Pará (footballer, born 1986)

Marcos Rogério Ricci Lopes (born 14 February 1986), commonly known as Pará (Brazilian Portuguese: [pɐˈɾa]), is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a right back for Santos.

Pará
Flamengo v Vasco September 2018 IMG 4466 Pará (cropped).jpg
Pará in action for Flamengo in 2018
Personal information
Full name Marcos Rogério Ricci Lopes
Date of birth (1986-02-14) 14 February 1986 (age 35)
Place of birth São João do Araguaia, Brazil
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Position(s) Right back
Club information
Current team
Santos
Number 21
Youth career
Barcelona-SP
2003–2004 Santo André
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2008 Santo André 134 (14)
2008–2012 Santos 154 (2)
2012Grêmio (loan) 41 (0)
2013–2015 Grêmio 91 (1)
2015Flamengo (loan) 46 (2)
2016–2019 Flamengo 116 (1)
2019– Santos 76 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 01:42, 17 November 2021 (UTC)

Pará previously played for Santo André, Santos, Grêmio and Flamengo winning multiple titles such as Copa do Brasil and Copa Libertadores.

Club careerEdit

Santo AndréEdit

Born in São João do Araguaia, Pará, Pará worked as a bricklayer in his hometown before being invited to a trial at São Paulo at the age of 13. After nothing came of it, he started his career at Barcelona Esportivo Capela, before joining Santo André in 2003.[1]

Promoted to the first team in the 2004 season, Pará failed to make an appearance during the campaign, but established himself in the main squad over the years, being utilized in both flanks and often as a midfielder. He was on the squad who won the 2004 Copa do Brasil and the 2008 Campeonato Paulista Série A2.

SantosEdit

On 30 August 2008, Pará signed a short-term deal with Série A side Santos.[2] He made his top tier debut four days later, coming on as a substitute for Nelson Cuevas in a 2–0 home defeat of Vitória.[3]

Pará scored his first goal for the club on 20 September 2008, but in a 4–1 away loss against Goiás.[4] He contributed with 12 appearances (all as a midfielder) for the club during his first season, as Peixe nearly avoided relegation.

From the 2010 season onwards, Pará became a regular starter in the right back, playing in the squad led by Neymar and winning multiple Campeonato Paulista titles, the 2010 Copa do Brasil, the 2011 Copa Libertadores and finishing runners-up in the 2011 FIFA Club World Cup.

GrêmioEdit

 
Pará (left) playing for Grêmio in 2012

On 28 February 2012, after falling down the pecking order due to the arrival of Jorge Fucile and the return of Maranhão, Pará was loaned to fellow top tier side Grêmio until the end of the year.[5] An undisputed starter during the season, he contributed with 54 appearances overall as his team finished third.

On 9 January 2013, Pará was again presented at Grêmio, after agreeing to a permanent three-year contract with the club.[6]

FlamengoEdit

On 7 January 2015, Pará was loaned to Flamengo for one year;[7] the loan was mainly a part of a debt discharge for Rodrigo Mendes' signing in 2000.[8] Initially a backup to longtime incumbent Léo Moura, he became a first-choice during the campaign as the latter left to join Fort Lauderdale Strikers.

On 16 May 2017 Pará extended his contract with Fla until December 2019.[9]

Return to SantosEdit

On 3 August 2019, Santos announced the return of Pará to the club, after agreeing to a contract until December 2020.[10] On 30 October 2020, he renewed his link until December 2022.[11]

