Diego Maurício

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Diego Maurício
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Personal information
Full name Diego Maurício Machado de Brito
Date of birth (1991-06-25) June 25, 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Busan IPark
Number 30
Youth career
2006–2010 Flamengo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Flamengo 55 (6)
2012–2014 Alania Vladikavkaz 12 (0)
2013Sport Recife (loan) 5 (0)
2014–2015 Vitória F.C. 4 (0)
2015–2018 Bragantino 13 (4)
2015Al-Qadisiyah FC (loan) 5 (0)
2016Shijiazhuang Ever Bright (loan) 25 (4)
2017–2018Gangwon FC (loan) 71 (20)
2019– Busan IPark 20 (6)
National team
2011 Brazil U-20 8 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 November 2019

Diego Maurício (born June 25, 1991 in Rio de Janeiro), nicknamed Drogbinha (Little Drogba[1]), is a Brazilian football striker. He plays for Busan IPark.

Career[edit]

After working in the club's youth team with coach Rogério Lourenço for several years, in 2010 he got promoted to the professional team by the same coach. He debuted for Flamengo on May 23, 2010 in a 3-1 win against Grêmio Prudente, at Maracanã Stadium, as a substitute and suffered a penalty in the final minutes. It is considered a great promise of the club, a player with good physical size and skill, many fans compare Maurício to Didier Drogba, calling him Drogbinha, which means the Little Drogba.[2]

Diego scored his first professional goal on July 21, 2010 in a 1-1 draw against Avaí, at Maracanã Stadium.[3][4]

Flamengo's president, Patricia Amorim, declined a €6 million offer from Shaktar Donetsk for the player in May 2011.[5]

On August 14, 2012 Russian club Alania Vladikavkaz signed Diego Maurício from Flamengo for €2,8 million.[6] After A loan spell back at Brazil, he signed for top division Portuguese club Vitória F.C. in July 2014.

Before 2016 season opening, he joined to Ratchaburi F.C. in Thai Premier League, by trained with the club for about one month, but has moved away without cause.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

(Correct as of August 14, 2012)
Club Season State League Brazilian Série A Copa do Brasil Copa Libertadores Copa Sudamericana Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Flamengo 2010 - - 29 5 - - - - - - 29 5
2011 9 1 20 1 4 1 - - 2 0 35 3
2012 7 0 5 0 - - - - - - 12 0
Total 16 1 55 6 4 1 0 0 2 0 76 8

according to combined sources on the Flamengo official website[7] and Flaestatística.[8]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Flamengo

National Team[edit]

Contract[edit]

  • Flamengo - October 1, 2009 to September 30, 2012.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Chanapinijwong, Jedsada (5 July 2016). "THE INVISIBLE : 10 แข้งต่างชาติที่ไร้ตัวตนในไทยลีก" (in Thai). footballchannelasia. Archived from the original on 2016-08-17. Retrieved 6 July 2016.
  2. ^ Menos de 4 mil pagam para ver Fla vencer o Prudente no Maracanã (in Portuguese). Globoesporte.com. May 23, 2010. Retrieved June 4, 2010.
  3. ^ Flamengo empata em 1 a 1 com o Avaí no Maracanã[permanent dead link] (in Portuguese). July 21, 2010. Flamengo.com.br. Retrieved July 23, 2010.
  4. ^ Flamengo sai na frente, cochila, e Avaí arranca empate no Maracanã (in Portuguese). July 21, 2010. Globoesporte.com. Retrieved July 23, 2010.
  5. ^ Flamengo recusa oferta de R$ 11,5 milhões por Diego Maurício (in Portuguese). May 12, 2011. Globoesporte.com. Retrieved May 12, 2011.
  6. ^ Fla negocia Diego Maurício para Rússia: 'Sai muito feliz', diz empresário (in Portuguese). August 14, 2012. Globoesporte.com. Retrieved August 14, 2012.
  7. ^ Flamengo official website (in Portuguese)
  8. ^ Flaestatística (in Portuguese)
  9. ^ CBF Registry[permanent dead link] (in Portuguese)

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