Marcel Augusto Ortolan

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Personal information
Full name Marcel Augusto Ortolan
Date of birth (1981-11-12) 12 November 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Mirassol, São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Youth career
1999 Coritiba
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2003 Coritiba 49 (20)
2004 Suwon Bluewings 23 (8)
2004–2006 Académica 32 (13)
2006–2011 Benfica 7 (0)
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)
2011 Suwon Bluewings 11 (3)
2011–2012 Coritiba 12 (1)
2013 Mirassol
2013– Criciúma
National team
2003 Brazil U-23 8 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Marcel Augusto Ortolan (born 12 November 1981 in Mirassol, São Paulo), commonly known as Marcel, is a Brazilian footballer.


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.

In 2008, he was loaned to Cruzeiro. He played sparsely, failed to make an impact and his loan was terminated on 13 May. He was loaned again to Grêmio.

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.[1][2]

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.[3]



Suwon Bluewings



  1. ^ "Grêmio não renova com Marcel e atacante vai jogar no time de Caio Júnior.". Globo Esporte. 19 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "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). 24 December 2008. Retrieved 19 June 2009. 
  3. ^ "Coritiba acerta com Marcel". Coritiba FC (in Portuguese). 6 September 2011. Retrieved 18 November 2011. 

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