Márcio Mossoró

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Mossoró
Personal information
Full name José Márcio da Costa
Date of birth (1983-07-04) 4 July 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Mossoró, Brazil
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
İstanbul Başakşehir F.K.
Number 29
Youth career
1999–2001 Ferroviário
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002 Santa Catarina
2003–2005 · Paulista 18 (3)
2005–2008 Internacional 32 (1)
2007–2008 Marítimo (loan) 30 (7)
2008–2013 Braga 124 (13)
2013–2014 Al-Ahli 24 (6)
2014- İstanbul Başakşehir F.K. 6 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 October 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

José Márcio da Costa, commonly known as Mossoró (born 4 July 1983), is a Brazilian footballer who plays for İstanbul Başakşehir F.K. as a midfielder.

His nickname stems for his birthplace. He spent most of his professional career in Portugal, representing mainly Braga where he appeared in more than 175 official games during five seasons.

Football career[edit]

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 team 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 club, 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 side finish in a best-ever runner-up position in his second year. 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 campaign's final stretch, with Braga eventually being surpassed by the Lisbon club. After his transfer to Al-Ahli SC (Jeddah) he was transferred to İstanbul Başakşehir F.K. during the 2014-2015 season.[1]

Honours[edit]

Paulista
Internacional
Braga

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