Maurício Fernandes

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Maurício
Personal information
Full name Maurício Fernandes
Date of birth (1976-07-05) 5 July 1976 (age 41)
Place of birth Passo Fundo, Brazil
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Centre back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999 Vila Nova
2000 Bahia 11 (2)
2000 Matonense
2001 Bahia
2002 Fluminense 31 (1)
2003 Juventude 7 (0)
2003–2006 Braga 17 (1)
2005–2006 Estrela Amadora (loan) 31 (4)
2007 Pohang Steelers 3 (0)
2007–2008 Estrela Amadora 27 (4)
2008–2009 Ergotelis 20 (2)
2009–2010 Feirense 22 (3)
2010–2013 Olhanense 65 (4)
2014 Brasil Farroupilha
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Maurício Fernandes (born 5 July 1976), known simply as Maurício, is a Brazilian retired footballer who played as a central defender.

Possessing a powerful shot which allowed him to score several goals from free kicks, he spent the vast majority of his professional career in Portugal, representing four different clubs and amassing Primeira Liga totals of 141 games and 13 goals over the course of eight seasons.

Football career[edit]

Born in Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul, Maurício did not start playing organized football until well into his 20's. He represented mainly modest sides in his country, with the exception of Fluminense FC in 2002, helping the Rio de Janeiro team to the Campeonato Carioca.

In 2003, Maurício signed with S.C. Braga in Portugal, being rarely used by the Minho side during three years (he was inclusively demoted to the reserves) and also being loaned to fellow Primeira Liga club C.F. Estrela da Amadora, where he excelled, scoring four goals as the team finished in mid-table in the 2005–06 season.

Subsequently returned to Braga, Maurício left for the Pohang Steelers of South Korea in the 2007 January transfer window. After appearing rarely in the K-League, he returned to Portugal and former club Estrela, netting another four goals as it again managed to maintain its top flight status after finishing 13th, notably in a 2–2 home draw against eventual champions FC Porto.

After one year in Greece with Ergotelis FC, 33-year-old Maurício returned once again to Portugal, signing with C.D. Feirense in the second level. In the following campaign he returned to the top division, with S.C. Olhanense.

Honours[edit]

Bahia
Fluminense

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