Müller (footballer)

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Müller
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Personal information
Full name Luís Antônio Corrêa da Costa
Date of birth (1966-01-31) 31 January 1966 (age 51)
Place of birth Campo Grande, Brazil
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Second Striker
Youth career
1983 Operário de Campo Grande
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1987 São Paulo 60 (25)
1988–1991 Torino 65 (24)
1991–1994 São Paulo 41 (13)
1994–1995 Kashiwa Reysol 24 (8)
1995–1996 Palmeiras 20 (8)
1996 São Paulo 20 (11)
1997 Perugia 6 (0)
1997–1998 Santos 27 (10)
1998–2000 Cruzeiro 43 (9)
2001 Corinthians 6 (1)
2001–2002 São Caetano 16 (4)
2003 Tupi 0 (0)
2003–2004 Portuguesa 7 (1)
2004 Ipatinga 0 (0)
2015 Fernandópolis 1 (1)
Total 335 (114)
National team
1986–1998 Brazil 56 (12)
Teams managed
2009 Grêmio Maringá
2010 Sinop
2011 Imbituba
2014 Grêmio Maringá
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Luís Antônio Corrêa da Costa, nicknamed Müller, (born 31 January 1966, in Campo Grande) is a Brazilian former footballer who played as a second striker.

Club career[edit]

Müller is one of São Paulo's all-time leading scorers with 158 goals. With the club he won the Intercontinental Cup in 1993, scoring the third goal against A.C. Milan in Tokyo. He later had spells in Italy, and played for several other Brazilian clubs, such Cruzeiro. He retired from professional football in 2004.[1]

International career[edit]

Style of play[edit]

Müller played in an "old fashioned" left sided forward position, despite being naturally right footed. His function as a second striker was primarily that of making passes, serving his teammates, and creating goalscoring opportunities or providing assists, but he was also capable of playing as a striker, due to his effectiveness on counter-attacks, as well as his ability to make runs from the left flank or cut into the centre to strike on goal with his stronger foot.

After football[edit]

After retiring from professional football in 2004, Müller worked as a television football commentator.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Müller's brother, Cocada, was also a footballer.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

[2]

Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Brazil League
1984 São Paulo Série A 0 0
1985 15 4
1986 30 11
1987 15 10
1988 0 0
Italy League
1988–89 Torino Serie A 31 11
1989–90 Serie B 27 11
1990–91 Serie A 7 2
Brazil League
1991 São Paulo Série A 7 3
1992 17 5
1993 12 3
1994 5 2
Japan League
1994 Kashiwa Reysol Football League 13 3
1995 J1 League 11 5
Brazil League
1995 Palmeiras Série A 20 8
1996 São Paulo Série A 20 11
Italy League
1996–97 Perugia Serie A 6 0
Brazil League
1997 Santos Série A 27 10
1998 Cruzeiro Série A 22 5
1999 16 2
2000 2 0
2000 Corinthians Paulista Série A 6 1
2001 São Paulo Série A 0 0
2001 São Caetano Série A 15 4
2002 0 0
2003 Tupi 0 0
2003 Portuguesa Desportos Série B 7 1
2004 Ipatinga Série C 0 0
Country Brazil 236 80
Italy 71 24
Japan 24 8
Total 331 112

International[edit]

Brazil national team
Year Apps Goals
1986 12 1
1987 10 2
1988 3 1
1989 3 0
1990 7 3
1991 1 1
1992 2 0
1993 12 4
1994 4 0
1995 0 0
1996 0 0
1997 1 0
1998 1 0
Total 56 12

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

São Paulo
Torino
Palmeiras
Cruzeiro
Corinthians

International[edit]

Brazil U20
Brazil

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

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