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Marcelo Martins Moreno

Marcelo Martins Moreno (born 18 June 1987), known as Marcelo Martins, is a Bolivian professional footballer who plays as a striker for China League One club Shijiazhuang Ever Bright and the Bolivia national football team.

Marcelo Martins
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Martins playing for Flamengo in 2013
Personal information
Full name Marcelo Martins Moreno
Date of birth (1987-06-18) 18 June 1987 (age 32)
Place of birth Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Shijiazhuang Ever Bright
Number 9
Youth career
2003–2004 Oriente Petrolero
2004–2005 Vitória
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Vitória 30 (12)
2007–2008 Cruzeiro 14 (7)
2008–2011 Shakhtar Donetsk 32 (7)
2009Werder Bremen (loan) 5 (0)
2010Wigan Athletic (loan) 12 (0)
2012–2015 Grêmio 28 (10)
2013–2014Flamengo (loan) 16 (2)
2014–2015Cruzeiro (loan) 32 (15)
2015–2016 Changchun Yatai 53 (22)
2017–2018 Wuhan Zall 34 (25)
2019– Shijiazhuang Ever Bright 12 (7)
National team
2005 Brazil U18
2007– Bolivia 76 (18)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 October 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 June 2019

Club careerEdit

Martins was born in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. He began his career at Vitória, becoming first choice in 2006, at the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C. He scored 12 goals in the competition, four less than the top goalscorer. In the middle of 2007, he moved to Cruzeiro, becoming first choice only in the next year, when he scored 8 goals at the Copa Libertadores, being the top goalscorer, alongside Salvador Cabañas.

On 27 May 2008, he signed a five-year contract with Shakhtar Donetsk. The Ukrainian club agreed to pay €9 million for the player.[1] On 29 May 2009, unable to establish himself in Donetsk, Martins joined German club Werder Bremen on loan.[2] Bremen had initially attempted to sign Martins the previous summer, but the player opted for Shakhtar. On 29 January 2010, Bremen terminated his contract and he returned to Shakhtar Donetsk.[3] At 16:44 on the final day of the transfer window, a six-month loan deal between Shakhtar and Wigan was agreed to take the player to the Premier League. He signed for Wigan Athletic on 1 February on loan.[4][5] After returning to Shakhtar as a reserve, Martins negotiated with Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense and signed with the Brazilian team for a five-year contract starting in 2012.[6] He was then loaned to Flamengo in 2013 season and Cruzeiro in 2014 season.

In February 2015, Martins transferred to Chinese Super League side Changchun Yatai.[7] In 2017 he signed for Wuhan Zall in the Chinese League One being the joint top scorer in his first season with 23 league goals.

International careerEdit

Born in Bolivia to a Brazilian father (Mauro Martins, former footballer) and Bolivian mother, Marcelo Martins has played for the Brazilian U-18 and U-20 sides at the youth level, becoming the first foreign player to be part of it and the fifth foreign player to wear the Brazilian National Team's shirt in an official match,[clarification needed] but chose to play for the Bolivian senior national team as a professional.[8]

Due to his success playing for Cruzeiro, he received his first call-up for a friendly match against Peru on 12 September 2007. Martins scored his first international goal on 20 November 2007, during a 2010 World Cup qualifier against Venezuela. He was also one of the goalscorers in Bolivia's 6–1 victory over Diego Maradona's Argentina on 1 April 2009. On 26 March 2013, he scored a goal in the 1-1 draw against Argentina.

Martins was included in the Bolivia squad for the 2015 Copa América in Chile. On 15 June, he scored the decisive goal in the team's second group match – a 3–2 defeat of Ecuador – to give El Verde its first win at the Copa América since the 1997 tournament.[9] He was Bolivia's top scorer at the tournament with two goals, and also being the only one to score on the knockout stages as Bolivia lost to Peru 1-3 in the quarter-finals. He announced his retirement from the national squad on 15 September 2015 together with Ronald Raldes, then captain, claiming divergences with head coach Julio Cesar Baldivieso.[10]

