Marvin park of Nigerian descent, made his real Madrid debut yesterday


Marvin park, of Nigerian descent, has completed an unexpected journey by making his Real Madrid debut, all the way from League Two side Tranmere Rovers in England.

Marvin Park
Marvin Park

The talented 20-year-old, who has enjoyed a rise over the last few years, who was born in July 2000, started his career at Sporting Ciutat de Palma in Spain before moving to England and joining Tranmere Rovers at the age of nine.

He spent three years in their youth academy but decided to return to his homeland with former club Sporting Ciutat de Palma in 2012. After impressive spells at La Salle and Jonquet Penya Arrabal, Real Madrid snapped up the youngster in 2016.

Marvin has caught the eye of manager Zinedine Zidane and played the final 20 minutes of their La Liga opener against Real Sociedad, where they needed a goalless draw.

Marvin rose through the youth ranks at the Bernabeu, where he scored three goals in 26 league appearances for Real Madrid Castilla in 2019-20. Registering three assists and a goal in seven appearances for Raul’s side, he also helped their Under-20s lift the UEFA Youth League title last season.

The 20-year-old has now been handed his official first-team debut, replacing Rodrygo in a 0–0 draw against Real Sociedad in La Liga. After impressing in pre-season. He is already renowned for his electric pace and direct style, while his ability in one-on-one situations makes him an exciting player to watch.

Marvin has represented Spain at the Under-19 level and is also eligible to play for Nigeria or South Korea on the international stage. Marvin has predominantly played on the right-wing for Madrid’s youth teams but can play on the opposite flank and has also been used as aYes midfielder.