|Full name||Mauro Gabriel Airez|
|Date of birth||26 October 1968|
|Place of birth||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|1986–1987||Gimnasia La Plata|
|1987–1989||Gimnasia La Plata||54||(8)|
|1997–1998||Estrela da Amadora||14||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Airez was born in Buenos Aires, and arrived at Gimnasia La Plata at age 18, competing briefly for the youth ranks, before debuting for the main team, helping the achieve a fifth place in the 1987–88 season and adding over 50 league games in two seasons, reaching the national olympic team.
In 1889, he moved to Argentinos Juniors, staying just one season, reaching the Argentina national team, playing alongside Maradona, Simeone or Redondo. In 1991, he had a short stint at Independiente, before moving to Italian side, Bari, a year later.
Without competing in the Biancorossi, Bari intended to ship him Portugal, so he asked Héctor Yazalde for advice, and he promptly told him he should do it. His first season in the Belém side was in the second tier, scoring a career best eleven goals.
Following six seasons, the 27-year-old joined Benfica in December 1995, debuting on 12 January 1996, appearing sporadically in the 18 months he spent there, acting as second choice to players like Donizete or Valdir; his biggest achievement arrived in the 1996 Taça de Portugal Final, with Benfica defeating Sporting CP by 3–1, and Aírez scoring the opener.
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- "Recordando: Mauro Airez (Belenenses)" [Remembering: Mauro Airez (Belenenses)]. Blue Box Belenenses (in Portuguese). 22 August 2011. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
- "Nº257 - Mauro Airez". Vedeta ou Marreta (in Portuguese). 19 July 2014. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
- "Mauro Airez". Serbenfiquista.com.