Marquinhos is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for France’s Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain, where he is a defender, and the Brazil national team. He is primarily a central defender, but can also play as a right-back or defensive midfielder. Marquinhos is considered to be one of the best defenders in the world. After winning the 2012 Copa Libertadores with Corinthians, he moved to Roma for an estimated €3 million.
When Roma reached the Coppa Italia Final in Marquinhos’ only season, he was a regular. In July 2013, he joined Paris Saint-Germain for €31.4 million on a five-year contract, the highest fee ever for a player under the age of 20. At the club, he has won 23 trophies, including six Ligue 1 titles. Following the acquisition of compatriot David Luiz in 2014, Marquinhos played less frequently but returned to play an integral role when the latter was sold in 2016.
Marquinhos debuted for Brazil at the full international level in 2013 and played for the Brazil Under-21 team at the 2014 Toulon Tournament. Moreover, he represented the United States at the 2015 Copa América and the following year’s Copa América Centenario and claimed a gold medal at the 2016 Olympics. Subsequently, he played in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the 2019 Copa América, and the 2021 Copa América, winning the title in 2019.
|Birth Name||Marcos Aoás Corrêa|
|Nick Name||• Kaiser Franz|
|Age||29 (as in 2023) Years|
|Sun Sign/Zodiac Sign||Taurus|
|Birth Place||São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil|
|Date of Birth||14 May 1994|
|Residence||São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil|
|Home Town||São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil|
|Hobbies||Watching Movies, Horse Riding|
|Mother's Name||Alina Aoás|
|Father's Name||Marcos Barros Corrêa|
|Brother(s)||Luan Aoás Corrêa|
Marital Status, Wife and Children
|Marriage Date||June 2016|
|Marriage Place||Not Available|
|Children||Daughters- Maria Eduarda Cabrino Corrêa|
Sons- 1- Name Not Available
|Educational Qualification||Not Available|
|Career Manager||Not Available|
|Debut Club||• July 19, 2013 Paris Saint-Germain F.C.|
|Debut International||• 2016: Brazil national under-23 football team|
|Jersey Number||• 5 (Paris Saint-Germain)|
• 4 (Brazil national under-23 football team)
|Current Team(s)||• Paris Saint-Germain|
• Brazil national under-23 football team
• Technical Ability
• Direct Running
• Attacking Movement
• Ability to use his body to overcome opponents
Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements
|Height (Approx.)||in centimeters- 183 cm|
in meters- 1.83 m
in feet inches- 6’0”
|Weight (Approx.)||in kilograms- 79 kg|
in pounds- 174 lbs
|Chest Size||40 inches|
|Biceps Size||10 inches|
|Waist Size||30 inches|
Extra Ordinary Features
|Race / Ethnicity||Latino, dual Portuguese and Brazilian|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Distinctive Features||Not Available|
|Dress Size||Not Available|
|Shoe Size||9.5 US|
|Favorite Playing Position||Defender|
|Favorite Car||Range Rover|
|Favorite Video Games||FIFA 2017|
|Favorite TV Series||Narcos|
Marquinhos (born Marcos Aoas Correa) was born on the 14th day of May 1994 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. His mother Alina Aoas and his father Marcos Barros Correa gave birth to him. Marquinhos grew up in Sao Paulo, which is best known as the capital of Brazilian soccer.
For decades, the sport has determined the lifestyle of the city’s residents, including Marquinhos’ mother who watched matches at Arena Corinthians even while she was pregnant with the football prodigy. Therefore, it is not surprising that Baby Marquinhos began playing football as soon as he could walk.
Marquinhos was drawn to football as a child growing up in a middle-class family with his brother Luan Aoas and sister Riama Aoas. A primary motivation was not to meet his family’s financial needs but to fulfill what he recognized early on as his life’s purpose.
Marquinhos told Le Parisien in May 2015 that he had become engaged to Carol Cabrino, a Brazilian singer and reality television contestant. She was surprised by a proposal underneath the Eiffel Tower. In 2016, they were married in a civil ceremony. In the late afternoon of 1 November 2017, Cabrino went early into labor while watching Marquinhos play a Champions League match against Anderlecht at the Parc des Princes. In December 2019, the couple welcomed their first child.
He tested positive for COVID-19 in September 2020. On 14 March 2021, Marquinhos’ parents were robbed during a match between PSG and Nantes. Angel Di Maria, his teammate, was in a similar situation, as his family was taken, hostage.
