Maicosuel

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Maicosuel
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Personal information
Full name Maicosuel Reginaldo de Matos
Date of birth (1986-06-16) 16 June 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Cosmópolis, Brazil
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
São Paulo
Number 7
Youth career
1998–2001 Guarani
2001 Inter-SP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2005 Atlético Sorocaba 0 (0)
2005–2006 Paraná 45 (4)
2007–2008 Cruzeiro 25 (2)
2008 Palmeiras (loan) 14 (1)
2009 Botafogo (loan) 0 (0)
2009–2010 1899 Hoffenheim 27 (3)
2010–2012 Botafogo 54 (6)
2012–2014 Udinese 39 (3)
2014–2017 Atlético Mineiro 38 (5)
2015–2016 Al Sharjah (loan) 26 (4)
2017– São Paulo 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 September 2016.

Maicosuel Reginaldo de Matos (born 16 June 1986), known simply as Maicosuel, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for São Paulo FC as an attacking midfielder.

Career[edit]

Maicosuel was born in Cosmópolis, São Paulo. After very good performances playing for Paraná Clube, he was acquired by Cruzeiro in 2007.[1] 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.[2]

On 13 July 2012, Maicosuel signed a five-year deal with Italian club Udinese.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5]

Career stats[edit]

As of 1 December 2014

All-Time Club Performance
Club Season Division Domestic League Domestic Cup Continental Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Paraná 2005 Série A 14 0 14 0
2006 Série A 31 4 31 4
Total 45 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 45 4
Cruzeiro 2007 Série A 22 1 22 1
2008 Série A 3 1 3 1
Total 25 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 1
Palmeiras 2008 Série A 14 1 6 0 20 1
Total 14 1 0 0 6 0 0 0 20 1
Botafogo 2009 Série A 19 11 19 11
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 11 19 11
Hoffenheim 2009–10 Bundesliga 27 3 4 2 24 5
Total 20 3 4 2 0 0 0 0 24 5
Botafogo 2010 Série A 13 2 13 2
2011 Série A 35 4 35 4
2012 Série A 6 0 4 0 12 5 22 5
Total 54 6 4 0 0 0 12 5 70 11
Udinese 2012–13 Serie A 20 2 1 0 2 0 23 2
2013–14 Serie A 19 1 1 1 4 0 24 2
Total 39 3 2 1 6 0 0 0 47 4
Atlético Mineiro 2014 Série A 15 1 5 1 2 1 22 3
2015 Série A 12 2 5 0 17 2
Total 27 3 5 1 7 1 0 0 39 5
Career Totals 224 21 15 4 19 1 31 16 289 42

Trivia[edit]

His name represents an unusual phonetic spelling of "Maxwell".

Honours[edit]

Paraná Clube
Cruzeiro
Atlético Mineiro

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maicosuel" (in Portuguese). globoesporte. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Maicosuel: "Der Fall ist erledigt"" (in German). kicker.de. 21 July 2010. Retrieved 28 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Maicosuel moves to Udinese on five-year deal". UEFA.com. 13 July 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ "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. 

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