Career statisticsEdit

As of 16 November 2021.[12]
Club Season League State League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Santo André 2004 Série B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005[13][14] 5 1 3 0 0 0 8 1
2006[15][16] 16 1 12 1 2 0 30 2
2007[17] 35 3 17 1 52 4
2008 22 6 24 1 46 7
Total 78 11 56 3 2 0 0 0 136 14
Santos 2008 Série A 12 1 12 1
2009 32 0 17 0 4 0 53 0
2010 31 0 20 1 9 0 2[a] 0 62 1
2011 20 0 18 0 10[b] 0 0 0 48 0
2012 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0
Total 95 1 59 1 13 0 12 0 0 0 179 2
Grêmio 2012 Série A 34 0 7 0 7 0 5[a] 0 53 0
2013 35 1 10 0 6 0 10[b] 0 61 1
2014 33 0 13 0 1 0 8[b] 0 55 0
Total 102 1 30 0 14 0 23 0 169 1
Flamengo 2015 Série A 29 1 17 1 7 1 53 3
2016 27 0 2 0 0 0 2[a] 0 1[c] 0 32 0
2017 29 1 14 0 7 0 14[d] 0 64 1
2018 20 0 6 0 2 0 2[b] 0 30 0
2019 6 0 12 0 2 0 6[b] 0 26 0
Total 111 2 51 1 18 1 24 0 1 0 205 4
Santos 2019 Série A 11 0 11 0
2020 27 0 13 0 1 0 12[b] 0 53 0
2021 19 0 6 0 4 0 10[e] 1 38 1
Total 57 0 19 0 5 0 22 1 103 1
Career total 443 15 215 5 52 1 81 1 1 0 790 22
  1. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in Copa Sudamericana.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Appearance(s) in Copa Libertadores.
  3. ^ Appearance(s) in Primeira Liga.
  4. ^ Five appearances in Copa Libertadores, nine appearances in Copa Sudamericana.
  5. ^ Nine appearances and one goal in Copa Libertadores, one appearance in Copa Sudamericana

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Santo André

Santos

Flamengo

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pará passou fome e morou em guarita. Hoje, diz que, se precisar, morre pelo Flamengo" [Pará starved and lived in a security cabin. Today, he says that if needed, he dies for Flamengo] (in Portuguese). ESPN Brasil. 7 September 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Peixe acerta com dois laterais-esquerdo" [Peixe sign two left-backs] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 30 August 2008. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Kléber Pereira marca, Santos bate Vitória e deixa rabeira do BR" [Kléber Pereira scores, Santos defeat Vitória and leave BR's last position] (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. 3 September 2008. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Santos é goleado pelo Goiás, melhor do returno, e volta à realidade" [Santos is thrashed by Goiás, the best of the second round, and go back to reality] (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. 20 September 2008. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Grêmio acerta contratação de Pará, ex-Santos, e aguarda para fazer anúncio" [Grêmio sign Pará, formerly of Santos, and wait to make the announcement] (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. 28 February 2012. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Apresentado no Grêmio, Pará diz que sempre confiou em acerto" [Presented at Grêmio, Pará says he always trusted in the deal] (in Portuguese). O Estado de S. Paulo. 9 January 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Fla apresenta Pará, sombra de Léo Moura na lateral, e zagueiro Bressan" [Fla present Pará, Léo Moura's backup in the full back, and stopper Bressan] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 7 January 2015. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  8. ^ "Além do empréstimo, Grêmio pagará salários de Pará por dívida com o Fla" [Aside from loan, Grêmio will pay the wages of Pará due to a debt with Fla] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 4 January 2015. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  9. ^ "Pará assina renovação de contrato com o Flamengo até 2019" [Pará signs contract renewal with Flamengo until 2019] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 16 May 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  10. ^ "Campeão pelo Santos FC, lateral Pará é o novo reforço do Peixe para 2019" [Champion with Santos FC, full back Pará is the new addition of Peixe for 2019] (in Portuguese). Santos FC. 3 August 2019. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
  11. ^ "Santos renova contrato de Pará até o fim de 2022" [Santos renew contract of Pará until the end of 2022] (in Portuguese). GloboEsporte.com. 30 October 2020. Retrieved 26 January 2021.
  12. ^ Pará at Soccerway. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
  13. ^ "Artilheiros – Série B" [Top goalscorers – Série B] (in Portuguese). Terra. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
  14. ^ "Campeonato Paulista 2005 – Artilheiros" [Campeonato Paulista 2005 – Top goalscorers] (in Portuguese). Terra. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
  15. ^ "Brasileiro 2006 – Série B – Artilheiros" [Brasileiro 2006 – Série B – Top goalscorers] (in Portuguese). Terra. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
  16. ^ "Campeonato Paulista 2006 – Artilheiros" [Campeonato Paulista 2006 – Top goalscorers] (in Portuguese). Terra. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
  17. ^ "Brasileiro 2007 – Série B – Artilheiros" [Brasileiro 2007 – Série B – Top goalscorers] (in Portuguese). Terra. Retrieved 4 August 2019.

External linksEdit

  • Pará at Sambafoot
  • Pará at Portal Oficial do Grêmio. (in Portuguese)