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For other people named "Amauri", see Amaury.
This is a Portuguese name; the first family name is Carvalho and the second is Oliveira.
Personal information
Full name Amauri Carvalho de Oliveira
Date of birth 3 June 1980 (1980-06-03) (age 29)
Place of birth Carapicuíba, Brazil
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Juventus
Number 11
Youth career
1999–2000 Santa Catarina
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Napoli[1] 6 (1)
2000 Bellinzona (loan)[1] ? (?)
2001–2003 Parma 0 (0)
2001–2002 Piacenza (loan) 7 (1)
2002 Empoli (loan) 0 (0)
2002–2003 Messina (loan) 22 (4)
2003–2006 Chievo 89 (17)
2006–2008 Palermo 52 (23)
2008– Juventus 55 (17)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 05 March 2010.
† Appearances (Goals).

Amauri Carvalho de Oliveira (born 3 June 1980), better known as Amauri, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a striker for Serie A club Juventus.


Club career


Early career

Amauri was trialed at Palmeiras,[2] the club of his place of birth, São Paulo, but failed to impress. At the age of 19, he went to Santa Catarina to work[3] and played for a local club at Santa Catarina State League 2nd Division. Santa Catarina Clube was invited to 2000 Torneo di Viareggio in Italy,[1][4][3][2] at which he showed his talent to scouts; he was signed by a club from the Italian-speaking region of Switzerland, AC Bellinzona.[4][3] He scored once in 5 appearances .[3][5] After half-season in the Swiss Nationalliga B and Nationalliga A/B playoffs, he played for Napoli in 2000–01, due to the abolish of non-EU quota in the mid season.[6]

Amauri made his Italian Serie A debut on April 14, 2001 in a league match against Bari.

He then played for Piacenza in Serie A for the 2001-02 season (on loan from Parma along with Matuzalém),[7] and for Messina in Serie B during the 2002-03 season[8]; he was also loaned from Parma to Empoli of Serie A in June 2002[8], but left the club, after the start of Coppa Italia 2002–03 in August, for Messina, before the start of Serie B.


In mid-2003, Amauri joined Chievo in co-ownership deal, with Simone Barone loan became permanent. With Sergio Pellissier and Federico Cossato, he first played as a backup then a second-striker. In June 2005, Chievo bough the remain 50% registration rights from Parma.

During his time for Chievo, and especially in the 2005–06 season, ended with a qualification to the preliminary phase of UEFA Champions League (also favoured by the 2006 Serie A scandal), Amauri showed most of his potential, becoming one of the key players of the team.


On August 31, 2006, the last day of the 2006 summer transfer period, Amauri was sold to Palermo for a reported €8 million plus Denis Godeas,[9] after having scored two goals in the return match of the third qualifying round against PFC Levski Sofia. Palermo did not have a good center-forward since the departure of Luca Toni in 2005 and needed to find a good partner for David Di Michele, as Andrea Caracciolo and Stephen Makinwa were not making a significant impact.

Immediately from his debut with Palermo, Amauri became a fan favourite and a key player for the Rosanero, scoring eight goals in 18 league matches until December 2006. A serious knee injury in a league match against Siena prevented him from playing for seven months;[10] however Amauri recovered in time for the start of the 2007-08 season, being immediately featured in the regular lineup for Palermo's first match against Roma. He scored his first goal in the new season in the next match, a 4-2 away win to Livorno.


On May 30, 2008 Amauri completed a €22.8 million move to the Italian giants, Juve.[11] in which part of the fee was paid via player transfer (Antonio Nocerino, tagged for €7M[11] and the half of registration rights of Davide Lanzafame, tagged for €2.5M).[12] Additionally, Juve had sold Fabrizio Miccoli to Palermo for €4.3M in 3 installments in the last year.[13]

Since his arrival Amauri has impressed greatly in training and put on superb performances during Juventus' pre-season campaign. Against Serie C2 side AC Mezzocorona, he scored five goals in a 7-1 victory. He also has impressed and also hit the back of the net versus Brondby and versus Borussia Dortmund. He also impressed during Juventus' TIM Trophy against Milan and Internazionale, and Juventus' English Tour, in the Emirates Cup and against Manchester United in a shocking match at Old Trafford. He will fight for a first team position along with Alessandro Del Piero, David Trezeguet, and Vincenzo Iaquinta. Towards the end of 2008, Amauri began to play more regularly under Claudio Ranieri and ended the year with 11 Serie A goals, the second highest goals for Juve.

