Marcos Aoás Corrêa, known as Marquinhos is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for the Ligue 1 club PSG; Paris Saint Germain, and captain’s, and the Brazil National Team.
The Brazilian is well renowned for his defensive skills and it has only been rare occasions when a ball would go past the 6 ft, tall defender. As a player, he has always been agile and quick with a knack for winning air duels and making clean tackles.
The Brazilian started his career with the Corinthians and after bagging the 2012 Copa Libertadores title he moved to Roma for an eventual fee of €3 million. Marquinhos was a regular in his only season at Roma as they reached the Coppa Italia Final.
However, in July 2013, he moved to PSG for €31.4 million on a five-year contract, he received one of the highest fees for a twenty-year-old player. Ever since his addition to the side, he has won 23 trophies at the club, including six Ligue 1 titles. He currently has a total of 323 appearances for PSG and also netted 31 goals.
He has proven to be a valuable asset to the club and has been a remarkable player who’d never be left by the franchise. With his exceptional talent to swipe the ball of any opponent striker’s feet, he carries the defence department on his shoulders while contributing with valuable goals now and then.
Marquinhos’ form in the International arena and performance for Brazil National team
Marquinhos made his proper international debut for Brazil in 2013 and was part of their under-21 side which won the 2014 Toulon Tournament.
He later represented the nation at the 2015 Copa América and the following year’s Copa América Centenario and won a gold medal at the 2016 Olympics. He brought around a revolutionary change for all the Brazilian footballers who too aimed to do what he did at the Olympics.
He subsequently took part in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the 2019 Copa América which he won and the world witnessed one of the best defensive players to have played the sport. He was a part of the 2021 Copa America contest representing Brazil. Marquinhos scored Brazil’s opener in their first group stage match of the 2021 Copa América, a 3–0 win against Venezuela.
However, Brazil went on to lose the finals 1-0 to Argentina courtesy of Angel Di Maria’s beautiful first-half goal, who is his teammate at PSG.
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