Lucio Gonzaga

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Lúcio Gonzaga
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Personal information
Full name Lucio Luiz de Oliveira Gonzaga
Date of birth (1980-08-07) August 7, 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Youth career
1994 São Caetano
1995–1999 Juventus
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2002 RC Montevideo 51 (18)
2002–2003 Araxá 20 (0)
2003–2006 Rio Branco Andradas 44 (5)
2006–2007 São Caetano 10 (3)
2007 Baltimore Blast (indoor) 84 (62)
2008–2009 New Jersey Ironmen (indoor) 19 (23)
2009 Real Maryland Monarchs 7 (2)
2009– Baltimore Blast (indoor) 61 (49)
2010 Crystal Palace Baltimore 19 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 3, 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Lúcio Gonzaga (born August 7, 1980 in São Paulo) is a Brazilian soccer player who currently plays for the Baltimore Blast.

Career[edit]

South America[edit]

Gonzaga was part of the youth setups at local Brazilian teams São Caetano and Juventus, and spent his early professional career playing in the lower divisions in Brazil and Uruguay, playing for RC Montevideo, Araxá, Rio Branco Andradas and São Caetano.

North America[edit]

Gonzaga moved to the United States in 2007 when he signed with indoor soccer team Baltimore Blast. After helping the Blast to the MISL championship, he moved in 2008 to the XSL's New Jersey Ironmen.[1] Lucio spent one season with the Ironmen, scoring 23 goals in 19 games. He was named the XSL Offensive Player of the Year. Gonzaga returned to Baltimore and the Blast in 2009.

Gonzaga gained his first taste of outdoor soccer in the United States in 2009 when he played with the Real Maryland Monarchs in the USL Second Division. On February 11, 2010 Crystal Palace Baltimore announced the signing of Gonzaga to a contract for the 2010 season.[2] On September 14, 2010, Lucio signed a two year contract with the Baltimore Blast.

Outdoor career statistics (in the United States)[edit]

(correct as of 15 August 2010)
Club Season League Cup Play-Offs Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Real Maryland Monarchs 2009 7 2 1 0 0 0 - - - 7 2 1
Total 2009 7 2 1 0 0 0 - - - 7 2 1
Crystal Palace Baltimore 2010 18 1 1 1 0 0 - - - 19 1 1
Total 2010–present 18 1 1 1 0 0 - - - 19 1 1
Career Total 2009–present 25 3 2 1 0 0 - - - 26 3 2

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