Marcel Augusto Ortolan
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|Full name||Marcel Augusto Ortolan|
|Date of birth||12 November 1981|
|Place of birth||Mirassol, São Paulo, Brazil|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 1 1⁄2 in)|
|2006||→ Braga (loan)||10||(1)|
|2006–2007||→ São Paulo (loan)||3||(0)|
|2007||→ Grêmio (loan)||17||(5)|
|2008||→ Cruzeiro (loan)||0||(0)|
|2008||→ Grêmio (loan)||29||(9)|
|2009||→ Vissel Kobe (loan)||10||(3)|
|2010||→ Santos (loan)||13||(5)|
|2011||→ Vasco da Gama (loan)||0||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Marcel started his career in Brazilian regional league, playing for Coritiba. After brief spell in Suwon Samsung Bluewings, he joined Académica de Coimbra in 2004. The two seasons spent in Académica de Coimbra were probably the highest point, so far, in Marcel's career: he managed to score 13 goals, saving the club from relegation in the second season and catching the eye of Portuguese big teams such as Benfica and Porto.
He was signed on loan from Benfica in January 2006. Benfica signed the player permanently in the summer of 2006, paying around €3.5 million for him, the value of the release clause. However, in December, Marcel was loaned to Braga for one year. Upon his return, Marcel was loaned once more, this time around to the Brazilian side São Paulo for another year. Nevertheless, Marcel was unable to establish himself in the team, hence the loan contract was canceled. Marcel was once again loaned, now to Grêmio where he joined his Benfica team-mate Diego Souza.
He played 29 times for the Campeonato Brasileiro 2008 and score nine goals. On 19 December, Marcel was released from Grêmio and Benfica loaned him for another season, this time for the J1 League side Vissel Kobe.
Rumors around his return to Benfica have started to appear around Portuguese sports journals due to his success in Japan and because of the confirmation that the club's coach Jorge Jesus would bring another striker in January to suppress the shortage of pure centre-forward players on the squad.
In September 2011 he returned to Coritiba, subject to bureaucratic clearance.
- Campeonato Paranaense: 2003, 2012
- Suwon Bluewings
- K-League: 2004
- Copa do Brasil: 2010
- Campeonato Paranaense Top Scorer: 2003
- "Grêmio não renova com Marcel e atacante vai jogar no time de Caio Júnior.". Globo Esporte. 19 December 2008.
- "ベンフィカ所属FWマルセウ選手、期限付き移籍加入決定" (in Japanese). vissel-kobe.co.jp. 24 December 2008. Retrieved 19 June 2009.
- "Coritiba acerta com Marcel". Coritiba FC (in Portuguese). 6 September 2011. Retrieved 18 November 2011.