Born on 14 May, 1994, in Sao Paulo (Brazil), Marquinhos is a product of the SC Corinthians youth academy and made his professional debut in the 2012 season, playing six times in the Brazilian first division.
In August 2012, he was transferred to AS Roma in the Italian Serie A. During his very first season in the Italian capital, he imposed himself as a first-choice central defender. He made 26 appearances in Serie A and played four matches in the Coppa d'Italia, including the final against city rivals SS Lazio.
Marquinhos will where the number 5 jersey.
"The transfer of Marquinhos, a future star, whose qualities have already attracted the attention of Europe's biggest club's, is a source of great satisfaction for Paris Saint-Germain. It underlines the club's desire to look towards the future in order to construct one of Europe's biggest clubs", declared Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi.
"I am delighted to be joining Paris Saint-Germain, a club where so many Brazilians have played and helped write the club's history. I will do everything I can to continue that tradition and write my own name into the club's illustrious history books. Paris Saint-Germain will help me conintue my progression alongside exceptional players, with the desire to win trophies and also win the hearts of the supporters", added Marquinhos.