|Full name||Maicosuel Reginaldo de Matos|
|Date of birth||16 June 1986|
|Place of birth||Cosmópolis, Brazil|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|2008||→ Palmeiras (loan)||14||(1)|
|2009||→ Botafogo (loan)||0||(0)|
|2015–2016||→ Al Sharjah (loan)||26||(4)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 September 2016.
Maicosuel was born in Cosmópolis, São Paulo. After very good performances playing for Paraná Clube, he was acquired by Cruzeiro in 2007. Despite great expectations, he never secured a position in the squad and was mostly used as a back-up until June 2008, when he was bought by Traffic Sports, an investor group, and left Cruzeiro to join Palmeiras.
After an unsuccessful spell at Palmeiras Maicosuel joined Botafogo in 2009. At Botafogo Maicosuel played at top level and with only five months at Botafogo he was elected the best player of the Rio de Janeiro State League. On 21 May 2009, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim signed "Mago" (Portuguese for 'Magician') from Botafogo for €4.5 million on a five-year contract. In the summer of 2010 he returned to Botafogo.
On 13 July 2012, Maicosuel signed a five-year deal with Italian club Udinese. He had a promising start as he scored on his Serie A debut against ACF Fiorentina, but soon afterwards his error from the penalty spot against Sporting Braga was decisive as Udinese lost the penalty shootout which would have granted the Italian team access to the group phase of the 2012–13 UEFA Champions League. Maicosuel was the only player to miss his penalty, attempting a Panenka chip that goalkeeper Beto easily caught. Braga would go on to win the shootout 5–4.
On 26 May 2014 Maicosuel returned to Brazil, joining Atlético Mineiro on a five-year deal for a fee of €3.3 million. The player had some good appearances on the second half of 2014, scoring in the Recopa Sudamericana against Lanús and in the Copa do Brasil semifinals against Flamengo, both competitions the club went on to win, but failed to secure a regular place in the team's starting eleven. In 2015, despite some good performances such as a brace against Internacional in early July, Maicosuel still could not make it as a first squad regular. He was eventually loaned to Emirati club Al Sharjah SCC in late July, on a year-long deal worth €1.8 million.
As of 1 December 2014[update]
|Club||Season||Division||Domestic League||Domestic Cup||Continental||Other||Total|
|Atlético Mineiro||2014||Série A||15||1||5||1||2||1||—||22||3|
His name represents an unusual phonetic spelling of "Maxwell".
- Paraná Clube
- Campeonato Paranaense: 2006
- Campeonato Mineiro: 2008
- Atlético Mineiro
- "Maicosuel" (in Portuguese). globoesporte. Retrieved 27 May 2012.
- "Maicosuel: "Der Fall ist erledigt"" (in German). kicker.de. 21 July 2010. Retrieved 28 August 2010.
- "Maicosuel moves to Udinese on five-year deal". UEFA.com. 13 July 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
- "Diretoria do Galo confirma contratação do meia Maicosuel por cinco temporadas" [Galo board confirms signing of Maicousel for five seasons]. Superesportes (in Portuguese). 26 May 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2015.
- "Emprestado por um ano, Maicosuel assina com Al-Sharjah e recebe a camisa 11: 'Mago'" [On a year-long loan, Maicosuel signs with Al-Sharjah and receives the #11 jersey: 'Mago']. Superesportes (in Portuguese). 27 May 2015. Retrieved 31 May 2015.