He returned to the national squad in 2016 after Guillermo Ángel Hoyos replaced Baldivieso.[11]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 1 July 2018
Club Season League Cup Continental State League Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Vitória 2005 -
2006 30 12 - 30 12
2007 -
Cruzeiro 2007 13 6 - - 1 0 - - 14 6
2008 1 1 8 6 10 8 - - 19 15
Shakhtar 2008–09 14 2 1 1 6 0 - - 21 3
Werder Bremen 2009–10 5 0 4 2 4 1 - - 13 3
Wigan Athletic 2009–10 12 0 - - - - - - 12 0
Shakhtar 2010–11 18 5 2 2 3 0 - - 23 7
2011–12 - - 1 1 1 0 - - 2 1
Grêmio 2012 28 10 8 3 5 1 16 9 57 23
2013 - - - - 3 0 2 0 5 0
Flamengo 2013 16 2 4 2 - - - - 20 4
Cruzeiro 2014 32 15 5 4 4 0 9 4 50 23
Changchun Yatai 2015 24 9 0 0 - - - - 24 9
2016 29 13 0 0 - - - - 29 13
Wuhan Zall 2017 29 23 0 0 - - - - 29 23
2018 5 2 0 0 - - - - 5 2
Career total 230 91 33 21 37 10 27 13 327 135

InternationalEdit

Bolivia national team
Year Apps Goals
2007 4 2
2008 8 3
2009 6 2
2010 1 1
2011 12 2
2012 6 0
2013 9 2
2014 3 0
2015 6 2
2016 6 0
2017 6 1
2018 5 2
2019 4 1
Total 76 18

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Bolivia's goal tally first.[12]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 20 November 2007 Estadio Polideportivo de Pueblo Nuevo, San Cristóbal, Venezuela   Venezuela
1–0
3–5
2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
2.
3–2
3. 18 June 2008 Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz, Bolivia   Paraguay
4–2
4–2
4. 14 October 2008   Uruguay
1–0
2–2
5.
2–0
6. 1 April 2009   Argentina
1–0
6–1
7. 11 October 2009   Brazil
2–0
2–1
8. 7 October 2010 Estadio Ramón Tahuichi Aguilera, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia   Venezuela
1–3
1–3
Friendly
9. 7 October 2011 Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay   Uruguay
2–4
2–4
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
10. 11 November 2011 Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti, Buenos Aires, Argentina   Argentina
1–0
1–1
11. 26 March 2013 Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz, Bolivia
1–0
1–1
12. 11 June 2013 Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos, Santiago, Chile   Chile
1–2
1–3
13. 15 June 2015 Estadio Elías Figueroa Brander, Valparaíso, Chile   Ecuador
3–0
3–2
2015 Copa América
14. 25 June 2015 Estadio Municipal Germán Becker, Temuco, Chile   Peru
1–3
1–3
2015 Copa América
15. 28 March 2017 Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz, Bolivia   Argentina
2–0
2–0
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
16. 10 September 2018 Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia   Saudi Arabia
2–2
2–2
Friendly
17. 13 October 2018 Thuwunna Stadium, Yangon, Myanmar   Myanmar
2–0
3–0
18. 18 June 2019 Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   Peru
1–0
1–3
2019 Copa América

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Vitória

Cruzeiro

Shakhtar Donetsk

Werder Bremen

Flamengo

Wuhan Zall

IndividualEdit

Cruzeiro

Wuhan Zall

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Shakhtar swoop for Bolivian starlet". UEFA.com. 28 May 2008. Retrieved 3 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Moreno goes to Germany". shakhtar.com. FC Shakhtar Donetsk. 30 May 2009. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Moreno – durchgefallen und zurück nach Donezk" (in German). kreiszeitung.de. 29 January 2010. Retrieved 3 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Moreno is in England till summer". shakhtar.com. 1 February 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Wigan sign Shakhtar Donetsk striker". Ontheminute.com. 1 February 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2012.
  6. ^ "MARCELO MORENO: "WHAT CONVINCED ME TO COME TO GREMIO IS THE FANS"". Gremio.net. 20 December 2011. Archived from the original on 1 August 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2012.
  7. ^ "亚泰投2.5亿争前八 弃前中超金靴签巴甲银靴". sina. 16 February 2015. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
  8. ^ http://globoesporte.globo.com/Esportes/Noticias/Futebol/0,,MUL744632-9825,00-ACHEI+MARCELO+MORENO+UM+BOLIVIANO+DE+CORACAO+VERDE+E+AMARELO.html
  9. ^ "Bolivia withstand heavy pressure to edge Ecuador at Copa América". The Guardian. 16 June 2015.
  10. ^ http://esportes.terra.com.br/futebol/internacional/marcelo-moreno-abandona-selecao-boliviana-por-divergencias-com-tecnico,8e594b2725277c4934da1bea95643c9cjrnc6gcy.html
  11. ^ https://esportes.terra.com.br/futebol/bolivia-vence-peru-na-volta-de-marcelo-moreno-guerrero-so-entra-no-2-tempo,64d2d129192c837f618ec2a0d74db3c473wcljz9.html
  12. ^ Marcelo Martins Moreno - International Appearances
  13. ^ "2018中甲联赛积分榜". sports.sina.cn. 3 November 2018. Retrieved 6 August 2019.

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