Marcelo Sarvas

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Marcelo Sarvas
Marcelo Sarvas.jpg
Playing for Los Angeles Galaxy in 2013
Personal information
Full name Marcelo Fazzio Sarvas
Date of birth (1981-10-16) October 16, 1981 (age 37)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
CA Ypiranga
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002 Corinthians 1 (0)
2003 Noroeste
2004 Karlskrona 22 (3)
2005–2006 Kristianstad 43 (26)
2007–2008 Mjällby 34 (4)
2008 Bunkeflo IF 12 (2)
2009–2010 Polonia Warsaw 28 (2)
2010–2011 Alajuelense 29 (3)
2012–2014 LA Galaxy 88 (9)
2014LA Galaxy II (loan) 1 (0)
2015 Colorado Rapids 25 (2)
2016–2017 D.C. United 53 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:03, 28 October 2017 (UTC)

Marcelo Fazzio Sarvas (born October 16, 1981) is a Brazilian footballer who last played for D.C. United in Major League Soccer.

Club career[edit]

Marcelo Sarvas began his career with Brazil's SC Corinthians Paulista debuting for the first team during the 2002 season. In 2003 the attacking midfielder joined Esporte Clube Noroeste and remained at the club for one year before leaving for Europe.


Sarvas signed for Swedish side Karlskrona AIF and remained at the club for one season before joining Kristianstads FF. In his first season with Kristianstad Sarvas scored 10 goals and helped the club gain promotion to the Swedish football Division 1. His play did not go unnoticed by higher level Swedish clubs including Mjällby AIF who signed Sarvas for the 2007 season.[1]

In 2008, he once again transferred to another club in Sweden Bunkeflo IF. He was a top player for Bunkeflo and caught the eye of Polish top-flight club Polonia Warszawa. He appeared in 28 league matches for Polonia Warszawa scoring 2 goals, and in 6 UEFA Europe League matches scored 2 goals.

After two years in Poland, Sarvas returned to America this time joining Costa Rica's L.D. Alajuelense. Sarvas was given the number 10 jersey and became an instrumental player for Alajuelense and helped the club proclaim itself Verano 2011 Champion. He also was a key player in the clubs CONCACAF Champions League run, attracting the interest of other top clubs in North America, including Major League Soccer Champion Los Angeles Galaxy.[2]

Major League Soccer[edit]

On December 6, 2011 it was announced that Sarvas had signed for Los Angeles Galaxy in Major League Soccer.[3] Sarvas stayed with Los Angeles for three seasons, winning two MLS Cup championships.

On January 15, 2015 he was traded with an international roster spot to Colorado Rapids in exchange for allocation money and the #3 ranking in the allocation ranking.[4]

On 1 February 2016, Colorado traded Sarvas to D.C. United in exchange for targeted allocation money and a conditional 2018 MLS SuperDraft pick.[5] He was out of contract with United following the 2017 season.[6]



L.D. Alajuelense

Los Angeles Galaxy


  1. ^ "Marcelo på väg till Mjällby - Sport - Kristianstadsbladet - Nyheter dygnet runt". 2006-12-03. Retrieved 2011-12-13.
  2. ^ "". Archived from the original on 2012-03-28. Retrieved 2011-12-13.
  3. ^ "MLS: Marcelo Fazzio Sarvas nuevo jugador del Galaxy" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2011-12-13.
  4. ^ "Two-time MLS Cup winner Marcelo Sarvas joins the Colorado Rapids". 2015-01-15.
  5. ^ "D.C. United acquire Marcelo Sarvas from Colorado". February 2016.
  6. ^ "D.C. United exercise contract options on six players". November 28, 2017. Retrieved November 30, 2017.

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