Marcelinho Carioca, “Angel Pie” did not triumph in Valencia CF
Marcelinho “Angel Pie” From Rio, It was a promising Brazilian player who came to Valencia in the summer of 1997 with the distinction of being a new “as” Ball from Brazil. He was a young man of small size with a marker brand name who was nicknamed “Angel Pie” because he wore the same size as a youngest but also because he had a real glove on his foot. At least that's what they said about him in Brazil, where he enjoyed a certain prestige. with its 36 standing, it was said of him, who was capable of placing the balls where he wanted.
Marcelinho “Angel Pie” Carioca did not have a very successful run in LaLiga
Marcelinho Carioca did not have a great tour with the Valencian shirt in LaLiga. So much so that it is difficult to find graphic documents that prove that he really played for Valencia, although there are some. But if he did. Besides being for the story portrayed in the peculiar soccer cards of the League of 90.
“Angel Pie” it did not last long, very little in Valencia and he left six games to be more specific without including his spectacular moments in the various summer trophies such as the Taronja Trophy or the Ciutat de Benidorm trophy where his performances promised a season full of glory that did not come.
After, He returned to Brazil where triumphed until 2001, starting from there his career to decline jumping from team to team. In the history of the League, it remained as one of the worst signings in the history of Valencia next to names like Sabin Ilia that landed a year later and a few more footballers of dubious quality who passed through the Mestalla club and Spanish football in general.