Marcos Antonio is a Brazilian FM20 wonderkid who plays as Defensive midfielder for Shakhtar Donetsk. He is yet to represent Brazil at the senior level but has done so at several junior levels.
In a country known for producing a lot of attacking talent, Marcos Antonio is an exception and is one of the best defensive prospects. He started his youth career at Athletico Paranaense and later moved to Estoril in the Portuguese Primeira. He later moved to Shakhtar to play in the Ukrainian league for a fee of around £2m. He is one of the best talents at Shakhtar and is scouted by several clubs around Europe.
Marcos Antonio: Basic Player Info
• Name – Marcos Antonio
• Contracted to – Shakhtar Donetsk
• Date of birth / Age – 13/6/2000, 19 years old
• Nationality - Brazilian
• Height / Weight – 168 cm & 63 kgs
• Preferred foot - Right
• Value / Wage - £4.8m / £2k p/w
• Position – Defensive Midfielder
• Other positions – Midfielder (Centre)
• Similar to Fernandinho
Marcos Antonio: Starting Attributes in FM2020
• Antonio is well suited to the Ukrainian league and could go on to become a star for most sides in the future.
• He is an excellent team player underlined by his high work rate.
• Has excellent pace which enables him to recover from most mistakes.
• Has extremely well rounded mental stats for a 19-year-old.
• Is weak in the air and is a liability from set-pieces and crosses.
• Is not a good crosser and will struggle to create opportunities for teammates.
Marcos Antonio: Attributes in 2027 season
• Has excellent physical stats and is at the peak of his physical powers.
• Can pick out passes which other players may not be able to see with his high vision and passing attributes.
• Is versatile and can play in a couple of positions in a variety of roles.
• Is a current international and has a good amount of international experience.
• Is very weak in the air and is a liability from set-pieces.
• Struggles to finish chances when presented with in front of goal.
Marcos Antonio: Career History until 2027
Marcos Antonio: FM20 Wonderkid Review
Antonio is one of the best Brazilian wonderkids in FM2020. He is a very well rounded central midfielder who does not have many weaknesses.
In the auto-generated save, Antonio has spent a few successful seasons at Shakhtar before making the switch to Dortmund. After finding success once again, he has made the switch to Barcelona for a whopping £66m. He has extremely good numbers for a central midfielder and his market value of £61m shows how good a player he has developed into.
He does have an extremely impressive average rating of over 7 and grows into a versatile beast of a central/defensive playmaker on most saves.