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Personal information
Full name Márcio Amoroso dos Santos
Date of birth 5 July 1974 (1974-07-05) (age 35)
Place of birth Brasília, Brazil
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current club Guarani FC
Number 10
Youth career
1988–1992 Guarani FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1995 Guarani FC 39 (28)
1992–1993 Verdy Kawasaki (loan) 19 (16)
1996 CR Flamengo 16 (6)
1996–1999 Udinese 86 (39)
1999–2001 Parma 39 (11)
2001–2004 Borussia Dortmund 59 (28)
2004–2005 Málaga CF 29 (5)
2005 São Paulo FC 26 (18)
2006 AC Milan 4 (1)
2006–2007 SC Corinthians Paulista 15 (3)
2007 Grêmio FBPA 6 (0)
2008 Aris Thessaloniki 9 (2)
2009 Guarani FC 0 (0)
National team
1995–2003 Brazil 19 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:18, December 29, 2008 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:18, December 29, 2008 (UTC)

Márcio Amoroso dos Santos (born 5 July 1974 in Brasília) is a Brazilian football player who currently plays for Guarani FC. He has played his football for several teams in Japan, Italy, Germany, Spain and Greece while representing Brazil at international level.


Club career

Amoroso started his career at homeland club Guarani FC at 1992. In July 1992, he was loaned to a Japanese outfit Verdy Kawasaki (J. League), and returned to Guarani FC two years later. In 1996, he transferred to CR Flamengo, but he came to prominence playing in the Italian Serie A for unfashionable Udinese Calcio in the late-1990s. There he starred alongside Oliver Bierhoff in a side which played an adventurous 3-4-3 formation. When Oliver Bierhoff left the club for AC Milan, many thought Udinese Calcio would struggle to repeat their success, but that very next season Amoroso himself became the focus of the team, and was the top scorer in Serie A. A big-money move to AC Parma followed. The AC Parma side never quite fulfilled their potential to win the league title, and Amoroso was soon on the move again, this time to Borussia Dortmund in Germany where he won the Bundesliga title in 2001-02 and was the top scorer in the season. He helped them to the 2002 UEFA Cup Final where his goal (a penalty) could not prevent them going 3-2 down to Feyenoord Rotterdam. Amoroso played for Málaga CF during the 2004-05 season.

Amoroso moved to São Paulo FC in the summer of 2005 and immediately helped them to the Copa Libertadores, the most prestigious club prize in South America. In January 2006, after having won the FIFA Club World Championship and was the top scorers in tournament, he returned to Italy, signing a 18-month contract for AC Milan as a replacement for Christian Vieri, who had transferred to AS Monaco.

But then Amoroso agreed to cancel the contract with AC Milan on 1 September 2006, and immediately signed a new contract with SC Corinthians Paulista. Amoroso quickly received the no. 10 jersey from SC Corinthians Paulista as a replacement for Carlos Tevez (who left SC Corinthians Paulista and moved to West Ham United). But there he could not show the football that he was capable of, having his contract resigned in April 2007, signing in for Grêmio FBPA. Since August, Amoroso does not play for Grêmio FBPA, having his contract resigned due to lack of form. In January 2008 he signed a one-and-a-half year contract with Aris Thessaloniki. However, he played for only half a year for Aris Thessaloniki. On December 29, 2008, Amoroso returned to Guarani FC for the 2009 season.[1]


Aris Thessaloniki will be Amoroso’s 12th club in six different countries. He has won 20 trophies and personal awards, including the Copa América with Brazil and both the FIFA Club World Championship and Copa Libertadores with São Paulo FC. He has also played for Verdy Kawasaki, CR Flamengo, Udinese Calcio, AC Parma, Borussia Dortmund, Málaga CF, AC Milan, SC Corinthians Paulista, Grêmio FBPA and Guarani FC which was his last club.

Amoroso’s been the top scorers in three different national championships and Bundesliga record transfer when he moved to Borussia Dortmund for 51 million mark (25.5 million euro) in the summer of 2001. AC Parma had actually paid 1.5 million euro more to sign him two years earlier.

Honours and awards


Verdy Kawasaki

CR Flamengo

  • Campeonato Estadual de Rio de Janeiro: 1996

Udinese Calcio

AC Parma

  • Supercoppa Italian: 1999

Borussia Dortmund

São Paulo FC

Brazil Brazil


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