Zeca Marques

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Zeca Marques
Personal information
Full name José Marques
Date of birth (1961-08-16) 16 August 1961 (age 56)[1]
Place of birth Porto, Portugal
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Moroka Swallows (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Troyeville FC
Teams managed
2000 Moroka Swallows
2007–2008 Lusitano FC
2012– Moroka Swallows
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

José "Zeca" Marques (born 16 August 1961) is a Portuguese South African former football (soccer) player who currently manages Premier Soccer League club Moroka Swallows.


Born in Porto,[2] Portugal, Marques and his family moved to Johannesburg during his childhood.[3] In South Africa he has been nicknamed "Mr Lollipop" due to him sucking on a lollipop during games.[4]

Playing career[edit]

He played for Troyeville FC in the defunct NSL and also in the NPSL.[5]

Coaching career[edit]

Throughout his coaching career Marques has mainly worked as an assistant coach at Bidvest Wits and Moroka Swallows.

He was promoted to the head coaching role of Swallows in July 2012 following Gordon Igesund's appointment as Bafana Bafana coach,[6] where he remained until 2014–15 season.[7]