Athirson Mazolli e Oliveira

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Athirson
Personal information
Full name Athirson Mazolli e Oliveira
Date of birth (1977-01-16) 16 January 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Left winger, Left back
Club information
Current team
Projecta (Indoor soccer)
Youth career
Flamengo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2000 Flamengo 56 (3)
1998 Santos (loan) 25 (1)
2000–2003 Juventus 5 (0)
2002–2003 Flamengo (loan) 23 (4)
2004 Flamengo 20 (2)
2005 Cruzeiro 6 (1)
2005–2007 Bayer Leverkusen 30 (2)
2007 Botafogo 3 (0)
2008 Brasiliense 6 (0)
2008–2009 Portuguesa 13 (3)
2009 Cruzeiro 11 (0)
2010 Portuguesa 24 (3)
2011 America-RJ 0 (0)
National team
1999–2000 Brazil U-23 14 (2)
1999–2003 Brazil 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 January 2010.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 January 2010

Athirson Mazolli e Oliveira, or simply Athirson (born 16 January 1977) is a former Brazilian footballer who played as left back. Currently, he works as commentator for Fox Sports.

Position[edit]

Usually a left back, Athirson could also play on the left wing and as an attacking midfielder. He was useful there because of his attacking skills.

Club career[edit]

He was born in Rio de Janeiro and played much of his early career at Flamengo. He was signed by Juventus but loaned to Flamengo in February 2002.[1] He contract was terminated in October 2003.[2]

Late career[edit]

Athirson was released by Bayer Leverkusen along with Roque Junior. He then signed a six months contract with Botafogo.[3] but his contract was terminated on 4 October 2007, after just playing only seven times for the club.[4]

He signed a one year contract with Brasiliense on 22 February 2008, then signed for Portuguesa in September 2008. On 26 April 2009 the left-back signed for Cruzeiro on a free transfer until December.[5]

He had received an offer from America-RJ after his contract with Portuguesa expired on 31 December 2010. In 2011, he signed for Duque de Caxias to play at Campeonato Brasileiro Série B but was released during the competition. On 6 October 2011, he signed for Projecta, a Brazilian indoor soccer club based at Espírito Santo.[6]

International career[edit]

Athirson has played five times for the Brazilian national team. He also had 14 appearances and two goals for Brazil U-23 which compete at the 2000 Summer Olympics. He was in the squad of 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship.

Honours[edit]

  • Toulon Tournament: 1996
  • Gold Cup: 1996
  • Brazilian Cup: 1998
  • Conmebol Cup: 1998
  • Rio de Janeiro State League: 1999, 2000
  • Brazilian League: 1999, 2000
  • Tournament Rio – São Paulo: 1999
  • Guanabara Cup : 1999
  • Copa America: 1999
  • Mercosul Cup: 1999
  • Pre-Olympic Tournament: 2000

Personal honours[edit]

  • Brazilian Bola de Prata (Placar): 2002

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Loan agreement regarding the player Athirson Mazzolli e Oliveira". Juventus Turin. Retrieved 14 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Reports and Financial Statements at 30 June 2004". Juventus Turin. Retrieved 14 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Botafogo fecha com Athirson, Reinaldo e Marcos Leandro" (in Portuguese). www.mercadofutebol.com. Retrieved 14 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Athirson leaves Botafogo" (in Portuguese). www.mercadofutebol.com. Retrieved 14 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "Portuguesa confirma saída de Athirson para o Cruzeiro" (in Portuguese). www.estadao.com.br. 28 April 2009. Archived from the original on 18 March 2010. Retrieved 14 March 2010. 
  6. ^ "Projecta acerta com Athirson para etapa do Nacional em Pernambuco" (in Portuguese). www.globoesporte.com. 6 October 2011. Retrieved 6 October 2011. 

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