A football midfielder from Brazil, Marco Antonio de Mattos Filho began playing professional football with Juventude in 1999. He remained with the club for one season, after which he moved to Internacional in 2000, but mid season Filho transferred to remio, where he completed the remaining season.
In 2001, Filho once switched clubs, this time to Vasco da Gama, where he changed to Palmeiras mid season. He remained with the club till 2007, after which Filho joined Botafogo. After one season with the club, Filho moved to Figueirense for the next season, and then finally moved to his current club, Fluminense FC in 2009.