Marcos Roberto Silveira Reis
Marcos in 2010
|Full name||Marcos Roberto Silveira Reis|
|Date of birth||4 August 1973|
|Place of birth||Oriente, Brazil|
|Height||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Marcos Roberto Silveira Reis (born 4 August 1973), known as Marcos, is a Brazilian former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He spent his entire career at Palmeiras, of the Série A, from 1992 until his retirement in January 2012, and became one of the club's greatest idols, being nicknamed São Marcos ("Saint Mark" in Portuguese). He was the starting goalkeeper of the champion Brazilian squad of the 2002 FIFA World Cup. He is regarded by pundits as one of the greatest Brazilian goalkeepers of all time.
He played for Brazilian professional club Palmeiras since 1992 and was the first goalkeeper since 1999 after an injury of Velloso, the first-choice goalkeeper at the time. With outstanding performances in the 1999 Copa Libertadores he helped the team conquer the title, after beating Palmeiras' arch rivals Corinthians in the penalty shoot-outs in the quarter-final. Since then he was nicknamed São Marcos. In 2000 once again he faced Corinthians in the Libertadores, this time at the semi-final level, and again eliminated the rivals in the penalty shoot-out.
In 2002 after a fantastic World Cup participation with Brazil's team he received a proposal from the English team Arsenal and actually went to London to sign but then disappeared leaving Arsenal and fellow Brazilian, Edu, wondering where he had gone, therefore the deal never happened. When he eventually surfaced he stated that he would rather play the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B (second division) with Palmeiras than play in any European team just for the money.
He was given a special shirt for playing his 400th match. The number 400 was printed on the back, with his name and the writings "O melhor goleiro do Brasil" (The best goalkeeper in Brazil). On the front, all the titles that he has won along with Palmeiras and Brazil's national team are printed.
On 4 January 2012, at the age of 38, Marcos announced his retirement from football, due to his advanced age and the many injuries that marked his career.
Marcos debuted for Brazil in a match against Spain on 13 November 1999. Previously, he was included in Brazil's squad for the 1999 Copa América and the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup as a second-choice goalkeeper. He remained as Brazil's backup goalkeeper as Dida and Rogério Ceni were preferred ahead of him. He became Brazil's starting goalkeeper in the 2001 Copa América and retained that position after the tournament, relegating Dida to the bench.
He was subsequently included in Brazil's squad for 2002 FIFA World Cup as the first-choice goalkeeper, replacing Taffarel. He started every game in the tournament and played every minute of Brazil's matches in the tournament. He had four clean sheets, conceded only four goals in seven matches, and was elected the third-best goalkeeper in the tournament, as Brazil won the World Cup for the record fifth time.
However, after a series of injuries that affected his career, Marcos lost his place in the team after the World Cup. He made only four more international appearances after the World Cup, and was left out of Brazil's squad for the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2004 Copa América. In 2005, he was called again and included in the squad for the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup. He made one appearance in the tournament, starting in a 2–2 draw against Japan during the group stage, which turned out to be his last appearance for Brazil.
On 6 October 2005, Marcos announced his retirement from international football, but continued to play for Palmeiras, the only team he has played for in his career.
|Club||Season||Série A||Brazilian Cup||Paulista League||South America||International||Total|
|Season||Série B||Brazilian Cup||Paulista League||South America||International||Total|
|Season||Série A||Brazilian Cup||Paulista League||South America||International||Total|
- Campeonato Brasileiro Série A: 1993, 1994
- Campeonato Paulista: 1993, 1994, 1996, 2008
- Torneio Rio – São Paulo: 1993, 2000
- Copa do Brasil: 1998
- Copa Mercosur: 1998
- Copa Libertadores: 1999
- Brazilian Champions Cup: 2000
- Campeonato Brasileiro Série B: 2003
- Copa Libertadores Most Valuable Player: 1999
- Copa Libertadores Best Goalkeeper: 1999
- Copa Libertadores Final Most Valuable Player: 1999
- Copa Libertadores Best Newcomer: 1999
- Campeonato Paulista Best Goalkeeper: 1999, 2003, 2008
- Copa Mercosur Best Goalkeeper: 1999
- Torneio Rio – São Paulo Best Goalkeeper: 2000
- Best Latin American Goalkeeper: 1999, 2002
- IFFHS World's Best Goalkeeper fourth place: 2002
- Campeonato Brasileiro Série B Most Valuable Player: 2003
- Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Goalkeeper of the Year: 2008, 2009
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- "Marcos vai encarar o Galo com a camisa comemorativa de 400 jogos no Verdão" (in Portuguese). Rede Globo. 3 October 2008. Retrieved 3 October 2008.
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