Marcone Amaral Costa

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Marcone
Personal information
Full name Marcone Amaral Costa Júnior
Date of birth (1978-04-05) 5 April 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth Poções, Brazil
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Al-Shamal
Number 5
Youth career
1994–1996 Vitória
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1998 Vitória 10 (0)
1998–1999 Venezia 0 (0)
1998–1999 Bellinzona (loan) (–)
1999 Vitória 0 (0)
1999–2000 ? - (–)
2000–2001 Vitória 8 (0)
2001 Vila Nova - (–)
2002 Vitória 0 (0)
2003 Estrela do Norte 0 (0)
2004 União Barbarense 0 (0)
2004 Marília 4 (0)
2004–2008 Al-Shamal 86 (1)
2008–2011 Al-Gharafa 24 (3)
2011–2013 El Jaish 10 (1)
2012 Al Rayyan (loan) 0 (0)
2013–2014 Al-Arabi SC 0 (0)
2014- Al-Shamal
National team
2008– Qatar 15 (1)
2010 Qatar Olympic 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Marcone Amaral Costa Jr.[1] known as Marcone (born 5 April 1978) is a naturalized Qatari footballer who plays for Al-Arabi SC. His name has also been misspelled as Marconi.

Biography[edit]

Brazil[edit]

Born in Poções, Bahia, Marcone started his career at state capital Salvador. He made his Série A debut in 1997 season, played 10 games. After played for the team at 1998 Copa do Brasil and 1998 Campeonato Baiano, he was signed by Italian club A.C. Venezia along with Bilica and Tácio,[2] however at that time Italian Football Federation imposed a quota on how many non-EU player that a team to keep and field them, thus Marcone was loaned to Swiss side Bellinzona.[3]

He then returned to Vitória and played in 1999 Copa do Brasil and 1999 Campeonato Baiano. He left the club before the start of 1999 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. He returned to the team for Copa João Havelange. After played for the team at 2001 Copa do Brasil and 2001 Campeonato Baiano, he was transferred to Vila Nova of 2001 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B.

In 2003 he left for Estrela do Norte. After played for União Barbarense at 2004 Copa do Brasil and 2004 Campeonato Paulista, he left for Marília.[4] He played 4 games in 2004 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B,[5] all as substitutes.

Qatar[edit]

In July 2004 he left for Qatari side Al-Shamal.[5] He then left for Al-Gharafa. He only played twice in 2010 AFC Champions League, on group stage match 6 and the succeeding round of 16 match.

In July 2011, it was announced on the QFA website that Marcone had left Al-Gharafa to join the recently promoted El Jaish.[6]

Club career statistics[edit]

Statistics accurate as of 21 August 2011[7]

Club Season League League Cup1 League Cup2 Continental3 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Al-Shamal 2004–05 QSL 24 0
2005–06 13 1
2006–07 26 0
2007–08 23 0
Total 86 1
Al-Gharafa 2008–09 QSL 14 1
2009–10 0 0
2010–11 10 2
Total 24 3
Al-Jaish 2011–12 QSL
Total
Career total 110 4

1Includes Emir of Qatar Cup.

2Includes Sheikh Jassem Cup.

3Includes AFC Champions League.

International career[edit]

Marcone played for Qatar after lived for the county for more than 2 years (FIFA requirement). He played 9 games in 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification.

He was the captain of Qatar team at 2010 Asian Games as one of the three overage players.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Qatar's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 25 August 2011 Al Ain City, United Arab Emirates  United Arab Emirates 3–1 Lost Friendly

Honours[edit]

Regional
State

References[edit]

  1. ^ His surname is Amaral Costa, a composite of paternal surname and maternal surname. The last one (i.e. Costa), is usually the paternal one in Portuguese name but vice versa may happened, in although rare. However, it is common that the first one (i.e. Amaral) is the paternal surname in Spanish name. When lack of information, he may refer as Marcone or Mr.Costa; Júnior is a suffix as Marcone II is rarely used in Portuguese language.
  2. ^ Laudisa, Carlo; Contessa, Michele (20 June 1998). "Parma, finalmente Sartor". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). Retrieved 16 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Tosi, Andrea; Contessa, Michele (20 August 1998). "Bologna, Ingesson comincia a scaldarsi " qui mi sento al top della mia parabola "". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). Retrieved 16 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Marília contrata zagueiro Marcone". Terra Brasil (in Portuguese). 2 April 2004. Retrieved 16 December 2010. 
  5. ^ a b Viudes, Rodrigo (2 July 2004). "Marcone vai jogar no Golfo Pérsico". Marília AC (in Portuguese). Retrieved 16 December 2010. 
  6. ^ Al Jaish launch pre season camping
  7. ^ QSL.com.qa – Marcone Amaral Costa

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