Marcos Roberto Silveira Reis

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Marcos
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Personal information
Full name Marcos Roberto Silveira Reis
Date of birth (1973-08-04) August 4, 1973 (age 41)
Place of birth Oriente, Brazil
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1988–1992 Palmeiras
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–2011 Palmeiras 532 (0)
Total 532 (0)
National team
1996–2005 Brazil 29 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 January 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 January 2012

Marcos Roberto Silveira Reis (born on August 4, 1973, in Oriente, São Paulo), known simply as Marcos, is a Brazilian former World Cup winning footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He played for Palmeiras, of the Série A, since he started playing professional football in 1992 until his retirement in January 2012, and has since become one of its greatest idols, being nicknamed "São Marcos" (Saint Mark). He was the main goalkeeper of the champion Brazilian squad of the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

Club career[edit]

He played for Brazilian professional club Palmeiras since 1992 and was the first goalkeeper since 1999 after an injury of Velloso, the first-choice goalkeeper at the time. With outstanding performances in the Copa Libertadores 1999 he helped the team conquer the title, after beating Palmeiras' arch rivals Corinthians in the penalty shoot-outs in the quarter-final. Since then he was nicknamed São Marcos. In 2000 once again he faced Corinthians in the Libertadores, this time at the semi-final level, and again eliminated the rivals in the penalty shoot-out.

In 2002 after a fantastic World Cup participation with Brazil's team he received a proposal from the English team Arsenal and actually went to London to sign but then disappeared leaving Arsenal and fellow Brazilian, Edu, wondering where he had gone, therefore the deal never happened. When he eventually surfaced he stated that he would rather play the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B (second division) with Palmeiras than play in any European team just for the money.

In 2008 he helped Palmeiras win the Campeonato Paulista 2008. Marcos played his 400th match for Palmeiras on September 21, 2008 in a Campeonato Brasileiro Série A match between his club and Vasco.[2]

He was given a special shirt for playing his 400th match. The number 400 was printed on the back, with his name and the writings "O melhor goleiro do Brasil" (The best goalkeeper in Brazil). On the front, all the titles that he has won along with Palmeiras and Brazil's national team are printed.[3]

On January 4, 2012, at the age of 38, Marcos announced his retirement from football, due to his advanced age and the many injuries that marked his career.[4]

Marcos is one of the greatest idols of Palmeiras' fans, alongside Ademir da Guia and Djalma Santos.

International career[edit]

Marcos debuted for Brazil in a match against Spain on November 13, 1999. Previously, he was included in Brazil's squad for Copa América 1999 and 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup as a second-choice goalkeeper. He remained as Brazil's backup goalkeeper as Dida and Rogério Ceni were preferred ahead of him. He became Brazil's starting goalkeeper in Copa América 2001 and retained that position after the tournament, relegating Dida to the bench.

He was subsequently included in Brazil's squad for 2002 FIFA World Cup as the first-choice goalkeeper, replacing Taffarel. He started every game in the tournament and played every minute of Brazil's matches in the tournament. He had four clean sheets, conceded only four goals in seven matches, and was elected the third-best goalkeeper in the tournament, as Brazil won the World Cup for the record fifth time.

However, after a series of injuries that affected his career, Marcos lost his place in the team after the World Cup. He made only four more international appearances after the World Cup, and was left out of Brazil's squad for 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup and Copa América 2004. In 2005, he was called again and included in the squad for the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup. He made one appearance in the tournament, starting in a 2–2 draw against Japan during the group stage, which turned out to be his last appearance for Brazil.

On October 6, 2006, Marcos announced his retirement from international football, but continued to play for Palmeiras, the only team he has played for in his career.

Career statistics[edit]

As of January 4, 2012

Club Season Série A Brazilian Cup Paulista League South America International Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Palmeiras
1992 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - - 1 0
1993 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - 0 0
1994 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - 0 0
1995 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - 0 0
1996 12 0 1 0 4 0 - - - - 17 0
1997 5 0 0 0 6 0 - - - - 11 0
1998 1 0 5 0 5 0 - - - - 11 0
1999 15 0 7 0 22 0 14 0 1 0 59 0
2000 20 0 0 0 5 0 14 0 - - 39 0
2001 14 0 4 0 9 0 12 0 - - 39 0
2002 19 0 2 0 20 0 - - - - 41 0
Season Série B Brazilian Cup Paulista League South America International Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2003 32 0 2 0 12 0 - - - - 46 0
Season Série A Brazilian Cup Paulista League South America International Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2004 5 0 5 0 9 0 - - - - 19 0
2005 22 0 - - 11 0 8 0 - - 41 0
2006 4 0 - - 5 0 5 0 - - 14 0
2007 1 0 2 0 11 0 - - - - 14 0
2008 37 0 4 0 13 0 6 0 - - 60 0
2009 36 0 - - 7 0 12 0 - - 55 0
2010 13 0 5 0 17 0 1 0 - - 36 0
2011 19 0 3 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 27 0
Career total 255 0 40 0 160 0 74 0 1 0 530[5] 0

Honours[edit]

Palmeiras[edit]

Brazil[edit]

Individual[edit]

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