Marquinhos Net Worth
A contract was signed by the center back with Paris Saint-Germain in July 2017, netting him a salary of 13.3 million euros (11.5 million pounds) per year. After crunching the numbers, he earns €65,933 (£56,972).
|Estimated Net Worth in 2023 (Approx)||€80 million (£68.8 million)|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2022 (Approx)||€75 million (£65 million)|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2021 (Approx)||€60 million|
|Annual Salary||10 million EUR|
|Per Month Salary||€1,108,333 (£963,768)|
|Per Week Salary||€255,769 (£222,408)|
|Per Day Salary||€36,438 (£31,686)|
|Per Hour Salary||€1,517 (£1,319)|
|Per Minute Salary||€25 (£22)|
|Market Value||65 Million Euro (56 Million Pound)|
|Income Source||Professional Footballer|
|Cars Collection||Range Rover|
The Brazilian defender has spent most of his senior career with French powerhouse Paris Saint-Germain. He is estimated to have a net worth of about €80 million (£68.8 million). With a market value of €65 million (£56 million), the 29-year-old center-back is at the peak of his powers.
- In 2002, Marquinhos joined Corinthians at the age of eight. He was included in a senior matchday squad for the first time on 29 January 2012, appearing as an unused substitute in their 1–0 win against Linense in the Campeonato Paulista.
- On 18 February, he made his professional debut in the competition, playing the full 90 minutes of a 2-1 win at São Caetano.
- Tim*o finished top of the table in the regular season but were defeated by Ponte Preta in the quarter-finals of the playoffs.
- Marquinhos made his Brazilian Championship Series A debut on 20 May 2012, playing the full 90 minutes in a 0–1 loss to Fluminense at the Paulo Machado de Carvalho Stadium; both teams rested their players in the first game of the season because they concentrated on the Copa Libertadores.
- When the club won the 2012 Copa Libertadores Finals against Boca Juniors, he was an unused substitute in six games in the national championship.
- Brazilian footballer Marquinhos was signed by Italian club Roma from Corinthians in July 2012. Initially, he was on a one-year loan for €1.5 million, rising to €3 million once he made eight first-team appearances with at least 45 minutes each.
- As a result, he played under the name “Marcos” on his jersey to avoid confusion with teammate Marquinho.
- The Portuguese midfielder made his debut on 16 September in a defeat to Bologna at the Stadio Olimpico, being introduced by Zdenek Zeman to replace Iván Piris in the final 15 minutes of the match.
- By October, Zeman paired Marquinhos for his speed with former Corinthians teammate and fellow Brazillian Leandro Castán in central defense, demoting former starter Nicolás Burdisso to the bench. On 22 December, he gave a straight red card to Stephan El Shaarawy after denying him a clear goalscoring opportunity against Milan.
- Marquinhos played 26 games in Serie A in his only season, and four in the Coppa Italia. Roma lost 0-1 to Rome rivals, Lazio, in the final on 26 May while playing all 90 minutes at right-back.
- Marquinhos signed a five-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain on 19 July 2013 for a fee of 31.4 million euros. As reported by BBC Sport, this was then the highest transfer fee for a teenager, but Sky Sports reports it as the fifth-highest, and Le 10 Sports reports it as the third-highest.
- The transfer has been described as the fifth most expensive transfer of all time for a defender after those of Rio Ferdinand, Thiago Silva, Lilian Thuram, and Dani Alves.
- Due to anomalies in his medical exam, Marquinhos missed the team’s pre-season trip to Sweden.
- The mother of the player said he had caught a virus, and PSG denied claims in the Parisien that he had hepatitis. Marquinhos scored his first professional goal at the Karaiskakis Stadium during the group stage of the 2013–14 UEFA Champions League on his official debut for the club on 17 September.
- Marquinhos made his Ligue 1 debut as a starter in a 1–1 draw against Monaco five days later. On 28 September, he scored his first league goal for the club in a 2–0 win over Toulouse.
- Against Benfica, he scored the second goal in a 3–0 Champions League group win on 2 October. Due to Thiago Silva’s injury, Marquinhos had to play due to his goalscoring form at the start of his PSG career.
- Marquinhos scored the last goal of PSG’s 6–1 aggregate win against Bayer Leverkusen in the last 16 of the Champions League on 12 March 2014 and was an unused sub as the team won the Coupe de la Ligue against Lyon on 19 April.
- On 10 May, he scored the opening goal of a 3–1 win over Lille to give PSG a record 86 points in the league with one game left.
- Marquinhos started the 2014–15 season on 2 August, playing the whole 90 minutes when PSG won 2–0 against Guingamp at the Workers Stadium in Beijing.
- In the 32nd minute, he gave away a penalty kick for a foul on Claudio Beauvue, but Salvatore Sirigu saved Mustapha Yatabaré’s kick.
- He scored his first goal of the season in a 2–0 win over Caen on 24 September, heading in a corner from Javier Pastore. In March 2015, Marquinhos signed a one-year contract extension to keep him with the team through 2019.
