Marco Paulo Rebelo Lopes

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Marco Paulo
Personal information
Full name Marco Paulo Rebelo Lopes
Date of birth (1976-06-06) 6 June 1976 (age 38)
Place of birth Luanda, Angola
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Benfica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1997 Alverca 36 (5)
1997–1998 SL Olivais
1998–2000 Dragões Sandinenses
2000–2001 Ovarense
2001–2004 Estoril 92 (33)
2004–2006 Laval 57 (13)
2006–2007 Ionikos 7 (0)
National team
1997 Portugal U21 3 (0)
2004–2005 Angola 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Marco Paulo Rebelo Lopes (born 6 June 1976), known as Marco Paulo, is an Angolan retired footballer who played as a forward.

Club career[edit]

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.

International career[edit]

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.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marco PauloFIFA competition record

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