A defender who plays on the left-flank as a wing-back, Luciano da Silva, or Triguinho, is a professional football player who plays in his country’s highest league setup. Beginning in the youth academy of Guaratingueta, in 1998-99, Triguinho gained a reputation for being a stable footballer with a lot of technique and a bit of flair. Despite breaking into the first team, at Guaratingueta, in 1999, Triguinho failed to make any impact and stayed outside the playing eleven at all times.
He moved to Figueirense in 2002, for a single season, during which he made 30 appearances for the team in the first team. After playing almost every game for the team, Triguinho moved onto Sao Caetano, in 2004. Settling down for the long hau8l, Triguinho spent 6 seasons at the club and after, initially, spending most of his time on the reserve bench, he started making his mark on the team. Towards the end of his stint with Sao Caetano, Triguinho had ended up with 90 appearances and six goals, a fantastic haul considering that he spent four of those seasons on loan.
In 2007, Triguinho had his first loan spell after Sao Caetano sent him out to Anderlecht, in Belgium. He returned to Brazil, the following season, for another loan spell in 2008, playing with Botafogo and then moving onto Santos FC in 2009. In 2010, Triguinho’s final loan spell saw him play with Coritiba, where he signed on, on a permanent deal following the end of his contract with Sao Caetano. Three games into his new contract, Triguinho decided to move to Atletico Mineiro