Mauricio Salles

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Mauricio Salles
Personal information
Full name Mauricio Salles de Alencar
Date of birth (1978-03-01) March 1, 1978 (age 39)
Place of birth Salvador, Brazil
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Rochester Lancers (indoor)
Number 10
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997 Vitória
1998–1999 Atlético Paranaense
2000–2001 Botafogo
2002–2003 Olmedo
2004–2005 Puerto Rico Islanders 51 (25)
2006 Montreal Impact 26 (9)
2007 Atlanta Silverbacks 0 (0)
2007 Omiya Ardija 8 (1)
2008–2009 Rochester Rhinos 34 (5)
2009–2010 Kazma
2010–2011 Itabuna
2011– Rochester Lancers (indoor) 68 (78)
2012 Charlotte Eagles 22 (3)
2013 VSI Tampa Bay FC 23 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 3, 2014.

Mauricio Salles (born March 1, 1978 in Salvador) is a Brazilian footballer who played for Rochester Lancers of the Major Arena Soccer League. On January 20, 2010, he was ranked 25th in the USL First Division Top 25 of the Decade, which announced a list of the best and most influential players of the previous decade.[1]


South America[edit]

Salles turned professional in 1997, and has played with Brazilian sides Vitória, Atlético Paranaense and Botafogo, as well as in Ecuador for Olmedo.

North America[edit]

Salles began his professional career in the United States in 2004 with the Puerto Rico Islanders where he holds the distinction of being their all time goal scorer. He later left for the Montreal Impact in 2006, and then to the Atlanta Silverbacks in January 2007.[2] That same season he moved to Japan with Omiya Ardija, where he scored one goal in eight appearances,[3] before returning to the United States with the Rochester Rhinos in 2008.

In February 2015, the Rochester Lancers named team captain Salles as Team MVP for the 2014–15 season.[4] In March 2015, the Major Arena Soccer League named Salles to the 2014-15 MASL All-League Second Team.[5]


Salles signed for Kazma in the Kuwaiti Premier League in the summer of 2009.


  1. ^ "USL-1 Top 25 of the Decade". January 20, 2010. Archived from the original on January 26, 2010. Retrieved January 26, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Major Trade Brings Pair of Proven Goal Scorers to Atlanta Silverbacks". Atlanta Silverbacks. January 11, 2007. Retrieved June 19, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Player profile". World Soccer Stats. Archived from the original on May 13, 2007. Retrieved June 19, 2008. 
  4. ^ DiVeronica, Jeff (February 27, 2015). "Salles as MVP highlights Lancers team awards". Democrat and Chronicle. Rochester, NY: Gannett. Retrieved February 28, 2015. 
  5. ^ "MASL Announces 2014/15 All-League Teams". Major Arena Soccer League. March 9, 2015. Retrieved March 10, 2015. 

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