Marcelinho (footballer, born June 1987)
Marcelo Leite Pereira (born 22 June 1987), known as Marcelinho, is a Brazilian former professional footballer who played as a winger or an attacking midfielder.
|Full name||Marcelo Leite Pereira|
|Date of birth||22 June 1987|
|Place of birth||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Position(s)||Winger, attacking midfielder|
|2006||Atlético Madrid B||2||(0)|
|2008||→ Ipatinga (loan)||10||(2)|
|2021||→ ATK Mohun Bagan (loan)||8||(2)|
|2022||→ NorthEast United (loan)||8||(1)|
|*Club domestic league appearances and goals|
Having started his professional career with Spanish club Atlético Madrid B, Marcelinho has played for Brazilian, Spanish, Greek, Emirati and Indian clubs. He amassed more than 100 caps with Greek club Skoda Xanthi. His Major Club career success came in India at ISL as he finished 2016 Indian Super League season as the league's top scorer and won the Golden Boot with Delhi Dyanamos. Then he went on to play for Pune City in the ISL in 2017–18 and 2018–19 season.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Marcelinho started his senior professional career at the age of 18 with the reserves of Atlético Madrid, followed by a stint with Getafe CF B. In 2008, he signed a contract with Kalamata. After a few months there he signed a contract with Skoda Xanthi and he stayed there for four years and then he signed with Baniyas in UAE, for a fee of €600,000. At Skoda Xanthi, Marcelinho played 115 games( 17 goals, 14 assists) in all competitions.
In March 2014 Sky Sport reported that Marcelinho had signed a one-year contract (with an option for two additional years) with Catania. Eventually, on 12 July 2014, it was officially announced that Marcelinho signed a one-year contract with Catania on a free transfer.
On 18 January 2015, he signed with Atromitos F.C. on a 1+1⁄2-year contract. On 30 July 2015, in a game for UEFA Europa League preliminary round against AIK Solna, he was the man of the match having one assist, a goal and a drawn penalty, in a victorious 3–1 away win. On 4 February 2016, he mutually agreed with the club to rescind his contract.
On 25 August 2016, Marcelinho switched to the Indian Super League with Delhi Dynamos FC. Head coach Gianluca Zambrotta said that his experience would help the team. On 6 October, he made his first team debut, scoring a brace in a 3–1 victory against Chennaiyin FC. On 27 November, he scored a hat-trick in a 5–1 routing of FC Goa. He also scored found the net in a 2–1 victory against Kerala Blasters in the semi-finals. He ended the season as the league's top scorer with 10 goals and subsequently won the Golden Boot.
On 16 January 2017, Marcelinho signed with Brazilian top tier club Avaí FC. In August, he returned to the Indian Super League with FC Pune City. On 26 November, he scored a brace in a 4–1 victory against ATK. On 30 December, he scored a hat-trick against NorthEast United FC as his side won by 5–0.
On 2 September 2020, Marcelinho joined ISL club Odisha FC for the 2020–21 Indian Super League season.
On 26 January 2021, He swapped club with Brad Inman and joined ATK Mohun Bagan FC on loan till the end of 2020–21 Indian Super League season. He scored his first goal in debut for ATK Mohun Bagan.
On 23 April 2021, Marcelinho joined Esporte Clube Taubaté that competes in the Campeonato Paulista Série A2, the second tier of the São Paulo State league.
On 6 January 2022, Marcelinho joined NorthEast United from Rajasthan United on loan deal till the end of 2021–22 Indian Super League season. He made his debut against Chennaiyin on 21 January, which ended in a 2–1 loss as a substitute for Laldanmawia Ralte in the 64th minute of the game.
Style of playEdit
Mainly a left winger, Marcelinho can also play on the right wing. Since his youth days, he has been playing as a winger or as a second striker. In an interview, he said that he considered "a wide position to be his favourite on the pitch" because it gave him space to run.
He is married to Juliana. They parent Giovanna (born 15 November 2013) and Enrico (born 6 December 2017).
