Diego Maurício

Diego Maurício Machado de Brito (born 25 June 1991), simply known as Diego Maurício, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward.

Diego Maurício
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Maurício with Flamengo in 2010
Personal information
Full name Diego Maurício Machado de Brito
Date of birth (1991-06-25) June 25, 1991 (age 30)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
2006–2010 Flamengo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Flamengo 55 (6)
2012–2013 Alania Vladikavkaz 12 (0)
2013Sport Recife (loan) 5 (0)
2014–2015 Vitória F.C. 4 (0)
2015–2018 Bragantino 13 (2)
2015Al-Qadisiyah FC (loan) 5 (0)
2016Shijiazhuang Ever Bright (loan) 25 (4)
2017–2018Gangwon FC (loan) 71 (20)
2019 Busan IPark 21 (6)
2020 CSA 1 (0)
2020–2021 Odisha 20 (12)
2022 Mumbai City 7 (3)
National team
2011 Brazil U-20 11 (3)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 17:27, 9 May 2022 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 12:13, 20 January 2022 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

After working in the club's youth team with coach Rogério Lourenço for several years, in 2010 he got promoted to the professional team by the same coach. He debuted for Flamengo on May 23, 2010 in a 3-1 win against Grêmio Prudente, at Maracanã Stadium, as a substitute and suffered a penalty in the final minutes. It is considered a great promise of the club, a player with good physical size and skill, many fans compare Maurício to Didier Drogba, calling him Drogbinha, which means the Little Drogba.[1]

Diego scored his first professional goal on July 21, 2010 in a 1-1 draw against Avaí, at Maracanã Stadium.[2][3]

Flamengo's president, Patricia Amorim, declined a €6 million offer from Shaktar Donetsk for the player in May 2011.[4]

On August 14, 2012 Russian club Alania Vladikavkaz signed Diego Maurício from Flamengo for €2,8 million.[5] After A loan spell back at Brazil, he signed for top division Portuguese club Vitória F.C. in July 2014.

Before 2016 season opening, he joined to Ratchaburi F.C. in Thai Premier League, by trained with the club for about one month, but has moved away without cause.[6]

OdishaEdit

On 31 August 2020, Indian Super League club Odisha signed Maurício ahead of the seventh edition of the Indian top-tier league, on a one-year deal.[7]

On 23 November, Maurício made his debut for the club in the Indian Super League against Hyderabad, in a narrow 1–0 defeat.[8][9] He scored a brace six days later, against Jamshedpur, which ended in a thrilling 2–2 draw. He grabbed the headlines in the second half, pulling one back in the 77th-minute before driving home a stunning injury-time equaliser.[10][11]

He registered 12 goals along with two assists for the club. The forward was often the lone shining star in an otherwise below-par Juggernauts’ set-up. He finished third in the race for the Golden Boot, behind Goa’s Igor Angulo and ATK Mohun Bagan’s Roy Krishna.

Mumbai CityEdit

On 21 January 2022, Indian Super League club Mumbai City announced the signing of Maurício as a replacement for Ygor Catatau, on a short-term deal.[12]

On 3 February, Maurício made his debut for the club in the Indian Super League against ATK Mohun Bagan, in a 1–1 draw. He had a forgettable debut for the Islanders and was taken off for Igor Angulo, in the second half.[13][14] On 17 February, he scored his first goal for the club, against Jamshedpur in a 3–2 defeat, through the penalty spot.[15][16]

