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Official: Marco Fabián makes Santa Coloma switch

After failing to find a new team in Mexican soccer, the former international returns to Europe to try his luck.

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Roberto Echeagaray

Andorran top flight side Unió Esportiva Santa Coloma announced the arrival of a new reinforcement for the current campaign - Marco Fabián, an old acquaintance and gold medal winner at the 2012 Olympic Games, who has extensive experience of playing in Europe and Central America.

The Mexican attacking midfielder joins as a free agent after failing to consolidate a place with Mazatlán during the Clausura 2023, and subsequently not reaching an agreement with another Liga team MX. In the end, he made the decision to return to Europe for his his second spell in the Old Continent - a reasonable outcome considering his age.

At 34, Fabián has signed a six-month contract with Santa Coloma with the possibility of an extension when it expires. He has built up a wealth of experience in some of the best leagues and still has something left to give.

Marco Fabian of Mazatlan during the game Puebla vs Mazatlan FC, corresponding to the requalification of the Torneo Clausura Grita Mexico C22 of the BBVA MX League, at Cuauhtemoc Stadium, on May 8, 2022.

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Marco Fabian de Mazatlan durante el partido Puebla vs Mazatlan FC, correspondiente a la recalificacion del Torneo Clausura Grita Mexico C22 de la Liga BBVA MX, en el Estadio Cuauhtemoc, el 08 de Mayo de 2022.
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Marco Fabian of Mazatlan during the game Puebla vs Mazatlan FC, corresponding to the requalification of the Torneo Clausura Grita Mexico C22 of the BBVA MX League, at Cuauhtemoc Stadium, on May 8, 2022.

Marco Fabian de Mazatlan durante el partido Puebla vs Mazatlan FC, correspondiente a la recalificacion del Torneo Clausura Grita Mexico C22 de la Liga BBVA MX, en el Estadio Cuauhtemoc, el 08 de Mayo de 2022.
Juan Luis Diaz

Marco Fabián’s career has taken him to clubs across the globe: Guadalajara (2007-13), Cruz Azul (2014); Guadalajara (2015); Eintracht Frankfurt (2016-19); Philadelphia Union (2019); Al-Sadd (2020); Juárez (2020-21); Mazatlán (2022-23). He was a member of the Mexico team that won an Olympic gold medal at London 2012, and has been capped 43 times at international level. Overall, he can be considered as a great addition to Boris Antón for the experience he can bring. Santa Coloma are currently leaders of the Andorra Primera Divisió table with six points from the first two games.

While Marco has not been competitively active since leaving Mazatlán in July, he has kept him in prime physical shape with his own personal training regime. His experience will be invaluable to Santa Coloma, who are in search of their first title since 2014.