Marcus Godinho

Marcus Valdez Pereira Godinho (born June 28, 1997) is a Canadian professional soccer player who plays as a right-back for German club FSV Zwickau and the Canadian national team.

Marcus Godinho
Personal information
Full name Marcus Valdez Pereira Godinho[1]
Date of birth (1997-06-28) June 28, 1997
Place of birth Toronto, Canada
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Right-back
Club information
Current team
FSV Zwickau
Number 2
Youth career
North York Azzurri
2011–2015 Toronto FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015 Toronto FC II 7 (0)
2016 Vaughan Azzurri 2 (0)
2016–2019 Heart of Midlothian 17 (1)
2017–2018Berwick Rangers (loan) 13 (0)
2019– FSV Zwickau 15 (0)
National team
2015–2016 Canada U18 8 (0)
2016 Canada U20 3 (0)
2018– Canada 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of December 14, 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of June 30, 2019

Club career

Toronto FC

After spending time with the Toronto FC Academy in the Second Division of the Canadian Soccer League, Godinho signed an Academy Player Agreement with USL club Toronto FC II.[2][3] He made his professional debut for the club on March 28, 2015 in a 2–0 victory over FC Montreal.[4]

Heart of Midlothian

After playing with Vaughan Azzurri of League1 Ontario to stay match fit,[5][6] on June 15, 2016, Godinho signed for Hearts and joined up with the club's development squad ahead of the 2016–17 season.[7] In August 2017, Godinho was loaned to Scottish League Two side Berwick Rangers until January 2018.[8][9] Godinho signed a contract extension with Hearts until 2020 on February 22, 2018.[10] He made his debut for Hearts in the Scottish Cup against Motherwell on March 4,[11] and his league debut the following weekend on March 9 in the Edinburgh derby against Hibernian.[12] He scored his first goal for Hearts against St Johnstone on January 26, 2019.[13]

FSV Zwickau

In July 2019, Godinho joined German 3. Liga side FSV Zwickau on a two-year contract.[14] He made his competitive debut for Zwickau in their season opener against SV Meppen on July 25.

International career


Godinho was born in Canada to Portuguese parents. He has represented Canada at the under-18 and under-20 levels. In August 2016, Godinho was called up to the U-20 team for a pair of friendlies against Costa Rica.[15]


Godinho received his first call up to the Canadian senior team on March 12, 2018 for a friendly against New Zealand[16] He made his debut in that match, a 1–0 victory for Canada. In May 2019, Godinho was named to the final 23-man squad for the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[17]

Career statistics


As of match played December 14, 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Toronto II 2015[18] USL 7070
Vaughan Azzuri 2016 League1 Ontario 2020
Heart of Midlothian 2017–18[19] Scottish Premiership 501060
2018–19 12120141
Total 1713000201
Berwick Rangers (loan) 2017–18[19] Scottish League Two 13110141
FSV Zwickau 2019–20[18] 3. Liga 1500000150
Career total 5423010582


    As of October 20, 2019[20]
    Canada national team


    1. "40-Player National Team Roster: 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup: Canada" (PDF). CONCACAF. p. 2. Retrieved May 20, 2019 via Bernews.
    2. "Academy: A Step In The Right Direction". Toronto FC staff. March 30, 2015. Retrieved April 24, 2015.
    3. "Junior Roster | Toronto FC". December 31, 2012. Archived from the original on December 31, 2012. Retrieved May 21, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
    4. Hylton, Kamal (March 28, 2015). "Match Recap: TFC II vs. FC Montreal". Retrieved April 24, 2015.
    5. "Vaughan's Godinho Signs With Scottish Club Heart Of Midlothian". League1 Ontario.
    6. "Marcus Godinho profile". League1 Ontario.
    7. "Talented youngsters join club Heart of Midlothian | News". Retrieved July 26, 2016.
    8. "Godinho joins Berwick Rangers". Heart of Midlothian FC. August 31, 2017.
    9. "Marcus joins on loan". Berwick Rangers. August 31, 2017.
    10. "NEW DEAL FOR GODINHO". February 22, 2018.
    11. Anderson, Barry (March 6, 2018). "Hearts debut gives Marcus Godinho right-back desire".
    12. "Match Stats". March 9, 2018.
    13. Swan, Craig (January 26, 2019). "Hearts 2 St Johnstone 0 as Marcus Godinho nets first Jambos goal in crucial win - 3 talking points".
    14. "Godinho unterschreibt beim FSV Zwickau". kicker Online (in German). July 8, 2019. Retrieved July 8, 2019.
    15. "Canada m20 announces squad and matches against Costa Rica". Canada Soccer Association. August 24, 2016.
    16. "GODINHO CALLED UP TO CANADA SQUAD". March 13, 2018.
    17. "Together We Rise: Canada Soccer announces squad for the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup". May 30, 2019.
    18. Marcus Godinho at Soccerway. Retrieved October 17, 2017.
    19. "Games played by Marcus Godinho in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved October 17, 2017.
    20. "Marcus Godinho profile". Canada Soccer. Retrieved March 24, 2018.
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