Marco Balthazar

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Marco Balthazar
Personal information
Full name Marco António Burigo Balthazar
Date of birth (1983-05-14) 14 May 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Porto Alegre, Brazil
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Cruzeiro-RS
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2005 RS Futebol Clube
2004–2005 Servette (loan) 2 (2)
2006–2009 Lausanne 83[1] (15)
2010–2011 Caxias 2 (0)
2011– Cruzeiro-RS
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Marco António Burigo Balthazar (born 14 May 1983) is a Brazilian footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Esporte Clube Cruzeiro.

He also holds an Italian passport.

Career[edit]

Born in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Balthazar signed a 5-year contract with RS Futebol Clube in January 2002. He scored 12 goals in Campeonato Gaúcho Segunda Divisão in 2004, as team top-scorer.[2] In September 2004 he was loaned to Swiss Super League club Servette.[3]

After a short spell back to Brazil, he was signed by Lausanne in February 2006, along with Mauro.[4] He was released by Lausanne at the end of the 2009 season.

In May 2010 he signed a 1-year contract with Caxias, rejoining former team-mate Mauro and Marcos Rogério. He played twice in 2010 Campeonato Brasileiro Série C and also played at 2010 Copa FGF.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.football.ch Archive, Required manual search
  2. ^ "Rio Grande do Sul State Championship 2004". RSSSF Brasil. Retrieved 18 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "RELATÓRIO DE TRANSFERÊNCIAS INTERNACIONAIS EM 2004". Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) (in Portuguese). 11 March 2005. Retrieved 18 November 2010. 
  4. ^ "RELATÓRIO DE TRANSFERÊNCIAS INTERNACIONAIS EM 2006". CBF (in Portuguese). 22 January 2007. Retrieved 18 November 2010. 

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