|Full name||Athirson Mazzoli e Oliveira|
|Date of birth||16 January 1977|
|Place of birth||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Left winger
|1998||→ Santos (loan)||25||(1)|
|2002–2003||→ Flamengo (loan)||23||(4)|
|2012||Duque de Caxias||0||(0)|
|1999–2000||Brazil – (U-23)||14||(2)|
|2016||Flamengo do Piauí|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 January 2010.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 January 2010
Athirson Mazzoli e Oliveira, better known as Athirson (born 16 January 1977) is a Brazilian former footballer who played as left back. He is currently coaching, where he heads the Flamengo do Piauí.
Athirson was released by Bayer Leverkusen along with Roque Junior. He then signed a six months contract with Botafogo. but his contract was terminated on 4 October 2007, after just playing only seven times for the club.
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.
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.
Athirson played five times for the Brazilian national team. He also made 14 appearances and scored two goals for the Brazilian U-23 side, which competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics. He was a member of the Brazil under-20 squad which wonn the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship.
Playing style and position
Usually an attacking left back or wing-back, Athirson could also play on the left wing, and as an attacking midfielder. He was useful there because of his accurate passing, long-range striking ability, attacking drive, and articulate dribbling skills.
- Copa de Oro: 1996
- Copa Mercosur: 1999
- Taça Rio: 2000
- Taça Guanabara: 1999, 2004
- Rio de Janeiro State League: 1999, 2000
- Brazilian League: 1999, 2000
- "Athirson Mazzoli e Oliveira". Br.soccerway.com.
- "Loan agreement regarding the player Athirson Mazzolli e Oliveira" (PDF). Juventus Turin. Retrieved 28 February 2016.
- "Reports and Financial Statements at 30 June 2004" (PDF). Juventus Turin. Retrieved 14 March 2010.
- "Botafogo fecha com Athirson, Reinaldo e Marcos Leandro" (in Portuguese). www.mercadofutebol.com. Retrieved 14 March 2010.
- "Athirson leaves Botafogo" (in Portuguese). www.mercadofutebol.com. Retrieved 14 March 2010.
- "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.
- "Projecta acerta com Athirson para etapa do Nacional em Pernambuco" (in Portuguese). www.globoesporte.com. 6 October 2011. Retrieved 6 October 2011.