A Brazilian football player who plays as a striker, Marcio Miranda Freitas Rocha da Silva, also known as Marcinho, is one of the most effective support strikers playing in the world of football. In a long career that began in 1996, in the youth squad at Paulista Futebol Clube, Marcinho made his mark as soon as he was promoted to the first team. In 2000 & 2001, Marcinho may not have played for the first team but he was a star in the reserve-line-up.
In 2002, Marcinho moved to Corinthians and scored his first goal at the highest level. He only scored two in the season but, like always, showed that he was a fantastic player to have in support to the main target-man of the team.
In 2003, Marcinho moved to Sao Caetano and played every single game over the next three seasons. He scored 22 goals over 70-odd games and was called up to the Brazilian national team as well. Despite earning just one cap for the senior team, Marcinho continued his form and scored 20 goals for Palmeiras, between 2005 and 2006, in about 60 games for the team.
It was time for another move and this time, Cruzeiro was his destination. Marcinho moved to Cruzeiro and after just 12 games, was sent out to the Japanese League to play for the Kashima Antlers. He returned to Brazil after 12 games and moved to Atletico Paranaense, who also sent him out on loan, in 2010-11, to Al-Ahly.
Scoring 10 goals in 27 appearances for the Saudi-side, Marcinho returned to be a part of the Atletico Paranaense line-up. He has, so far, scored 11 times in 35 appearances, setting up plenty more, on his way to pushing down the door for a starting spot on the team.