Mehmet Aurélio (born Marco Aurélio Brito dos Prazeres, 15 December 1977) is a Brazilian-born Turkish football coach and retired footballer, who most recently was the head coach of Corum Belediyespor.
|Full name||Mehmet Aurelio (Marco Aurélio Brito dos Prazeres)|
|Date of birth||15 December 1977|
|Place of birth||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder, Central midfielder|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
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. 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.
Style of playEdit
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.
|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|
- Tuncay Şanlı ile Mehmet Aurelio Sakaryaspor'da‚ yeniturkhaber.com, 26 October 2016
- Soccerway profile
- Çorum'da Aurelio dönemi sona erdi, ntvspor.net, 22 January 2019
- "Mehmet Aurelio Joins Beşiktaş". Beşiktaş J.K. 26 August 2010. Retrieved 6 January 2011.