spain. Marco’s father is Spanish and bears the name Gilberto Asensio; he also played football in the past, representing Barakaldo as an attacking midfielder while his mother’s name is Maria Gertruida Margaretha Willemsem, a Dutch. Marco whose religious inclination is Christianity is of Spanish nationality and white ethnicity. He was nicknamed Asensio by his fans and his zodiac sign is Aquarius. Marco’s hobbies include soccer, Music, visiting beautiful places and playing video games.
The rising soccer star was raised by his parents alongside an older male sibling Igor Asensio. Igor is also a footballer who actively played for Platges de Calvià as a defender. Marco lost his mother to cancer when he was in his teens and he also suffered a growth deficiency during that time, but he eventually grew out of it. Although information on his educational background is not clearly stated, it is believed that he passed through high school in Majorca.
At the onset of the budding soccer champion’s career, he played for the CF Platges de Calvià. He joined the RCD Mallorca in 2006 but later, Real Madrid and Barcelona scouted him. The 2013-14 seasons in Tercera División afforded him the opportunity to make his first senior debut and eventually, the manager José Luis Oltra promoted him to the first team after seeing him play the match against CD Tenerife. On the 16th day of March 2014, the rising star scored his first professional goal against CD Tenerife. He was made the starter by the coach Valeri Karpin within a month after he recorded several goals against Deportivo Alavés, CA Osasuna, and UE Llagostera.
On the 5th of November 2015, Real Madrid signed a six-year deal with him. On the 20th of August 2015, The RCD Espanyol loaded Marco in La Liga after his whole pre-season with Real Madrid. Marco is a regular player of the Real Madrid club for the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Super Cup and he played the 2016-17 season for the club.
Marco Asensio recorded his first goal against Barcelona FC during the 2017-2018 season and on the 28th day of September 2017, the soccer star extended his contract with Real Madrid to 2023. He was also a regular national player of youth level apart from his active club career which brought him to the limelight.
The attacking midfielder made his senior international match debut against Norway in Cartagena on the 26th day of March 2015. In addition, he scored the two winning goals in the semi-finals victory over France during the UEFA European Championship which afforded him the opportunity to be selected for the 2017 European Under-21 Championship finals by the manager Albert Celades.
Marco’s stunning looks and extraordinary skills have made it possible for the young soccer champion to garner many fans and admirers. Although his personal information is not readily accessible, he Is still visibly single. Nevertheless, a girl named Marina Muntaner is currently in the picture and sources have it that the lovebirds are always spotted together although neither of them has said anything about taking the relationship to the next level. Besides Marina, there is no other record of any relationship with the opposite sex and we hope they get married soon.
Height, Body Measurements
With his attractive personality, the soccer star can only be described as handsome. He stands at a height of 1.8m or 5 feet 11 inches and has a commensurate weight of 73 kg. His eyes are brown in color while his hair color is brown/black.
Other Facts About Marco Asensio
The attacking midfielder is very popular on the popular social media platforms. On Twitter, he has over 290,000 followers and on Instagram, his followers have exceeded 3.8 million.
Marco has a whole lot of favorite things which are listed below;
Favorite Music – Spanish Music
Favorite Pet – Cat
Favorite Game – Soccer
Favorite Food – Italian and homemade recipes
Favorite Musician – Michael Jackson
Favorite Footballers – Cristiano Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos
Favorite Color – Purple.