Alexandre da Silva Mariano

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Amaral
Personal information
Full name Alexandre da Silva Mariano
Date of birth (1973-02-28) 28 February 1973 (age 41)
Place of birth Capivari, Brazil
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1995 Palmeiras 60 (0)
1996–1997 Parma 4 (0)
1996–1997 Benfica 19 (0)
1997–1997 Palmeiras 22 (0)
1997–1998 Benfica 5 (0)
1998–1999 Corinthians 18 (0)
1999–2000 Vasco da Gama 16 (0)
2000–2002 AC Fiorentina 33 (0)
2002–2003 Beşiktaş 11 (0)
2003 Grêmio 14 (0)
2004 Al-Ittihad 8 (0)
2004–2005 Vitória 9 (0)
2005 Atlético Mineiro 8 (0)
2006–2007 Pogoń Szczecin 16 (1)
2007–2008 Santa Cruz 0 (0)
2008 Grêmio Barueri 0 (0)
2008–2009 Perth Glory 9 (0)
2010 Catanduvense 6 (0)
2011 Manado United 13 (1)
2011–2012 Persebaya Surabaya (IPL)
2013 Poços de Caldas 0 (0)
2013 Itumbiara 1 (0)
National team
1995–1996 Brazil U-23
1995–1996 Brazil 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 September 2009.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 June 2008

Alexandre da Silva Mariano, also known as Amaral (born 28 February 1973 in Capivari) is a Brazilian football defensive midfielder who last played for Persebaya Surabaya in Indonesian Premier League.

Biography[edit]

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.[1]

In August 2009, he rejoined the Glory after signing a nine-match guest contract.[2] 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.[3]

Amaral had brief spells with Poços de Caldas and Itumbiara during 2013, making only one official appearance for Itumbiara.[4]

Personal[edit]

Before he turned professional, Amaral worked as a grave digger.[5]

Honours[edit]

With Brazil:

With Beşiktaş_J.K.:

With AC Fiorentina:

With Vasco da Gama:

With Corinthians:

Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Brazil
Men's Football
Bronze 1996 Atlanta Team Competition

With Palmeiras:

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