Lúcio Teófilo da Silva
|Full name||Lúcio Teófilo da Silva|
|Date of birth||2 July 1984|
|Place of birth||Guarabira, Paraíba, Brazil|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
|2008||→ Novo Hamburgo (Loan)|
|2008||→ Sport Recife (Loan)||2||(0)|
|2009||→ America-RN (Loan)||33||(15)|
|2010||→ Gyeongnam FC (Loan)||11||(9)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:53, 22 May 2016 (UTC).
Lúcio Teófilo da Silva, better known as Lúcio Curió (born 2 July 1984) is a Brazilian football player. He is currently at the América Futebol Clube (RN). Previously he has represented a number of teams in the north–east of Brazil, and a number of teams in South Korea.
Lúcio Curió began his professional career at CSP in Paraíba state. Whilst a CSP player, he served loan spells with larger clubs, making two substitute appearances in Série A for Sport Recife in 2008. On 10 May 2009 he scored his first professional goal for America-RN in a 2–1 Série B defeat to Atlético Goianiense. He scored a total of 15 goals in the season, two behind the top scorer in the division.
In 2010, he moved to South Korea to join K League side Gyeongnam FC. He was top scorer in the league season for the team with 13 goals. On 21 July 2011, he transferred to fellow K League side Ulsan Hyundai. He failed to score in fifteen games.
On 29 February 2012 he returned to Brazil, and to America-RN for a second spell. He scored a further 10 Série B goals during the season.
For the 2013 season Lúcio Curió started a second spell in South Korea, with K League Challenge side Gwangju FC. He again returned to Brazil on 12 February 2014, signing for ABC on a one-year contract. However, after some criticism from the fans, he left after less than three months to join Botafogo-PB.
Lúcio Curió left Botafogo-PB at the end of the Série C and didn't sign again for a professional side until the end of 2015. Amidst suggestions of a return to America-RN for a third spell, he returned to Paraíba state, signing for Treze on 28 November 2015 for the duration of the 2016 Campeonato Paraibano. He scored 3 goals in 6 games, but on 16 March 2016, with the club having won only two of its first 8 games in the competition, and not having secured a place in the second phase, he had his contract terminated, along with four other players.
A day after leaving Treze, Lúcio Curió did sign for America-RN for a third spell.
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- "울산, 정대선 내주고 경남 공격수 루시오 영입" (in Korean). 21 July 2011. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
- "América acerta retorno do centroavante Lúcio Curió" (in Portuguese). 29 February 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2016..
- "ABC anuncia contratação de atacante Lúcio Curió, ex-América-RN" (in Portuguese). globoesporte.com. 4 February 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
- "Empresário confirma acerto entre o atacante Lúcio Curió e o Botafogo-PB" (in Portuguese). 30 April 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
- "Empresário de Lúcio Curió confirma procura do atacante pelo América-RN" (in Portuguese). globoesporte.com. 25 November 2015. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
- "Treze fecha contrato com o atacante Lúcio Curió" (in Portuguese). Portal Correio. 28 November 2015. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
- "Treze dispensa cinco atletas do grupo que disputa o Campeonato Paraibano" (in Portuguese). globoesporte.com. 16 March 2016. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
- "Dispensado pelo Treze, Lúcio Curió é anunciado pelo América-RN" (in Portuguese). globoesporte.com. 17 March 2016. Retrieved 23 May 2016.