Marcos Antonio da Silva Goncalves (Marquinhos) is a Brazilian winger/striker that currently plays for the Brazilian football team of Palmeiras. Marquinhos joined Palmeiras in 2009, and although still only 19 years old; Marquinhos is already showing himself to be an incredibly talented footballer, and is most definitely a player to watch out for in the future.
Beginning his career with Vitoria, Marquinhos was quickly able to establish himself in the first team, playing most games throughout the season despite his young age and professional inexperience. His first season in professional football proved to be hugely successful, and Marquinhos did in fact manage to score 7 goals in 31 league appearances for Vitoria. Marquinos won the Bahia State Championship whilst playing for Vitoria, and was an integral part of the team that won the Championship. He showed himself to be a hugely high quality player throughout the season, and although very young he didn't look at all out of place on the football field, playing alongside vastly more experienced players.
After a successful first professional season in football with Vitoria, Marquinhos decided to move on, and has gone on to join Palmeiras. Since joining Palmeiras Marquinhos has continued to impress as a player, and looks to have a very exciting future ahead of him in football. He's still very young and has much development still to come; already Marquinhos is showing signs that he'll be excellent however, and Marquinhos is most definitely a player that holds a lot of promise for the future.
Marquinhos can play as a winger or a striker, and although he is yet to be capped at full international level for Brazil; it's surely only a matter of time before he breaks into the Brazil team and starts showing what he can do on an international scale. Marquinhos certainly has the potential to become a full international, and in the not too distant future I'm sure that he will indeed realise his dream of playing for Brazil.
There's just no denying Marquinhos's incredible ability as a footballer, and for years to come spectators of the sport of football will no doubt watch on in awe at the supreme performances of Marquinhos. Marquinhos is most definitely a player to watch out for in the future, and as we watch the 19 year old grow, develop, and mature; I'm sure we shall witness Marquinhos become a far greater footballer, and he could even go on to become one of the very greatest players in football.