Marquinhos (footballer, born 1994)

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Aoás and the second or paternal family name is Corrêa.
Marquinhos
Marquinhos (Marcos Aoás Corrêa), PSG.JPG
Marquinhos playing for Paris Saint-Germain in 2013
Personal information
Full name Marcos Aoás Corrêa
Date of birth (1994-05-14) 14 May 1994 (age 20)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Paris Saint-Germain
Number 5
Youth career
2002–2011 Corinthians
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Corinthians 6 (0)
2012–2013 Roma 26 (0)
2013– Paris Saint-Germain 28 (3)
National team
2010–2011 Brazil U17 14 (0)
2014– Brazil U20 5 (0)
2013– Brazil 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 September 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 September 2014

Marcos Aoás Corrêa (born 14 May 1994), commonly known as Marquinhos, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for French club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team as a centre-back.

He began his career at Corinthians, and after winning the 2012 Copa Libertadores he moved to Roma for a fee rising to €3 million. Marquinhos was a regular in his only season as Roma reached the Coppa Italia Final. In July 2013 he moved to Paris Saint-Germain for €31.4 million on a five-year contract, winning Ligue 1 and the Coupe de la Ligue in his first season.

Marquinhos made his full international debut for Brazil in 2013, and was also part of their Under-20 side which won the 2014 Toulon Tournament.

Club career[edit]

Corinthians[edit]

Born in São Paulo, Marquinhos was considered one of the most promising youngsters at Corinthians during his tenure there. Renowned for his versatility, he joined the Corinthians ranks at the age of eight in 2002. Having amassed ten years of experience in the club's youth squads, in 2010 he was called up by the Brazil under-17 squad. In 2012, Marquinhos was a part of the Corinthians squad for the Copa São Paulo de Futebol Júnior 2012. He made six official league appearances for the senior Corinthians side, and was an unused substitute as the club won the 2012 Copa Libertadores Finals against Boca Juniors.

Roma[edit]

In July 2012, Marquinhos was signed by Roma of the Italian Serie A from Corinthians. The one-year transfer was for an initial fee was of €1.5 million, rising to €3 million after he made 8 first-team appearances of at least 45 minutes each.[1] He made his debut on 16 September in a 3–2 loss against Bologna. Following impressive early season performances, Marquinhos solidified his place in the starting XI alongside former Corinthians teammate and fellow Brazilian Leandro Castán in central defence, demoting former starter Nicolás Burdisso to the substitutes' bench. He given a straight red card in a 4–2 victory over AC Milan on 22 December when he was judged to have denied Stephan El Shaarawy a clear goalscoring opportunity.[2]

Marquinhos played 26 Serie A games in his only season, as well as the full 90 minutes of the 2013 Coppa Italia Final on 26 May, playing at right back as Roma lost 0–1 to rivals Lazio.[3]

Paris Saint-Germain[edit]

On 19 July 2013, Marquinhos signed a five-year deal with French side Paris Saint-Germain for a fee of €31.4 million.[4] Describing the signing, Marquinhos said:[5]

"I am delighted to be joining Paris Saint-Germain, a club where so many Brazilians have played and helped write the club's history."

On his official debut for the club on 17 September, he scored the last goal in a 1-4 win against Olympiacos in the group stage of the 2013–14 UEFA Champions League.[6] On 22 September 2013, Marquinhos made his Ligue 1 debut as a starter in a 1-1 draw against AS Monaco. His first league goal for the club came on 28 September, the first in a 2-0 win over Toulouse.[7] On 2 October 2013, he scored the second goal in a 3-0 Champions League group victory against Benfica.[8]

Marquinhos scored the last goal of PSG's 6-1 aggregate win over Bayer Leverkusen in the last 16 of the Champions League on 12 March 2014.[9] He was an unused substitute as PSG won the 2014 Coupe de la Ligue Final against Lyon on 19 April.[10] On 10 May, he scored the opening goal of a 3–1 win over Lille, which put by-then league champions PSG to a record league points tally of 86 with a game left to play.[11] He finished his first season in France with 21 league games and 2 goals.

