|Full name||Auro Alvaro da Cruz Junior|
|Date of birth||23 January 1996|
|Place of birth||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Playing position||Right back|
|2016||→ Linense (loan)||1||(0)|
|2017||→ América Mineiro (loan)||0||(0)|
|2018||→ Toronto FC (loan)||18||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 21, 2018|
Auro began his club career with São Paulo in 2014, where he made a combined 34 appearances in Brazil's Serie A and the Campeonato Paulista over three seasons. He later spent time on loan at Clube Atlético Linense in 2016, and with América Mineiro in 2017, making a total of 14 appearances between Brazil's Serie B, Primeira Liga and Mineiro 1 competitions with the latter side. He subsequently returned to São Paulo in 2018, after his loan spell had ended.
On 13 February 2018, it was announced that Auro had been signed on loan by MLS side Toronto FC with an option to buy. He made his club debut on 20 February 2018, in a 2–0 away win against the Colorado Rapids in the first leg of their round of 16 CONCACAF Champions League tie. In his debut season with the club, Auro made 28 appearances across all competitions, registering five assists.
On 17 December 2018, Toronto opted to purchase Auro permanently from São Paulo.
Style of play
A versatile defender, Auro is usually deployed as a right-back, but is capable of playing on either flank. Regarding Auro's playing style, Tim Bezbatchenko – Toronto FC's senior vice-president of soccer operations and general manager – said in 2018 that he is "...a very capable two-way player and an important part of our team. Auro is an attacking threat on the wing who also puts in solid defensive work."
- As of match played on 3 January 2019.
|São Paulo||2014||Série A||12||0||0||0||2[a]||0||0||0||14||0|
|América Mineiro (loan)||2017||Série B||0||0||2||0||—||14[c]||0||16||0|
|Toronto FC (loan)||2018||MLS||18||0||1||0||8[d]||0||1[e]||0||28||0|
- Toronto FC
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- Grossi, Bruno (14 January 2017). "São Paulo acerta empréstimo de Auro para o América-MG por um ano". Lance! (in Portuguese). Retrieved 23 January 2017.
- "Auro". Toronto FC. Archived from the original on 2018-03-08. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
- "Toronto FC sign defender Auro". Toronto FC. 13 February 2018. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
- James Grossi (24 February 2018). "Newcomer Auro earns rave reviews following standout debut in Colorado". Toronto FC. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
- "Toronto FC exercise option to buy Auro Jr". Toronto FC. 17 December 2018. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
- Laura Armstrong (17 December 2018). "Toronto FC exercises its contract option on Auro". The Toronto Star. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
- "Auro » Club matches". World Football. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
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