Forward Marco Tilio

  • Height 170cm
  • D.O.B. 23/8/01
Jersey Number
19

Biography

At only 19-years-old, Melbourne FC’s Marco Tilio will make his Olympic debut as one of the youngest members of the Australian Olympic Men’s Football Team.

Named to the Young Socceroos in 2019, Tilio was just seventeen when he travelled to Vietnam to compete for Australia in the AFF U18 Youth Championship. He was instrumental in the team’s success, scoring a hat trick in the team’s second match. Australia were victorious at the tournament, securing the final 1-0 over Malaysia to be crowned champions in Ho Chi Minh City.

Marco made his A-League debut in the group stage of the 2019 AFC Champions League for Sydney FC, when he was just 17-years-old. Less than a year later, he was recruited to their first-team squad.

Tilio made his A-League debut against the Central Coast Mariners, in which he scored a goal in the 89th minute before aiding teammate Van Der Saag to another goal two minutes later to secure a decisive 3-0 victory.

Sydney were crowned champions of the 2019-2020 A-League after defeating Melbourne FC to clinch the title. Marco was awarded the Golden Boot Award at the conclusion of the season, in which he produced 11 goals from 9 matches.

The right winger joined Melbournce FC in September of 2020, after being recruited from Sydney FC. He has since won a second A-League Championships, defeating old squad and defending champions Sydney FC 3-1 in the grand final to lift the trophy. In their semi-final match against Macarthur FC, Tilio scored the team’s second goal to advance to the final.

Marco has appeared in 39 matches and has produced eight goals across his time at the Sydney National Premier Leagues Club, the Sydney FC A-League Squad and now Melbourne FC.