Marcelo Toscano

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Marcelo Toscano
Personal information
Full name Marcelo Aparecido Toscano
Date of birth (1985-05-12) 12 May 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Areado, Brazil
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Jeju United FC
Number 10
Youth career
São Vicente
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 Paulista 35 (5)
2006 Mirassol (loan)
2006–2007 Maccabi Ahi Nazareth (loan) 0 (0)
2008 União São João (loan)
2008–2009 Lausanne (loan) 5 (0)
2009–2010 Paraná 31 (15)
2010–2012 Vitória Guimarães 61 (12)
2013 Figueirense 8 (0)
2014–2015 Comercial-SP 10 (3)
2014 Vila Nova 10 (0)
2014 Cuiabá 12 (3)
2015 Mirassol 18 (13)
2015 América Mineiro 35 (14)
2016– Jeju United FC 37 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 December 2016.

Marcelo Aparecido Toscano (born 12 May 1985) is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Jeju United FC. Mainly a striker, he can also play as a winger.

Club career[edit]

Born in Areado, Minas Gerais, Toscano was a São Vicente youth graduate. Initially a forward, he was converted to a right back during his time at Paulista, mainly due to the lack of goals.[1]

Back as a striker at Paraná, Toscano scored ten goals in 2009 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B, being the club's top goalscorer. On 20 August 2010 he moved abroad for the first time in his career, after agreeing to a four-year deal with Primeira Liga side Vitória de Guimarães.[2]

Toscano made his debut in the main category of Portuguese football on 28 August, starting and scoring a hat-trick in a 3–1 away win against C.D. Nacional. On 21 December 2012 he rescinded his contract,[3] and signed for Figueirense in the following day.[4]

Toscano appeared rarely for Figueira, and subsequently joined Comercial de Ribeirão Preto.[5] On 14 April 2014 he moved to Vila Nova,[6] but rescinded his link only two months later.[7]

Toscano finished the year with Cuiabá,[8] scoring three goals in Série C. In November 2014 he joined Mirassol,[9] and was the top goalscorer in 2015 Campeonato Paulista Série A2.

On 16 April 2015 Toscano moved to Série B side América Mineiro.[10]

Having successfully getting América Mineiro promoted to the Série A Toscano signed for Jeju United FC on 7 December 2015.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "De volta ao ataque, Marcelo Toscano busca no Paraná os gols que faltaram no Paulista" [Back to the attack, Marcelo Torcano seeks in Paraná the goals which he missed at Paulista] (in Portuguese). Gazeta do Povo. 12 October 2009. Retrieved 19 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "Médio ofensivo Marcelo Toscano é reforço" [Attacking midfielder Marcelo Toscano is an addition] (in Portuguese). Record. 20 August 2010. Retrieved 19 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "Toscano também rescinde" [Toscano also rescinds] (in Portuguese). Record. 21 December 2012. Retrieved 19 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "Figueirense anuncia Marcelo Toscano como novo reforço" [Figueirense announces Marcelo Toscano as new addition] (in Portuguese). Terra. 22 December 2012. Retrieved 19 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "Atacante acerta com equipe paulista para 2014" [Forward joins paulista team for 2014] (in Portuguese). InfoEsporte. 2 December 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "Vila Nova apresenta três reforços: Gabriel, Ângelo e Marcelo Toscano" [Vila Nova presents three signings: Gabriel, Ângelo and Marcelo Toscano] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 14 April 2014. Retrieved 19 November 2015. 
  7. ^ "Atacante Marcelo Toscano é mais um a pedir para rescindir com o Vila Nova" [Forward Marcelo Toscano is another one to rescind with Vila Nova] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 11 June 2014. Retrieved 19 November 2015. 
  8. ^ "Marcelo Toscano é a novidade na reapresentação do Cuiabá" [Marcelo Toscano is the novelty in Cuiabá's presentation] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 16 June 2014. Retrieved 19 November 2015. 
  9. ^ "Paulista A2: Na apresentação de Piza, Mirassol anuncia o atacante Marcelo Toscano" [Paulista A2: In Piza's presentation, Mirassol announces forward Marcelo Toscano] (in Portuguese). Futebol Interior. 11 November 2014. Retrieved 19 November 2015. 
  10. ^ "América-MG apresenta reforço para o setor ofensivo: Marcelo Toscano" [América-MG presents addition to the offensive line: Marcelo Toscano] (in Portuguese). Alterosa. 16 April 2015. 
  11. ^ https://twitter.com/korfootballnews/status/674074986328420352

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