Mauricio Bernardo Victorino Dansilo is a professional football player from Uruguay who plays as a defender. Victorino began his career at the Club Nacional de Football youth academy, where he worked his way up to break into the first team in 2004. Almost immediately, Victorino would show how good he is, and became a regular member of the starting line-up. His chance to impress the Nacional coaching staff came when he was sent out on loan to Plaza Colonia.
Victorino played 16 games for his loan-club and was called back to Nacional to demonstrate the same ability for the first team, and he did! Victorino became the first choice central defender for the club, playing over 50 games and even scoring once in his 2-year stint. In 2006, he moved to Veracruz, in Mexico, and played 28 times for the first team, scoring 3 goals. In 2007, he returned to Nacional and spent another two seasons with the team, almost hitting the 50-game mark once again.
In his two stints with Nacional, Victorino had ended up with three league titles in 2005, 2006 and 2009. In 2009, after winning the title, he moved to Chile and joined Universidad de Chile for two seasons. Unable to play regularly for this strong side, Victorino only managed 34 appearances and scored 5 goals, three less than his last Nacional spell, before moving to Brazil. In 2011, Victorino became a part of the Cruzeiro line-up and, almost immediately, became a first team member, helping the team win the 2011 Campeonato Mineiro title.
At the international level, Victorino was named to the national team squad in 2006, but it wasn’t until 2010 that he finally made his mark. He helped Uruguay reach the fourth place at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, before taking them to the title at the 2011 Copa America tournament. With two experienced defenders ahead of him, it is rare for Victorino to get a chance to play in the line-up, hence he has only 13 caps over 6 years.