Marquinho (footballer, born 1986)

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Marquinho with Roma in 2012
Personal information
Full name Marco Antonio de Mattos Filho
Date of birth (1986-07-03) 3 July 1986 (age 32)
Place of birth Passo Fundo, Brazil
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 7
Youth career
1998 Gaúcho
1999 Juventude
2000 Internacional
2000 Grêmio
2001 Vasco
2001–2006 Palmeiras
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 Palmeiras 1 (0)
2007 Botafogo 5 (0)
2008 Figueirense 26 (5)
2009–2011 Fluminense 91 (9)
2012–2015 Roma 52 (7)
2014Verona (loan) 15 (2)
2014–2015Ittihad (loan) 26 (9)
2015–2016 Udinese 11 (0)
2016Al-Ahli (loan) 13 (1)
2016– Fluminense 16 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 November 2016

Marco Antonio de Mattos Filho (born 3 July 1986 in Passo Fundo), commonly known as Marquinho, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Fluminense. Mainly an attacking midfielder, he can also play as a left wingback.



Marquinho started in football at Gaúcho, playing for other Rio Grande do Sul-based youth clubs until he was transferred to Vasco da Gama and later to Palmeiras. During his time at Palmeiras, he was promoted to the first team in 2007 after his manager threatened not to renew Marquinho's contract since he acted only in Palmeiras B without first team opportunities.

His first game in the first team was on January 18, 2007 in a 4–2 win at Campeonato Paulista. He also played at Brasileirão against Goiás in August 2007 before moving to Botafogo. In 2008, after being discharged from the Rio de Janeiro club, he was signed by Figueirense, being a member of the starting eleven and moving to Fluminense the following year. At the end of 2009, after a long battle against relegation, Marquinho scored in the 1-1 away draw against Coritiba in the last league match, a result that kept Fluminense at Série A and relegated Coritiba to Série B. In 2010, he was part of the team that led Fluminense to win the national title after 26 years.


Marquinho moved to Roma on 31 January 2012 on a six-month loan. He made his debut on 19 February against Parma and scored his first goal on 1 April in a 5–2 win against Novara. He scored a goal against Udinese on 11 April 2012, and one more against Napoli two weeks later. At the end of a very impressive spell at Roma, they officially signed the midfielder for a reportedly €3 million from Fluminense.

He scored his first goal of the season against Inter on 2 September 2012 in a 3–1 victory. He scored his second goal of the season in a 4–2 loss against Cagliari. He finished the season with 26 appearances and 4 goals.

On 31 January 2014, Marquinho moved to league rivals Hellas Verona on loan for the remainder of the 2013–14 season.[1]


On 2 July 2014, the Jeddah-based team Ittihad FC announced the signing of Marquinho on a season long loan from A.S. Roma for undisclosed fee. He performs very well with Ittihad FC and scored 8 goals in 14 league matches. On May 15, 2015 following the derby match against Al-Ahli, Marquinho left Saudi Arabia.


On 14 July 2016, Marquinho joined Fluminense on a three-year contract. [2]




  1. ^ "Marquinho completes loan move to Verona". 31 January 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Mais um reforço: Flu anuncia retorno do meia Marquinho, herói em 2009". Globo Esporte (in Portuguese). Retrieved 14 July 2016. 

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