Mauricio Aros

Mauricio Fernando Aros Bahamonde (born March 9, 1976) is a former Chilean footballer who played as a left-back.

Mauricio Aros
Personal information
Full name Mauricio Fernando Aros Bahamonde
Date of birth (1976-03-09) 9 March 1976 (age 45)
Place of birth Punta Arenas, Chile
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Left-back
Youth career
Deportes Concepción
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1997 Deportes Concepción 63 (3)
1998–2001 Universidad de Chile 103 (3)
2001–2002 Feyenoord 5 (0)
2002–2003 Maccabi Tel Aviv 15 (0)
2003–2004 Al-Hilal (–)
2004 Huachipato 15 (1)
2005–2006 Cobreloa 60 (5)
2007–2009 U. de Concepción 44 (7)
2010 O'Higgins 32 (6)
2011–2012 Unión Temuco 58 (6)
Total 395 (31)
National team
1998–2004 Chile 30 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of February 29, 2008
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of June 7, 2007


Aros began his career in the youth squads of Deportes Concepción and debuted as a professional in 1995. In 1998, Aros left the club for Universidad de Chile and won two Primera División Chilean Championships and two Copa Chile trophies with the club.

In 2001, he signed for Dutch club Feyenoord. He won the 2001–02 UEFA Cup with the club, as an unused substitute in the final,[1] but did not receive regular playing time. In 2002, Aros was loaned to Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv and in 2003 he was loaned to Saudi club Al-Hilal.[2]

In the middle of 2004, Aros contract expired and he returned to Chile to play for Huachipato. He then moved to Cobreloa for two years.

In the Clausura 2007 tournament, Universidad de Concepción made the finals of the playoffs and lost to Colo-Colo.


Aros made his international debut for Chile on April 29, 1998 against Lithuania. He was a participant at the 1998 FIFA World Cup with Chile. He only played in one game at the '98 World Cup, which was in the Round of 16 match versus Brazil. Aros participated in three Copa América's (1999, 2001, and 2004). In the 1999 Copa América, Chile made it to the semifinals against Uruguay. The game went to penalties and Aros missed the second penalty shot, which would prove to be the decisive penalty for Chile. Chile went on to lose the third place game versus Mexico. His last international match was against Costa Rica on July 14, 2004 in a group match of the 2004 Copa América. Aros finished his international career with 30 caps.



Universidad de Chile
Universidad de Concepción


  1. ^ "UEFA Cup results and team details". Telegraph. 8 May 2002. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Mauricio Aros" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. Retrieved 2009-10-12.

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