|Full name||Luciano Amaral da Silva Alves|
|Date of birth||20 October 1982|
|Place of birth||Campina Grande, Brazil|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Left back|
|2007–2009||→ Vitória Guimarães (loan)||25||(1)|
|2009||→ América-RN (loan)||4||(0)|
|2009–2010||→ Coritiba (loan)||12||(0)|
|2010–2011||→ Marítimo (loan)||22||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 June 2016.
Amaral was born in Campina Grande, Paraíba. After playing with a host of modest clubs in his beginnings he started appearing professionally for Avaí Futebol Clube in 2006, moving to Associação Atlética Caldense that same year.
In 2007 Amaral was signed to Portugal's Vitória de Guimarães from Villa Rio Esporte Clube, as the Minho club had just returned from the second division: he contributed sparingly in the Primeira Liga as the side overachieved for a final third place, ahead of S.L. Benfica for a qualification to the UEFA Champions League.
Towards the end of his second season, Amaral was suspended by Vitória and eventually released, returning to his country with América Futebol Clube (RN), still owned by Villa Rio. After two years with Coritiba Foot Ball Club he returned to Portugal in the same predicament, signing with C.S. Marítimo in late May 2010.
- "Onze sócios especiais a caminho dos 30 mil" [Eleven special sócios on the way to 30 thousand] (in Portuguese). Record. 19 August 2007. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
- "Missão em França" [Mission in France] (in Portuguese). Record. 11 January 2008. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
- "Luciano Amaral suspenso" [Luciano Amaral suspended] (in Portuguese). Record. 7 May 2009. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
- "Luciano Amaral: "Aqui não ficou [sic] nem que quisessem"" [Luciano Amaral: "I'm not staying even if they wanted"] (in Portuguese). Record. 7 May 2009. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
- "Luciano Amaral rescindiu" [Luciano Amaral has rescinded] (in Portuguese). Record. 18 May 2009. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
- "Coritiba contrata lateral que estava em time da Série B" [Coritiba signs full-back who was in a Série B club] (in Portuguese). Futebol Interior. 3 September 2009. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
- "Luciano Amaral garantido" [Luciano Amaral confirmed] (in Portuguese). Record. 25 May 2010. Retrieved 11 June 2015.