Túlio de Melo

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Túlio de Melo
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Personal information
Full name Túlio Vinícius Fróes de Melo
Date of birth (1985-01-31) 31 January 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Montes Claros, Brazil
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Evian TG
Number 13
Youth career
Atlético Mineiro
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Atlético Mineiro 0 (0)
2004–2005 AaB (loan) 19 (6)
2005–2008 Le Mans 72 (22)
2008 Palermo 0 (0)
2008–2014 Lille 101 (18)
2014– Evian TG 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 January 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Túlio Vinícius Fróes de Melo (born 31 January 1985) is a Brazilian footballer who currently plays as a striker for Ligue 1 club Evian Thonon Gaillard F.C..

Career[edit]

Early career & Breakthrough (2003–08)[edit]

Túlio de Melo started his career with Atlético Mineiro, and moved to Europe in 2004 to join Danish top flight team Aalborg BK on loan. In 2005 he signed a three-year contract with French club Le Mans, where he gained a reputation as a powerful striker with the ability to lob keepers of international class from range. His impressive performances in the first half of the 2007–08 season (10 goals in 19 matches) caused interest from higher level teams, namely Serie A clubs Palermo and Parma. His name later caused controversy between these teams as it appeared he actually signed contracts with both clubs, but eventually it was Palermo who finalized his signing.[1] Palermo paid the agent "SCMG Sport Consulting & Management Gmbh" €3.8 million to sign his outright.[2]

Palermo & Lille (2008–present)[edit]

He joined the Rosanero on July 2008, but he was soon listed for transfer by the club, and managed only to play 45 minutes in a Coppa Italia match, a 2–1 home loss to Ravenna.

On August 31, 2008 Ligue 1 club Lille announced to have completed the signing of Túlio de Melo from Palermo, for €4 million.[2][3]

He left Lille in January 2014, signing with Evian Thonon Gaillard F.C..[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "De Melo heads to Palermo". Football.co.uk. 2008-01-30. Retrieved 2008-02-07. 
  2. ^ a b US Città di Palermo SpA Report and Accounts on 30 June 2009 (Italian)
  3. ^ "Tulio de Melo accepte la proposition du LOSC !" (in French). LOSC Lille Métropole. 2008-08-31. Retrieved 2010-03-30. 
  4. ^ "Tulio De Melo rejoint l’Evian Thonon Gaillard FC" [Tulio De Melo joins Evian Thonon Gaillard FC] (in French). losc.fr. 27 January 2014. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 

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