|Full name||Marcelo Faria Fernandes|
|Date of birth||20 April 1971|
|Place of birth||Santos, Brazil|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|1993||→ Rio Branco-SP (loan)||22||(1)|
|1994||→ Remo (loan)||30||(2)|
|1996||→ Botafogo-SP (loan)||6||(0)|
|1997||→ América-RN (loan)||16||(0)|
|1998||→ Atlético Mineiro (loan)||4||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Born in Santos, São Paulo, Marcelo played amateur football until his 20s, and began his career at Portuguesa Santista. He moved to Santos in 1992, but after failing to break into the club's starting XI, was loaned to Rio Branco de Americana, Remo, Botafogo-SP, América-RN and Atlético Mineiro, the last one already in 1998.
On 12 March, after a 2–1 home win against rivals Palmeiras, Marcelo was definitely appointed as manager. On 9 July, after only winning three out of 30 points, he returned to his previous assistant role, being replaced by Dorival Júnior.
- Campeonato Paraense: 1994
- "Perfil | Marcelo Fernandes" [Profile | Marcelo Fernandes]. Santos FC (in Portuguese). Santos TV. 3 April 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
- "Rio Branco" (PDF). Placar. Google Books. February 1993. p. 17.
- Atlético Mineiro contrata o zagueiro Marcelo Fernandes (Atlético Mineiro signs stopper Marcelo Fernandes); Folha de S. Paulo, 7 January 1998 (in Spanish)
- "Atlético" (PDF). Placar. Google Books. February 1998. p. 67.
- Marcelo Fernandes assina com o Joinville (Marcelo Fernandes signs with Joinville) Archived 2015-04-02 at the Wayback Machine.; A Notícia, 5 December 2000 (in Portuguese)
- Náutico contra zagueiro Marcelo Fernandes (Náutico signs stopper Marcelo Fernandes); Terra, 22 March 2001 (in Spanish)
- "Portuguesa" (PDF). Placar. Google Books. March 2003. p. 149.
- Interino, Marcelo Fernandes dirigirá o Santos com Chulapa de auxiliar (Interim, Marcelo Fernandes will manage Santos with Chulapa as assistant) Archived 2015-09-25 at the Wayback Machine.; Lance!, 5 March 2015 (in Portuguese)
- Comissão técnica permanente continua no comando do time (Permanent staff remains in charge of the club); Santos' official website, 12 March 2015 (in Portuguese)
- Dorival Júnior acerta volta ao Santos e substitui Marcelo Fernandes na Vila (Dorival Júnior agrees return to Santos and replaces Marcelo Fernandes at Vila); Globo Esporte, 9 July 2015 (in Portuguese)