|Full name||Flavio Francisco Maestri Andrade|
|Date of birth||21 January 1973|
|Place of birth||Lima, Peru|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 1 1⁄2 in)|
|1998–2001||Universidad de Chile||91||(27)|
|2003||→ San Luis (loan)||8||(1)|
|2004||→ Vitória (loan)||6||(2)|
|2005||→ Shanghai Jiucheng (loan)||18||(2)|
|2008||→ Sport Boys (loan)||10||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He is nicknamed The Tank because of his large size. Throughout his career, he has played professional football for numerous teams in Peru, Spain, Mexico, Brazil, China, Chile and has also played for the National team.
When Flavio Maestri was 10 years old, his father, Edmondo Maestri Baroni, brought him to Sporting Cristal to try out. The youth coach at the time, Alberto Gallardo, admitted him into the club. When Flavio was 16, he signed his first professional contract with Sporting Cristal. At age 18 he debuted with the first team under coach Juan Carlos Oblitas in a match against San Agustin. He scored his first goal that same year in a match against Hijos de Yurimaguas.
Flavio Maestri was part of the team consisting of Roberto Palacios, Nolberto Solano, Julinho, Jorge Soto, Pedro Garay and Julio César Balerio that won the "Tricampeonato" from 1994–1996. By age 23, Flavio became an idol for Cristal fans and became an integral member of the team by scoring more than 100 goals.
His good performances caught the attention of Hércules CF and in 1996 he transferred there. He played in Spain until 1998 when Chilean club Universidad de Chile acquired him. Flavio played with Chilean club until 2001.
In 2002, Maestri came back to Sporting Cristal after six years outside of Peru. He was loaned out to San Luis F.C. but came back to Sporting Cristal to win another championship, the Torneo Apertura 2003. Flavio was than loaned out again, this time to Brazilian club Vitória.
Flavio returned to Peru and did not renew his contract with Sporting Cristal. Alianza Lima signed him and Flavio became part of their team in 2004. In 2005 again Maestri went abroad, to Chinese club Shanghai Jiucheng on loan. After his loan in China he returned to Alianza Lima where he became National Champions in 2006. At the end of 2007, Alianza Lima did not renew their contract with Maestri. Flavio decided to sign with Sport Boys but due to injury he did not play often.
In 2009, he returned once again to Sporting Cristal.
He is also responsible for Peru winning the only important title for the team during the last decade which was the 199 Kirin Cup, where they shared first place with Belgium. Maestri scored the only goal on the sixth minute against Belgium which later ended in a tie.
|Top Goalscorer Peruvian First Division||1994|
|Player of the Year Peru||1994|
- "Que los cumpla feliz: Papá de Flavio Maestri celebró cumpleaños" (in Spanish). elbocon.pe. 13 August 2011. Archived from the original on 16 September 2011. Retrieved 7 September 2011.
- Flavio Maestri confirma que jugará con el campeón Alianza Lima - Peru21 (in Spanish)
- Flavio Maestri reveló que jugará gratis en Sport Boys - La Tercera (in Spanish)
- Pierrend, José Luis (28 May 2009). "Peru – Record International Players". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 2 February 2009.
- Flavio Maestri – FIFA competition record
- Flavio Maestri es el nuevo técnico de Bolognesi de Tacna - Depor (in Spanish)
- Flavio Maestri at National-Football-Teams.com