He was later included in the club's 2022 AFC Champions League squad.[17] On 11 April, he scored the Islanders' first ever goal in the competition through the penalty spot, in a historic 2–1 win against Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya, as Mumbai City became the first Indian club to win a AFC Champions League game.[18][19]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 26 April 2022[20]
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Flamengo 2010 Série A 29 5 29 5
2011 20 1 4 1 2[a] 0 9[b] 1 35 3
2012 5 0 7[b] 0 12 0
Alania Vladikavkaz 2012–13 RPL 12 0 1 0 13 0
Sport Recife (loan) 2013 Série B 5 0 1[a] 0 6 0
Vitória F.C. 2014–15 Primeira Liga 4 0 1 0 5 0
Bragantino 2015 Série B 13 2 2 0 13[c] 4 28 6
Al-Qadisiyah FC (loan) 2015–16 Saudi First Division 5 0 5 0
Shijiazhuang
Ever Bright
(loan)
2016 CSL 25 4 25 4
Gangwon FC (loan) 2017 K League 1 36 13 1 0 37 13
2018 35 7 35 7
Busan IPark 2019 K League 2 21 6 1 0 2[d] 0 24 6
CSA 2020 Série B 1 0 1 0 9[e] 0 11 0
Odisha 2020–21 Indian Super League 20 12 0 0 20 12
Mumbai City 2021–22 7 3 0 0 4[f] 2 11 5
Career total 228 46 11 0 7 2 40 5 286 53
  1. ^ a b Appearance(s) in Copa Sudamericana.
  2. ^ a b Appearance(s) in Campeonato Carioca.
  3. ^ Appearance(s) in Campeonato Paulista.
  4. ^ Appearance(s) Promotion-relegation playoffs.
  5. ^ Four appearances in Campeonato Alagoano, five appearances in Copa do Nordeste.
  6. ^ Appearance(s) in AFC Champions League

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Flamengo

InternationalEdit

Brazil U-20

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Menos de 4 mil pagam para ver Fla vencer o Prudente no Maracanã (in Portuguese). Globoesporte.com. May 23, 2010. Retrieved June 4, 2010.
  2. ^ Flamengo empata em 1 a 1 com o Avaí no Maracanã[permanent dead link] (in Portuguese). July 21, 2010. Flamengo.com.br. Retrieved July 23, 2010.
  3. ^ Flamengo sai na frente, cochila, e Avaí arranca empate no Maracanã (in Portuguese). July 21, 2010. Globoesporte.com. Retrieved July 23, 2010.
  4. ^ Flamengo recusa oferta de R$ 11,5 milhões por Diego Maurício (in Portuguese). May 12, 2011. Globoesporte.com. Retrieved May 12, 2011.
  5. ^ Fla negocia Diego Maurício para Rússia: 'Sai muito feliz', diz empresário (in Portuguese). August 14, 2012. Globoesporte.com. Retrieved August 14, 2012.
  6. ^ Chanapinijwong, Jedsada (5 July 2016). "THE INVISIBLE : 10 แข้งต่างชาติที่ไร้ตัวตนในไทยลีก" (in Thai). footballchannelasia. Archived from the original on 2016-08-17. Retrieved 6 July 2016.
  7. ^ "Official: Odisha FC sign Brazilian forward Diego Mauricio". KhelNow. 31 August 2020.
  8. ^ "Aridane Santana on target as Hyderabad FC defeat Odisha FC". KhelNow. 23 November 2021.
  9. ^ "Odisha 0 – 1 Hyderabad". Soccerway. 23 November 2021.
  10. ^ "Odisha FC fight back to hold 10-man Jamshedpur FC to draw". KhelNow. 29 November 2021.
  11. ^ "Jamshedpur 2 – 2 Odisha". Soccerway. 29 November 2021.
  12. ^ "Mumbai City complete signing of Diego Mauricio on short-term deal". KhelNow. 21 January 2022.
  13. ^ "Top four aspirations on hold as Mumbai City, ATK Mohun Bagan share spoils". KhelNow. 3 February 2022.
  14. ^ "Mumbai City 1 – 1 ATK Mohun Bagan". Soccerway. 3 February 2022.
  15. ^ "Greg Stewart late penalty takes Jamshedpur FC past Mumbai City". KhelNow. 17 February 2022.
  16. ^ "Jamshedpur 3 – 2 Mumbai City". Soccerway. 17 February 2022.
  17. ^ "Mumbai City FC announce squad for AFC Champions League 2022". KhelNow. 1 April 2022.
  18. ^ "Mumbai City edge Air Force Club, become first Indian club to win ACL game". KhelNow. 12 April 2022.
  19. ^ "Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 1 – 2 Mumbai City". Soccerway. 11 April 2022.
  20. ^ Diego Maurício at Soccerway

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