Marcos António Elias Santos

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Marcos Antônio
Marcos Antonio FCN 2013.jpg
Personal information
Full name Marcos Antônio Elias Santos
Date of birth (1983-05-25) 25 May 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Alagoinhas, Brazil
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Johor Darul Takzim F.C.
Number 6
Youth career
2001 Corinthians Alagoano
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Porto B 16 (1)
2003 Académica (loan) 12 (0)
2003–2006 Gil Vicente 62 (4)
2006–2007 União Leiria (loan) 29 (1)
2007–2009 Auxerre 10 (0)
2008–2009 PAOK (loan) 12 (1)
2010 Belenenses 14 (0)
2010–2012 Rapid Bucureşti 62 (3)
2012–2014 1. FC Nuremberg 1 (0)
2014– Johor Darul Takzim F.C. 17 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 03, 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 14, 2014

Marcos Antônio Elias Santos (born 25 May 1983 in Alagoinhas) is a Brazilian football central defender who currently plays for Malaysian club Johor Darul Takzim FC.


On 21 August 2002, FC Porto signed him but loaned him to Académica in January 2003. He then played for Gil Vicente for three seasons, and then for Leiria, before joining Auxerre in summer 2007.

PAOK FC[edit]

He signed a one-year contract on loan, but PAOK FC had an option to buy him out after its expiration.[1] Marcos Antonio scored the first goal for PAOK in the 2008–09 Greek Superleague in his first appearance. He finished the season at PAOK and then returned to Auxerre.

In April 2009, Marcos António was diagnosed with throat cancer.[2] He had first complained about a sore throat two months earlier, but did not discover the cause until his wife insisted that he visit an otolaryngologist.[3]


In January 2010, he left Auxerre and returned to Portugal, where he signed for Os Belenenses.[3][4]

FC Rapid Bucureşti[edit]

Marcos António scored two goals in a 5–0 win against FC Petrolul Ploieşti in the Romanian Cup. He scored another goal in a 2–0 win against FC Sportul Studențesc in the Liga I.

1. FC Nuremberg[edit]

In June 2012, he signed a contract with 1. FC Nuremberg until 2014.[5] He made his debut for Der Club in the DFB-Pokal against TSV Havelse.[6] On 29 September, he made his Bundesliga debut against VfB Stuttgart, but made two bad errors early in the game, and was substituted after 15 minutes.[7]

Johor Darul Ta'zim[edit]

In April 2014, he signed a contract with Johor Darul Ta'zim to replace Baihakki Khaizan in their defence. He played for his new club in a home game against title rival, Pahang, in the FA Cup semi-final first leg, keeping the visitor's forward, Dickson Nwakaeme, at bay. He almost got his first goal for his new club, but his header on the far post was not on target. He finally score his 1st goal in Malaysia Super League to help JDT beat Pahang FA by 2-0 in the 36th minutes. On 12 April 2015, he got scored the fist goal



Johor Darul Takzim F.C.


  1. ^ "PAOK Strike Muslimović Deal". 14 July 2008. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "La triste histoire de Marcos Antonio" (in French). L'Equipe. 22 September 2009. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Marcos António venceu o cancro e assina agora pelo Belenenses" (in Portuguese). 22 January 2010. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "FUTEBOL: Marcos António é o segundo reforço" (in Portuguese). Os Belenenses. Retrieved 22 July 2012. [dead link]
  5. ^ Funk, Martin; Toskitsis, Nikos (17 June 2012). "Neuzugang Marcos Antonio hat Kämpferherz: Seinen größten Sieg feierte er gegen den Krebs". (in German). Axel Springer AG. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Havelse siegt verdient – Nürnberg blamiert sich". kicker online (in German). Olympia-Verlag GmbH. 19 August 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Desolate Leistung gegen Stuttgart: Nürnberg-Verteidiger in der 16. Minute ausgewechselt". Spiegel Online (in German). 29 September 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2013.