Full name: Marcus Vinicius Oliveira Alencar
Date of birth: 07/04/2003 (18 years old)
Place of birth: São Paulo (Brazil)
Youth career: São Paulo FC
Current club: São Paulo FC
Squad number: 47
Current national team: Brazil U-17
Position: winger, second striker
Preferred foot: left
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 250.000 €
Tournaments participated in: —
Contract until: 31.05.2024
Player’s agent: TFM Agency
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Douglas Costa
– ball control
– first touch
– still has a margin to improve his decision making in the final third
– can be a little bit overambitious with dribble sometimes
Style of play:
– inside forward
– extremely skilled player able to play anywhere in attack
– creative player with great technique on the ball, mobility, acceleration skills, fast direction shifts, short-dribbling and good short-mid through passing ability
– incredibly explosive over the first meters
– likes to dribble
– confident, powerful, dynamic and very positive with the ball
– often uses his skills to beat defenders, cut inside and create himself a decent opportunity to score or pass
– superb off the ball intelligence to recognize spaces where to receive/run into
– very difficult to knock off the ball thanks to his low centre of gravity and excellent close control
– good ability to maneuver in tight spaces
– able to get out of various different scenarios, able to play wide and go direct, or being central and cutting through the lines/difference-maker
– likes to play in a free attacking role granted the freedom to roam the pitch and find space
– excellent balance and changes of pace/incredible motor skills
– able to dribble and make quick combinations with his teammates at top speed
– extremely dangerous on the counter thanks to his electric pace and acceleration
– gets fouled often
– competent set-piece taker
Marquinhos on the counter – he outpaces all the defenders and scores.
Marquinhos dribbles past two opponents, enters the penalty area and provides an assist to his teammate.
He is best suited to playing as:
Right winger in 4-3-3.
Brazilian Cup U-17 2021 winner with São Paulo.
Brazilian Super Cup U-17 2021 winner with São Paulo.
League summary (as for 18 August 2021):
Campeonato Brasileiro 2021 (ongoing): 4 games/0 goals (São Paulo)
Marquinhos is a product of Cotia – a famous São Paulo youth academy that produced many superb players in recent years such as Antony, Éder Militão, David Neres, Luan Santos, Morato, Gabriel Sara, Liziero, Rodrigo Nestor, and Tuta. Marquinhos made his professional debut for São Paulo FC on 11 July 2021, coming on as a 78th substitute in the 1-0 Campeonato Brasileiro home win against EC Bahia. He showed himself to a wider crowd in a Copa Libertadores game against Racing Club in which he scored and provided an assist.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Player has the potential to become a key player in a top European club.