Marcelo Cordeiro

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Marcelo Cordeiro
Personal information
Full name Marcelo Cordeiro de Souza
Date of birth (1981-04-12) April 12, 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth Niterói, Brazil
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
São Bento
Youth career
2001 Vasco da Gama
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2002 Vasco da Gama 0 (0)
2002 Bragantino
2002–2003 Rio Claro
2003–2006 Democrata-SL
2006 Villa Rio
2006–2007 Botafogo-SP
2007–2008 Caxias
2008 Atlético Sorocaba 24 (12)
2008–2009 Vitória 33 (5)
2009–2012 Internacional 20 (0)
2010 Botafogo (loan) 49 (7)
2011–2012 Portuguesa (loan) 86 (10)
2012–2013 Portuguesa 24 (3)
2013–2014 Sport 37 (2)
2014 Metropolitano 8 (1)
2014–2015 São Bento 13 (3)
2015– Red Bull Brasil 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 October, 2015.

Marcelo Cordeiro de Souza (born 4 December 1981), known as Marcelo Cordeiro or simply Cordeiro, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Red Bull Brasil as a left back.

Club career[edit]

Born in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Cordeiro graduated with Vasco da Gama's youth setup, but left in the following year after the club's financial troubles. He subsequently resumed his career in the lower levels.

In 2008, after scoring 12 goals for Atlético Sorocaba, Cordeiro joined Vitória. He made his first team – and Série A – debut on 10 May, starting in a 0–2 home loss against Cruzeiro.[1]

Cordeiro scored his first professional goals on 9 July, netting a brace in a 5–2 home routing over Botafogo.[2] He appeared in 33 matches and scored five goals, and moved to Internacional on 9 January 2009.[3]

Cordeiro was subsequently loaned to Botafogo[4] and Portuguesa,[5] and signed permanently with the latter in November 2011.[6] He was an ever-present figure with Lusa, appearing in more than 100 matches for the club.

On 25 April 2013 Cordeiro joined Sport Recife.[7] On 30 May of the following year he was released,[8] and signed for Metropolitano on 4 August.[9]




  1. ^ Cruzeiro estréia com vitória fora de casa (Cruzeiro debuts with an away win); Globo Esporte, 10 May 2008 (Portuguese)
  2. ^ Vitória goleia e mantém hegemonia sobre o Botafogo (Vitória thrashes and maintains dominance over Botafogo); Globo Esporte, 9 July 2008 (Portuguese)
  3. ^ Inter contrata Michel Alves e Marcelo Cordeiro (Inter signs Michel Alves and Marcelo Cordeiro); Internacional's official website, 7 January 2009 (Portuguese)
  4. ^ Marcelo Cordeiro deve ser anunciado pelo Botafogo na segunda (Marcelo Cordeiro may be announced by Botafogo on Monday); Clic RBS. Retrieved on 5 February 2015 (Portuguese)
  5. ^ Portuguesa acerta empréstimo do lateral Marcelo Cordeiro (Portuguesa completes the loan of full-back Marcelo Cordeiro); ESPN Brasil, 8 January 2011 (Portuguese)
  6. ^ Portuguesa renova com o lateral-esquerdo Marcelo Cordeiro até o final de 2013 (Portuguesa renews with left-back Marcelo Cordeiro until the end of 2013); UOL Esporte, 18 November 2011 (Portuguese)
  7. ^ Marcelo se apresenta ao Sport (Marcelo presents himself to Sport); Sport's official website, 25 April 2013 (Portuguese)
  8. ^ Marcelo Cordeiro é dispensado do Sport e detona diretoria: "Interfere na escalação" (Marcelo Cordeiro is released by Sport and blasts board: "Interferes in the lineups"); Superesportes, 30 May 2014 (Portuguese)
  9. ^ Metrô anuncia dois reforços para a Série D: Hiroshi e Marcelo Cordeiro (Metrô announces two signings for Série D: Hiroshi and Marcelo Cordeiro); Globo Esporte, 4 August 2014 (Portuguese)

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