Marquinhos began the 2014–15 season on 2 August in the Trophée des Champions, playing the whole 90 minutes as PSG won 2–0 against Guingamp at the Workers Stadium in Beijing. In the 32nd minute, he gave away a penalty by fouling Claudio Beauvue, but Salvatore Sirigu saved from Mustapha Yatabaré.[12]

International career[edit]

On 31 October 2013, Marquinhos received his first call-up for Brazil when Luiz Felipe Scolari named his squad for friendly matches against Honduras and Chile to be played in November 2013.[13] He made his debut against Honduras in Miami on 17 November, replacing David Luiz for the last 20 minutes of a 5–0 win.[14]

Marquinhos played for Brazil Under-20 at the 2014 Toulon Tournament, featuring in all 5 of their matches as the country won the tournament. He scored to put Brazil 3–2 up in their eventual 5–2 win in the final over France.[15]

After missing the 2014 FIFA World Cup on home soil, Marquinhos returned to the senior side in September 2014 under new manager Dunga. He featured in friendly wins over Colombia and Ecuador in Miami, making his first start against the latter.[16]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 25 September 2014.
Club statistics
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Corinthians 2012[17] Brasileiro 6 0 8[a] 0 14 0
Roma 2012–13[17] Serie A 26 0 4 0 30 0
Paris Saint-Germain 2013–14[17] Ligue 1 21 2 1 0 2 0 8[b] 3 32 5
2014–15[17] Ligue 1 7 1 0 0 0 0 1[c] 0 8 1
Total 28 3 1 0 2 0 9 3 40 6
Career total 60 3 5 0 2 0 17 3 84 6
  1. ^ Appearances in Paulista
  2. ^ Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  3. ^ Appearance in Trophée des Champions

International[edit]

As of match played 10 September 2013.[18]
Brazil
Year Apps Goals
2013 1 0
2014 2 0
Total 3 0

Playing style[edit]

In January 2014, Marquinhos was named by British newspaper The Observer as one of the ten most promising young players in Europe. They wrote "He has the temperament to remain undaunted, the talent to succeed, and could benefit from playing alongside his club team-mate, Thiago Silva, with whom he enjoys a solid understanding at wealthy Paris Saint-Germain".[19]

Personal life[edit]

Marquinhos is of dual Portuguese and Brazilian nationality and has stated that he would be open to representing the Portugal national team.[20][21][dead link]

Honours[edit]

Corinthians
A.S. Roma
Paris Saint-Germain
Brazil U20

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marquinhos". AS Roma. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Marquinhos rosso severo. Felipe su Pandev: rigore [Marquinhos harsh red, Felipe on Pandev: strict]". Corriere dello Sport. 23 December 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  3. ^ Nicolini, Lorenzo (26 May 2013). "Coppa Italia, Lulic sindaco: la Capitale è biancoceleste“". Roma Today (in Italian). Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Marquinhos seals PSG switch". ESPN FC. 19 July 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Marquinhos joins PSG from Roma on five-year deal". Euronews. 19 July 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Champions League - Motta scores brace in PSG's win over Olympiakos". Eurosport. Reuters. 17 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "Paris record clinical victory". Paris Saint-Germain F.C. 28 September 2013. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "Champions League Group C: Paris St Germain ease to victory over visiting Benfica". Sky Sports News. 2 October 2013. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "Paris made to work for second-leg Leverkusen win". UEFA. 12 March 2014. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  10. ^ "Paris St-Germain v Lyon as it happened". BBC Sport. 19 April 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  11. ^ "Lille 1-3 Paris Saint-Germain". BBC Sport. 10 May 2014. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  12. ^ "Paris Saint-Germain beat Guingamp to win the Trophee des Champions". Sky Sports News. 2 August 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  13. ^ Ofegante e de pijama, Marquinhos vibra com Seleção: 'Uma gritaria só'
  14. ^ "International friendly: Brazil beat Honduras 5-0 in Miami". Sky Sports News. 17 November 2013. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  15. ^ "Brésil 5-2 France" (in French). Toulon Tournament. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  16. ^ "Brazil 1-0 Ecuador". BBC Sport. 10 September 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  17. ^ a b c d "Marquinhos". Soccerway. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  18. ^ "Marquinhos". National Football Teams. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  19. ^ "The next 10 big things: Europe's top youngsters and stars of the future". The Guardian. 18 January 2014. 
  20. ^ "Destaque no PSG, Marquinhos admite que pode defender seleção de Portugal [He shines for PSG, Marquinhos admits that he could play for the Portuguese national team]". Terra (in Portuguese). 3 October 2013. 
  21. ^ http://www.maisfutebol.iol.pt/benfica/liga-campeoes/psg-marquinhos-admite-jogar-por-portugal

External links[edit]

  • Profile at Corinthians (Portuguese)
  • Profile at Paris Saint-Germain (English)