The 26-year-old was born in the city of Sao Jose dos Campos in the state of Sao Paulo and began his professional career with Corinthians. In 2006 he moved to Fluminense and a year later he made his debut for the club, which in 2008 reached the final of the Copa Libertadores.
In February 2010, he joined Terek Grozny, where he played 162 matches including 28 goals and 13 assists. The agreement is until the end of the 2015/16 season with the possibility of further extension.
Zenit and St.Petersburg welcomes Mauricio and wish him many new victories with the blue-white-sky blues!