|Full name||Túlio Humberto Pereira Costa|
|Date of birth||June 2, 1969|
|Place of birth||Goiânia, Brazil|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|2011||→ Barras (loan)||-||(-)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 20, 2009.
† Appearances (Goals).
Túlio Humberto Pereira Costa (born June 2, 1975), sometimes simply referred as Túlio or Túlio Maravilha ("Wonder Túlio") for his great creativity on the field and for his charisma, is a Brazilian international football (soccer) forward. He has scored more than 900 goals (in his own account) and intends to score the 1000th with Botafogo. He was also elected a member of his hometown municipal assembly. He was born in Goiânia and is a member of PMDB.
Túlio Costa stands at 1.78 meters tall, played for Brazilian club teams such as Goiás, Botafogo, Corinthians, Vitória, Fluminense, Cruzeiro and Vila Nova. In Europe, he played for Sion and Újpest. He played for several lower-division teams in Brazil, hoping to juggle his goal of scoring 1000 goals while fulfilling his political aspirations.
While at Botafogo, he won the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A in 1995, the Teresa Herrera Trophy in 1996, and Torneio Rio-São Paulo in 1998 having Bebeto as a partner in the attack. Tulio's best years were while he was at Botafogo, where he was twice the Brazilian top scorer and the Brazilian champion in 1995. His image will be forever associated with Botafogo, where he plans to return to score goal number 1000 and become one of only three players in history to score a thousand goals or more. In 2006, a special edition of Placar magazine, "Meu Time dos Sonhos" ("My Dream Team"), Tulio was elected for the Botafogo's best line-up of all time by some famous supporters along with idols like Garrincha and Nilton Santos.
At the national team, Túlio was famous for scoring a controversial equalizer against Argentina in the quarter-finals of the 1995 Copa América in Uruguay. With about ten minutes remaining in regulation time, Túlio brought down a cross with his arm, while in an off-side position, before shooting the goal into the Argentine net to draw the match at 2–2. Brazil advanced to the next round at the expense of Argentina as a result of winning a penalty kick shootout. However, Tulio failed in having a longtime career with the Brazilian national team. Looking for U-23 players for the 1996 Olympic Games, the Brazilian coaches ceased to call up Tulio and other players. When the competition was finished, Túlio's career was in decline as he was a substitute in Corinthians. After this point, he failed to get an established career throughout the years and never received a call-up again. Túlio once said that he regrets leaving Botafogo in 1997.
In a match against Luziânia, Túlio scored the 900th goal of his career while playing with Botafogo-DF, a club from Brasília inspired in the carioca one.
In April 2012, Túlio signed a 8 goals contract with Tanabi Esporte Clube, a team located in the small town of Tanabi – São Paulo. The city is best known as the hometown of Túlio biggest fan.
- Campeoanto Goiano (Goiás State League): 1989, 1990 and 1991
- Swiss Super League: 1992
- Campeonato Brasileiro Série A (Brazilian League): 1995
- Teresa Herrera Trophy: 1996
- Torneio Rio-São Paulo: 1998
- Hungarian Cup: 2002
- Copa Aerosur: 2004
- Taça Guanabara: 2005
- Copa Finta Internacional: 2005
- Bola de Prata: 1989, 1990 and 1995
- Sharp Award: 1995
- Sony Award: 1995
- Campeonato Brasileiro Série A top scorer: 1989, 1994 and 1995
- Campeonato Brasileiro Série B top scorer: 2008
- Campeonato Brasileiro Série C top scorer: 2002 and 2007
- Campeonato Brasiliense (Federal District League) 2nd Division top scorer: 2009
- Campeonato Carioca top scorer (Rio de Janeiro State League): 1994, 1995 and 2005
- Campeonato Goiano top scorer (Goiás State League): 1991, 2001 and 2008
- Campeonato Goiano 3rd Division top scorer: 2006
- Campeonato Paulista Série A2 top scorer (São Paulo State 2nd Division): 2000
- Goiás all-time leading scorer with 187 goals.
- Vila Nova all-time leading scorer with 99 goals.
- Holds the record for most goals scored in a single Serie C, with 27 goals in 2007.
- Six time leading scorer of Campeonato Brasileiro, including Serie A, B and C.
- He is the only player to be a leading scorer in three different levels in Brazilian football system (Serie A, B and C).
- He was the Brazilian season scorer in 1995 (67 goals) and 2007 (50 goals).
- Tulio played 15 games with Brazilian national football team and scored 21 goals. The Brazilian national football team never lost a match with Tulio on the pitch.
- His son, Tulio Humberto Pereira da Costa Filho, was born on the same day as his father.
- He scored a controversial goal against Universidad Católica in a Copa Libertadores match. Having already eliminated the goalkeeper from the play, Tulio stopped short of the goal line with the ball, turned around and flicked the ball up, tapping it in with a heel kick. He named the stylish goal "Tuleta" after his name.
- He is a fan of Mickey Mouse and Disney.
- "Túlio Maravilha" (in Portuguese). Pelé.net. Retrieved January 6, 2009.
- "Túlio Maravilha chega ao gol número 700" (in Portuguese). Futebol do Norte. January 15, 2007. Retrieved January 6, 2009.[dead link]
- "Túlio Maravilha faz gol 900, mas não evita tropeço do Botafogo-DF" (in Portuguese). globoesporte.com. 2009-18-36. Retrieved October 16, 2009.
- "Perto do gol 1000, Túlio Maravilha é recebido com festa no Botafogo" (in Portuguese). gazetaesportiva.net. August 27, 2012. Retrieved August 27, 2012.