Ary Marques
Personal information
Full name Ary Rocha Marques
Date of birth (1955-04-01) 1 April 1955 (age 66)[1]
Place of birth Piraju, Brazil[1]
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Position(s) Right-back
Club information
Current team
Araucária (manager)
Youth career
Dom Bosco
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–1989 Colorado 500+
1984Marcílio Dias (loan)
Teams managed
1990–1994 Paraná (youth)
1994–1995 Lebanon
1995–2005 Paraná (youth)
2008–2009 Urano
2010–2012 Cuiabá
2013 Cuiabá
2014 Mixto
2015–2016 J. Malucelli
2017 Rio Branco
2019– Araucária
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ary Rocha Marques (born 1 April 1955) is a Brazilian football coach and former player who is the manager of Araucária.

Marques began his career as a player in 1975 at Colorado Esporte Clube, playing as a right-back. He was loaned to Marcílio Dias in 1984, winning the Taça FCF, before retiring at Colorado in 1989 as the club's all-time record appearance holder, with over 500 appearances.

In 1989 Colorados merged with Pinheiros to form Paraná; Marques became the club's youth coach from 1990 to 2005, winning multiple titles. Between 1994 and 1995 Marques had a short experience as manager of the Lebanon national team. Between 2008 and 2009 Marques coached amateur side Urano, before joining Cuiabá in 2010, where he won the Copa Mato Grosso in 2010, and the Campeonato Mato-Grossense in 2013. In 2017 he was the head coach of Rio Branco in the Campeonato Paranaense for one month.

Playing career

Born in Piraju, Brazil, on 1 April 1955, Marques began playing as a teenager at local club Don Bosco.[1] While playing at the club, Marques was observed by Nenê, a professional player at Colorado Esporte Clube, who had been working in Piraju.[1]

Playing as a right-back, Marques made his senior debut for Colorado on 17 August 1975, the last matchday of the Campeonato Paranaense, coming on as a substitute for right winger Wilton.[2] In 1980 he won the Campeonato Paranaense with the club.[2] In 1984 he was sent on loan to Santa Catarina-based club Marcílio Dias, and won the Taça FCF.[3]

Marques played in the club's last ever game, on 9 July 1989, prior to their merger with Pinheiros to form Paraná.[2] The match was a 3–3 away draw against Coritiba, in front of 2,184 fans.[2] Following the dissolution of Colorado, Marques retired as the club's most-capped player in history, with over 500 games.[2]

Managerial career

Following Colorado's merger with Pinheiros in 1989, to form Paraná,[4] Marques took charge of the newly-formed club's youth sector, from 1990 to 2005.[1] As a youth coach, Marques won eight titles with Paraná.[1] Between 1994 and 1995 Marques had a short stint as manager of the Lebanon national team.[5][6]

In 2008 Marques became the head coach of amateur club Urano.[1] He stayed two seasons at the club, winning two Título da Suburbana, and a Taça Paraná [pt] in 2009.[1] In January 2010, Marques joined Cuiabá,[7] winning the Copa Mato Grosso in his first year as the club's head coach, and the Campeonato Mato-Grossense in 2013, his last year of tenure.[1]

On 14 February 2017, Marques was appointed head coach of Campeonato Paranaense side Rio Branco.[8] However, after only one win in six games, Marques was fired on 24 March 2017.[9]

Personal life

In 1982 Marques married Vera, a student of Physical Education at the Federal University of Paraná, which Marques also attended.[1] The couple have two children: Felipe, an engineer, and Letícia, a biologist.[1]




Marcílio Dias






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  2. ^ a b c d e "Ary Marques defendeu 500 vezes o Colorado | Arquivo Tribuna, Lendas Vivas". Tribuna PR - Paraná Online (in Portuguese). 4 November 2013. Retrieved 11 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Clube Náutico Marcílio Dias". Retrieved 11 July 2020.
  4. ^ "Clube de Regatas do Flamengo". (in Portuguese). Retrieved 11 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Circular No. 1994/28". Lebanese Football Association. 1 August 1994.
  6. ^ أين ماركس وفيتوزا [Where are Marques and Vitosa]. Shoot. 16 January 1995.
  7. ^ "Sondado por clubes, Ary Marques pode definir futuro em breve". Futebol Interior. Retrieved 11 July 2020.
  8. ^ GloboEsporte.comCuritiba, Por. "Ex-técnico de Paraná e JMalucelli, Ary Marques assume o Rio Branco-PR". (in Portuguese). Retrieved 11 July 2020.
  9. ^ Benvenutti, Aline (24 March 2017). "Ary Marques não é mais técnico do Rio Branco". Folha do Litoral News (in Portuguese). Retrieved 11 July 2020.