Emerson Sheik EMERSON

Presentation

Retired
BRAZIL BRAZIL QATAR QATAR
Full name Marcio Emerson Passos de Albuquerque
Born Dec 6, 1978
Nova Iguaçu, BRAZIL
Age 41 years old
Size 1.71 m
Weight 69 kg
Position Centre forward
Arrival(s)
Al-Sadd Al-Sadd 2007 / M€ 5
Departure(s)
Al-Sadd Al-Sadd 2007 / M€ 7
Numbers 25
Honours
Copa Libertadores (2012)
Coupe du Monde des clubs (2012)
Selections
Qatar A
Career
São Paulo São Paulo
Sapporo Sapporo
Kawasaki Frontale Kawasaki Frontale
Urawa Urawa
Al-Sadd Al-Sadd
Rennes Rennes
Al-Sadd Al-Sadd
Flamengo Flamengo
Al-Ain Al-Ain
Fluminense Fluminense
Corinthians Corinthians
Botafogo Botafogo
Flamengo Flamengo
Ponte Preta Ponte Preta
Corinthians Corinthians
Marcio Emerson arrived in Rennes in the Summer of 2007, and arrived with the flattering reputation of a prolific goalscorer from his spells in Japan and Qatar. The General Manager Pierre Dréossi presented this recruit as a sporting gamble. Despite the will of the player to succeed in Europe, the size of the risk became self-evident a few months later, when he was unable to break through in a league where defences which were more rigourous and tactically more astute than in the countries where he had played previously (Brazil, Japan and Qatar). The player failed to integrate in the group, and deal with the competition for places. He was never able to demonstrate his pace, his dribbling skills or goalscoring instinct. In 5 months, he only managed 6 appearances, the Brazilian returned to Qatar and Al-Sadd, without a single goal to his name. Stade Rennais were still able to rub their hands together despite the failed gamble, as they were able to re-sell Emerson for more that they had paid for him originally, and made 2 Million Oil Dollars out of the deal.