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Marcinho


ABOUT
ABOUT

Marcio de Souza Gregório Júnior, popularly known as Marcinho, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for NorthEast United FC in the Indian Super League.


Born 14th May 1986, the attacking midfielder was born at Volta Redonda, Rio de Janeiro.


Background


Marcinho started his career with Volta Redonda in 2004, where he spent 4 seasons without a single start.


Brasiliense signed him on loan to represent them in Serie B in 2008 and became an instant success as he scored 9 times in just 5 appearances.


He then made a free transfer to Noroeste where he again was restricted to the bench.


The move to Corinthians, one of the biggest club in Brazil showed signs of a potential talent but he failed to display his talents that he managed only 2 goals in 14 appearances that he made.


After just one season, Brasiliense signed him again as a free agent but wasn’t able to break into the Starting XI. Just 5 months since changing his club, he was on the move again but this time to the Japanese top-tier team Gyeongnam FC.


After another short spell of 8 appearances scoring 2 goals in the process, he returned to Brazil to play for Botafogo FC in 2011.


Club career


After playing most of his career in Brazil since the start of his career, he became an integral part of Bragantino in the 2011 season where he made 28 appearances in the Season and helped them finish at the 6th position, missing the chance of entering the Brazilian elite competition.


A Brief stint with Itumbiara followed by a move to Guaratinguetá gave a spark of hope but only to be put off again.


CSKA Sofia approached him for his signature and he adapted well to the Bulgarian club. He made a total of 29 appearances in 2013 and 2014 seasons with 22 appearances coming in the later year


. With most of the appearances were coming off the bench as he made only 4 starts in the second season, he left for Russian Premier League in the search of regular game time.

He made 61 appearances for the Ufa in the 3 seasons that he spent there starting from the 2014-15 season.


In 2016, Süper Lig side Gaziantepspor signed him on a free transfer and made 11 appearances scoring just a goal. The following year saw him move to Indian Super League side NorthEast United who signed a lot of new talents hoping for a change in fortunes after underperforming in first 3 seasons.


He made 15 appearances for the club in the group stage as he scored 4 goals but couldn’t prevent his side from finishing at the bottom of the table.


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