Mehmet Aurélio

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Mehmet Aurélio
Aurelio in Turkey Jersey.JPG
Personal information
Full name Mehmet Aurelio (Marco Aurélio Brito dos Prazeres)
Date of birth (1977-12-15) 15 December 1977 (age 40)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder, Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sakaryaspor (Assistant Manager)
Youth career
1993–1995 Bangu
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–2001 Flamengo 123 (21)
2001 Olaria 17 (2)
2001–2003 Trabzonspor 64 (15)
2003–2008 Fenerbahçe 176 (13)
2008–2010 Betis 69 (6)
2010–2012 Beşiktaş 34 (1)
2013 Olaria 10 (0)
Total 493 (58)
National team
2006–2011 Turkey 37 (2)
Teams managed
2015 Kasımpaşa (Assistant Manager)
2016 Göztepe (Assistant Manager)
2016 Göztepe (Caretaker)
2016– Sakaryaspor (Assistant Manager)[1]
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Mehmet Aurélio (born Marco Aurélio Brito dos Prazeres, 15 December 1977[2]) is a Brazilian-born Turkish football coach and retired footballer, who currently is the assistant manager of Sakaryaspor.

Club career[edit]

The midfielder started his career in the country of his birth with Flamengo, where he made over 100 appearances, before joining Olaria.

He moved to Turkey with Trabzonspor in June 2001 and on to Fenerbahçe in June 2003, where he has become a key member of the squad. During his time in Turkey he has won a number of honours, including the three league titles and the Turkish Super Cup with Fenerbahce and the Turkish Cup with Trabzonspor. He would then leave for Spanish side Real Betis playing 69 games and scoring 6 goals before returning to Turkey on free transfer, signing a 2-year contract with Beşiktaş. His wage would be basic salary plus bonus per number of game he played.[3] On 11 May 2011, he converted his penalty in the shootout as the Istanbul team won the Turkish Cup against İstanbul BB (4–3, 2–2 after extra time). His contract with Beşiktaş expired in summer 2012.

Mehmet Aurélio signed with his former club Olaria on March 1, 2013.[4]

International career[edit]

Mehmet Aurélio made his debut for Turkey in August 2006 against Luxembourg. He was a regular for Fatih Terim's side during their Euro 2008 qualification campaign, starting 11 of the 12 games.

Playing style[edit]

Aurélio is a defensive midfielder renowned for his strong tackling and big match temperament, aiding the midfield with an important combination of strength, stamina, technique and tactical expertise.



International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 12 September 2007 Istanbul, Turkey  Hungary 2–0 3–0 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying
2. 19 November 2008 Vienna, Austria  Austria 1–1 4–2 Friendly


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