Marcelo Valverde

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Marcelo Valverde
Personal information
Full name Marcelo dos Santos Farias Valverde
Date of birth (1989-11-21) November 21, 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
SE Gama
Number 27
Youth career
2003–2009 Flamengo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Flamengo 0 (0)
2010 CFZ (loan) 0 (0)
2011 Angra dos Reis 0 (0)
2011–2012 Nacional 15 (0)
2012– SE Gama 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 22, 2012.

Marcelo dos Santos Farias Valverde, better known as Marcelo Valverde (born November 21, 1989 in Rio de Janeiro), is a Brazilian goalkeeper who plays for Brazilian side SE Gama.


Marcelo Valverde, Marcelinho, began his career in a small school that was held in the condominium where he lives. However, at 10 years, driven by a friend of his father to the Estádio da Gávea, auditioned for the team of Flamengo, has been approved, and is there today, with much success in the youth ranks of red-black.

The young archer is currently the team's youth club, where he has won several titles. Among them, the tricampeonato state under-19 and the same state, however, the Under-17, and Copa OPG and Copa Belo Horizonte.

Next season, in 2008, the goalkeeper will have 19 years, and thus may continue to participate in disputes in the juniors, if not promoted to the professional team.

Marcelo had a defining moment in his career still in the year 2007. When the Brazilian team went to Rio de Janeiro to face Ecuador in a match valid for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification, the team trained at Gávea, and Marcelo was called to attend the training.

The year also marked the third place team of Flamengo in the Champions Youth Cup, mundial interclubes U-19 category, where Marcelo was the goalkeeper and one of the highlights of the campaign.

On 1 June 2011, Marcelo joined Primeira Liga side Nacional.

Career statistics[edit]

(Correct as of October 16, 2010)
Club Season State League Brazilian Série A Copa do Brasil Copa Libertadores Copa Sudamericana Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Flamengo 2010 - - - - - - - - - - 0 0
CFZ (loan) 2010  ? ? - - - - - - - - ? ?
Total ? ? - - - - - - - - ? ?

according to combined sources on the Flamengo official website[1] and Flaestatística.[2]




  1. ^ Flamengo official website (in Portuguese)
  2. ^ Flaestatística (in Portuguese)
  3. ^ CBF Registry (in Portuguese)

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