Lúcio Teófilo da Silva

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Lúcio Curió
Personal information
Full name Lúcio Teófilo da Silva
Date of birth (1984-07-02) 2 July 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Guarabira, Paraíba,  Brazil
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
America-RN
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 CSP
2008 Novo Hamburgo (Loan)
2008 Sport Recife (Loan) 2 (0)
2009 America-RN (Loan) 33 (15)
2010 Gyeongnam FC (Loan) 11 (9)
2010–2011 Gyeongnam FC 24 (8)
2011 Ulsan Hyundai 15 (0)
2012 America-RN 32 (10)
2013 Gwangju FC 32 (13)
2014 ABC 11 (2)
2014 Botafogo-PB 11 (2)
2016 Treze 6 (3)
2016 America-RN 5 (4)
* 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.

Career[edit]

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.[1]

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.[2] He failed to score in fifteen games.

On 29 February 2012 he returned to Brazil, and to America-RN for a second spell.[3] 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.[4] However, after some criticism from the fans, he left after less than three months to join Botafogo-PB.[5]

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,[6] he returned to Paraíba state, signing for Treze on 28 November 2015 for the duration of the 2016 Campeonato Paraibano.[7] 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.[8]

A day after leaving Treze, Lúcio Curió did sign for America-RN for a third spell.[9]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Resumo, Série B 2009". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "울산, 정대선 내주고 경남 공격수 루시오 영입" (in Korean). 21 July 2011. Retrieved 22 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "América acerta retorno do centroavante Lúcio Curió" (in Portuguese). 29 February 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2016. .
  4. ^ "ABC anuncia contratação de atacante Lúcio Curió, ex-América-RN" (in Portuguese). globoesporte.com. 4 February 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "Empresário confirma acerto entre o atacante Lúcio Curió e o Botafogo-PB" (in Portuguese). 30 April 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2016. 
  6. ^ "Empresário de Lúcio Curió confirma procura do atacante pelo América-RN" (in Portuguese). globoesporte.com. 25 November 2015. Retrieved 23 May 2016. 
  7. ^ "Treze fecha contrato com o atacante Lúcio Curió" (in Portuguese). Portal Correio. 28 November 2015. Retrieved 23 May 2016. 
  8. ^ "Treze dispensa cinco atletas do grupo que disputa o Campeonato Paraibano" (in Portuguese). globoesporte.com. 16 March 2016. Retrieved 23 May 2016. 
  9. ^ "Dispensado pelo Treze, Lúcio Curió é anunciado pelo América-RN" (in Portuguese). globoesporte.com. 17 March 2016. Retrieved 23 May 2016.