Müller (footballer)

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Müller
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Personal information
Full name Luís Antônio Corrêa da Costa
Date of birth (1966-01-31) January 31, 1966 (age 48)
Place of birth Campo Grande, Brazil
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Second Striker
Youth career
1983 Operário de Campo Grande
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1987 São Paulo 60 (25)
1988–1991 Torino 65 (24)
1991–1994 São Paulo 41 (13)
1994–1995 Kashiwa Reysol 24 (8)
1995–1996 Palmeiras 20 (8)
1996 São Paulo 20 (11)
1997 Perugia 6 (0)
1997–1998 Santos 27 (10)
1998–2000 Cruzeiro 43 (9)
2001 Corinthians 6 (1)
2001–2002 São Caetano 16 (4)
2003 Tupi 0 (0)
2003–2004 Portuguesa 7 (1)
2004 Ipatinga 0 (0)
Total 335 (114)
National team
1986–1998 Brazil 56 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Luís Antônio Corrêa da Costa, nicknamed Müller, (born January 31, 1966, in Campo Grande) is a former football player.

Career[edit]

He played in an "old fashioned" left sided forward position (even though he is best with right foot, which is uncommon for left sided positions) with São Paulo, the Brazilian national team and Cruzeiro. His position was that of making passes, serving and assisting, but he would also work as a striker in almost every game, mostly in counter-attacks, or moving from the left side.

He was in 56 games with the Brazilian national team, from 1986 against Germany to 1998 against Yugoslavia. He participated in the 1986, 1990, and 1994 editions of the FIFA World Cup, and was part of the 1994 champion Brazil squad.[1]

He is one of São Paulo's all-time leading scorers with 158 goals. With the club he won the Intercontinental Cup in 1993 as he scored the third goal against AC Milan in Tokyo. He retired as a footballer to become a television commentator in 2004.[2]

He is the brother of another footballer, Cocada.

Club career statistics[edit]

[3]

Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Brazil League
1984 São Paulo Série A 0 0
1985 15 4
1986 30 11
1987 15 10
1988 0 0
Italy League
1988/89 Torino Serie A 31 11
1989/90 Serie B 27 11
1990/91 Serie A 7 2
Brazil League
1991 São Paulo Série A 7 3
1992 17 5
1993 12 3
1994 5 2
Japan League
1994 Kashiwa Reysol Football League 13 3
1995 J. League 1 11 5
Brazil League
1995 Palmeiras Série A 20 8
1996 São Paulo Série A 20 11
Italy League
1996/97 Perugia Serie A 6 0
Brazil League
1997 Santos Série A 27 10
1998 Cruzeiro Série A 22 5
1999 16 2
2000 2 0
2000 Corinthians Paulista Série A 6 1
2001 São Paulo Série A 0 0
2001 São Caetano Série A 15 4
2002 0 0
2003 Tupi 0 0
2003 Portuguesa Desportos Série B 7 1
2004 Ipatinga Série C 0 0
Country Brazil 236 80
Italy 71 24
Japan 24 8
Total 331 112

International career statistics[edit]

Brazil national team
Year Apps Goals
1986 12 1
1987 10 2
1988 3 1
1989 3 0
1990 7 3
1991 1 1
1992 2 0
1993 12 4
1994 4 0
1995 0 0
1996 0 0
1997 1 0
1998 1 0
Total 56 12

Honours[edit]

Club
International
Individual

References[edit]

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