Carlos Eduardo Marques

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Carlos Eduardo
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Carlos Eduardo with Rubin Kazan in 2015
Personal information
Full name Carlos Eduardo Marques
Date of birth (1987-07-18) 18 July 1987 (age 28)
Place of birth Ajuricaba, Brazil
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder / Winger
Club information
Current team
FC Rubin Kazan
Number 10
Youth career
2001–2006 Grêmio
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 Grêmio 36 (7)
2007–2010 1899 Hoffenheim 80 (18)
2010– Rubin Kazan 44 (6)
2013–2014 Flamengo (loan) 24 (0)
National team
2007 Brazil U20
2009– Brazil 6 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 November 2015.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 October 2011

Carlos Eduardo Marques (born 18 July 1987) is a Brazilian attacking midfielder or a left winger. He currently plays for Rubin Kazan in the Russian Premier League. He is known for speed, good passing, dribbling and strong shots play.

Club career[edit]

Carlos Eduardo came through alongside Lucas Leiva in the Brazilian youth teams. Carlos Eduardo was spotted first by a Real Madrid scout in 2005, but Real Madrid decided not to sign him as they thought he would need time to adapt to Spanish football.[1] Despite not signing for Real Madrid, Carlos Eduardo would make a breakthrough in the first team at the club and scored on his debut on 20 May 2007, in a 2–0 win over Fluminense. He would score two more goals against Náutico and Corinthians. In the 2007 Copa Libertadores Carlos Eduardo made it to the final, when his team Grêmio lost to Boca Juniors. He showed clever footwork, rapid turns and dangerous crosses from the left wing, scoring one goal in the Copa Libertadores. His impressive form led the club linked with German side 1899 Hoffenheim. At first, Grêmio rejected two bids from the German side.[2]

1899 Hoffenheim[edit]

On 29 August 2007, he moved for a 2. Bundesliga record transfer fee of 8 million euro to 1899 Hoffenheim on a five-year deal and was joined up by Demba Ba.[3] He made his debut on 3 September 2007 in a 3–2 loss against Freiburg and the next game on 16 September 2007, he scored his first goal in a 3–1 win over Osnabrück. On 7 October 2007, he scored his second goal in a 2–2 draw against Augsburg, followed by his third goal against Osnabrück and his fourth goal came the next game after scoring against Osnabrück, was against Paderborn 07. He would score a fifth against Kaiserslautern. Since then, he became a regular player in the first team and at 2. Bundesliga, he was considered the best dribbler in the league. On 4 May 2008, Carlos Eduardo received a three-game suspension after video evidence showed him kicking 1. FC Köln player Roda Antar in the face.[4] Despite this, he led the club promoted to the Bundesliga for the first time in history.

The following season, he played his first game in the Bundesliga, in a 3–0 win over Energie Cottbus and scored his first goal of the season in a 4–1 win over Borussia Dortmund. On 29 October 2008, Carlos Eduardo scored and made an assist for Demba Ba in a 3–1 win over Bochum. On 14 January 2009, Carlos Eduardo was in a confrontation with Ivica Olić after Eduardo allegedly punched Olić during a friendly match between 1899 Hoffenheim and Hamburger SV which Hoffenheim lost 2–0.[5] After the match, Carlos Eduardo, like Olić, was given a two match ban. On 11 April 2009, Carlos Eduardo was given a red card after elbowing Philipp Bönig in a 3–0 loss and as a result of violent conduct, he was given a five match ban. After serving five game suspension, Carlos Eduardo scored and made an assist for Demba Ba, once again in a 2–2 draw against Bayern Munich and does the same thing but scored twice in a 3–2 win over Schalke 04 on the last game of the season and the club was placed seventh place in the league. During the season, he was a good assister, mainly for Vedad Ibišević.

In the summer transfer, he was linked with a move with Russian side Zenit Saint Petersburg after the club made 15 million bid for him[6] However, Carlos Eduardo decided to stay at the club by extending his contract, until 2013, thus ending transfer speculation.[7] The new season, Carlos Eduardo continued to progress in the league, leading the club in eleventh place.

