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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