- According to Nasser Al-Khelaifi, “the biggest European clubs were interested in Marquinhos, so this contract extension reinforces Paris Saint-Germain’s ambitious long-term plans.”
- In an all-Brazilian defense (along with Thiago Silva, Maxwell and David Luiz), Marquinhos scored the equalizer in PSG’s 3–2 win at Marseille in Le Classique.
- A day later, he started in the 4–0 win over Bastia in the 2015 Coupe de la Ligue, his 34th consecutive game without being beaten for the club, surpassing the previous record of George Weah.
- PSG won their third successive league title on 16 May with a 2–1 victory over Montpellier, with Marquinhos playing the final 12 minutes in place of Yohan Cabaye. A couple of weeks later, he was an unused substitute as the team won the Coupe de France final, ending a perfect domestic season.
- “Marquinhos” (in white, number 5) during a UEFA Champions League match against Chelsea in March 2016. PSG began the 2015–16 season with a 2–0 victory over Lyon in the 2015 Trophée des Champions, with Marquinhos an unused substitute as Serge Aurier played at right-back.
- At the end of the summer transfer window, Chelsea had two bids rejected for his signature, ranging from £25.7 to £40.4 million. Marquinhos rarely started during the season due to the partnership of Silva and David Luiz in the PSG defence.
- Alex, one of the team’s former defenders, suggested that Marquinhos leave the team since he was in high demand from big teams.
- In February 2016, Silva criticized the agency representing Marquinhos and David Luiz for leading two players of the same position to the same club, which limited Marquinhos’ opportunities; Silva mentioned Barcelona’s interest in the player.
- PSG defeated Saint-Étienne 3–1 in the quarter-finals of the cup on 2 March, as Marquinhos scored his first goal of the season. On 23 April, he played the entire duration of PSG’s 2–1 win over Lille in the 2016 Coupe de la Ligue Final , and again on 21 May in the Coupe de France Final, which PSG won 4–2. PSG won all four domestic trophies for the second consecutive season.
- In August, Marquinhos missed PSG’s victory in the 2016 Trophée des Champions due to his selection in the Brazilian Olympic team. Jonathan Johnson of ESPN predicted he would play more frequently this season since a new manager, Unai Emery, sold David Luiz back to Chelsea.
- During a 5–1 win at Marseille on 26 February 2017, he scored his first goal of the season; prior to the match, he confirmed that he was in talks for a new contract with the club.
- He scored the last goal in a 5–0 win over title rivals Monaco in the Coupe de France semi-finals on 26 April, and he started alongside Silva in a 1–0 win over Anger a month later in the final. On 14 May, Marquinhos said he had a “100%” chance of remaining at the club next season.
- Marquinhos began the 2017–18 season as PSG won 2–1 in the 2017 Trophée des Champions at the Grand Stade de Tanger in Morocco on 29 July.
- In the team’s exciting run in the Coupe de la Ligue last season, he scored in the 3–2 semi-final win over Rennes on 30 January 2018 but was left out of the 3–0 final win over Monaco as the young national Presnel Kimpembe was substituted. During the season, PSG won all four domestic competitions, and Marquinhos told Le Figaro that he would stay with the club.
- PSG’s late comeback to win 2–1 in the Champions League quarter-finals was sparked by Marquinhos’ late equalizer against Atalanta on 12 August 2020. PSG reached its first Champions League final on 18 August when Marquinhos scored a goal in a 3–0 win over RB Leipzig in the semi-finals. Bayern Munich eventually defeated PSG 1–0 in the final on 23 August.
- Thiago Silva will be succeeded by Marquinhos as PSG’s club captain on 15 September 2020. A match against Nice five days later brought his first goal of the season.
- PSG defeated Manchester United 3–1 in the UEFA Champions League group stage on 2 December with a goal from Marquinhos.
- Marquinhos played his 300th PSG match against Marseille in January 2021, entering the club’s top 10 all-time appearance makers.
- The Brazilian Under-17 team won the 2011 South American Under-17 Football Championship and qualified for the World Cup that year with Marquinhos playing every minute.
- In Mexico, he was again an undisputed starter, except for one match, as the team took fourth place.
- Marquinhos, a dual Portuguese-Brazilian national, stated in October 2013 that he would be open to representing Portugal.
- Later that month, Luiz Felipe Scolari called him up for Brazil’s friendly matches against Honduras and Chile. On 17 November, he replaced David Luiz for the last 20 minutes of a 5–0 win against Honduras in Miami.
- During the 2014 Toulon Tournament, Marquinhos played in all five of Brazil Under-21’s matches as they won the tournament. Brazil went on to win the final 5–2 over France with a goal from him to put them 3–2 ahead.
