Marcos Roberto Silveira Reis


Marcos Roberto Silveira Reis
Marcos
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Personal information
Full name Marcos Roberto Silveira Reis
Date of birth August 4, 1973 (1973-08-04) (age 38)
Place of birth Oriente, Brazil
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current club Palmeiras
Number 12
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992– Palmeiras 267 (0)
National team
1999–2005 Brazil 29 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 October 2011.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 October 2011

Marcos Roberto Silveira Reis (born on August 4, 1973, in Oriente, São Paulo), known simply as Marcos, is a Brazilian World Cup winning footballer who plays as a goalkeeper. He plays for Palmeiras, of the Série A, since he started playing professional football in 1992 and has since become one of it's greatest idols, being nicknamed "São Marcos" (Saint Marcos). He was the main goalkeeper of the champion brazilian squad of the 2002 FIFA World Cup and is frequently placed among the best brazilian goalkeepers of all time.


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Club career

He has been playing for Brazilian professional club Palmeiras since 1992 and is the first goalkeeper since 1999 after a injury of Velloso, the first-choice goalkeeper at the time. With outstanding performances in the Copa Libertadores 1999 he helped the team achieve the title, passing through the Palmeiras' arch rivals Corinthians in the penalty shoot-outs in the quarter-final, since then he was nicknamed São Marcos (Saint Marcos), as the angel of Palmeiras. In 2000 once again he faced Corinthians in the Libertadores, this time at the semi-final level, and again eliminated the rivals in a penalty competition.

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 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. In 2002 he got the first of a series of injuries that affected his career.

In 2008 he helped Palmeiras win the Campeonato Paulista 2008. Marcos played his 400th match for Palmeiras on September 21, 2008 in a Campeonato Brasileiro Série A match between his club and Vasco.[2]

He also received a special shirt for playing his 400th match. The number 400 is printed on the back, with his name and the writings "O melhor goleiro do Brasil" (The best goalkeeper in Brazil). In the front, all the titles that he has won along with Palmeiras and Brazil's national team are printed.[3]

Marcos is one of the greatest idols of Palmeiras' fans, alongside Ademir da Guia, Leivinha and Djalma Santos.

International career

Marcos debuted for Brazil in a match against Spain on November 13, 1999. Previously, he was included in Brazil's squad for Copa América 1999 and 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup as a second-choice goalkeeper. He remained as Brazil's backup goalkeeper as Dida and Rogério Ceni was preferred ahead of him. He became Brazil's starting goalkeeper in Copa América 2001 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. 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 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup and Copa América 2004. In 2005, he was recalled 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 October 6, 2006, Marcos announced his retirement from international football, but continues to play for Palmeiras, the only team he has played for in his career.

Career statistics

Marcos in 2011 Campeonato Brasileiro

As of July 21, 2011

Club Season Série A Brazilian Cup Paulista League South America International Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Palmeiras
1992 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - 0 0
1993 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - 1 0
1994 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - 1 0
1995 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - 1 0
1996 12 0 7 0 4 0 - - - - 23 0
1997 5 0 2 0 6 0 - - - - 13 0
1998 1 0 5 0 3 0 - - - - 9 0
1999 15 0 7 0 3 0 14 0 1 0 40 0
2000 28 0 4 0 12 0 14 0 - - 58 0
2001 14 0 4 0 7 0 12 0 - - 37 0
2002 19 0 2 0 9 0 - - - - 30 0
Season Série B Brazilian Cup Paulista League South America International Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2003 32 0 3 0 12 0 - - - - 47 0
Season Série A Brazilian Cup Paulista League South America International Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2004 5 0 5 0 7 0 - - - - 17 0
2005 22 0 - - 11 0 8 0 - - 41 0
2006 4 0 - - 5 0 3 0 - - 12 0
2007 1 0 2 0 4 0 - - - - 7 0
2008 37 0 4 0 19 0 6 0 - - 66 0
2009 36 0 - - 18 0 12 0 - - 66 0
2010 13 0 6 0 17 0 1 0 - - 37 0
2011 20 0 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 19 0
Career total 267 0 54 0 139 0 71 0 1 0 532[4] 0


Honours

Marcos at 2010 Campeonato Paulista

Palmeiras

Brazil

Individual

  • Best Goalkeeper of the Libertadores Cup: 1999
  • Best Player of the Libertadores Cup: 1999
  • Revelation of the Libertadores Cup: 1999
  • Best Player in the Final of the Libertadores Cup of America: 1999
  • Best Goalkeeper of the Paulista Championship: 1999
  • 4th Best Goalkeeper in the World: 2002 (IFFHS)
  • 3rd More Popular Player of the World: 2008 (IFFHS)
  • Best Goalkeeper in Brazilian League by Trophy Mesa Redonda: 2008, 2009


See also

  • One-club man


References


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