Rafael Marquez is one of Mexican football’s most celebrated names, having played for his country at three FIFA World Cups™ (2002, 2006 and 2010), reaching the last 16 each time.

After a period away from the national team set-up, he celebrated his return to the side for the recent World Cup play-off against New Zealand, and could be set for a fourth outing on the world stage in Brazil later this year.

Marquez celebrates his 35th birthday today, prompting us to devote our Video of the Week to the El Tri star.

Now plying his trade at CD Leon in his homeland, the former Monaco and FC Barcelona star reveals his fondest World Cup memories, as well as allowing viewers a more intimate glimpse of his personality. Enjoy!