Tintín Márquez

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Tintín Márquez
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Márquez in 2012
Personal information
Full name Bartolomé Márquez López
Date of birth (1962-01-07) 7 January 1962 (age 62)
Place of birth Barcelona, Spain
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Attacking midfielder
Team information
Current team
Qatar (manager)
Youth career
Senior career*
1980 Martinenc
1980–1988 Español 140 (29)
1980–1981Sant Andreu (loan)
1981–1982Sabadell (loan) 20 (1)
1988–1994 Figueres 192 (47)
1994–1995 Europa 27 (1)
International career
1982–1983 Spain U21 2 (0)
Managerial career
1997–1998 Europa
1998–2002 Espanyol (youth)
2002–2004 Espanyol B
2004–2008 Espanyol (assistant)
2008 Espanyol
2009–2010 Castellón
2012–2015 Eupen
2017 Sint-Truiden
2018–2023 Al-Wakrah
2023– Qatar
Medal record
Men's football
Representing Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar (as manager)
AFC Asian Cup
Winner 2023 Qatar
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Bartolomé "Tintín" Márquez López (born 7 January 1962) is a Spanish former professional footballer who played as an attacking midfielder, currently manager of the Qatar national team.


His career was closely associated to Espanyol, as both a player and coach. [1]

Playing career

Born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Márquez was nicknamed after the comic book character Tintin for his similar hairstyle. [2] He signed for RCD Español in early 1980, and played exclusively in his native region during his 15-year professional career. After two loans, at UE Sant Andreu and CE Sabadell FC, he was definitely promoted to the first team in the 1982–83 season, making his La Liga debut on 4 September 1982 by coming on as a late substitute in a 1–0 home win against Racing de Santander. [3]

Márquez played six full campaigns with the Pericos, always in the top flight. His best year was 1985–86, when he scored ten goals in 32 matches to help his team to the 11th position, [4] including a hat-trick on 20 April 1986 in a 5–3 home victory over FC Barcelona; [5] he was also part of the squad that reached the final of the 1987–88 UEFA Cup, but took no part in the competition after falling out of favour with manager Javier Clemente. [6]

Márquez signed with UE Figueres in the 1988 off-season, going on to spend five of his six years in the Segunda División and appear in the promotion playoffs in 1992. He retired at the age of 33, after a spell in the Segunda División B with CE Europa.

Coaching career

Márquez began working as a manager in 1997, his first stop being with his last club in the Tercera División. He won the Copa Catalunya that year, defeating Barcelona in the final. [4]

On 26 May 1998, Márquez returned to Espanyol – the organisation changed its denomination three years later [7] – going on to be in charge of its youth and reserve teams the following six years. He subsequently served as an assistant to the main squad, first under Miguel Ángel Lotina then Ernesto Valverde. [4]

In the summer of 2008, Márquez was appointed at the first team after Valverde left for Olympiacos FC. [8] However, on 30 November, after four consecutive losses, he was relieved of his duties. [9]

In 2012, after roughly six months with Spanish second-tier side CD Castellón, [10] [11] and a spell at the Aspire Academy in Qatar, [12] Márquez signed for K.A.S. Eupen in the Belgian Second Division. On 31 March 2015, he was fired for undisclosed reasons, when the team were in third place. [13]

Márquez was appointed coach of Sint-Truidense V.V. in June 2017 following Ivan Leko's departure for Club Brugge KV, but was dismissed after 53 days – just two games into the new season – over irreconcilable differences. [14]

In early 2018, Márquez returned to Qatar to manage Second Division side Al-Wakrah SC, being beaten to promotion by compatriot José Murcia's Al Shahaniya SC in his first season. [15] A year later, his team won the division, achieving promotion to the Qatar Stars League. [16]

On 6 December 2023, Márquez was appointed at the Qatar national team, [17] replacing Carlos Queiroz. [18] He led them to victory at the 2023 AFC Asian Cup held on home soil. [19]

Managerial statistics

As of match played 26 March 2024 [20]
Managerial record by team and tenure
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Espanyol B Flag of Spain.svg 19 October 200230 June 200476291730111108+3038.16
Espanyol Flag of Spain.svg 3 June 200830 November 2008154471521−6026.67
Castellón Flag of Spain.svg 14 October 20096 April 20102458112232−10020.83
Eupen Flag of Belgium (civil).svg 6 July 201231 March 2015112572728192117+75050.89
Sint-Truiden Flag of Belgium (civil).svg 1 July 20177 August 2017210134−1050.00
Al-Wakrah Flag of Qatar.svg 31 January 20186 December 2023117432846178187−9036.75
Qatar Flag of Qatar.svg 6 December 2023present11911238+15081.82
Career total35714885124544477+67041.46



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