He took Nedved's number #11 for the 2009–10 season, where he however failed to impress, and also experienced a seven month goal drought which finally ended on October 18, 2009 with a goal to Fiorentina.[14] Another goalscoring drought, still ongoing as of February 2010, started after his two goals versus Sampdoria on October 28, and was instrumental in Juventus' disappointing performances throughout the season that also led to the dismissal of head coach Ciro Ferrara and his replacement with Alberto Zaccheroni, raising doubts on his abilities.[15] His goal scoring drought ended on the 14th of February when he scored a stunning header, leading Juventus to a 3-2 victory over Genoa.

International career

Amauri, who has not appeared at international level for the Brazilian team, will be eligible in the future to play for the Italian national team[16] because he has lived and played in Italy for over five years, and is eligible to acquire Italian nationality by marriage.

Following his impressive performances when at Palermo, he was suggested to be a potential call-up of the then Azzurri coach Roberto Donadoni, who stated he might be interested in calling him to the Italian squad.[17]

On 31 January 2009, Brazilian coach Dunga selected Amauri as a replacement for the injured Luís Fabiano in an international friendly against Italy.[18] However, a few hours later, in the aftermath of a Juventus league game on the same day, Juventus chairman Giovanni Cobolli Gigli stated the club's intention not to allow the player to respond to the call-up.[19]

On November 2009, Amauri himself confirmed his decision to play for Italy instead of Brazil, following remarks by Italian striker Giampaolo Pazzini who was critical about the possibility of having a non-Italian born player within the azzurri squad.[20] It was however revealed later that Amauri's citizenship procedure is not expected to be approved before March 2010, thus making him unable to be featured in any of the friendly games scheduled before the selection of the Italian squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.[21]

Personal life

Amauri is married to fellow Brazilian Cynthia,[22] whom he first met during his spell at Napoli.[2] They have a daughter, Cindy, and a son, Hugo Leonardo.[2][22] Cynthia received Italian nationality in March, 2009,[23] making Amauri eligible to obtain Italian nationality in March, 2010.[24]

Career statistics

Correct as of 25 August 2009[25][26] [27]

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Brazil League Copa do Brasil South America Total
2000 Santa Catarina Santa Catarina 2nd Division ? ? ? ?
Switzerland League Schweizer Cup Europe Total
1999–2000 Bellinzona Nationalliga B ? ? ? ? 5 1
Italy League Coppa Italia Europe Total
2000–01 Serie A Napoli 6 1 6 1
2001–02 Piacenza 7 0 4 0 11 0
2002–03 Empoli [28] 0 0 0 0
2002–03 Serie B Messina 23 4 0 0 23 4
2003–04 Serie A Chievo 29 4 1 0 30 4
2004–05 24 2 0 0 24 2
2005–06 37 11 3 3 40 14
2006–07[29] [28] 2 2 2 2
Palermo 18 8 1 0 [30] 19 8
2007–08 34 15 2 0 2 0 38 15
2008–09 Juventus 32 12 2 0 10 2 44 14
2009–10 22 5 0 0 8 3 30 8
Total Brazil ? ? ? ?
Switzerland ? ? ? ? 5 1
Italy 211 57 13 3 14 4 282 64
Career Total ? ? ? ? 14 4 ? ?


