Arouca (footballer)

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Arouca
Arouca 2011.jpg
Arouca playing for Santos in 2011
Personal information
Full name Marcos Arouca da Silva
Date of birth (1986-08-11) 11 August 1986 (age 27)
Place of birth Duas Barras, Brazil
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Santos
Number 5
Youth career
2000–2003 Fluminense
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2008 Fluminense 122 (8)
2009–2010 São Paulo 21 (0)
2010 Santos (loan) 7 (0)
2010– Santos 114 (1)
National team
2003 Brazil U17 6 (1)
2005 Brazil U20 7 (0)
2012– Brazil 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 September 2012

Marcos Arouca da Silva, known as Arouca (born 11 August 1986) is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Santos, as a defensive midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Fluminense[edit]

Born in Duas Barras, Arouca made his professional debuts with Fluminense in 2004 Brasileirão, appearing 10 times. In the following year he appeared regularly with the side, and scored his first professional goal on 25 September 2005, netting his side's first of a 4–3 home success over Santos.[1]

In 2007 Arouca played regularly during the Copa do Brasil winning campaign, and also appeared in 30 mathes in the league with Flu finishing fourth. In the following year he was again starter, also being runner-up of that year's Copa Libertadores. In September 2008 he completed 200 matches for Fluminense,[2] finishing the season with 54 appearances overall.

São Paulo[edit]

On 23 December 2008 Arouca agreed a five-year deal with São Paulo.[3] He made his debut for Tricolor on 21 January 2009, coming on as a second-half substitute in a 1–1 home draw against Ituano.[4]

However, Arouca served only as a backup to Hernanes and Richarlyson in his only season, and only started in 25 of the 40 matches played in 2009.

Santos[edit]

On 19 January 2010 Arouca joined Santos in an on-year loan deal, with Rodrigo Souto moving in the opposite direction.[5] He made his debut for the club late in the month, playing the last 28 minutes in a 2–0 home win over Oeste.[6] As a starter, Arouca was a key defensive unit in that year's Copa do Brasil and Paulista winning campaigns. On 23 July 2010 Santos bought him outright, signing a four-year deal for a 3.5 million fee.[7]

In the following year Arouca was again ever-present, scoring his first goal for Peixe on 15 May 2011, netting the first of a 2–1 home success over Corinthians, in 2011 Campeonato Paulista final.[8] He was also starter during the Copa Libertadores and FIFA Club World Cup, which Santos finished champions and runner-up, respectively; Arouca also assisted Neymar in the first goal of the Libertadores' final.[9]

Arouca was again an ever-present figure during 2012, winning his third consecutive Paulistão, also scoring his second goal for Santos on 29 February, against Guarani. On 23 August 2013 he renewed his link with Peixe, running until the end of 2016.[10]

International career[edit]

After appearing with Brazil under-17 and under-20's squads, Arouca made his debut with the main squad on 7 September 2012, coming on as a late substitute in a 1–0 success over South Africa.[11]

Despite the call ups and playing in four games, Arouca failed to impress in his performances with the national squad and as a result, he never solidified a position within the team; he was left out of the squad after the replacement of the former coach Mano Menezes by Luiz Felipe Scolari.

Career statistics[edit]

(Correct as of April 27, 2014)
Club Season State League Série A Copa do Brasil CONMEBOL[i] Other[ii] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Fluminense 2004 10 0 10 0
2005 34 3 12 0 46 3
2006 19 0 4 0 23 0
2007 30 4 7 0 37 4
2008 12 0 29 1 13 0 54 1
Subtotal 12 0 122 8 23 0 13 0 170 8
São Paulo 2009 16 0 21 0 3 0 40 0
Santos 2010 15 0 28 0 9 0 2 0 54 0
2011 5 1 26 0 10 0 2 0 43 1
2012 17 1 31 0 14 0 62 1
2013 18 0 26 0 4 0 48 0
2014 17 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 19 3
Subtotal 72 4 112 0 14 1 26 0 2 0 226 5
Career total 100 4 255 8 37 1 42 0 2 0 436 14

Honours[edit]

Fluminense
Santos
Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arouca faz seu primeiro gol entre os profissionais (Arouca scores his first goal in the professionals); Canal Fluminense, 25 September 2005 (Portuguese)
  2. ^ Na volta para casa, Arouca dá exemplo e recebe homenagem em Xerém (On the way home, Arouca gives example and receives tribute in Xerém); Globo Esporte, 18 September 2008 (Portuguese)
  3. ^ São Paulo confirma contratação de Arouca e espera liberação (São Paulo confirms Arouca's signing and awaits clearance); UOL Esporte, 23 December 2008 (Portuguese)
  4. ^ São Paulo só empata com Ituano na estreia no Estadual (São Paulo only draws with Ituano in State League's debut); IG Esporte, 21 January 2009 (Portuguese)
  5. ^ São Paulo e Santos acertam troca de Arouca por Rodrigo Souto (São Paulo e Santos agree swap of Arouca for Rodrigo Souto); Globo Esporte, 19 January 2010 (Portuguese)
  6. ^ Ainda sem Robinho, Santos vence e "dorme" na liderança (Still without Robinho, Santos wins and "sleeps" leader); Terra, 30 January 2010 (Portuguese)
  7. ^ Santos paga 3,5 milhões de euros e contrata Arouca em definitivo (Santos pays 3.5 million euros and signs Arouca permanently); Globo Esporte, 23 July 2010 (Portuguese)
  8. ^ Com direito a drama no fim, Peixe conquista o bi em cima do Timão (With drama in the end, Peixe do the double over Timão); Globo Esporte, 15 May 2011 (Portuguese)
  9. ^ Santos é campeão da Libertadores 2011 (Santos is the champion of 2011 Libertadores); O Estado de S. Paulo, 23 June 2011 (Portuguese)
  10. ^ Santos renova contrato de Arouca até o fim de 2016 (Santos renews Arouca's contract until the end of 2016); O Estado de S. Paulo, 23 August 2013 (Portuguese)
  11. ^ Hulk ataca de super-herói e 'salva' Mano, mas Brasil não escapa de vaias (Hulk has super-hero day and 'saves' Mano, but Brazil does not escape from boos); Globo Esporte, 7 September 2012 (Portuguese)

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