Marcus Diniz

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Marcus Diniz
Personal information
Full name Marcus Plínio Diniz Paixão
Date of birth (1987-08-01) 1 August 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Vitória, Brazil
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Youth career
1995–1999 Caxias-ES
2000–2002 Vasco da Gama
2003 Vitória
2004 Caxias-ES
2004–2007 Milan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Milan 0 (0)
2007–2008 Monza (loan) 13 (1)
2008–2009 Livorno 2 (0)
2009 Crotone (loan) 9 (0)
2009– Milan 0 (0)
2009–2010 Livorno (loan) 21 (0)
2010 Parma (loan) 0 (0)
2010–2011 Eupen (loan) 5 (0)
2011–2012 Como (loan) 26 (1)
2012– Lecce (loan) 45 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Marcus Plínio Diniz Paixão (born 1 August 1987), commonly known as Marcus Diniz, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a defender for Lecce in Italy.

Club career[edit]

Diniz started his career at Caxias Futebol Clube, of the Itararé quarter. He spent nine years there before transferring to the youth system of Vasco da Gama. He then moved to Vitória, eventually returning to Caxias in 2004.[citation needed]

He signed with Milan in late 2004 and has been a featured player in Milan's youth system. Milan decided to loan him to Serie C1 club Monza to get some first team experience.

At the beginning of the 2008–09 season he was transferred at Serie B club Livorno, on a co-ownership deal,[1] for €300,000.[2] In January he was sent on loan to Crotone.

In June 2009, Milan re-acquired Diniz back from Livorno, in exchange for Romano Perticone,[3] though letting them keep the Brazilian on loan.[4] Both players' 50% registration rights was valued €2.5 million[2] and the loan costed Livorno €150,000.[2][5]

At the start of the 2010–11 season, Diniz joined Parma on a new loan spell,[6] for €750,000,[5][7] which however was interrupted after only one month and the player was sent on another loan to Belgian side Eupen.[8]

For the 2011–12 season, he was loaned out again, this time to Lega Pro Prima Divisione club Como, where he made 26 league appearances and scored one goal.

The following season, he joined Lega Pro Prima Divisione side Lecce on a new loan deal,[9] which was extended for a further season a year later.[10] For the 2014–15 season, Diniz stayed at Lecce for a third consecutive season on loan.[11]




  1. ^ "Tre nuovi acquisti del Livorno Calcio". (in Italian) (Associazione Sportiva Livorno Calcio). 11 July 2008. Retrieved 13 July 2008. 
  2. ^ a b c "AC Milan Group 2009 annual report" (PDF). AC Milan. Retrieved 5 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "A.C. Milan official note". (Associazione Calcio Milan). 23 June 2009. Retrieved 8 July 2009. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Official announcement A.C. Milan". (Associazione Calcio Milan). 8 July 2009. Retrieved 8 July 2009. [dead link]
  5. ^ a b "AC Milan Group 2010 annual report" (PDF). AC Milan. Retrieved 5 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Diniz al Parma: darò il meglio". (in Italian) (Parma Football Club). 1 July 2010. Retrieved 1 July 2010. 
  7. ^ Parma FC Report and Accounts on 30 June 2011 (Italian)
  8. ^ "Diniz in Belgio al Kas Eupen". (in Italian) (Parma Football Club). 25 August 2010. Retrieved 25 August 2010. 
  9. ^ "Aggregato Diniz". (in Italian) (Unione Sportiva Lecce). 22 July 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2012. [dead link]
  10. ^ "Ufficiale il ritorno di Diniz". (in Italian) (Unione Sportiva Lecce). 17 July 2013. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "Diniz ancora in giallorosso". (in Italian) (Unione Sportiva Lecce). 14 July 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 

External links[edit]

  • Profile at (Italian)