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Mossoró (footballer)

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Full name  Jose Marcio da Costa
1999–2001  Ferroviario
Career start  2002
Number  8
Weight  67 kg
Name  Jose Costa
Playing position  Midfielder
Height  1.7 m
Place of birth  Mossoro, Brazil
Role  Footballer

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Date of birth  (1983-07-04) 4 July 1983 (age 32)
Current team  Istanbul Basaksehir F.K. (#8 / Midfielder)
Similar People  Doka Madureira, Mehmet Batdal, Edin Visca, Yalcin Ayhan, Mahmut Tekdemir

José Márcio da Costa (born 4 July 1983), commonly known as Mossoró, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Turkish club İstanbul Başakşehir F.K. as a midfielder.


His nickname stems for his birthplace. He spent most of his professional career in Portugal, representing mainly Braga where he appeared in 175 official games during five seasons.

Football career

Born in Mossoró, Rio Grande do Norte, Mossoró began his professional career at Ferroviário Atlético Clube (CE) in 1999, before moving for Santa Catarina Clube and then Paulista Futebol Clube. Shortly after, he broke into the first team, and helped to qualification for the final of the Campeonato Paulista, being defeated by Associação Desportiva São Caetano.

In 2005, Mossoró played a key role for the side as they won the Brazilian Cup. He was then transferred to Sport Club Internacional of Porto Alegre in the second half of the season, making his Série A debuts in the process.

In July 2007, Mossoró was loaned to C.S. Marítimo of Portugal. His performances, which included braces in Primeira Liga wins against Associação Naval 1º de Maio (3–0) and S.C. Braga (4–1) were impressive enough to earn him a permanent deal with the latter club, which signed the player to a four-year contract at the end of the campaign.

During his first two years at Braga, Mossoró was a very important first-team member when available, helping the Minho side finish in a best-ever runner-up position in 2009–10. Following a 31 October 2009 scuffle at the end of the 2–0 home win against S.L. Benfica – with his team then in the lead – he was also suspended for three games, and also suffered a serious injury in the final stretch, with Braga eventually being surpassed in the table by that opponent.

Mossoró left Braga in June 2013, aged 30. Subsequently, he represented Al-Ahli SC (Jeddah) and İstanbul Başakşehir FK.


  • Copa do Brasil: 2005
  • Internacional
  • Copa Libertadores: 2006
  • Recopa Sudamericana: 2007
  • Braga
  • Taça da Liga: 2012–13
  • UEFA Europa League: Runner-up 2010–11
  • References

    Mossoró (footballer) Wikipedia

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