Mauro Rafael da Silva
|Full name||Mauro Rafael da Silva|
|Date of birth||20 May 1984|
|Place of birth||Sapucaia do Sul, Brazil|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|2002–2003||RS Futebol Clube|
|2003–2005||RS Futebol Clube||0||(0)|
|2004||→ Pelotas (loan)|
|2004||→ Fluminense (loan)||10||(2)|
|2013–||Defensor San Alejandro|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 February 2013|
Born in Sapucaia do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Mauro started his career with RS Futebol Clube. He signed a 5-year contract in September 2001. Mauro played in 2003 Campeonato Brasileiro Série C and scored 4 goals in 2004 Campeonato Gaúcho Segunda Divisão. In mid-2004 he was signed by Fluminense and played 10 times in 2004 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. In August 2005, he extended his contract with club until November 2007. He then transferred to Lausanne-Sport along with team-mate Marco Balthazar in February 2006. He failed to play any matches in Swiss Super League. In September 2009, he was signed by Novo Hamburgo for 2009 Copa FGF. In December 2009 he signed a 1-year contract with Caxias along with former RS team-mate Marcos Rogério. He played for the team at 2010 Campeonato Gaúcho and played once in 2010 Campeonato Brasileiro Série C.
On 27 September 2012, South China chairman Steven Lo announced that Mauro joined the club for an undisclosed fee and is given shirt number 33. Mauro made his debut as a second half sub against Tai Po on 7 October 2012.
On 1 February 2013, Mauro was released by the club.
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- "RELATÓRIO DE TRANSFERÊNCIAS INTERNACIONAIS EM 2006". CBF (in Portuguese). 22 January 2007. Archived from the original on 20 April 2010. Retrieved 18 November 2010.
- "南華#33摩路". Steven Lo's blog. 27 September 2012. Archived from the original on 4 October 2012.
- "與摩路解除合約". southchinafc.com. 1 February 2013.