Marc Cucurella Chelsea: A Solid Defender You May Not Thoroughly Know

Marc Cucurella  joined Chelsea  officially in August 2022. Thoughout his carreer, Marc Cucurella has been through many ups and downs. He was even underestimated in the past. But, surely, you never know about a footballer until he’s playing on the pitch.

In addition to his unique hair, his appearance in The Blues club is also of great interest to the fans. If you want to know more about this new rookie of Chelsea? A new blog from Chelsea Wiki  below is going to tell you more about his profile, salary, height, girlfriend, news, and rumors.

Marc Cucurella profile

Marc Cucurella Chelsea
Marc Cucurella Chelsea

Cucurella is a professional Spanish football player in Chelsea football when he officially completes signing season 2022/23. The young defender is expected to bring a lot of value to the Stamford Bridge stadium. To know more, let’s learn more about the detailed information about him below.

Full name Marc Cucurella Saseta
Nickname Cucu
Date of birth 22 July 1998
Age 24 (as in July 2022)
Position LB-LWB-LM
Nationality Spanish
Religion Christianity
Height in centimeters 172cn/5’8”
Weight 66kg/146lbs
Current team Chelsea
Weakness No significant weakness
Preferred foot Left

Before coming to Chelsea, Marc Cucurella played for the club Brighton in the Premier League. He mainly plays as a left-back but can also play as a central midfielder.

Where is Marc Cucurella from?

The reason, the origin of the younger player Cucurella Chelsea is what the fans are interested in for him. With agility and good looks, the left-sided player is from the Alella wine region near the coast of the Catalonia region of Spain. He grew up in this land with his family, consisting of his father, mother, and two younger babies. Of course, Cucurella’s nationality is also Spanish because of his family’s blood inheritance.

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Cucurella Age and Position

Honestly, Marc Cucurella Chelsea has a more mature appearance than his actual age. He was born on July 22, 1998, the first son of father Oscar Cucurella and mother Patricia Cucurella. His childhood is associated with a series of happy days. Currently, his age is 24 as of July 2022. What’s more, Cucurella is honored to become a Blues player playing in the left-back position.

How tall is Marc Cucurella Chelsea?

Marc Cucurella Chelsea's height
Marc Cucurella Chelsea’s height


Put on a comparison scale, Marc Cucurella height and weight compared to the Chelsea players are somewhat shorter. Cucurella’s height of 172cm and his weight of 66kg. The Spanish defender is always agile on the pitch.

He stands out with his hair along with the advantages of well-distributed dead balls. After all, Cucurella’s appearance also looks very solid and sporty.

Cucurella transfer fee, contract, salary

Here is the table of Cucurella’s transfer fee and salary at Chelsea!

Networth $1 Million
Dates joined August 5, 2022
Transfer fee €65.3 Million
Contract term 6 years
Annual salary £9,100,000
Weekly salary £175,000

Why is Marc Cucurella transfer news the highlight of Chelsea in the summer of 2022/23?

The actual numbers above show that the talented left-back received massive recruitment from the team with a transfer fee of up to €65.3 Million. In addition, Cucurella’s salary, updated on the official Chelsea news, by year and week by week, is £9,100,000; £175,000.

Football Career

The Chelsea defender Cucurella has been on a long journey from his young start to the present when he joined Chelsea.

Before Chelsea

  • Espanyol (2006–2012)
  • Barcelona (2012–2018)
  • Eibar (2018-2019)
  • Getafe CF (2019-2020)
  • Brighton (2020-2021)

Born in Alella, Barcelona, Catalonia, Cucurella started playing futsal at FS Alella before joining the youth team of RCD Espanyol in 2006; In 2012, he moved to FC Barcelona. On August 31, 2018, Cucurella was loaned to SD Eibar for a year with a buyback of 2 million euros. At the end of the loan, Eibar fulfilled Cucurella’s terms, making him a permanent player for the Basque side. Along with the transfer, Barcelona added a buyback option worth €4 million.

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After just sixteen days as a Eibar player, Barcelona activated Cucurella’s €4 million buy-back clause on 16 July 2019. And just two days later they decided to loan himto Getafe CF for the upcoming season with an option to buy it back for €6 million. In 2020, Getafe activated his buy option for €6 M

Last summer, Brighton only spent £15.4 million to sign Cucurella from Getafe. After impressing with the Spanish Olympic team and winning silver in the men’s football at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Cucurella continues to prove his talent in Brighton. He shined in his first season in the Premier League thanks to his ability to attack all-round.

Achievements and individual awards

More than expected, Marc Cucurella has some admirable personal accomplishments in his football career in this era. This is also a big plus to help him get into Chelsea’s sights in the recent transfer, let’s take a look back!

Marc Cucurella stats

Marc Cucurella stats

Football Style

The best attributes of CuCu are summarized in the words: acceleration, work rate tackling, agility, stamina, determination, passing of the ball. Perhaps, he doesn’t score or assist as much as fans expect but how he is comfortbale on the ball is just amazing for us to watch.

Cucurella news and rumors

Marc Cucurella transfer news – Cucurella to Chelsea

Cucurella was considered a “no-ego” player when he arrived at the London team. He is always the enthusiasm of a young person who is full of energy and wisdom on the pitch. Finding a common voice, the transfer news and fee of the Spanish left-back became a hot hit with a record number: €65.3 Million.

  This summer has already seen an incredible XI of players linked with Chelsea

Besides The Blues, the formidable owner “Man City” also recruited Cucurella but failed. This also means that he surpassed Ben Chilwell who is in the top 10 of Chelsea most expensive signings of all time. Now, Cucurella officially became the most expensive defender in history.

Marc Cucurella Son and Wife

Marc Cucurella Son and Wife
Marc Cucurella Son and Wife

Besides the tough matches with Chelsea, next, we go into detail about the personal life of player Marc Cucurella, including his wife and son.

The young Chelsea football players has a happy life like everyone else. He is an exemplary young husband and father at the age of 24.

Cucurella wife is Claudia Rodríguez who is a Barcelona native. Cucurella’s family often posts happy moments of each other on social networks. Honestly, the young couple has been in the process of developing their careers since their first meeting.

Cucurella has two sons: Mateo Cucurella Rodríguez and Rio Cucurella Rodriguez.


Cucurella is considered one of the best left-backs in English football at the moment. On average, Cucurella has 2.7 tackles per game (more than anyone in Guardiola’s squad) and has 1.2 passing per game, according to Whoscored. You have read necessary information about Marc Cucurella Chelsea. What are you impressed with him about? Write your opinion in a comment on this article. If you love him as well as the Chelsea football team then follow us at Chelsea Wiki to stay up to date with more hot hits.

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