Marco Soares (footballer)
|Full name||Marco Paulo Silva Soares|
|Date of birth||16 June 1984|
|Place of birth||Setúbal, Portugal|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|2006–2007||→ Olhanense (loan)||15||(2)|
|2008||→ Pandurii (loan)||1||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 August 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 June 2018
Born in Setúbal, Portugal, Soares started playing professionally with F.C. Barreirense, competing two seasons in the third division and one in the second. In 2006 he signed for U.D. Leiria, but only made two Primeira Liga appearances in his first two years combined, also serving two loans in the process, one of them in Romania with CS Pandurii Târgu Jiu.
On 31 October 2010, during a 1–2 home loss against Sporting Clube de Portugal – where he started his youth career in 1997 – Soares fractured his left leg while attempting a shot, being sidelined for four months. After returning, he contributed with 14 appearances in 2011–12 as his team suffered relegation.
Soares opted to represent Cape Verde internationally. He was a member of the squad in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign and, after the national team was eliminated, was called up for friendlies with Malta and Angola, in August 2009.
On 24 May 2010, he appeared in a friendly in Covilhã with Portugal who was preparing for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, playing the entire match as the minnows (ranked 117th) managed a 0–0 draw.
- As of match played on 29 November 2015
|Barreirense||2003–04||Portuguese Second Division||32||2||2||0||—||34||2|
|2004–05||Portuguese Second Division||34||4||0||0||—||34||4|
|2005–06||Portuguese Second Division||30||2||1||0||—||31||2|
|União Leiria||2006–07||Primeira Liga||1||0||0||0||—||1||0|
|Olhanense (loan)||2006–07||Segunda Liga||15||2||1||0||—||16||2|
|Pandurii (loan)||2007–08||Liga I||1||0||—||1||0|
|Omonia||2012–13||Cypriot First Division||26||3||5||0||2[b]||0||33||3|
|2013–14||Cypriot First Division||14||1||0||0||2[b]||0||16||1|
|AEL Limassol||2015–16||Cypriot First Division||11||0||1||0||—||12||0|
- Appearances in UEFA Cup
- Appearances in UEFA Europa League
- Cypriot Super Cup: 2012
- Cypriot Super Cup: 2015
- ""Há jogadores numa situação extrema", diz capitão da U. Leiria" ["Some players are in dire straits", says U. Leiria captain] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 14 April 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
- "Marco Soares com fractura da tíbia e talvez do perónio" [Marco Soares with tibia fracture and possibly fibula]. Jornal de Notícias (in Portuguese). 31 October 2010. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
- "Selecção nacional de futebol: divulgada lista para amistosos com Malta e Angola" [National football team: list for friendlies with Malta and Angola released]. Expresso das Ilhas (in Portuguese). 29 August 2009. Archived from the original on 1 August 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2010.
- "Portugal held to 0–0 draw by Cape Verde". USA Today. 24 May 2010. Retrieved 28 June 2010.
- "Marco Soares". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
- "Marco Soares". Soccerway. Retrieved 2 December 2015.