Maicosuel

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Maicosuel
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Personal information
Full name Maicosuel Reginaldo de Matos
Date of birth (1986-06-16) 16 June 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Cosmópolis, Sao Paulo (state) Brazil
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Atlético Mineiro
Number 70
Youth career
1998–2001 Guarani
2001 Inter-SP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2005 Atlético Sorocaba 0 (0)
2005–2006 Paraná 45 (4)
2007–2008 Cruzeiro 26 (2)
2008 Palmeiras (loan) 14 (1)
2009 Botafogo (loan) 0 (0)
2009–2010 1899 Hoffenheim 27 (3)
2010–2012 Botafogo 54 (6)
2012–2014 Udinese 39 (3)
2014– Atlético Mineiro 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 July 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Maicosuel Reginaldo de Matos or simply Maicosuel (born 16 June 1986 in Cosmópolis), is a Brazilian footballer who currently plays as an attacking midfielder for Atlético Mineiro.[1]

Career[edit]

After very good performances playing for Paraná Clube, he was acquired by Cruzeiro in 2007.[2] Despite great expectations, he never secured a position in the squad and was mostly used as a back-up until June 2008, when he was bought by Traffic Sports, an investor group, and left Cruzeiro to join Palmeiras. After an unsuccessful spell at Palmeiras Maicosuel joined Botafogo in 2009. At Botafogo Maicosuel played at top level and with only five months at Botafogo he was elected the best player of the Rio de Janeiro State competition, "Mago" (magician) was sold to Hoffenheim months later. On 21 May 2009, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim signed the Brazilian midfielder from Botafogo. The player signed a five-year contract and the transfer fee was 4.5 million euros. In summer 2010 he returned to Botafogo.[3]

On 13 July 2012, Maicosuel signed a five-year deal with Italian club Udinese.[4] He had a promising start as he scored on his Serie A debut against ACF Fiorentina, but soon afterwards his error from the penalty spot against Sporting Braga was decisive as Udinese lost the penalty shootout which would have granted the Italian team access to the group phase of the 2012–13 UEFA Champions League. Maicosuel was the only player to miss his penalty, attempting a Panenka chip that goalkeeper Beto easily caught. Braga would go on to win the shootout 5–4.

Career stats[edit]

As of 7 March 2010

All-Time Club Performance
Club Season Division Domestic League Domestic Cup European Competition Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Hoffenheim 2009–10 Bundesliga 20 3 4 2 - - 24 5
Total 20 3 4 2 - - 24 5
Career Totals 20 3 4 2 - - 24 5

Trivia[edit]

His name represents an unusual phonetic spelling of "Maxwell".

Honours[edit]

Paraná Clube
Cruzeiro
Atlético Mineiro

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.udineseblog.it/articolo/Calcio_mercato/Dal_Brasile-points-_fatta_per_Maicosuel_all-quote-Atletico/4/174779
  2. ^ "Maicosuel" (in Portuguese). globoesporte. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Maicosuel: "Der Fall ist erledigt"" (in German). kicker.de. 21 July 2010. Retrieved 28 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Maicosuel moves to Udinese on five-year deal". UEFA.com. 13 July 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 

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