- As of 25 February 2022
|Atlético Madrid B||2006–07||Segunda División B||3||0||—||—||3||0|
|Skoda Xanthi||2009–10||Superleague Greece||19||2||1||—||19||3|
|Baniyas||2013–14||UAE Arabian Gulf League||11||3||4||0||—||15||3|
|Delhi Dynamos||2016||Indian Super League||15||10||—||—||15||10|
|Pune City||2017–18||Indian Super League||17||8||1||1||—||18||9|
|ATK Mohun Bagan (loan)||2020–21||8||2||—||—||8||2|
|Rodos||2021–22||Super League Greece 2||1||0||—||—||1||0|
|NorthEast United (loan)||2021–22||Indian Super League||8||1||—||—||8||1|
- ^ a b Appearances in UEFA Europa League
- ^ Appearances in Campeonato Goiano
- ^ Appearances in Primeira Liga (Brazil) and Campeonato Catarinense
- ^ a b "I am not here for tourism: Delhi Dynamos' Marcelinho on ISL 2016 and playing with Malouda in video games". First Post. 14 December 2016. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
- ^ Επίσημα στην Μπανί Γιάς ο Μαρσελίνιο!. www.sentragoal.gr. 22 September 2013.
- ^ "Marcelinho has signed". www.transfermarketweb.com. 9 March 2014.
- ^ "Marcelo Leite Pereira ha firmato con il Catania". www.calciocatania.com. 8 March 2014.
- ^ Στην Κατάνια και επίσημα ο Μαρσελίνιο!. www.kerkida.net. 12 July 2014.
- ^ «Μόλις έμαθα για Ατρόμητο, έπρεπε να επιστρέψω». www.sdna.gr. 18 January 2015.
- ^ ΑΙΚ Στοκχόλμης – Ατρόμητος 1–3. www.gazzetta.gr. 30 July 2015.
- ^ Προς Βραζιλία ο Μαρσελίνιο, ελεύθερος από τον Ατρόμητο. www.sport24.gr. 4 February 2016.
- ^ a b "Delhi Dynamos F.C. sign Brazilian Marcelo Leite". Delhi Dynamos. 25 August 2016. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
- ^ "Marcelinho stars in Delhi Dynamos' 3-1 victory over Chennaiyin FC". The Indian Express. 6 October 2016. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
- ^ "ISL 2016 Watch: Marcelinho scores hat-trick as Delhi Dynamos wallop Goa 5-1". DNA India. 27 November 2016. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
- ^ "ISL 2016: Kerala Blasters Beat Delhi Dynamos on Penalties to Enter Final". News18. 14 December 2016. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
- ^ "ISL: Marcelinho bags Golden Boot, Malouda named Hero of the League". India Today. 19 December 2016. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
- ^ "Atacante Marcelinho é a mais nova contratação do Avaí para 2017 [Striker Marcelinho is Avaí's newest signing for 2017]" (in Portuguese). Esportes Hawaii. 16 January 2017. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
- ^ "FC Pune City sign Brazilian winger Marcelinho". Pune Mirror. 22 August 2017. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
- ^ "ISL 2017: Marcelinho Pereira stars as FC Pune City rout ATK 4-1". The Indian Express. 26 November 2017. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
- ^ "ISL 2017: Marcelinho Nets Hat-trick as Pune Trounce NorthEast United 5-0". News18. 30 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
- ^ "ISL: Odisha FC signs Brazilian forward Marcelinho". Sportstar. 2 September 2020. Retrieved 24 April 2021.
- ^ "ISL 2020-21: Odisha FC trades Marcelinho for midfielder Brad Inman". Sportstar. 29 January 2021. Retrieved 24 April 2021.
- ^ "ISL: ATK Mohun Bagan snatch victory against Kerala Blasters". Times of India. 1 February 2021. Retrieved 24 April 2021.
- ^ "Atacante Marcelo Leite é Novo Referço Do Burro Para A SÉRIE A2". ectaubate (in Portuguese). 23 April 2021. Retrieved 24 April 2021.
- ^ "NorthEast United all set to sign ISL journeyman Marcelinho on loan". inside sport. 6 January 2022. Retrieved 6 January 2022.
- ^ "Chennaiyin FC come from behind to beat NorthEast United FC and move into the top four: Marcelinho made a debut". Indian Super League. 21 January 2022. Retrieved 28 January 2022.
- ^ Marcelinho at Soccerway
- Marcelinho at BDFutbol
- Marcelinho at Soccerway