Marcelo Ferreira (footballer)

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Marcelo Ferreira
Personal information
Full name Marcelo Ferreira Martins
Date of birth (1975-10-07) 7 October 1975 (age 43)
Place of birth Brazil
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Marathón Veteranos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2000 Broncos UNAH 36 (17)
2000–2001 Olimpia 43 (6)
2002 Platense 40 (28)
2003–2005 Olimpia 63 (12)
2005–2006 Motagua 29 (8)
2006–2007 Atlético Olanchano 33 (11)
2007–2008 Marathón 17 (3)
2008–2009 Platense 27 (2)
2009–2010 Real Juventud 17 (7)
2010–2011 Parrillas One 45 (36)
2012 Cobán Imperial 12 (2)
Total 362 (132)
National team
2003–2005 Honduras ? (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2013
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2013

Marcelo Ferreira Martins (born 7 November 1975) is a Brazilian and naturalized Honduran former football player.[1]

He is currently the fifth all time top scorer in the Honduran Liga Nacional with a total of 94 goals. Now he lives in Honduras. Ferreira along with Denilson Costa are among the only naturalized Honduran nationals to have played for the Honduras national football team.

Club career[edit]

Ferreira was born in Brazil. He came to Honduras in 1997, by recommendation of José de la Paz Herrera. His first team was Broncos UNAH in 1999. His brilliant performance in Broncos made him go to Olimpia. In the 2001-02 Clausura, he was transferred to Platense. During his two tournaments in Platense, Ferreira scored a total of 28 goals. He went back in 2003 to Olimpia. After 2 years, he was contracted by F.C. Motagua for the 2005-06 Apertura. He scored 8 goals for Motagua during the two tournaments. After Motagua, Ferreira went to Atlético Olanchano for the 2006-07 season. Ferreira scored 11 goals during the season. In the 2007-08 Apertura, C.D. Marathón signed Marcelo Ferreira. Ferreira didn't have an acceptable performance, scoring only 3 goals. He then moved to Platense, six years after his first spell at this team. This time, Ferreira had a poor performance. He made only 2 goals. For 2009 he signed for Parrillas One in the Liga de Ascenso de Honduras.