Maicon Souza

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Personal information
Full name Maicon Thiago Pereira de Souza
Date of birth (1985-09-14) 14 September 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 8
Youth career
2003 Madureira
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Fluminense 25 (1)
2005 Bangu 0 (0)
2006 Botafogo 5 (0)
2006 Madureira 0 (0)
2007–2010 MSV Duisburg 27 (3)
2009–2010 Figueirense (loan) 44 (6)
2011 Figueirense 29 (1)
2012–2015 São Paulo 77 (6)
2015 Grêmio (loan) 23 (1)
2016– Grêmio 21 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 November 2016.

Maicon Thiago Pereira de Souza (born 14 September 1985), simply known as Maicon, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Grêmio as a central midfielder.


On 11 September 2009, Maicon signed for Figueirense, on loan from MSV Duisburg. He is a former player of Botafogo and Fluminense. After a good season with Figueirense, in December 2011, he signed with São Paulo.

São Paulo[edit]

Maicon came to São Paulo in December 2011, after shining for Figueirense. In that time, he said that lived "the best phase of career" and had "motivation" for going on at new club. He also said to be an athlete "that organizes the team, with good pass and who has good shoot".[1]

Despite of his good performances in first season for Tricolor side, in whose season he scored twice in a derby against Corinthians, in a victory by 3-1, a game valid by Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, Maicon never was popular among fans, who never trusted about his footballer qualities.[2]

In a hard 2013 season, when the team fought against relegation, Muricy Ramalho's coming changed Maicon's phase. Besides of taking off the club from relegation, Ramalho was fundamental for Maicon shines and, along with Paulo Henrique Ganso, another player who lived a bad shape, has become an important footballer for São Paulo's midfield. Ramalho also surprised about criticisms on Maicon. According to the coach, Maicon is a player "who knows how to play the game".[3]


São Paulo


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