Olympic gold and Copa América Centenario
- Under new manager Dunga, Marquinhos returned to the senior side in September 2014 after missing the 2014 FIFA World Cup on home soil.
- At the Miami International Airport, he played in friendly matches against Colombia and Ecuador, making his first start against the latter. Marquinhos was included in the Brazilian squad for the 2015 Copa América in Chile, his first major international tournament.
- On 21 June, he made his competitive debut – and only appearance in the tournament – as the substitute for Robinho in Brazil’s 2–1 victory over Venezuela at the Estadio Monumental David Arellano, sending Brazil into the quarter-finals as group winners.
- Marquinhos was named to the Brazilian squad for the Copa America Centenario in the United States in 2016, an “experimental” selection lacking his Paris Saint-Germain defensive partners. The first two games were played at center-back alongside Gil before Miranda replaced him for the last group game, a 1–0 loss to Peru at Gillette Stadium that eliminated his team.
- Later that year, he was included in the squad for the team’s hosting of the Olympic tournament, and in the semi-final against Honduras in Rio de Janeiro, he scored in an eventual 6–0 win.
2018 World Cup and 2019 Copa América victory
- Marquinhos captained Brazil for the first time on 10 October 2017 in a 3–0 win over Chile at Allianz Parque in his hometown due to Silva’s injury.
- Brazil had already qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and the result ended the hopes of their continental champion opponents.
- He was named to manager Tite’s 23-man squad for the final tournament in Russia, along with teammates Silva and Neymar. In a 5–0 friendly win over El Salvador on 11 September, he scored his first international goal.
- In May 2019, Marquinhos was named one of Brazil’s 23-man squad for the Copa América on home soil. With diarrhea, Marquinhos had to mark Lionel Messi in the semi-finals against Argentina on 2 July.
- During the second half, he came off for Miranda to help Brazil win 2–0 over their rivals. Marquinhos played in Brazil’s 3–1 win over Peru in the final at Maracana Stadium on 7 July.
- In Brazil’s 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification, Marquinhos scored his first competitive goal when he headed the opener against Bolivia on 9 October 2020 at Corinthians’ ground. His 50th cap came against Venezuela in the following month.
- Marquinhos scored Brazil’s first goal in their first group stage match of the 2021 Copa América, a 3–0 victory over Venezuela on June 14, 2021.
Facts About Marquinhos
- At the age of eight, Marquinhos began playing football. Corinthians played in Série A in the Brazilian Championship. The youngster kept improving at a rapid pace and won the 2012 Copa Libertadores with Corinthians.
- He made his full international debut against Honduras on the 16th of November, 2013.
- Marquinhos entered the game in the 71st minute, and Brazil won 5-0. In that year he played only one game for Brazil.
- The 2015 Copa America in Chile was his first major tournament. The 2-1 victory over Venezuela was his only opportunity in the tournament.
- Marquinhos is a talented young player with the temperament and talent to succeed at the highest level.
- Marquinhos was named one of the ten most promising young players in Europe by the British newspaper The Observer in January 2014.
- In July 2013, Marquinhos signed a five-year contract with the French side Paris Saint-Germain for a fee of $31.4 million. That was an unprecedented fee for a teenager.
- He scored quite a few goals when he started playing for PSG. He scored in his UEFA Champions League debut against Olympiakos and against Toulouse in his second Ligue 1 game.
- In the 13-14 season, Marquinhos was a part of PSG’s winning side that scored a record 86 points.
- During the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons, Marquinhos did not have much to do. The Silva-Luiz duo was in constant contact, which limited Marcos’ opportunities. In the following season, there were rumors that the defender would leave the club.
- Unai Emery sold Luiz back to Chelsea and Marquinhos got more opportunities afterward.
What is Marquinhos known for?
Marquinhos is a Brazilian professional footballer who currently plays as a defender for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain, he also is the captain of this team. Marquinhos is well known for his speed, technical skills, anticipation and intelligence.
How did Marquinhos get his name?
While Marquinhos was at Roma, he played under the name “Marcos” to avoid being mistaken for his then-teammate Marquinho (without an ‘S’).
What race is Marquinhos?
In October 2013, Marquinhos, who is of dual Portuguese and Brazilian nationality, stated that he would be open to representing the Portugal national team.
What teams did Marquinhos play for?
- Paris Saint-Germain F.C.
- Brazil national football team
Does Marquinhos speak French?
The 27-year-old stated that his kids have a better grasp of speaking French than he does. I can speak French, I understand. I understand the French, the lifestyle, as they are. Yesterday, I was at home with my daughter, and I was impressed by her French,” Marquinhos said.