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|Full name||José Márcio da Costa|
|Date of birth||July 4, 1983|
|Place of birth||Mossoró, Brazil|
|Height||1.69 m (5 ft 6 1⁄2 in)|
|2007–2008||→ Marítimo (loan)||30||(7)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 May 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
His nickname stems for his birthplace.
Born in Mossoró, Rio Grande do Norte, Mossoró began his professional career at Ferroviário Atlético Clube in 1999, before moving for Santa Catarina Clube and then Paulista Futebol Clube. Shortly after he broke into the first team as it qualified for the final of the Paulistan Championship, being defeated by Associação Desportiva São Caetano.
In 2005, Mossoró played a key role for the club as it won the Brazilian Cup. He was then transferred to Sport Club Internacional of Porto Alegre in the second half of the season, making his top division debuts in the process.
In July 2007, Mossoró was loaned to Club Sport Marítimo of Portugal. His performances, which included braces in league wins against Associação Naval 1º de Maio (3–0) and S.C. Braga (4–1) were impressive enough to earn him a permanent deal with the latter side, which signed the player to a four-year contract at the end of the season.
During his first two years at Braga, Mossoró was a very important first-team member when available, helping the Minho club finish in a best-ever runner-up position in his second season. Following a 31 October 2009 scuffle at the end of the 2–0 home win against S.L. Benfica – with his team then in the lead – he was also suspended by the League for three games, and also suffered a serious injury in the season's final stretch, with Braga eventually being surpassed by the Lisbon outfit.
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