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Legion FC Signs Forward Marlon Santos

By Clayton Humphries, 01/03/22, 1:57PM CST

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The 26-year-old Brazilian brings attacking flair to the Magic City

BIRMINGHAM, AL (Jan. 3, 2022) -- Birmingham Legion FC announced today the signing of Marlon Santos, pending league and federation approval.

"We're excited to add a player like Marlon to our team," said Legion FC President and General Manager Jay Heaps. "He's a dangerous, attacking player that we tracked closely, and he will add a creative dynamic to our attack in Birmingham."


Santos most recently played for FC Tulsa for two and a half seasons, scoring seventeen goals and adding eight assists in 56 games. The attacker was named Tulsa’s ‘Offensive Player of the Year’ this past season after finishing 2021 with nine goals and four assists and helping lead the team to the playoffs.

“I am very happy to begin this new season with the Birmingham Legion FC family,” said Santos. “I hope I can do my best so we can be the champions. I am very happy and looking forward to this new season.”

A native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Santos got his professional career started with Brazilian club Nova Iguacu in Rio and went on to play for the likes of Bangu, Botafogo, and Madureira before moving to the United States. While he mostly was deployed as a winger with Tulsa, he has proven to be an effective attacking midfielder as well in his time in the USL Championship.

Transaction: Birmingham Legion FC signed forward Marlon Santos on January 3, 2022.

Player Profile:
Name: Marlon dos Santos Prazeres
Position: Forward
Height: 5’ 8”
Weight: 145 lbs.
Birthdate: April 29, 1995 (age: 26)
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Citizenship: Brazilian
Previous Club: FC Tulsa (USL Championship)
Instagram: @maarlonsantos10
Twitter: @marlin0ficial10

Santos and his Legion FC teammates will kick off the 2022 season at a new home, the brand-new Protective Stadium, and season tickets are available now! Find more info at bhmlegion.com/2022tickets.

For all club news and updates fans are encouraged to follow @bhmlegion on social media and keep an eye on bhmlegion.com and the Legion FC app. Download the Legion FC app today on Apple or Android.

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