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Clubs: Cruzeiro EC, AD Cabrofriense, CD Nacional, FC Porto

• Sao Paulo born and bred, Maicon started his career with Belo Horizonte club Cruzeiro before having a brief spell with Cabrofriense.

• Moved to Madeira in 2008, joining Nacional; enjoyed an impressive debut season in the Portuguese Liga, making 28 appearances in central defence as the club finished fourth and qualfied for the UEFA Europa League.

• Moved to the Portuguese mainland after one season with Nacional, signing a five-year contract with Porto in June 2009.

• Made just four league appearances – and one in the UEFA Champions League, against Club Atlético de Madrid (3-0) – in his debut season before coming to prominence under new coach André Villas-Boas in the Dragons' 2010/11 title-winning campaign.

• Prominent in both the 2011/12 and 2012/13 seasons, both of which ended in league glory. 

UEFA honours
UEFA Europa League:
 winner 2011

Last updated: 08/07/13 12.27CET

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Maicon
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 14/09/1988 (27)
  • Country: Brazil

  • Height: 190cm
  • Weight: 74kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2015/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    08/12/09: Atlético 0-3 Porto

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 10/12/2015 01:10 CET