Marco Aurélio Siqueira

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Marco Aurélio
Personal information
Full name Marco Aurélio Siqueira
Date of birth (1970-06-04) 4 June 1970 (age 44)
Place of birth Ribeirão Preto, Brazil
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1994 Náutico 35 (0)
1995–1996 Santa Cruz
1996 Rio Ave 14 (0)
1997–1998 Farense 50 (0)
1998–2007 Belenenses 261 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Marco Aurélio Siqueira (born 4 June 1970), known as Marco Aurélio, is a Brazilian retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

Most of his career was spent in Portugal, where he appeared in more than 300 official games in 11 seasons (ten in the top division) in representation of three clubs, notably Belenenses.

Football career[edit]

Marco Aurélio was born in Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo. He started his career with lowly Clube Náutico Capibaribe and Santa Cruz Futebol Clube, moving in 1996 to Portugal with Rio Ave FC.

After only four months Aurélio joined fellow first division side S.C. Farense, signing with Lisbon's C.F. Os Belenenses after one 1/2 seasons, helping it return to the top flight in his first year and going on to amass more than 300 official appearances. In the 2002–03 campaign his solid performances earned the club a comfortable mid-table position, and he was also named the Goalkeeper of the Year.

In six consecutive seasons, Aurélio only missed three league games for Belenenses combined. In 2007, however, after having lost his position to Paulo Costinha and often being as low as third-choice, he retired from professional football aged 37.

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