Iconic Archers defender, Miguel Marzo, played his last match for the Verdeneri last Thursday afternoon in what was a goal-fest which ended 7-3 in favor of the Archers and giving the team its first ever major top league trophy. Marzo, 36, will be retiring at the end of the season and will Join Alfredo Varela in the youth development sector of the Archers as a coach. Marzo was in tears when he lifted the trophy above his head for the first time in his career.

“It was a truly great feeling! Was very happy when I was chosen to sub in for Vigil. I thanked Jimbo and I’m proud to wear this shirt for so long. Now we have a trophy that we can be proud of and I was part of the team who did it. It’s an amazing feeling, I can’t describe it in few words. Magical.”  the defender told media

“We are very lucky to have a player and friend like him. He is close to all the players especially the young ones. He is a professional on and off the pitch. We will miss him. He makes us calm and think positively.” Manager Jimbo said

   Marzo played 627 matches for the Green and Black and is the most experienced player in the current roster of the team. He came from the youth ranks of the Archers becoming one of the best players to come out of the team’s academy.

“To all the supporters and all my family members who believed in me and pushed me to do my best at the highest level. This cup championship is for you. Now this chapter of my career is over, it’s time for me to start a new one. It will be a new challenge and I will be a rookie again. But this club is my love, my passion. I will never leave it.”

                                                                                                                                                                         —Miguel Marzo