Maicon Pereira Roque

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Personal information
Full name Maicon Pereira Roque
Date of birth (1988-09-14) 14 September 1988 (age 25)
Place of birth Barretos, Brazil
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current club Porto
Number 4
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 Cruzeiro
2008 Cabofriense
2008–2009 Nacional 28 (0)
2009– Porto 60 (8)
2012 Porto B 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 9 April 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Maicon Pereira Roque (born 14 September 1988), known as simply Maicon, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for F.C. Porto in the Portuguese first division, as a central defender.

Football career[edit]

Born in Barretos, São Paulo, Maicon started off his career with Cruzeiro Esporte Clube, moving the following season to modest Associação Desportiva Cabofriense.

Maicon had his first abroad adventure in the 2008–09 season, being a defensive mainstay for Madeira's C.D. Nacional,[1] which again qualified for European competition. Courtesy of those solid performances, on 4 June 2009, he moved to league giants and title holders F.C. Porto, in a contract running until 2014;[2][3] he appeared in only four games in his first year.

After Bruno Alves left for FC Zenit Saint Petersburg, Maicon became a first-team regular in the 2010–11 campaign, playing in 37 official games as Porto won the treble (including eight in the victorious run in the UEFA Europa League). In the following season – under new manager Vítor Pereira – after Cristian Săpunaru's injury, he beat competition from Jorge Fucile and began being often utilized as a right back.

On 2 March 2012, after a free kick, Maicon headed home a controversial late winner against S.L. Benfica, in a 3–2 away win.[4]




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