Player Details

Name

Auro Álvaro da Cruz Júnior

Height

5' 6"

Weight

137 lbs

Date of Birth

1.23.1996 (25)

Birthplace

Jaú, Brazil

Position

Defender

Position Detail

Wing Back

Preferred Side

Right

Footedness

Right

Roster Category

Senior

Player Category

International
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season

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Career Summary

HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on loan from Sao Paulo with an option to buy on Feb. 13, 2018. Option exercised on Dec. 17, 2018.

Auro is a young and versatile defender who provides TFC with lineup flexibility, both on the the left and right side where he's become of the top right backs in MLS. 

INTERNATIONAL: Auro has represented his native Brazil at both the U-17 and U-20 youth levels.

OUTSIDE MLS: Auro made a combined 34 appearances in Brazil’s Serie A and the Campeonato Paulista in three seasons with São Paulo. He has spent time on loan at Clube Atlético Linense (2016) and most recently in 2017 with América Futebol Clube (America-MG). With América-MG, he made a combined 14 appearances between Brazil’s Serie B, Primeira Liga and Mineiro 1 competitions. Auro returned to São Paulo earlier this year after his loan had ended.

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