Zeca Marques’s biography, net worth, fact, career, awards and life story

IntroAssociation footballer
Is Athlete 
Football player 
Association football player 
Sports official 
Association football manager 
From South Africa 
Type Sports 
Birth 16 August 1961, Porto, Portugal
Age:59 years
Star sign Leo
Sports Teams
Moroka Swallows F.C.

José “Zeca” Marques (born 16 August 1961) is a Portuguese South African former football (soccer) player who currently manages Premier Soccer League club Moroka Swallows.


Born in Porto, Portugal, Marques and his family moved to Johannesburg during his childhood. In South Africa he has been nicknamed “Mr Lollipop” due to him sucking on a lollipop during games.

Playing career

He played for Troyeville FC in the defunct NSL and also in the NPSL.

Coaching career

Throughout his coaching career Marques has mainly worked as an assistant coach at Bidvest Wits and Moroka Swallows.

He was promoted to the head coaching role of Swallows in July 2012 following Gordon Igesund’s appointment as Bafana Bafana coach, where he remained until 2014–15 season.


  • MTN 8 Cup winner: 2012/13