Marciano Bruma in 2011
|Full name||Marciano Bruma van Homoet|
|Date of birth||March 7, 1984|
|Place of birth||Rotterdam, Netherlands|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 August 2011
Van Homoet was signed by Barnsley on 8 June 2007. He was originally known as Bruma, but was forced to change his name in September 2007, by the FA when Barnsley sent in his registration, after he completed a successful trial period with them at the start of the season.
When he broke his hand he had a plate screwed onto his second metacarpal in an hour-long surgery, the plate is a permanent attachment and can not be removed.
During his first season at Oakwell, he played as a substitute in the memorable win over Premier League side Liverpool in the 2007-08 FA Cup. He then excelled in the subsequent quarter-final victory against Chelsea and also played at Wembley in the Semi-Final against Cardiff City.
He had always been known as Marciano Bruma in the Netherlands, after dropping his father’s surname as a young child when his parents split up. But the FA insisted he should use the name on his birth certificate, so in England he played as Marciano van Homoet
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- "Liverpool 1-2 Barnsley". BBC. 16 February 2008. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
- "Barnsley 1-0 Chelsea". BBC. 8 March 2008. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
- "Willem II contracteert Bruma" (in Dutch). Willem II Tilburg. 2009-08-26. Retrieved 2009-08-26.
- Marciano Bruma zostal nowym pilkarzem Arki Gdynia wiadomosci24.pl
- 11 piłkarzy odchodzi z Arki Archived 2011-09-07 at the Wayback Machine. 30.06.2011, boisko.pl
- Marciano Bruma zawodnikiem Lecha Poznań
- Rijnsburg haalt Bruma op bij Lech Poznan - Omroep West (in Dutch)
- Marciano Bruma speelt volgend seizoen voor Excelsior Maassluis - Excelsior Maassluis (in Dutch)
- Bruma van Excelsior M naar XerxesDZB - WOS (in Dutch)
- "CLARIFICATION – MARCIANO VAN HOMOET". Barnsley FC. 2007-09-12. Retrieved 2007-09-12.