Rubin Kazan[edit]

In August 2010, he was transferred to the Russian premier champions Rubin Kazan for a fee of 20 million euro over 18 months and signed a four-year contract.[8] Weeks before leaving the club, he made his last appearance for Hoffenheim in the DFB-Pokal in a 4–0 win over Hansa Rostock. On 12 September 2010, he made his debut and scored twice in a 3–0 win over Amkar Perm. Two days later, he made his UEFA Champions League debut in a 1–0 loss against Copenhagen.

However, despite his good start, he suffered a serious knee injury in November[citation needed]. By October 2011, he soon returned to training after an operation[9] By January 2012, he began to continue to suffer pain on his knee after playing a match,[10] resulting in an operation keeping him out of action for three or four months.[11] After the match, Kurban Berdyev said he would take responsibility by putting him on the pitch.[citation needed] By May 2012, he recovered from his injury. However, three months later, he suffered a sore throat, keeping him out of action for four to six weeks.

The following month, he made his first appearance in two years when Rubin Kazan lost 1–0 against Lokomotiv Moscow. After the match, manager Kurban Berdyev was happy for him to return, stating "For the first time, he has done quite well".[12] The next month, he made his Europa League debut in a 2–0 win over Partizan on 4 October 2012.


In January 2013, Carlos Eduardo returned to Brazil after a five-year absence by joining Flamengo on loan and will stay for one and a half-year, keeping him until 30 June 2014 while also extending his contract with Rubin Kazan until the summer of 2016.[13]

International career[edit]

He had three appearances for Brazil U20.

On 27 October 2009 he earned his first call up for the Seleção.

After the injuries of Luís Fabiano and Elano, Carlos Eduardo and Grafite were brought into the squad against Republic of Ireland. He played that match as a substitute.

Dunga used all the players of Ireland match to form the 23-men provisional 2010 FIFA World Cup squad, except dropped Adriano and Carlos Eduardo, and added Luís Fabiano, Elano and Gomes back to the squad.

Carlos Eduardo remained in the squad, but as one of the seven backup players,[14] for the main squad.

Career statistics[edit]




  1. ^ Не "Зенит", так "Рубин" (in Russian). 2 September 2010. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Alemães dobram proposta e devem levar Carlos Eduardo" (in Portuguese). ZH Sports. 17 August 2007. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "1899 Hoffenheim signs Carlos Eduardo and Demba Ba" (in German). Retrieved 29 August 2007. [dead link]
  4. ^ "German FA hands out suspension". 6 May 2008. Retrieved 6 May 2008. 
  5. ^ "Carlos Eduardo se envolve em confusão e Hoffenheim perde" (in Portuguese). Terra Brazil. 14 January 2009. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "Зенит" обратился к немецкому "Хоффенхайму" с предложением о покупке Карлоса Эдуардо (in Russian). Sports Daily. 20 June 2009. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  7. ^ Карлос Эдуардо остается в Хоффенхайме (in Russian). 30 July 2009. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "Rubin spend big on Carlos Eduardo". 24 August 2010. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
  9. ^ Курбан Бердыев: "Я смотрю "Барселону" и понимаю: это же баскетбол" (in Russian). Tribune Sports. 30 January 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  10. ^ Карлос Эдуардо вновь ляжет под нож (in Russian). 18 January 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  11. ^ Карлосу Эдуардо сделана операция (in Russian). Official Site of Rubin Kazin. 20 January 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  12. ^ Бердыеву понравился Карлос Эдуардо (in Russian). 15 September 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  13. ^ "Carlos Eduardo is presented and arrives to wear number 10" [Carlos Eduardo é apresentado e chega para vestir camisa 10] (in Portuguese). Gazeta 25 January 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  14. ^ "Comissão técnica da Seleção Brasileira divulga a lista complementar enviada à FIFA". (in Portuguese). 11 May 2010. Retrieved 12 May 2010. 

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