|Full name||Marcelo de Mattos Terra|
|Date of birth||10 February 1984|
|Place of birth||Indiaporã, SP, Brazil|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive Midfielder|
|2009–2010||→ Corinthians (loan)||18||(2)|
|2010–2011||→ Botafogo (loan)||25||(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. 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. 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
|2002||Tokyo||J. League 1||1||0|
|2002||Oita Trinita||J. League 2||1||0|
|2003||São Caetano||Série A||31||0|
|2005||Corinthians Paulista||Série A||35||6|
|2009||Corinthians Paulista||Série A|
- São Caetano
- São Paulo State League: 2004
- "Ainda lesionado, Marcelo Mattos faz falta ao Bota". LanceNet. Retrieved 28 August 2012.
- "Brazilian prodigy joins Panathinaikos". UEFA.com. 18 July 2007.