George Lucas Coser
For the filmmaker, see George Lucas.
|Full name||George Lucas Coser|
|Date of birth||20 February 1984|
|Place of birth||Tapejara, Brazil|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Playing position||Right back|
|2005||→ Atlético Mineiro (loan)||19||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 March 2016|
He also holds Italian nationality.
Born in Tapejara, Rio Grande do Sul, Lucas started his professional career in 2002, as he signed a five-year contract with Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense. After a short spell with Clube Atlético Mineiro, he moved back to Grêmio.
In July 2006, following a trial period, Lucas agreed on a one-year deal with Spain's Celta de Vigo. However, in only his second La Liga match, a 2–1 away win against Gimnàstic de Tarragona, he was severely injured with a broken leg, going on to miss the rest of the season as the Galicians dropped down a level.
Lucas returned to his country in July 2009, penning a one-year contract with Santos FC. He moved abroad again in the following seasons, joining S.C. Braga in Portugal; in late January 2011, however, in the following transfer window, he left the club without having appeared officially, and returned to his country with Avaí Futebol Clube.
On 21 June 2011, Lucas was released by the team which sat at the bottom of the league table, eventually being relegated from the Série A. He went on to represent several sides in the following years, appearing for Sport Club do Recife and América Futebol Clube (RN) in the Série B.
In January 2017, shortly after leaving Vila Nova Futebol Clube, 32-year-old Lucas became a players agent and also opened a barbecue restaurant in Belém. He nonetheless expressed a desire to continue playing.
- Celta use the force of George Lucas; UEFA.com, 19 July 2006
- Lucas adds to Celta's woes; UEFA.com, 12 September 2006
- "Santos FC contrata o lateral-direito George Lucas (ex-Celta de Vigo-ESP)" [Santos FC sign right-back George Lucas, formerly of Celta de Vigo-SPA] (in Portuguese). Santos FC. 31 July 2009. Retrieved 12 August 2009.
- "Quim, ex-Benfica, e George Lucas reforçam Sporting de Braga" [Quim, formerly of Benfica, and George Lucas bolster Sporting de Braga]. Jornal de Notícias (in Portuguese). 28 June 2010. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
- "Avaí anuncia a dispensa de cinco jogadores" [Avaí announce release of five players]. Diário Catarinense (in Portuguese). 21 June 2011. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
- "De volta ao RS, George Lucas mira o título do interior pelo Pelotas" [Back to RS, George Lucas eyes regional title with Pelotas] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 20 January 2012. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
- "George Lucas, ex-Grêmio e Santos, defenderá o Ituano na Copa Paulista" [George Lucas, formerly of Grêmio and Santos, will defend Ituano in Paulistan Cup] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
- "Série B: Sport anuncia ex-lateral de Grêmio e Santos e espera por ex-Ponte" [Série B: Sport announce former Grêmio and Santos full-back and wait for ex-Ponte] (in Portuguese). Futebol Interior. 27 May 2013. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
- "George Lucas, ex-Grêmio e Santos, jogará o Gauchão pelo Veranópolis" [George Lucas, ex-Grêmio and Santos, will play Gauchão for Veranópolis] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 27 January 2014. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
- "Com sete dispensas, América-RN projeta mudanças na pausa da Série B" [With seven released, América-RN project changes in Série B break] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 5 June 2014. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
- "Paraense: Remo contrata George Lucas, Alberto e Bismarck" [Paraense: Remo hire George Lucas, Alberto and Bismarck] (in Portuguese). Futebol Interior. 19 January 2015. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
- "Ex-Santos e companheiro de Neymar, lateral vira empresário e procura clube" [Ex-Santos and Neymar teammate, full-back becomes agent and looks for club] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 4 October 2017.