Edmilson Dias de Lucena
|Full name||Edmilson Dias de Lucena|
|Date of birth||29 May 1968|
|Place of birth||Emas, Brazil|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
|2002–2005||Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors||70||(31)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Born in Emas, Paraíba, Edmilson arrived in Portugal at the age of 20, and would remain in the country for the following decade – exactly 13 full seasons plus the start of the 2001–02 campaign – always in the Primeira Liga. He started his career in Madeira, representing both C.D. Nacional and C.S. Marítimo.
In 1997 Edmilson moved to Vitória de Guimarães, scoring six goals in his debut season as the Minho side finished in third position (he bettered that individual total in the following two years). In the 2000 summer, the 32-year-old stayed in the region after signing with S.C. Braga, and wasted no time in contributing, netting 11 times in a narrow miss on qualification to the UEFA Cup after a fourth-place finish.
Late into 2001, Edmilson had a brief spell with Al-Hilal FC, after having appeared in 356 games in the Portuguese top flight and scored 112 goals. He finished his career at the age of 37 after a three-year spell with another Asian team, South Korea's Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors.
- Asian Cup Winners' Cup: MVP 2002
- K-League: Top Scorer 2002, Top Assister 2003
- Korean FA Cup: MVP 2003
- Korean Super Cup: MVP 2004