Marcelo Nicácio

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Marcelo Nicácio
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Personal information
Full name Marcelo da Paixão Ramos Nicácio
Date of birth (1983-01-05) 5 January 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Al-Faisaly
Number 9
Youth career
Bahia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Bahia
2005 Skoda Xanthi 4 (0)
2006–2007 Votoraty
2007–2010 Atlético Mineiro 0 (0)
2007 CRB (loan)
2008 América-RN (loan)
2009 Fortaleza (loan) 31 (17)
2010 Figueirense (loan) 10 (2)
2010–2011 Ceará 33 (6)
2012 Litex Lovech 14 (10)
2012–2013 Vitória 22 (10)
2013 Paysandu 25 (8)
2014– Al-Faisaly 15 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 October 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Marcelo da Paixão Ramos Nicácio (born 5 January 1983 in Salvador, Bahia) is a Brazilian footballer, who currently plays as a forward for Al-Faisaly.

Career[edit]

In January 2009 Nicácio joined Fortaleza on loan from Atlético Mineiro. In the first half of the year, he scored 13 goals in the Campeonato Cearense.[1] He also completed the season as the Série B's top goal-scorer with 17 goals.

In 2010 he signed for Figueirense and scored 2 goals in 10 matches of Série B.

Ceará[edit]

In September 2010, Nicácio joined Ceará. He made his debut in a 1–1 home draw against Goiás on 20 September, coming on as a substitute for Kempes.[2] He scored his first goal on 2 October, in a 2–2 away draw against Corinthians.

In the first half of 2011, Nicácio scored 16 goals in the Campeonato Cearense and Ceará were crowned champions. He continued scoring as he scored Ceará's opening goal of the Série A match in their 3–0 win over Atlético Mineiro on 7 July.[3] On 10 August, Nicácio scored a last-minute winning goal in a 2–1 home win over São Paulo in their second stage first leg tie of the Copa Sudamericana.[4]

Litex Lovech[edit]

On 8 December 2011, Nicácio signed for Bulgarian A PFG side Litex Lovech.[5] He made his league debut on 3 March 2012 in a 3–0 home win over Vidima-Rakovski, scoring a hat-trick. Week later, he scored a brace against Svetkavitsa at the Dimitar Burkov Stadium. On 14 March, Nicácio scored a penalty in a 2–0 win over Minyor Pernik in the Bulgarian Cup. He continued his fine form scoring the only goal in a 1–0 win against Slavia Sofia on 18 March. However, 37 minutes after his goal, he received his first red card in Bulgarian football.

Vitória[edit]

On 5 July 2012, Nicácio has signed for Brazilian club Vitória.[6]

Statistics[edit]

All stats correct as of 2 April 2013.[7]

Club Season Série B Copa do Brasil Cearense Continental Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Fortaleza 2009 31 17 0 0 ? 13 ? 30
Total 31 17 0 0 ? 13 0 0 0 0 ? 30
Club Season Série B Copa do Brasil Catarinense Continental Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Figueirense 2010 10 2 0 0 0 0 10 2
Total 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 2
Club Season Série A Copa do Brasil Cearense Continental Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Ceará 2010 12 1 0 0 0 0 12 1
2011 21 5 7 2 21 16 2 1 51 24
Total 33 6 7 2 21 16 2 1 0 0 63 25
Club Season A PFG Bulgarian Cup ——— Continental Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Litex Lovech 2011–12 14 10 2 1 16 11
Total 14 10 2 1 0 0 0 0 16 11
Club Season Série A Copa do Brasil Baiano Continental Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Vitória 2012 9 1 0 0 0 0 9 1
2013 0 0 3 4 8 5 11 9
Total 9 1 0 0 3 4 8 5 20 10

Honours[edit]

Fortaleza
Ceará
Vitória

Individual[edit]

  • Campeonato Cearense Top scorer: 2009 (with 13 goals)
  • Campeonato Brasileiro Série B Top scorer: 2009 (with 17 goals)
  • Campeonato Cearense Top scorer: 2011 (with 16 goals)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Campeonato Cearense 2009 Statistics". bolanaarea.com. 
  2. ^ "Ceará 1–1 Goiás". soccerway.com. Retrieved 20 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Ceará 3–0 Atlético Mineiro". soccerway.com. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Copa Sudamericana: Ceara edge ahead". espn.go.com. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Литекс взе бразилски голаджия" (in Bulgarian). pfclitex.com. Retrieved 8 December 2011. 
  6. ^ "Vitória contrata atacante Marcelo Nicácio" (in Portuguese). globoesporte.globo.com. Retrieved 5 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Marcelo Nicácio Career Statistics". soccerway.com. 

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