Marco Paulo Rebelo Lopes
|Full name||Marco Paulo Rebelo Lopes|
|Date of birth||6 June 1976|
|Place of birth||Luanda, Angola|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 1⁄2 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Marco Paulo was born in Luanda. After unsuccessfully emerging through S.L. Benfica's youth system he made his senior debuts with F.C. Alverca in the second division, as this club's was Benfica's farm team. Subsequently he moved to the lower leagues where he represented three clubs, helping G.D. Estoril Praia return to the second level in 2003 with a career-best 17 goals in 36 games.
Paulo then moved abroad, where he would appear for Stade Lavallois (France, Ligue 2) and Ionikos FC (Greece). He had his only top flight experience with the latter, playing in less than one third of the league's matches and with his team ranking in last position; he retired from football in June 2007, aged 31.
Marco Paulo opted to represent Angola internationally, going on to gain four caps. Three of those came during the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign, against Zimbabwe (twice) and Gabon, scoring against the latter in a 2–2 away draw.