Marcelinho Carioca

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Marcelinho Carioca
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Personal information
Full name Marcelo Pereira Surcin
Date of birth (1971-02-01) 1 February 1971 (age 43)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
América-SP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1994 Flamengo 64 (10)
1994–1997 Corinthians 58 (14)
1997–1998 Valencia 5 (0)
1998–2001 Corinthians 62 (36)
2001 Santos 15 (5)
2002 Gamba Osaka 21 (3)
2003 Vasco da Gama 18 (9)
2003–2004 Al Nassr 12 (6)
2004 Vasco da Gama 1 (0)
2004–2005 Ajaccio 10 (2)
2005–2006 Brasiliense 26 (9)
2006 Corinthians 5 (0)
2007–2009 Santo André 100 (15)
National team
1998–2001 Brazil 3 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Marcelinho (born Marcelo Pereira Surcin on 1 February 1971) is a former Brazilian soccer player. An attacking midfielder, he is noted for his free kick abilities, earning the nickname "Pé-de-Anjo" (Angel Foot).

The most successful player ever to play for Corinthians, he has scored 206 goals in 420 matches from 1994 to 2001. He has collected more trophies with Corinthians than any other player in their history, a total of 8 championships including 1998 and 1999 Brazilian National Championships and the first edition of FIFA Club World Cup, in 2000. He scored 505 goals, in his entire career.[1]

For all his club achievements, Marcelinho never succeeded in Brazil's national team and never played a FIFA World Cup.

Marcelinho is also well known for his off-field antics, including frequent disputes with coaches (most famously with Wanderley Luxemburgo), management, and teammates.

Corinthians[edit]

After winning 1990 Brazilian Cup, 1991 Rio de Janeiro State Championship and 1992 Brazilian National Championship as a Flamengo player, Marcelinho signed his first contract with Corinthians—who bought him from Flamengo for US$ 500.000,00 in December 1993. In mid-1997, after winning the Brazilian Cup (Copa do Brasil) and the São Paulo State Championship (Campeonato Paulista), he was sold to Valencia (ESP) for US$ 7,000,000 but unsuccessfully came back to Corinthians in the end of the year. Back to "Parque São Jorge" he was two times champion of the national championship (Campeonato Brasileiro, 98 and 99), one time state champion (2001), and raised the trophy of the first FIFA world club championship in 2000.

The second time he left the team seemed to be for good. After a few conflicts with teammates in mid-2001, he was accused of denigrating the clubs image, and left the squad. After training alone for some time in the club, he won in justice the opportunity to play for Santos FC, where he stayed for six months. In a legal dispute (for the 2001 incident), Corinthians won in first instance, obliging the player to pay R$9.000.000.

In February 2006, as part of a deal, he signed his third contract with Corinthians but only six months later, as of the arrival and request of manager Émerson Leão, Marcelinho was released. He was signed by Santo André the following year, where he stayed until 2009 winning promotion to Brazilian First Division in 2008 but being relegated the following year. He played a farewell match for Corinthians early in 2010 in a friendly against Huracán.

Club career statistics[edit]

[2]

Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Brazil League
1988 Flamengo Série A 5 0
1989 8 1
1990 9 0
1991 17 3
1992 6 1
1993 19 5
1994 Corinthians Paulista Série A 25 8
1995 16 5
1996 12 1
1997 0 0
Spain League
1997/98 Valencia La Liga 5 0
Brazil League
1998 Corinthians Paulista Série A 28 19
1999 19 13
2000 15 4
2001 Santos Série A 15 5
Japan League
2002 Gamba Osaka J. League 1 21 3
Brazil League
2003 Vasco da Gama Série A 18 9
Saudi Arabia League
2003/04 Al-Nassr Professional League 12 6
Brazil League
2004 Vasco da Gama Série A 1 0
France League
2004/05 Ajaccio Ligue 1 10 2
Brazil League
2005 Brasiliense Série A 26 9
2006 Corinthians Paulista Série A 5 0
2007 Santo André Série B 8 0
2008 31 8
2009 Série A 32 5
2010 Série B
Country Brazil 315 96
Spain 5 0
Japan 21 3
Saudi Arabia 12 6
France 10 2
Total 363 107

International career statistics[edit]

Brazil national team
Year Apps Goals
1998 2 2
1999 0 0
2000 0 0
2001 1 0
Total 3 2

Honours[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marcelinho compara gol 500 a milésimo de Romário" (in Portuguese). esportes.terra.com.br. 28 May 2008. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Marcelinho Carioca at National-Football-Teams.com