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Flavio Maestri

Flavio Francisco Maestri Andrade (born 21 January 1973 in Lima)is a Peruvian soccer player. He is nicknamed the tank because of his size. Throughout his career, he has played professional football for numerous teams in Peru, Spain, Mexico, Brazil, China, Chile and has also played for the National team.

When Flavio Maestri was 10 years old, his father brought him to Sporting Cristal to try out. The youth coach at the time, Alberto Gallardo, admitted him into the club. When Flavio was 16, he signed his first professional contract with Sporting Cristal. At age 18 he debuted with the first team under coach Juan Carlos Oblitas in a match against San Agustin. He scored his first goal that same year in a match against Hijos de Yurimaguas.

Flavio Maestri was part of the team consisting of Roberto Palacios, Nolberto Solano, Julinho, Jorge Soto, Pedro Garay and Julio Cesar Balerio that won the "Tricampeonato" from 1994-1996. By age 23, Flavio became an idol for Cristal fans and became an integral member of the team by scoring more than 100 goals.

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