Maicon Santos in a game between the DC United and the Seattle Sounders on 7 April 2012 at RFK, Washington DC.
|Full name||Maicon dos Santos Corrêa|
|Date of birth||18 April 1984|
|Place of birth||Paracambi, Brazil|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Fort Lauderdale Strikers|
|2006||-> Remo (loan)||4||(3)|
|2006-2008||Étoile du Sahel|
|2007||-> Al-Nasr Benghazi (loan)|
|2008||Ironi Kiryat Shomna||1||(0)|
|2009-2010||-> Chivas USA (loan)||19||(2)|
|2015||Tampa Bay Rowdies||17||(7)|
|2016-||Fort Lauderdale Strikers||11||(4)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 July 2016.
Maicon started his career at Madureira, where he was awarded a contract until the end of 2005. He signed a contract extension until April 2008 in early 2006, but left for Étoile du Sahel on 9 August 2006. During his career in North Africa he also played on loan to Al-Nasr (Benghazi).
In 2008, he played for Israeli clubs Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shomna and Bnei Sakhnin. While with Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shomna Maicon appeared in 2 UEFA Cup matches and 3 Toto Cup matches in which he scored 1 goal. After a brief stay with Hapoel he moved to Bnei Sakhnin and appeared in 10 league matches, he also appeared in 2 Toto Cup matches for Bnei Sakhnin in which he scored 3 goals.
He then returned to Brazil with Bonsucesso. Following that, he signed a loan deal with the Major League Soccer club Chivas USA in 2009. While with Chivas Maicon appeared in 19 league matches and scored 2 goals, he also appeared in 2 MLS playoffs matches scoring 1 goal.
On 9 July 2010 it was announced that Maicon had signed with Major League Soccer club Toronto FC. He made his debut for Toronto as a sub following halftime on 10 July 2010 vs. Colorado Rapids. He scored his first goal in a friendly against Bolton Wanderers at BMO Field on 21 July 2010. Three days later on 24 July 2010 Maicon scored his first league goal for Toronto in a 1-1 home draw to FC Dallas. Maicon also helped the club by scoring in a CONCACAF Champions League game vs. Real Salt Lake on 16 September 2010 following a pass from teammate O'Brian White.
Maicon scored his first goal of the 2011 season on 19 March 2011 in a 4-2 loss to the expansion Vancouver Whitecaps FC in the first game of the year. Following the departure of Toronto captain Dwayne De Rosario on 1 April Maicon was given the captain's arm band the following day against his former team Chivas USA. After the 1-1 home draw against Chivas Coach Aron Winter announced that Maicon would become the permanent captain of The Reds, thus becoming the first non-Canadian to be given the honour on a full-time basis.
On 2 August 2011, Toronto FC traded Maicon and an international roster spot to FC Dallas for Eric Avila. On 13 August 2011, Maicon scored his first goal on his debut in a match against the Philadelphia Union. At season's end, the club declined his 2012 contract option and he entered the 2011 MLS Re-Entry Draft. Santos was not selected in the draft and became a free agent.
D.C. United signed Santos from free agency on 18 January 2012 after participating in the club's pre-season camp.
After D.C. declined his 2013 contract option, Santos was selected by Chicago Fire in the first round of Stage One of the 2012 MLS Re-Entry Draft. He spent the 2013 MLS season with Chicago before the Fire declined his 2014 contract option. Santos entered the 2013 MLS Re-Entry Draft but was not selected.