  1. ^ a b c "Amauri: de Carapicuíba à Azzurra" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 2006-10-24.,,AA1323368-1306,00.html. Retrieved 2009-09-05. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Amauri: "Brasile o Italia? Potrei dire no a tutte e due"" (in Italian). la Repubblica. Retrieved 2009-09-04. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Amauri interview" (in Italian). Sky Italia. Retrieved 2009-09-05. 
  4. ^ a b ""Amauri è come Aristoteles"" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 2006-10-30. Retrieved 2009-09-05. 
  5. ^ "Edmundo e Amauri, il Napoli spera in brasiliano" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 2001-05-23. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  6. ^ "Italians bar non-EU imports". 2002-07-17. Retrieved 2010-03-09. 
  7. ^ "Liverpool a caccia di Rui Costa" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 2002-05-20. Retrieved 2009-09-01. 
  8. ^ a b "Summer Transfer List". Lega Calio. Archived from the original on 2007-11-18.*/ 
  9. ^ "Palermo plumping for Amauri". 2006-08-31. Retrieved 2009-08-24. 
  10. ^ "Injury blow for Palermo striker Amauri". AFP. 2006-12-27. Retrieved 2009-08-24. 
  11. ^ a b "Agreement with U.S. Città di Palermo S.p.A.". Juventus FC. 2008-05-30. Retrieved 2009-08-24. 
  12. ^ "Agreement with U.S. Città di Palermo S.p.A.". Juventus FC. 2008-07-01. Retrieved 2009-08-24. 
  13. ^
  14. ^ "Juventus striker Amauri mixed emotions breaking scoring drought". Tribal Football. 2009-10-18. Retrieved 2010-02-07. 
  15. ^ ""Filippini non può segnare di testa" Zaccheroni incredulo a fine partita" (in Italian). La Stampa. 2010-02-07. Retrieved 2010-02-07. 
  16. ^ "FIFA Status (2009 Edition): REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE APPLICATION OF THE STATUTES Article 17". Retrieved 2009-08-24. 
  17. ^ "L'oriundo Amauri tra Italia e Brasile" (in Italian). La Stampa. Retrieved 2006-10-31. 
  18. ^ "Amauri Picked For Brazil, Azzurri Dream Over". 2009-01-31. Retrieved 2009-08-24. 
  19. ^ "Cobolli Gigli : «Amauri will not answer to the international call-up. It’s a decision by the club»". Juventus FC. 2009-01-31. Retrieved 2009-08-24. 
  20. ^ "I Decided To Play For Italy A Year Ago - Juventus Striker Amauri". Yahoo! Sports. 2009-11-17. Retrieved 2009-12-01. 
  21. ^ "Amauri's World Cup dreams dashed". ESPN Star. 2009-11-17. Retrieved 2009-12-01. 
  22. ^ a b "Amauri, non c' è due senza tre" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 2003-11-01. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  23. ^ "La moglie Cynthia è italiana Amauri vede azzurro" (in Italian). la Repubblica. 2009-03-03. Retrieved 2009-08-24. 
  24. ^ "Law ends Amauri Azzurri dream?". 2009-09-02. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
  25. ^
  26. ^ Juventus Profile
  27. ^ Amauri Stats at ESPNsoccernet
  28. ^ a b Left before opening match
  29. ^ 2006-07 la Gazzetta dello Sport Profile
  30. ^ Disqualified to play after played for Chievo
  • Aurelio, Benigno (2009). Amauri Carvalho De Oliveira. Dal Brasile alla Juve per coronare un sogno. Italy: Limina. pp. 135. ISBN 9788860410726. 

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Personal information
Full name Amauri Carvalho de Oliveira
Date of birth 3 June 1980 (1980-06-03) (age 30)
Place of birth    Carapicuíba, Brazil
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Juventus
Number 11
Senior clubs
Years Club
Messina Peloro
Città di Palermo

Amauri (born 3 June 1980) is a Brazilian-Italian football player. He plays for Juventus.

Club career statistics

Club Performance League CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
ItalyLeague Coppa Italia EuropeTotal
2000/01NapoliSerie A6100-61
2001/02PiacenzaSerie A7040-110
2002/03EmpoliSerie A0000-00
2002/03Messina PeloroSerie B23400-234
2003/04ChievoVeronaSerie A29410-304
2006/07Città di PalermoSerie A1881000198
2008/09JuventusSerie A3212201024414
CountryItaly 2105713314423764
Total 2105713314423764



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