Kuki (footballer)

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Full name Sílvio Luiz Borba da Silva
Date of birth (1971-04-30) April 30, 1971 (age 46)
Place of birth Crateús, Brazil
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993 Encantado
1993 Taquariense
1994 Encantado
1996 Ypiranga (RS)
1996 Veranópolis
1997 Ypiranga (RS)
1997 Palmeirense
1997–1998 Lajeadense
1999 Grêmio Santanense
2000 Inter de Lages
2000 Brusque
2001–2002 Náutico
2002 Jeonbuk 0 (0)
2003–2007 Náutico
2007 Santa Cruz
2008–2009 Náutico
Teams managed
2010 Náutico (assistant manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Sílvio Luiz Borba da Silva, usually known as Kuki (born April 30, 1971[1] in Crateús, Ceará),[2] is a retired association footballer who played forward and a head coach.


Playing career[edit]

Kuki is Náutico's all time's fourth goalscorer.[3] In January 2008, he returned to Náutico[4] from a loan to Santa Cruz, where he went after he was booed by Náutico supporters when the club was defeated by Cruzeiro 4–1 at Estádio dos Aflitos on July 18, 2007, for the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A.[5]

He played Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors in K League in 2002. He only appeared in League Cup 2 matches.

Kuki became the most capped Náutico player on September 13, 2009 during the 2009 Série A, in a game against Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense, at Estádio dos Aflitos, after playing his 386th game for the club.[6]

The last club he defended was Clube Náutico Capibaribe.[5] He retired after playing 387 games for the club and scoring 184 goals.[7]

Coaching career[edit]

Kuki was hired as Náutico's assistant manager in April 2010, working with head coach Alexandre Gallo during the 2010 season.[7]


Kuki won the Campeonato Catarinense Second Level in 2000 with Internacional de Lages, and the Campeonato Pernambucano in 2001, 2002 and 2004 with Náutico.[2]


  1. ^ "Kuki" (in Portuguese). CBF. Retrieved September 29, 2007. 
  2. ^ a b "Kuki" (in Portuguese). Sambafoot. Retrieved September 29, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Seis anos de um fenômeno chamado "Kuki"" (in Portuguese). TimbuNet. Retrieved September 29, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Náutico acerta retorno de Kuki" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. Retrieved May 22, 2008. 
  5. ^ a b "Chateado com torcida, Kuki troca Náutico por rival Santa Cruz" (in Portuguese). Esportes UOL. Retrieved September 29, 2007. 
  6. ^ "Kuki bate recorde no Náutico" (in Portuguese). Lance!. September 13, 2009. Retrieved February 21, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "Náutico acerta retorno de Kuki, mas agora como auxiliar técnico" (in Portuguese). GloboEsporte.com. April 9, 2010. Retrieved April 9, 2010. 

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