Marquinhos Santos

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Marquinhos Santos
Personal information
Full name Marcos Vinícius dos Santos Gonçalves
Date of birth (1979-05-24) 24 May 1979 (age 40)
Place of birth Santos, Brazil
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Chapecoense (manager)
Youth career
Teams managed
Years Team
2003–2009 Atlético Paranaense (youth)
2009–2012 Coritiba U20
2011–2012 Brazil U15
2012 Brazil U17
2012–2013 Coritiba
2014 Bahia
2014–2015 Coritiba
2016 Fortaleza
2016–2017 Figueirense
2017 Fortaleza
2017–2018 Paysandu
2018 Londrina
2018–2019 São Bento
2019 Juventude
2019– Chapecoense

Marcos Vinícius dos Santos Gonçalves (born 24 May 1979), known as Marquinhos Santos, is a Brazilian football manager, currently in charge of Chapecoense.


Born in Santos, São Paulo, Santos played youth football for Santos FC as a midfielder, but never played professionally. In 1999 he moved to Curitiba, and started working in a small football school in the city called Sociedade Morgenau.[1]

In 2003, Santos joined Atlético Paranaense, being in charge of the youth squads until 2009, when he joined Coritiba's under-20 squad.[2] In 2011 he was appointed manager of the Brazil under-15 national team, and took over the under-17s in the following year, after Emerson Ávila was in charge of the under-20s.

On 6 September 2012, Santos returned to Coritiba, now being appointed first team manager after the dismissal of Marcelo Oliveira.[3] He was dismissed roughly one year later,[4] and was replaced by Péricles Chamusca.

Santos was announced as manager of Bahia on 12 December 2013,[5] but was sacked the following 26 July after nine winless matches.[6] On 24 August, he returned to Coxa,[7] and managed to avoid relegation with the club.

Santos was appointed as manager of Vasco da Gama on 10 December 2014, but decided not to take over to family issues and remained at Coritiba.[8] On 8 June of the following year, he was relieved from his duties at the latter club, after four consecutive defeats.[9]

Santos spent the following three seasons managing clubs in the Série B and in the Série C, such as Fortaleza, Figueirense,[10] Paysandu, Londrina, São Bento and Juventude. On 16 September 2019, he returned to the top tier after being named manager of Chapecoense, seriously threatened with relegation.[11]







Brazil U15


  1. ^ "Amigos, Marquinhos e Claudinei são crias da base do Santos" [Friends, Marquinhos and Claudinei are graduates from Santos' youth setup] (in Portuguese). Terra. 4 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Para Drubscky, saída de Marquinhos foi um espanto" [To Drubscky, Marquinhos' exit was a surprise] (in Portuguese). Furacã 4 August 2009. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Marcelo Oliveira deixa o Coritiba, e Marquinhos Santos assume o time" [Marcelo Oliveira leaves Coritiba, and Marquinhos Santos takes over] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 6 September 2012. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Diretoria administrativa anuncia mudanças no Coritiba" [Administrative board announce changes at Coritiba] (in Portuguese). Coritiba FBC. 25 September 2013. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Marquinhos Santos é o novo técnico do Bahia" [Marquinhos Santos is the new manager of Bahia] (in Portuguese). A Tarde. 12 December 2013. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Troca de comando" [Change of command] (in Portuguese). EC Bahia. 26 July 2014. Archived from the original on 27 July 2014. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  7. ^ "Coritiba anuncia novo treinador" [Coritiba announce new manager] (in Portuguese). Coritiba FBC. 24 August 2014. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  8. ^ "Marquinhos Santos alega problema de saúde na família e desiste do Vasco" [Marquinhos Santos alleges health problem in the family and gives up on Vasco] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 11 December 2014. Retrieved 12 December 2014.
  9. ^ "Marquinhos é demitido do Coritiba, e Ney Franco é o novo técnico do clube" [Marquinhos is fired from Coritiba, and Ney Franco is the new manager of the club] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 8 June 2015. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  10. ^ "Antes de mata-mata, Marquinhos Santos deixa Leão e assume Figueira" [Before knockout rounds, Marquinhos Santos leaves Leão and takes over Figueira] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 19 September 2016. Retrieved 19 September 2016.
  11. ^ "Marquinhos Santos é o novo técnico da Chapecoense" [Marquinhos Santos is the new manager of Chapecoense] (in Portuguese). Chapecoense. 16 September 2019. Retrieved 18 October 2019.

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