|Full name||Manuel Rui Marques|
|Date of birth||September 3, 1977|
|Place of birth||Luanda, Angola|
|Height||1. Events 36 BC - In the Battle of Naulochus, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, Admiral of Octavian, defeats Sextus Pompeius Also 1977 (album by Ash. Year 1977 ( MCMLXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays For the mystic of the Han Dynasty see Luan Da. Luanda (formerly called Loanda) is the Angola, officially the Republic of Angola (República de Angola Pronounced ʁɛˈpublikɐ dɨ ɐ̃ˈgɔlɐ Repubilika ya Ngola is a country in south-central 80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Current club||Leeds United|
→ Hull City (loan)
1 Senior club appearances and goals
Manuel Rui Marques (born 3 September 1977 in Luanda, Angola), more commonly known as Rui Marques, is an Angolan footballer, currently playing as a defender for Leeds United. Events 36 BC - In the Battle of Naulochus, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, Admiral of Octavian, defeats Sextus Pompeius Also 1977 (album by Ash. Year 1977 ( MCMLXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays For the mystic of the Han Dynasty see Luan Da. Luanda (formerly called Loanda) is the Angola, officially the Republic of Angola (República de Angola Pronounced ʁɛˈpublikɐ dɨ ɐ̃ˈgɔlɐ Repubilika ya Ngola is a country in south-central Angola, officially the Republic of Angola (República de Angola Pronounced ʁɛˈpublikɐ dɨ ɐ̃ˈgɔlɐ Repubilika ya Ngola is a country in south-central Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered In Association football (soccer a defender is a player who tries to prevent the other team from scoring Leeds United Association Football Club, commonly referred to as simply Leeds United or informally Leeds, are an English professional football Although born in Angola, Marques moved to Portugal as a child, hence the name Manuel. Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic (República Portuguesa is a country on the Iberian Peninsula.
Marques began professionly in Germany's SSV Ulm 1846 in the 1999-2000 season but then moved to Hertha BSC in Berlin, Germany's capital and one of their top clubs. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. SSV Ulm 1846 is a German football club playing in Ulm, Baden-Württemberg as part of one of the country's largest and oldest Hertha BSC Berlin is a German football club based in Berlin. Hertha BSC Berlin was a founding club of the DFB Berlin is the capital city and one of sixteen states of Germany.
Marques then moved to VfB Stuttgart where he played four seasons at the German club. Verein für Bewegungsspiele Stuttgart 1893 e V, commonly known as VfB Stuttgart, is a German Sports club based in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg In the 2004-05 season he moved to CS Marítimo of Madeira, Portugal. Club Sport Marítimo, or just Marítimo ( pron mɐ'ɾitimu locally) is a Portuguese Sports club best-known for its Football team History See also History of Madeira Pre-Portuguese times Pliny mentions certain Purple Islands the position of which with reference to the Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic (República Portuguesa is a country on the Iberian Peninsula. After struggling to break into the first team, Marques was subsequently released by Marítimo after just one season and in the 2005-06 season Marques moved to Leeds United in England on a Bosman transfer. Leeds United Association Football Club, commonly referred to as simply Leeds United or informally Leeds, are an English professional football England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland The Bosman ruling (Union Royal Belges des Sociétés de Football Association ASBL & others v Marques made one appearance for Leeds in the 2005-06 season in the Carling Cup against Oldham, in which he was clearly very nervous and uncomfortable playing at right-back, Marques did not feature again for Leeds that season and at the end of 2005-06 he went to Hull City on a short-term loan, which was cut short due to injury.
The 2006-07 campaign again saw Marques over-looked by manager Kevin Blackwell, and again by the new Leeds manager Dennis Wise, who made it clear Marques would not feature under his leadership and was told he was free to leave the club, along with a number of other squad and fringe players. However, Marques has never once complained about his isolation from the first team and has worked hard to try and prove himself, being included in a number of different match-day squad listings and on a couple of occasions making the substitutes bench.
Marques' hard-work and persistence was rewarded when he was called up to the first team squad for Leeds United's 2-1 victory against Coventry City on 1 January 2007, where he turned in a very solid performance at centre back. Coventry City Football Club, otherwise known as the Sky Blues owing to the traditional colour of their strip is an association football club based in Coventry, New Year See also New Year The Ancient Romans began their consular year on January 1st since 153 BC Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. This performance saw Marques being rewarded with a long run in the starting lineup at Elland Road. Elland Road is an all-seater football Stadium situated in the Beeston area of the city of Leeds, West Yorkshire, Marques stated that he would prefer to concentrate on Leeds' relegation battle than signing a new deal. He was an instant hit with the fans, who dubbed him a "Sex machine". . However, Leeds were relegated to League One, but Marques showed his commitment to the club and signed a new deal on the 7th August 2007. Football League One (often referred to as League One for short or Coca-Cola Football League 1 for sponsorship reasons is the second-highest division of The Football Marques is now a regular in the first team and scored his first goal for the Elland Road outfit on 18 August 2007 in the 4-1 drubbing of Southend United in the dying minutes of the match. Elland Road is an all-seater football Stadium situated in the Beeston area of the city of Leeds, West Yorkshire, Events 293 BC - The oldest known Roman temple to Venus is founded starting the institution of Vinalia Rustica. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Southend United Football Club is an English football team based at Roots Hall Stadium in Prittlewell in the Borough of Southend-on-Sea, Essex Marques missed several matches in January 2008, linking up with Angola for the African Cup Of Nations. The Angola national football team, nicknamed Palancas Negras, (" The Black Antelopes " is the national team of Angola and is controlled by the The Africa Cup of Nations, also referred to as the African Nations Cup (ANC is the main international Association football competition in Africa.
On his return, Marques established himself as fourth-choice captain at Leeds, taking up the armband for most of March 2008 whilst Alan Thompson, Jonathan Douglas and Andy Hughes were out injured. Alan Thompson (born 22 December 1973 in Newcastle upon Tyne) is an English former professional footballer who is now an academy Jonathan Douglas (born November 22, 1981 in Monaghan, Ireland) is an Irish football player who currently plays for Leeds United Andrew John Hughes (born 2 January 1978 in Stockport, Greater Manchester) is an English footballer currently playing for Marques picked up an injury and was replaced by Paul Huntington on Leeds' starting line-up. Paul David Huntington (born September 17 1987 in Carlisle, Cumbria) is an English footballer, currently playing for Due to Huntington's fantastic form, Marques was kept out of the side for the rest of the season, only being limited to occasional substitute appearances.
Before he left the club, manager Dennis Wise stated he would offer Marques a new contract. Dennis Frank Wise (born 16 December 1966 in Kensington, West London) is an English former football manager and player and is Upon his arrival, new manager, Gary McAllister offered Marques a new contract, however, talks are currently stalled with the length of the contract appearing to be the deciding factor in Marques' decision. Gary McAllister MBE (born 25 December, 1964, in Newarthill, Motherwell) is a Scottish former professional It has been speculated that several other clubs such as Sunderland, Watford and Crystal Palace are monitoring his situation at Elland Road. Sunderland Association Football Club is a professional Association football team based in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England, which plays in Watford Football Club is an English professional football club based in Watford, Hertfordshire. Crystal Palace FC is an English football club based in South Norwood, London. Elland Road is an all-seater football Stadium situated in the Beeston area of the city of Leeds, West Yorkshire, However as of 20th May 2008 he signed a new contract with Leeds United contracting him to the club for a further two seasons.