Fernando Marçal

Fernando Marçal de Oliveira (born 19 February 1989) is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a left wing-back for Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Marçal
Fernando Marçal 2019.jpg
Marçal with Lyon in 2019
Personal information
Full name Fernando Marçal de Oliveira[1]
Date of birth (1989-02-19) 19 February 1989 (age 32)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Left-back
Club information
Current team
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Number 5
Youth career
2005–2008 Grêmio
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Guaratinguetá 3 (0)
2010–2011 Torreense 40 (3)
2011–2015 Nacional 97 (2)
2015–2017 Benfica 0 (0)
2015–2016Gaziantepspor (loan) 21 (0)
2016–2017Guingamp (loan) 31 (0)
2017–2020 Lyon 42 (0)
2020– Wolverhampton Wanderers 21 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 October 2021

CareerEdit

After playing for Grêmio and Guaratinguetá in Brazil, Marçal headed to Portugal. In 2010, he signed for Torreense in Portuguese Second Division. He made 40 appearances for the club before signing for Nacional in Primeira Liga. After amassing over 80 appearances at Nacional, his performances attracted the interest of 2014–15 Primeira Liga champions Benfica, who subsequently signed him onto a five-year contract.[2][3]

On 20 August 2015, Marçal was loaned out to Turkish side Gaziantepspor for a season.[4]

On 16 June 2017, he signed for French club Olympique Lyonnais for €4.5 million after a stint with rival club Guingamp, where he made seven assists in 31 league appearances.[5]

On 6 September 2020, Marçal moved to English Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers for a fee of €2 million in a two-year deal.[6][7] Marçal made his full debut for Wolves on 14 September 2020 in a Premier League game away to Sheffield United.[8]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 16 October 2021[9]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Guaratinguetá 2010 Campeonato Paulista Série A2 3 0 0 0 3 0
Torreense 2010–11 Segunda Divisão 28 2 2 0 0 0 30 2
2011–12 Segunda Divisão 12 1 2 0 0 0 14 1
Total 40 3 4 0 0 0 44 3
Nacional 2011–12 Primeira Liga 14 0 1 0 0 0 15 0
2012–13 Primeira Liga 27 0 1 0 1 0 29 0
2013–14 Primeira Liga 27 2 0 0 1 0 28 2
2014–15 Primeira Liga 29 0 5 0 1 0 2[a] 0 37 0
Total 97 2 7 0 3 0 2 0 109 2
Benfica 2015–16 Primeira Liga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016–17 Primeira Liga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gaziantepspor (loan) 2015–16 Süper Lig 21 0 2 1 0 0 23 1
Guingamp (loan) 2016–17 Ligue 1 31 0 4 0 0 0 35 0
Lyon 2017–18 Ligue 1 18 0 4 0 0 0 6[a] 0 28 0
2018–19 Ligue 1 12 0 4 0 2 0 3[b] 0 21 0
2019–20 Ligue 1 11 0 5 0 2 0 7[b] 0 25 0
2020–21 Ligue 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 42 0 13 0 4 0 116 0 75 0
Lyon B 2018–19 Championnat National 2 1 0 1 0
2019–20 Championnat National 2 1 0 1 0
Total 2 0 2 0
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2020–21 Premier League 13 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
2021–22 Premier League 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Total 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 0
Career total 257 5 24 1 7 0 18 0 306 6
  1. ^ a b Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ a b Appearances in UEFA Champions League

HonoursEdit

Benfica

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2020/21 Premier League squads confirmed". Premier League. 20 October 2020. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  2. ^ "Benfica: Marçal assinou por cinco épocas e volta na pré-época". Maisfutebol. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  3. ^ Ruela, João (27 June 2015). "Conheça os 10 novos reforços do Benfica" [Meet the 10 new Benfica players] (in Portuguese). Diário de Notícias. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-08-21.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Lyon sign full-back Fernando Marcal from Benfica for €4.5 million". ESPN. 16 June 2017. Archived from the original on 15 January 2018. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Transfer of Fernando Marçal to Wolverhampton Wanderers". Olympique Lyonnais. 6 September 2020. Retrieved 6 September 2020.
  7. ^ "Champions League semi-finalist Marçal joins Wolves". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. 6 September 2020.
  8. ^ Rose, Gary (14 September 2020). "Sheffield United 0–2 Wolverhampton Wanderers: Nuno praises special Wolves". BBC Sport.
  9. ^ Fernando Marçal at Soccerway

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