Túlio Humberto Pereira Costa (born 2 June 1969), sometimes simply referred as Túlio or Túlio Maravilha ("Wonder Túlio"), is a Brazilian international footballer who plays as a forward. He played for many Brazilian club teams, such as Goiás, Botafogo, Corinthians, Vitória, Fluminense, Cruzeiro and Vila Nova and several lower-division teams in Brazil. In Europe, he had short-lived career, playing for Sion and Újpest.
|Full name||Túlio Humberto Pereira Costa|
|Date of birth||2 June 1969|
|Place of birth||Goiânia, Brazil|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|2011||→ Barras (loan)||6||(4)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 May 2009|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 May 2009
His best years were while he was at Botafogo, where he was three times the Brazilian top scorer (1989, 1994 and 1995) and won the 1995 Campeonato Brasileiro. After this he became a journeyman and never played for the same team for more than one season at most.
He scored a controversial goal against Universidad Católica in a Copa Libertadores match. Having already eliminated the goalkeeper from the play, Tulio stopped short of the goal line with the ball, turned around and flicked the ball up, tapping it in with a heel kick. He named the stylish goal "Tuleta" after his name.
According to himself, he reached the mark of thousand goals in 2014, at 44 years old. This number was only reached, however, by counting goals in friendlies, commemorative games and amateur football.
With the national team, Túlio was famous for scoring a controversial equalizer against Argentina in the quarter-finals of the 1995 Copa América in Uruguay. However, Túlio never played again for the Brazilian national team.
His son, Tulio Humberto Pereira da Costa Filho, was born on the same date as his father.
- Campeoanto Goiano (Goiás State League): 1989, 1990 and 1991
- Campeonato Brasileiro Série A (Brazilian League): 1995
- Teresa Herrera Trophy: 1996
- Torneio Rio-São Paulo: 1998
- Hungarian Cup: 2002
- Copa Aerosur: 2004
- Taça Guanabara: 2005
- Copa Finta Internacional: 2005
- Bola de Prata: 1989, 1990 and 1995
- Sharp Award: 1995
- Sony Award: 1995
- Campeonato Brasileiro Série A top scorer: 1989, 1994 and 1995
- Campeonato Brasileiro Série B top scorer: 2008
- Campeonato Brasileiro Série C top scorer: 2002 and 2007
- Campeonato Brasiliense (Federal District League) 2nd Division top scorer: 2009
- Campeonato Carioca top scorer (Rio de Janeiro State League): 1994, 1995 and 2005
- Campeonato Goiano top scorer (Goiás State League): 1991, 2001 and 2008
- Campeonato Goiano 3rd Division top scorer: 2006
- Campeonato Paulista Série A2 top scorer (São Paulo State 2nd Division): 2000
- Goiás all-time leading scorer with 187 goals.
- Vila Nova all-time leading scorer with 99 goals.
- Holds the record for most goals scored in a single Serie C, with 27 goals in 2007.
- Six time leading scorer of Campeonato Brasileiro, including Serie A, B and C.
- He is the only player to be a leading scorer in three different levels in Brazilian football system (Serie A, B and C).
- He was the Brazilian season scorer in 1995 (67 goals) and 2007 (50 goals).
- "Túlio Maravilha" (in Portuguese). Pelé.net. Retrieved January 6, 2009.
- "A thousand times Tulio: The man who never gave up". EuroSport. February 12, 2014. Retrieved March 10, 2014.