Luciano Emílio

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Luciano Emílio
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Personal information
Full name Luciano Emílio
Date of birth (1978-12-12) December 12, 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth Ilha Solteira, Brazil
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Grêmio Catanduvense
Youth career
1995 XV de Piracicaba
1996-1997 Rio Branco-SP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997-1999 1. FC Köln 6 (0)
1999–2001 Alemannia Aachen 24 (1)
2001–2002 União Barbarense 23 (2)
2002–2004 Real España 68 (45)
2004–2005 Olimpia 20 (16)
2005 Querétaro 19 (10)
2005–2006 Olimpia 56 (27)
2007–2009 D.C. United 83 (41)
2010 Rio Branco-SP 11 (1)
2010 D.C. United 4 (0)
2010–2011 Danubio 6 (1)
2011 Atlante 19 (3)
2011–2012 Toros Neza 35 (19)
2012 Olimpia 5 (1)
2013 Grêmio Catanduvense 4 (0)
Total 383 (167)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of December 2, 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

Luciano Emílio (born December 12, 1978) is a Brazilian footballer.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Emílio started playing professional soccer at the age of 16 in 1995, playing for XV de Piracicaba, a member of the state league of São Paulo. The next season he transferred to Rio Branco, another team in the state league of São Paulo.

In 1997, Emílio signed with 1. FC Köln of the German Bundesliga. He played for the youth team and finally worked his way up to the senior team where he played for several matches. In 1999, Emílio transferred to Alemannia Aachen, a team in the second Division of the Bundesliga.

Honduras and Mexico[edit]

In 2001, Luciano Emílio made a return to Brazil to play for União Barbarense. After a brief stint at União Barbarense, Emílio made a move to the Honduran league to play for Real España in Honduras. He quickly established himself as a key player and won the league scoring titles in 2003 and 2004. He helped lead Real España to the Apertura Championship in 2003. In 2004, Emílio made a move to another Honduran team, Olimpia. Emílio won another scoring title in the Apertura in 2004 with Olimpia.

Emílio enjoyed a brief stint in Mexico in 2005, signing the Mexican second division side Querétaro where he helped the team win the 2005 Clausura title, scoring 10 goals in the process. After playing for a short time with Querataro, Emílio made a return to CD Olimpia in 2005 in time to lead them to championships in the 2005 Apertura and the 2006 Clausura, during which he once again won the scoring title. In 2006, Emílio's eight goals in the UNCAF Tournament were enough to propel his team to the 2007 CONCACAF Champions' cup. Ironically enough, Emílio would go on to play against CD Olimpia in the 2007 CONCACAF Champions' Cup with his new club, D.C. United.

Major League Soccer[edit]

He signed with D.C. United on January 16, 2007, as a Senior International player, after completing his second stint with Honduran club Olimpia. Emílio debuted for United in the 2007 CONCACAF Champions' Cup against Olimpia, scoring once in Tegucigalpa and twice in the return leg in Washington, DC in United's 7–3 aggregate win. He went on to score a fourth time in three games versus C.D. Guadalajara in the opening game of the CONCACAF semi-final.

At the end of his first season with D.C. United, his team received the 2007 MLS Supporters' Shield, the award for gaining the most points overall in a season. In the 2007 MLS season, Emílio had 20 goals and won the MLS Golden Boot award. Emílio won the 2007 MLS MVP award on November 14, 2007 and the inaugural MLS Newcomer of the Year Award on November 17, 2007.

After recovering from a lean start to the 2008 season, Emílio scored his first career MLS hat-trick on June 14 against New York Red Bulls.

Though not originally signed under the Designated Player Rule, he later received a pay rise which took him over the maximum salary covered by the league, becoming a designated player.

Emílio received a green card in August 2009 for permanent residency in the United States and counted no longer against DC United's foreign player limit.

Emílio rejected a new contract with D.C. United that would have seen him sign at a significantly lower salary. He later joined former club Rio Branco,[1] but on April 28, 2010, Emilio signed a three-month contract to return to former club D.C. United.[2] He was released by D.C. United at the end of this short-term contract.[3]

Uruguay[edit]

In August 2010 he joined Uruguayan club Danubio, which plays in Primera División Uruguaya

Second Division Mexico[edit]

Luciano Emílio returned to Mexico to play for Atlante UTN in "La División de Ascenso" Mexico's Second Division for the Clausura 2011 Tournament.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 5 April 2014
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Germany League DFB-Pokal DFL-Supercup UEFA Total
1. FC Köln 1996–97 Bundesliga 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1997–98 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998–99 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Honduras League Honduran Cup Super Cup CONCACAF Total
Real España 2002–03 Liga Nacional 34 21 34 21
2003–04 34 24 34 24
Olimpia 2004–05 20 16 20 16
2005–06 38 22 38 22
2006–07 18 5 18 5
United States League US Open Cup MLS Cup CONCACAF Total
D.C. United 2007 MLS 29 20 1 0 2 0 8 4 40 24
2008 27 11 2 3 7 2 35 16
2009 27 10 3 0 5 3 35 13
2010 4 0 0 0 4 0
Brazil League Copa Paulista Copa do Brasil CONMEBOL Total
Rio Branco 2010 Série C 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Uruguay League Copa Competencia Copa Honor CONMEBOL Total
Danubio 2010–11 Primera División 6 1 6 1
Mexico League Copa MX Supercopa MX CONCACAF Total
Toros Neza 2010–11 Ascenso MX 19 3 19 3
2011–12 35 19 35 19
Honduras League Honduran Cup Super Cup CONCACAF Total
Olimpia 2012–13 Liga Nacional 5 1 5 1
Brazil League Copa Paulista Copa do Brasil CONMEBOL Total
Grêmio Catanduvense 2013–14 Série A3 4 0 4 0
Total
Honduras 81 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 81 44
United States 87 41 6 3 2 0 20 9 115 53
Brazil 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
Uruguay 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
Mexico 54 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 54 22
Career statistics 70 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 73 31

Honors[edit]

D.C. United
Olimpia
Querétaro
Real España
XV de Piracicaba
Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ Goff, Steve (January 8, 2010). "Emilio Won't Return to D.C. United". The Washington Post. Retrieved April 15, 2011. 
  2. ^ "D.C. United re-signs forward Luciano Emilio". D.C. United. April 28, 2010. Retrieved April 15, 2011. 
  3. ^ Stouffer, Craig (July 5, 2010). "D.C. United doesn't pick up Emilio's contract option". The Examiner. Retrieved April 15, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Atlante UTN" (in Spanish). femexfut.org.mx. Retrieved April 15, 2011. 

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