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South African-born Sergio Marakis named Uniao da Madeira captain for 2017/18 season

Posted: 19 July 2017 Time: 19:58

South African-born midfielder Sergio Marakis has been named captain of Portuguese second-tier side Uniao da Madeira for the 2017/18 season.

The 25-year-old, who was born in Johannesburg but developed through the famed Sporting Lisbon academy, will lead the second-tier side in their promotion push this campaign.

The defensive midfielder has previously played in the Portuguese top-flight with Marítimo, and had spells with Portimonense and Ermis Aradippou in Cyprus.

Marakis played for the club last season, where he came up against the likes of Luther Singh [Sporting Braga II], Haashim Domingo and Thibang Phete [both Vitoria Guimaraes II].

Uniao da Madeira were in the top-flight in Portugal as recently as the 2015/16 season, when they were relegated.

Madeira is the birthplace of Cristiano Ronaldo, with the local airport now named after the Real Madrid star, who like Marakis was developed at Sporting.

Article by: Staff Reporter
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