Alexandre da Silva Mariano
|Full name||Alexandre da Silva Mariano|
|Date of birth||28 February 1973|
|Place of birth||Capivari, Brazil|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive Midfielder|
|1999–2000||Vasco da Gama||16||(0)|
|2011–2012||Persebaya Surabaya (IPL)|
|2013||Poços de Caldas||0||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 September 2009.
† Appearances (Goals).
Amaral has had a successful career, having played with some of the great clubs around the globe including Brazilian giants Palmeiras and Corinthians, Portuguese championship contenders Benfica, Turkish giant Beşiktaş JK and successful Italian Serie A clubs Parma and AC Fiorentina. He represented the Brazilian national football team 31 times.
Perth Glory scored a major recruiting coup after snaring the services of the Brazilian international midfielder for the 2008/09 Hyundai A-League season. Amaral brought a wealth of experience to the Glory and become a fan favourite, but he was ruled out for the rest of Perth Glory's 2008/2009 season after aggravating a hamstring injury. Amaral was released by Perth on 2 May 2009.
In August 2009, he rejoined the Glory after signing a nine-match guest contract. The stint was rather uneventful, with Amaral only having featured for the side a few times off the bench, but despite this Amaral enjoyed his return to Perth and thanked the club for giving him another chance.
With AC Fiorentina:
With Vasco da Gama:
- Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A: 2000
- Rio-São Paulo Tournament: 1999
- Guanabara Cup: 2000
- Mercosul Cup: 2000
|Olympic medal record|
|Competitor for Brazil|
|Bronze||1996 Atlanta||Team Competition|
- Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A: 1993, 1994
- Campeonato Paulista: 1993, 1994, 1996
- Rio-São Paulo Tournament: 1993
- Perth Glory chase former Dutch star for marquee spot
- "Former Brazil midfielder Amaral back for guest stint with Perth Glory". Fox Sports. 27 August 2009. Retrieved 27 August 2009.
- "Amaral underwhelms in Glory return". 23 October 2009. Retrieved 1 November 2009.
- "Amaral, 40 anos e ex-Benfica, dispensado após 59 minutos" (in Portuguese). O Jogo. 7 March 2013.
- Perth Glory's Amaral has come a long way from digging graves