Luciano Amaral

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Luciano Amaral
Personal information
Full name Luciano Amaral da Silva Alves
Date of birth (1982-10-20) 20 October 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Campina Grande, Brazil
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Inter Lages
Youth career
Criciúma
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003 Criciúma
2004 Joinville
2005 Tubarão
2005 Bahia
2006 Avaí 27 (0)
2006 Caldense
2007 CRB 4 (0)
2007–2011 Villa Rio 0 (0)
2007–2009 Vitória Guimarães (loan) 25 (1)
2009 América-RN (loan) 4 (0)
2009–2010 Coritiba (loan) 12 (0)
2010–2011 Marítimo (loan) 22 (0)
2011–2012 Apollon Limassol 6 (0)
2012 Treze 4 (0)
2012–2013 Gil Vicente 8 (0)
2013– Inter Lages
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 December 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).

Luciano Amaral da Silva Alves (born 20 October 1982), known as Amaral, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Esporte Clube Internacional (SC) as a left defender.

Football career[edit]

Amaral was born in Campina Grande, Paraíba. After playing with a host of modest clubs in his beginnings he started appearing professionally for Avaí Futebol Clube in 2006, moving to Associação Atlética Caldense also in that year.

In 2007 Amaral was signed to Portugal's Vitória de Guimarães from Villa Rio Esporte Clube, as the Minho club had just returned from the second division: he contributed with 12 league games as the side overachieved for a final third place, ahead of S.L. Benfica for a qualification to the UEFA Champions League.

Towards the end of his second season, Amaral was suspended by Vitória and eventually released, returning to his country with América Futebol Clube (RN), still owned by Villa Rio. After two years with Coritiba Foot Ball Club he returned to Portugal in the same predicament, signing with C.S. Marítimo in late May 2010.

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