The shining star of “The Red-and-Whites” youth team and one of the key players that holds the Atlético de Madrid team together, Jorge Resurrección Merodio, or in football jargon, Koke, perfectly embodies the Five Star player philosophy, and demonstrates match after match to be one of the select few players to have that special flavour which makes them unique and irreplaceable on the turf.

Koke

Koke photo

Jorge Resurrección Merodio

8/01/1992

Number 6

Madrid

73 kg

Midfielder

178 cm

Atlético de Madrid


Atlético de Madrid shield Number 6
2008

Once upon a time,
at 16 years old...

Football illustration

He discovers what it means to defend the Atlético de Madrid crest, playing his first game with the subsidiary.

Stadium illustration

Who hasn’t dreamt of debuting against a rival like Barcelona? Koke did it.

2009

It all started
at Camp Nou

2011

The first of
many

First Goal illustration

With the Vicente Calderón Stadium as the stage and the Sevilla FC’s goal post as the objective, Koke scores his first goal.

Europa Ligue illustration

First came the Europa League against Athletic Bilbao. Later, he would be the one to lift up the European Super Cup following a win against Chelsea.

Champions Ligue illustration
2012

King of the Champions League
twice

2013

Spain is
“red-and-white”

He conquers the King’s Cup against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.

Football illustration

Under-21 Selection


Spanish Flag Number 8

A European Championship as a prelude to the national team

He wins the European Championship in Israel with the under-21 football team.

Goal illustration

Five Star Player

First player to receive the trophy as a Five Star Player of Atlético de Madrid.

Mahou bottle illustration
2014

The Double and Koke,
and vice versa

Snatching the win
from both Barcelona in
La Liga and then from Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup, Koke once again lifts up two trophies in one year.

Stadium illustration

Spain national football team


Spanish Flag Number 17

Vicente del Bosque and the World Cup knock on his door.

He debuts with the National Team in a friendly win against Ecuador in August of 2013. Months later, he would be included among the 23 chosen players who would attend the Brazil event in 2014.

Ball with scarf illustration

A lot riding on
midfield

Game board illustration

The completed season was enough to get the LFP to include him in the “La Liga Team of the Season”.

On January 31st, 2015, in a game against Eibar, he plays his 200th match wearing the red and white jersey.

Magnifying glass illustration
2015

200 times
as a Red-and-White

“I’m a big Mahou fan”

Game board illustration

He participates in the brand’s advertising campaign.

2016

The 50s
club

On February 14th, 2016, after playing the match against Getafe, he becomes one of fifty players to reach 170 La Liga matches with Atlético de Madrid.

Balls illustration Balls illustration
Three dots
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