Marcio Rosario is a Brazilian footballer, born on 21st November 1983 in Sao Mateus, Brazil. Rosario is a centre-back by trade and can play on either of the two sides and prefers his left foot. Rosario currently plays for the Indian Super League club, Mumbai City FC.
Rosario started his professional career playing for the Brazilian club Linhares. He would find few chances to represent his club on the football pitch and thus moved to Macae in the summer of 2007 on loan.
He returned to Linhares during the winter transfer window of the same season and was loaned out to Inter-SM. The following season, Rosario was again loaned out of the club as he was surplus to the requirements of the club. He moved to America-RN.
At the start of the 2008-09 season, Rosario decided to move out of Linhares permanently and joined UAE side Al-Jazira at the request of its manager Adel Braga.
After spending a couple of seasons with Al-Jazira, Rosario returned back to Brazil, signing for Botafogo. He made 26 appearances in the season he spent at the club.
Rosario’s impressive performances at Botafogo caught the eye of Brazilian giants Fluminense. He signed for Fluminense in 2011 and reunited with his former manager at Al-Jazira Adel Braga. He made 20 appearances in the Brazilian Serie A for his club. However, the club did not extend his one-year contract and Rosario left the club in 2012.
He was signed by Nautico on a free transfer. In 2013, Rosario signed for Portuguese club Maritimo.
Rise to Glory
Rosario’s spell at Maritimo was the highest point of his career. His market value reached a career high of £900,000 during his time at Maritimo. He made 41 appearances across two Primera Liga seasons at the Portuguese club.
Inspite of his performances, Rosario soon found himself as a free agent in April 2014. He signed for Thailand club, Suphanburi and made 70 appearances in total.
After spending a year with Indonesian club Persela, Rosario signed for Mumbai City FC.
He had an impressive Indian Super League and appeared 15 games. He opened the scoring in the win over ATK and even walked away with the Hero of the Match award after the game.
The lowest point of Rosario’s career would be his failure to establish himself as a defender at the top clubs of Brazil. He has a represented in a number of Brazilian clubs but could not establish himself and thus did not get a consistent run in a single club.
Marcio Rosario has represented as many as seven Brazilian football clubs. These clubs include Linhares, Macae, Inter-SM, America-RN, Botafogo, Fluminense and Nautico. He ventured out of Brazil for the first time in 2008 when he signed for Al-Jazira. He signed for Portuguese club Maritimo in 2012. He has also appeared in the Thai League for Suphanburi FC and for the Indonesian Liga 1 club Persela Lamongan.
He signed for the Indian Super League club, Mumbai City FC in 2017.