Márcio Azevedo

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Márcio Azevedo
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Personal information
Full name Márcio Gonzaga de Azevedo
Date of birth (1986-02-05) 5 February 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth Guarabira, Brazil
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[1][dead link]
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Athletico Paranaense
Number 6
Youth career
–2004 Juventude
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2008 Juventude 29 (0)
2007–2008Fortaleza (loan) 30 (10)
2008–2010 Atlético Paranaense 97 (3)
2011–2013 Botafogo 93 (3)
2013–2014 Metalist Kharkiv 39 (0)
2014–2018 Shakhtar Donetsk 16 (0)
2018PAOK (loan) 4 (0)
2018– Athletico Paranaense 34 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 November 2019

Márcio Gonzaga de Azevedo (born 5 February 1986[not verified in body]), known as Márcio Azevedo, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Athletico Paranaense as a left back.[2]

Career[edit]

Born in Guarabira, Brazil, Márcio Azevedo joined the local Juventude youth teams at a young age. Following his success in the youth ranks, he was promoted to the first team in 2004. He made his official debut on 3 December 2006, in a 5–3 loss to Corinthians. In the 2006–07 season, despite making 13 appearances (3 assists), Azevedo was not among the coach's first choices, which prompted him to consider other options.

In the summer of 2007, he signed with Fortaleza, on a loan from Corinthians. He was a regular player and scored 10 goals in 30 games. He moved to Atlético Paranaense for the 2008–09 season, and appeared 24 times (21 in the championship and 3 in the Copa Sudamericana) and scored one goal. The following season he continued to be one of the main players on the club's team, playing 29 games (3 assists). In the 2009–10 season, Azevedo was seriously injured for the first time and lost his place in the starting 11. He managed to play in 10 games (3 assists), and at the end of the season he started looking for a new club.

On 1 January 2011, Azevedo transferred to one of Brazil's biggest teams, Botafogo. Although he struggled with a new injury that kept him on the bench for most of the season (12 appearances, 1 assist), the club insisted on keeping him. Following this difficulty, Azevedo gained prominence in the 2011–12 season when he played in 33 games (1 goal, 4 assists), impressing the European scouts.

On 27 February 2013, after two-and-a-half years with Botafogo, Azevedo signed with Ukrainian Premier League club Metalist in Kharkiv, for a transfer fee of €3 million. The move allowed him to join five of his countrymen on Metalist: Cleiton Xavier, Willian, Fininho, Jajá, and Marlos.[3] In the second half of the 2012–13 season, he played in only 8 games, but left good impressions on the Metalist staff. In the 2013–14 season, Azevedo played in 33 games (making 1 assist).

After his exceptional appearances with the team of Kharkiv, Azevedo had gained notice and the Ukrainian giants FC Shakhtar Donetsk and Mircea Lucescu offered to purchase him. On 17 August 2014, he signed a four-year contract with FC Shakhtar Donetsk for a transfer fee of €4 million.[4] An injury suffered on 9 March 2015 kept him out for 112 days, so that he only competed in 6 games. Despite his return to the squad, his leg injury remained an issue, and in the 2015–16 season he only played 11 games (2 assists). After a very difficult period for the defender, marred by 441 days on the injury list, Azevedo returned to action in a home game against FC Chornomorets Odesa in May 2017.[5]

In late December 2017, the administration of the Greek Super League club PAOK was close to signing Azevedo. The 31-year-old player was expected to replace Croatian international left defender Marin Leovac, in the current squad of the Greek Cup winners, ahead of the second half of the 2017–18 season.[6] The club signed Azevedo until the end of the season and paid €400,000 for a long on him.[7][8]

On 24 July 2018, Athletico Paranaense announced that they had signed Azevedo until the end of 2019.[9] On 17 December 2018, Azevedo signed a contract extension to stay at the club until the end of December 2020.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season State League Brazilian Série A Copa do Brasil Copa Libertadores Copa Sudamericana Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Atlético Paranaense 2008 0 0 21 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 24 1
2009 0 0 28 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 29 0
2010 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Total 0 0 59 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 63 1
Botafogo 2011 10 1 9 0 5 0 0 0 3 0 27 1
2012 19 0 33 1 6 0 0 0 1 0 59 1
Total 29 1 42 1 11 0 0 0 4 0 86 2
Brazil total 29 1 101 2 11 0 0 0 8 0 149 3
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Metalist Kharkiv 2012–13 Premier Liha 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
2013–14 28 0 3 0 2[a] 0 0 0 33 0
2014–15 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 39 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 44 0
Shakhtar Donetsk 2014–15 Premier Liha 2 0 2 0 2[a] 0 0 0 6 0
2015–16 6 0 0 0 5[a] 0 0 0 11 0
2016–17 3 0 1 0 1[b] 0 0 0 5 0
2017–18 5 0 0 0 1[a] 0 0 0 6 0
Total 16 0 3 0 9 0 0 0 28 0
PAOK 2017–18 Superleague 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Europe total 59 0 9 0 11 0 0 0 79 0
  1. ^ a b c d Appearances in the Champions League
  2. ^ Appearance in the Europa League

Honours[edit]

Fortaleza

Athletico Paranaense

Shakhtar Donetsk

PAOK

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://shakhtar.com/en/team/player/?id=818
  2. ^ "Brazil - Márcio Azevedo - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". us.soccerway.com. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Metalist set to sign Marcio Azevedo from Botafogo". www.sambafoot.com. 26 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Marcio Azevedo – Shakhtar's player". shakhtar.com/en. FC Shakhtar Donetsk. 17 August 2014. Retrieved 23 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Who is who: Márcio Gonzaga de Azevedo". www.paokmania.gr. 31 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Ερχεται ο Αζεβέδο για τον ΠΑΟΚ!". www.gazzetta.gr. 31 December 2017.
  7. ^ "ΠΑΟΚ και Σαχτάρ ανακοίνωσαν Αζεβέδο". www.efsyn.gr. 11 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Αζεβέδο και με τη βούλα στον ΠΑΟΚ". www.sport24.gr. 11 January 2018.
  9. ^ https://globoesporte.globo.com/pr/futebol/times/atletico-pr/noticia/atletico-pr-confirma-a-contratacao-do-lateral-esquerdo-marcio-azevedo.ghtml
  10. ^ https://athletico.com.br/noticia/com-contrato-prorrogado-marcio-azevedo-exalta-retorno-ao-clube-e-projeta-temporada-2019/

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