• Date of birth : 04/07/1983
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Brazil Brazil
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Clubs: Ferroviário FC, Santa Catarina Clube, Paulista FC, SC Internacional, CS Marítimo (loan), SC Braga

UEFA honours
UEFA Europa League:
runner-up 2011

• José Márcio da Costa took his nickname of Mossoró from his Brazilian birthplace.

• Came through the youth ranks at Ferroviário and joined Paulista, via a brief spell at Santa Catarina, in 2003; won the Copa Brasil with Paulista in 2005 before joining Internacional.

• Enhanced his profile by helping Internacional to victory in the 2006 Copa Libertadores but not involved in their FIFA Club World Cup win against FC Barcelona later that year.

• Joined Marítimo on loan and played in every Liga game for the Madeira club in 2007/08, scoring seven goals, including two in a late-season 4-1 win against Braga, who duly snapped him up that summer on a four-year deal.

• Featured in every game (though generally as a substitute) as Braga reached the 2011 UEFA Europa League final having dropped into the competition from the UEFA Champions League.

Last updated: 04/08/11 12.04CET

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Mossoró
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 04/07/1983 (32)
  • Country: Brazil
  • Squad number: 29
  • Club: İstanbul Başakşehir ( TUR)

  • Height: 170cm

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Europa League 2015/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (Second qualifying round)
    14/08/08: Braga 1-0 Zrinjski

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
İstanbul Başakşehir20
Last updated: 07/08/2015 01:05 CET