Marco Abreu

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Marco Abreu
Personal information
Full name Marco Paulo Coimbra de Abreu
Date of birth (1974-12-08) 8 December 1974 (age 43)
Place of birth Lubango, Angola
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Left back
Youth career
Viseu e Benfica
1990–1991 Drizes
1991–1993 Oliveira Frades
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994 Sampedrense
1994–1998 Académico Viseu 81 (1)
1998–1999 União Madeira 50 (3)
2000 Trofense 10 (0)
2000–2001 Varzim 6 (0)
2001–2003 Covilhã 58 (4)
2003–2004 Ovarense 47 (2)
2004–2005 Olhanense 14 (0)
2005–2007 Portimonense 34 (3)
2007–2010 Espinho 82 (12)
2010–2014 Avanca 58 (2)
Total 440 (27)
National team
2006 Angola 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Marco Paulo Coimbra de Abreu (born 8 December 1974) is an Angolan retired footballer who played as a left back.

Football career[edit]

Abreu was born in Lubango, Huíla Province, to a White African-Portuguese family. He left for Portugal at the age of two and, during his professional career, represented Académico de Viseu FC, C.F. União, C.D. Trofense, Varzim SC, S.C. Covilhã, A.D. Ovarense, S.C. Olhanense, Portimonense S.C. and S.C. Espinho, playing mainly in the second division where he amassed totals of 204 games and nine goals over the course of nine seasons; he added 154/15 in the third level.

Internationally, Abreu appeared for Angola at the 2006 FIFA World Cup as a replacement for suspended Yamba Asha,[1] but made no appearances in the tournament held in Germany. He had made his debut at the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, where he was also injured.


  1. ^ "Angola announce World Cup squad". BBC Sport. 14 May 2006. Retrieved 15 June 2018. 

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