Maurine Dorneles Gonçalves

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Dorneles and the second or paternal family name is Gonçalves.
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Personal information
Full name Maurine Dorneles Gonçalves[1]
Date of birth (1986-01-14) 14 January 1986 (age 29)
Place of birth Rio Grande, Rio Grande do Sul,
Height 159 cm (5 ft 2 12 in)[2]
Playing position Defender / Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 CEPE-Caxias
2008–2010 Santos
2011 Western New York Flash 1 (0)
2011 Santos
2012–2013 Centro Olímpico
2014– Ferroviária
National team
Brazil U-20
2007– Brazil
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:32, 23 December 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:32, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

Maurine Dorneles Gonçalves (born 14 January 1986), commonly known as Maurine, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a defender or midfielder for Ferroviária and the Brazilian women's national team. Due to her versatility, she has operated in a number of different positions throughout her career, but is most often used as a full-back or defensive midfielder. She was part of Brazil's silver medal-winning team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and also played at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup and the 2012 London Olympics.

At club level Maurine enjoyed two successful spells with Santos and was hurt when the male parent club disbanded the female section in 2012. She also spent part of the 2011 season with American Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) franchise Western New York Flash. After the demise of Santos, Maurine and nine other former Santos players agreed to join Centro Olímpico.

Club career[edit]

On September 22, 2009, the Atlanta Beat, an expansion team of Women's Professional Soccer selected Maurine in the 2009 WPS International Draft, acquiring exclusive rights (within WPS) to negotiate with her.

International career[edit]

At the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, naturally right-footed Maurine was deployed on the left of Brazil's midfield.[3]

Maurine was selected for her second Olympic football tournament at London 2012. described her as one of the team's key players.[4] Amidst allegations of a broken down bus plot,[5] Brazil lost their final group E game 1–0 to hosts Great Britain before a record crowd of 70,584 at Wembley Stadium. That meant a quarter-final against World Cup holders Japan, who eliminated Brazil by winning 2–0 at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.

In May 2014, incoming coach Vadão recalled Maurine to the national team after a gap of nearly two years.[6]

International goals[edit]

Location Opponent # Score Result Competition
goal 1 2008-06-15 South Korea Suwon  Italy 1.1

5250.02005 2–1

5450.04005 2–1

2008 Peace Queen Cup
goal 2 2009-04-22 Germany Frankfurt  Germany 1.1

5250.02005 1–1

5450.04005 1–1

Friendly Match
goal 3 2011-10-25 Mexico Guadalajara  Mexico 1.1

5250.02005 1–0

5450.04005 1–0

2011 Pan American Games
goal 4 2014-09-18 Ecuador Loja  Chile 1.1

5250.02005 1–0

5450.04005 2–0

2014 Copa América Femenina
goal 5 2014-09-24 Ecuador Quito  Ecuador 1.1

5250.02005 3–0

5450.04005 4–0

2014 Copa América Femenina
goal 6 2014-09-27 Ecuador Quito  Argentina 1.1

5250.02005 3–0

5450.04005 6–0

2014 Copa América Femenina

Personal life[edit]

In December 2013, Maurine was reported to be dating Lucas Surcin, a professional footballer for Audux, who is seven years her junior and the son of Marcelinho Carioca.[7]


  1. ^ "Women's Olympic Football Tournament London 2012 – List of Players Brazil" (PDF). FIFA. 24 July 2012. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Maurine". Sports Reference. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Maurine, Brazil’s other left-sided attacker". 2 July 2011. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Brazil". Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  5. ^ Magnay, Jacquelin (31 July 2012). "London 2012 Olympics: Brazilian women's football team allege plot after five hour wait for bus". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "Maurine retorna à seleção feminina de futebol após 2 anos de ausência" (in Portuguese). Premium Esportes. 23 May 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "Filho de Marcelinho Carioca, Lucas Surcin, do Audax, namora Maurine, da seleção brasileira feminina" (in Portuguese). Globo TV. 3 December 2013. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 

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