Marquinhos is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national football team. Making his Brazil debut aged just 19 years old Marquinhos is regarded as one of the best defenders in world football.
Marqunihos began his club career at Brazilian outfit Corinthians. At the club he is renowned for his versatility and he was part of the Corinthians squad for the Copa SÃƒÂ£o Paulo de Futebol JÃƒÂºnior 2012. He made six official league appearances for the senior Corinthians side.
In July 2012, Marquinhos was signed by Roma in the Italian Serie A from Corinthians. He made his debut on 16 September in a 3Ã¢â‚¬â€œ2 loss against Bologna. Following impressive early season performances, Marquinhos solidified his place in the starting XI alongside former Corinthians teammate and Brazilian Leandro Castán in central defence, demoting former starter Nicolás Burdisso to the substitute's bench. On 19 July 2013, Marquinhos signed a five-year deal with French side Paris Saint-Germain for a fee of Ã¢â€šÂ¬31.4 million. On his official debut for the club, he scored the last goal in a 1-4 win against Olympiacos in the group stage of the 2013Ã¢â‚¬â€œ14 UEFA Champions League.
On October 31, 2013, Marquinhos received his first call-up for Brazil when Luiz Felipe Scolari named his squad for friendly matches against Honduras and Chile to be played in November 2013. Marquinhos looks to be a solid player for Brazil in the next decade.