Túlio Maravilha

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Túlio
Tulio no Itumbiara.JPG
Personal information
Full name Túlio Humberto Pereira Costa
Date of birth (1969-06-02) June 2, 1969 (age 45)
Place of birth Goiânia, Brazil
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Botafogo
Number 7
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1992 Goiás 88 (48)
1992–1993 Sion 11 (3)
1994–1996 Botafogo 73 (55)
1997 Corinthians 33 (14)
1997 Vitória 24 (9)
1998 Fluminense 22 (10)
1998 Botafogo 24 (10)
1999 Vila Nova 4 (6)
2000–2001 Vila Nova 17 (21)
2000 São Caetano 23 (30)
2000 Botafogo 14 (4)
2001–2002 Santa Cruz 7 (1)
2002 Újpest 10 (4)
2003 Brasiliense 21 (11)
2003 Atlético Goianiense 1 (3)
2003 Tupy 2 (5)
2004 Wilstermann 16 (24)
2004 Anapolina 9 (1)
2005 Volta Redonda 16 (12)
2005 Juventude 11 (2)
2005 Al-Shabab 0 (0)
2005–2006 Volta Redonda 18 (20)
2006 Fast 10 (10)
2006 Canedense 23 (25)
2007 Itauçuense 7 (7)
2008 Vila Nova 37 (24)
2009 Itumbiara 22 (14)
2009 Goiânia 10 (5)
2009–2011 Botafogo-DF - (-)
2011 Barras (loan) - (-)
2011 Canedense - (-)
2011 Bonsucesso - (-)
2012 CSE - (-)
2012 Tanabi - (-)
2012 Botafogo - (-)
National team
1990–1995 Brazil 15 (13)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 20, 2009.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of May 20, 2009

Túlio Humberto Pereira Costa (born June 2, 1969), sometimes simply referred as Túlio or Túlio Maravilha ("Wonder Túlio"), was (if he "was", he died?) a Brazilian international football (soccer) forward. He has played for many Brazilian club teams, such as Goiás, Botafogo, Corinthians, Vitória, Fluminense, Cruzeiro and Vila Nova and several lower-division teams in Brazil. In Europe, he had short-lived playing for Sion and Újpest.

His best years were while he was at Botafogo, where he was three times the Brazilian top scorer (1989, 1994 and 1995) and won the 1995 Campeonato Brasileiro. 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.[citation needed] 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. However, Tulio failed in having a longtime career with the Brazilian national team.

According to himself, he reached the mark of thousand goals in 2014, at 44 years old, despite he had been counting goals in friendlies, commemorative games and amateur football.[2]

Honours[edit]

Goiás
Sion
Botafogo
Corinthians
Cruzeiro
Vila Nova
São Caetano
Újpest
Brasiliense
Jorge Wilstermann
  • Copa Aerosur: 2004
Volta Redonda
Itauçuense
Individual

Records[edit]

  • 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).

Trivia[edit]

  • 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Túlio Maravilha" (in Portuguese). Pelé.net. Retrieved January 6, 2009. 
  2. ^ "A thousand times Tulio: The man who never gave up". EuroSport. Feb 12, 2014. Retrieved Mar 10, 2014.