Marco Antônio Boiadeiro

Marco Antônio Ribeiro, commonly known as Marco Antônio Boiadeiro, or simply as Boiadeiro (born 13 June 1965), is a Brazilian former footballer who played as a midfielder for several Série A clubs. He also played for the Brazilian national team.

Marco Antônio Boiadeiro
Personal information
Full name Marco Antônio Ribeiro
Date of birth (1965-06-13) 13 June 1965 (age 57)
Place of birth Américo de Campos, Brazil
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985 Botafogo-SP
1986–1988 Guarani 40 (2)
1989–1991 Vasco da Gama 24 (1)
1991–1993 Cruzeiro 46 (2)
1994 Flamengo 15 (0)
1994–1995 Corinthians 17 (2)
1996 Rio Branco
1996 Anápolis
1997–1998 América-MG
1998–1999 Atlético Mineiro 16 (0)
2000 Sãocarlense
National team
1993 Brazil 5 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Club careerEdit

Born in Américo de Campos, Boiadeiro started his professional career in 1985, defending Botafogo de Ribeirão Preto.[1] He moved to Guarani in 1986, leaving the club two years later, then defending Vasco da Gama from 1989 to 1991.[1] Boiadeiro defended Cruzeiro from 1991 to 1993, then spent a season with Flamengo in 1994,[1] playing 15 games for the club.[2] He played for Corinthians during the 1994 and the 1995 seasons, then played briefly in 1996 for Rio Branco and Anápolis.[1] Boiadeiro defended two clubs from Belo Horizonte, América Mineiro in 1997 and in 1998, and Atlético Mineiro in 1998 and in 1999.[1] Marco Antônio Boiadeiro retired in 2000, while defending Sãocarlense of São Paulo state[1]

International careerEdit

Boiadeiro played five games for the Brazilian national team in 1993,[3] including four Copa América games.[1] His first game was played on June 6, against the United States, while the last game was played against Argentina on June 27, where he missed his shot at the penalty shootout in that tournament's quarter finals, costing Brazil the spot at the semifinals.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Marco Antônio Boiadeiro" (in Portuguese). CBF. Archived from the original on January 16, 2010. Retrieved September 10, 2009.
  2. ^ Assaf, Roberto; Martins, Clóvis (2001). Almanaque do Flamengo (in Portuguese) (1st ed.). Editora Abril. p. 473. OCLC 837719185.
  3. ^ a b Napoleão, Antônio Carlos; Assaf, Roberto (2006). Seleção Brasileira 1914-2006. São Paulo: Mauad X. p. 276. ISBN 85-7478-186-X.