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Minnesota United Loans Defender Mikael Marques to Västerås SK

February 15, 2024 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
Minnesota United FC News Release


GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Minnesota United announced today that the club has loaned defender Mikael Marques to Västerås Sportklubb of Sweden's topflight, Allsvenskan, for the 2024 season, with an option to buy. This loan also opens up an international roster spot for MNUFC.

Marques joined Minnesota United in January of 2023 on a three-year contract from AFC Eskilstuna. The Swedish defender made one substitute appearance last season for the MNUFC first team and played the majority of his 2023 minutes for MNUFC2, Minnesota United's MLS NEXT Pro team. With the second team, he made 13 game appearances, playing just over 850 minutes on the pitch.

Prior to joining the Loons, Marques played in 28 of 30 games and provided two assists for AFC Eskiltuna during their 2022/23 campaign. He began his professional career with IFK Malmo of the Swedish second division in 2017 where he played 38 games, scored one goal, through 2019. In 2020, the centerback signed with Jönköpings Södra IF. He spent two seasons with the club, playing 21 games, before joining AFC Eskilstuna in 2022.

Transaction: Minnesota United loans defender Mikael Marques to Västerås Sportklubb of Sweden's Allsvenskan on a Loan Agreement for the 2024 season. This agreement additionally contains an option to buy and opens up an international roster spot for MNUFC.

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Mikael Marques

Position: Defender

Date of birth: 9/8/2001 (22 years old)

Height: 6'1"

Weight: 165

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Citizenship: Sweden, Brazil


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