Maicon Pereira Roque
Maicon with Porto in 2013
|Full name||Maicon Pereira Roque|
|Date of birth||14 September 1988|
|Place of birth||Barretos, Brazil|
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2007||→ Cabofriense (loan)||0||(0)|
|2008–2009||→ Nacional (loan)||28||(0)|
|2016||→ São Paulo (loan)||5||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:33, 14 August 2016 (UTC).
Early years / Porto
Maicon had his first abroad adventure in the 2008–09 campaign, being a defensive mainstay for Madeira's C.D. Nacional which again qualified for European competition. Courtesy of those solid performances, on 4 June 2009, he moved to Primeira Liga champions FC Porto, in a contract running until 2014; he appeared in only four games in his first year.
After Bruno Alves left for FC Zenit Saint Petersburg, Maicon became a first-team regular in 2010–11, playing in 37 official games as Porto won the treble (including eight in the victorious run in the UEFA Europa League). In the following season – under new manager Vítor Pereira – after Cristian Săpunaru's injury, he beat competition from Jorge Fucile and began being often utilized as a right back.
On 2 March 2012, after a free kick, Maicon headed a late offside goal in a 3–2 away win against S.L. Benfica. He scored five goals from 35 appearances in two seasons combined, helping his team to back-to-back national championships.
On 29 September 2015, Maicon headed home the 2–1 winner over Chelsea for the UEFA Champions League, in what was his third competitive goal of the campaign. On 14 February of the following year, however, having been deemed surplus to requirements by new manager José Peseiro, he was loaned to São Paulo FC, stating upon arriving that the move was "a dream come true".
- As of 2 January 2016
- Primeira Liga: 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13
- Taça de Portugal: 2009–10, 2010–11
- Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
- UEFA Europa League: 2010–11
- UEFA Super Cup: Runner-up 2011
- Taça da Liga: Runner-up 2009–10, 2012–13
- Cruzeiro concretiza negociação do zagueiro Maicon com o Porto (Cruzeiro seals deal of defender Maicon with FC Porto); Globo Esporte, 3 June 2009 (Portuguese)
- Maicon and Pereira sign as Porto secure Ferreira; UEFA.com, 4 June 2009
- Maicon assinou por cinco temporadas (Maicon signed for five seasons); FC Porto, 4 June 2009 (Portuguese)
- Benfica 2–3 FC Porto; PortuGOAL, 2 March 2012
- "Maicon makes sure Porto profit as Chelsea slump". UEFA.com. 29 September 2015. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
- Maicon de saída: São Paulo é o destino (Maicon leaving: São Paulo the destiny); Diário de Notícias, 14 February 2016 (Portuguese)
- São Paulo anuncia contratação por empréstimo de zagueiro Maicon, do Porto (São Paulo announce loan signing of Maicon, from Porto); Esporte UOL, 15 February 2016 (Portuguese)
- Porto aceita troca, e São Paulo confirma contratação de Maicon (Porto accepts swap, and São Paulo confirms signing of Maicon); UOL Esporte, 28 June 2016 (Portuguese)
- "Maicon". Soccerway. Retrieved 21 June 2014.