Match-fixing eight players are suspended by the STJD (1)
Match-fixing eight players are suspended by the STJD

The Superior Court of Sports Justice (STJD) ordered the provisional suspension of eight players involved in Operation Maximum Penalty, an action carried out by the Goiás Public Ministry (MP-GO) that investigates cases of match-fixing and sports betting. President Otávio Noronha’s determination lasts for 30 days, according to reports published by the portal ‘’.

Defender Eduardo Bauermann, from Santos, is among the suspended athletes. On Tuesday, May 16, the São Paulo club decided to suspend the athlete’s contract. In addition, the names of Paulo Miranda and Tota, who were playing for Juventude during the games in question, were also mentioned.

Alexandre Battibugli / Santos/Disclosure
Bauermann, Santos defender, is one of the suspended athletes. Photo: Alexandre Battibugli / Santos/Disclosure

Among the eight players, six were formally accused by the Public Ministry of Goiás (MP-GO). The other two players, defender Kevin Lomonaco, from Bragantino, and lateral Moraes (ex-Juventude), admitted their participation in the scheme and became witnesses in the case. In total, the MP denounced 15 athletes mentioned in the Maximum Penalty Operation – being one of the biggest denouncements in a match-fixing case.

The athletes will be accused based on articles 243 and 243-A of the Brazilian Code of Sports Justice (CBJD), which address the conduct of “deliberately acting in a way that is harmful to the defending team”. The punishment for this infraction includes a fine that can reach R$ 100,000, as well as a suspension that varies from one to two years. In case of recurrence, the penalty may result in exclusion from sports practice, in addition to another fine of up to R$ 100,000.

Check out the players suspended for involvement in match-fixing

  • Eduardo Bauermann, from Santos;
  • Onitlasi Junior Moraes Rodrigues (“Moraes”), from Aparecidense/GO, ex-Juventude;
  • Gabriel Ferreira Neris, Gabriel Tota, from Ypiranga-RS, ex-Juventude;
  • Jonathan Doin, who introduces himself as Paulo Miranda, now at Náutico and a former Juventude player;
  • Igor Aquino da Silva (Igor Cariús), Sport, former Cuiabá player;
  • Matheus Phillipe Coutinho Gomes, ex-Sergipe;
  • Fernando Neto, from São Bernardo, former Operário-PR;
  • Kevin Lomónaco, from Bragantino.