Marcelo Mattos

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Marcelo Mattos
Personal information
Full name Marcelo de Mattos Terra
Date of birth (1984-02-10) 10 February 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Indiaporã, SP, Brazil
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Botafogo
Number 5
Youth career
1997–1998 Mirassol
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2001 Mirassol
2002 FC Tokyo 1 (0)
2002 Oita Trinita 1 (0)
2003–2004 São Caetano
2005–2007 Corinthians 134 (17)
2007–2011 Panathinaikos 51 (4)
2009–2010 Corinthians (loan) 18 (2)
2010–2011 Botafogo (loan) 25 (1)
2011– Botafogo 32 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 January 2012 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Marcelo de Mattos Terra or simply Marcelo Mattos (born 10 February 1984 in Indiaporã, São Paulo) is a Brazilian football defensive midfielder who is known for his positioning, tight marking of the opposing player and the ability to bring the ball forward to other offensive players.[1] He currently plays for Botafogo.

Marcelo was born in Brazil where he began at Mirassol a third division club in Brazil he then left for FC Tokyo in the J-League. After exceptional performances he transferred to Associação Desportiva São Caetano where he then left for Sport Club Corinthians Paulista. At Corinthians, Marcelo established himself where he excelled alongside Carlos Tévez and Javier Mascherano being dubbed the team of the year after the trio won the Championship.

He was part of the Brazilian team that played at the FIFA U-17 World Championship 2001. At that time he was with Mirassol and impressed so much that FC Tokyo signed him.

Marcelo Mattos has signed for Greek team Panathinaikos for 3 million euros on 6 July 2007 in a 4-year deal.[2] In July 2008, Panathinaikos acquired the 85% of the players ownership for a fee of 3 million Euros. The rest of the player's percentage belongs to his agent, Pini Zahavi.

On 26 August 2009 Corinthians announced a one year loan deal with Panathinaikos.

On 20 July 2010 he was announced as a player of Botafogo. On 3 July 2011 he was sold to Botafogo for 1 million Euros

Club career statistics[edit]

Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Japan League
2002 Tokyo J. League 1 1 0
2002 Oita Trinita J. League 2 1 0
Brazil League
2003 São Caetano Série A 31 0
2004 40 1
2005 Corinthians Paulista Série A 35 6
2006 29 4
2007 8 2
Greece League
2007/08 Panathinaikos Super League 27 1
2008/09 14 0
Brazil League
2009 Corinthians Paulista Série A
2010
Country Japan 2 0
Brazil 143 13
Greece 41 1
Total 186 14

Honours[edit]

São Caetano
Corinthians
Botafogo

Personal honours[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Ainda lesionado, Marcelo Mattos faz falta ao Bota". LanceNet. Retrieved 28 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Brazilian prodigy joins Panathinaikos". UEFA.com. 18 July 2007. 

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