Marciano Bruma

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Marciano Bruma
Marciano Bruma 2011.jpg
Marciano Bruma in 2011
Personal information
Full name Marciano Bruma van Homoet
Date of birth (1984-03-07) March 7, 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Rotterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Sparta 28 (1)
2007–2009 Barnsley 36 (0)
2009–2010 Willem II 18 (0)
2010–2011 Arka Gdynia 25 (0)
2011–2012 Lech Poznań 6 (0)
2012-2013 Rijnsburgse Boys 5 (0)
2014–2016 Excelsior Maassluis 16 (0)
2016– XerxesDZB
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 August 2011.

Marciano Bruma (born as Marciano van Homoet on 7 March 1984) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays for XerxesDZB in the Dutch Hoofdklasse.

Bruma is a defender who made his debut in professional football as part of the Sparta Rotterdam squad in the 2004–05 season.

Club career[edit]


Van Homoet was signed by Barnsley on 8 June 2007.[1] 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.

After breaking a bone in his hand during pre-season, Van Homoet made his Barnsley debut in December 2007 against Sheffield United.

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.[2] He then excelled in the subsequent quarter-final victory against Chelsea[3] and also played at Wembley in the Semi-Final against Cardiff City.

His second season with the Oakwell outfit did not get off to a very good start; getting himself sent off in the first match of the 2008/09 season vs Queens Park Rangers.

Willem II[edit]

He was released in July 2009 when his contract expired. He then signed a deal with Dutch side Willem II.[4]

Arka Gdynia[edit]

He signed a two-year contract with Polish club Arka Gdynia on 9 July 2010.[5] He was released from Arka Gdynia on 30 June 2011.[6]

Lech Poznań[edit]

On 18 August 2011 Bruma signed a one-year contract with Polish side Lech Poznań,[7] only to leave them after one year for Dutch amateur side Rijnsburgse Boys.[8]

He was snapped up by Excelsior Maassluis in summer 2014[9] and left them for Hoofdklasse club XerxesDZB in 2016.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Marciano is the older brother of VfL Wolfsburg player Jeffrey Bruma.

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[11]


  1. ^ "Barnsley complete double signing". BBC Sport. 2007-06-08. Retrieved 2007-06-08. 
  2. ^ "Liverpool 1-2 Barnsley". BBC. 16 February 2008. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Barnsley 1-0 Chelsea". BBC. 8 March 2008. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Willem II contracteert Bruma" (in Dutch). Willem II Tilburg. 2009-08-26. Retrieved 2009-08-26. 
  5. ^ Marciano Bruma zostal nowym pilkarzem Arki Gdynia
  6. ^ 11 piłkarzy odchodzi z Arki Archived 2011-09-07 at the Wayback Machine. 30.06.2011,
  7. ^ Marciano Bruma zawodnikiem Lecha Poznań
  8. ^ Rijnsburg haalt Bruma op bij Lech Poznan - Omroep West (in Dutch)
  9. ^ Marciano Bruma speelt volgend seizoen voor Excelsior Maassluis - Excelsior Maassluis (in Dutch)
  10. ^ Bruma van Excelsior M naar XerxesDZB - WOS (in Dutch)
  11. ^ "CLARIFICATION – MARCIANO VAN HOMOET". Barnsley FC. 2007-09-12. Retrieved 2007-09-12. 

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