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Mário Zagallo

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Mário Zagallo
Full nameMário Jorge Lobo Zagallo
Date of birth (1931-08-09) 9 August 1931 (age 84)
Place of birthMaceió, Brazil
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Playing positionInside Forward, Left Winger
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1948–1949America
1950–1958Flamengo217(30)
1958–1965Botafogo
National team
1958–1964Brazil33(5)
Teams managed
1966–1970Botafogo
1967–1968Brazil
1970–1974Brazil
1971–1972Fluminense
1972–1974Flamengo
1975Botafogo
1976–1978Kuwait
1978Botafogo
1979Al-Hilal
1980–1981Vasco da Gama
1981–1984Saudi Arabia
1984–1985Flamengo
1986–1987Botafogo
1988–1989Bangu
1989–1990United Arab Emirates
1990–1991Vasco da Gama
1991–1994Brazil (coordinator)
1994–1998Brazil
1999Portuguesa
2000–2001Flamengo
2002Brazil (caretaker)
2003–2006Brazil (coordinator)
2011–Lebanon (advisor)

Mário Jorge Lobo Zagallo (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈmaɾju zaˈɡalu]; born 9 August 1931) is a Brazilian former football player and manager. He was the first footballer to win the World Cup both as a manager and as a player.

Playing career

Zagallo started his football career with América in 1948, and he later played for Flamengo and Botafogo.[1]

He won the World Cup as a player with Brazil in 1958 and 1962.[1] At the time of the 1958 tournament he was a Flamengo player but by the 1962 event he was with Botafogo.[2]

He won a total of 33 caps with Brazil, between 1958 and 1964.[3]

Coaching career

He won the World Cup as a manager (1970), and as assistant coach (1994), both with the Brazilian national team. He was the first person to win the World Cup both as a player and as a manager.[4] Won the World Cup in 1970 in age of 38, he is also the second youngest coach to win a world title after Alberto Suppici with Uruguay in 1930, aged 31.

Personal life and religion

Zagallo married Alcina on 13 January 1955 at Church of Capuchins in Rio de Janeiro till her death on 5 November 2012[5] and had four sons. He is a practising Roman Catholic.[6][7][8][9]

Honours

Player

Brazil

Botafogo

Manager

Brazil

Botafogo

References

  1. ^ a b "Zagallo". Sambafoot. Retrieved 11 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Gwidon Naskrent, Roberto Di Maggio and José Luis Pierrend (17 September 2010). "World Cup Champions Squads 1930 – 2010". RSSSF. Retrieved 1 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Roberto Mamrud (29 February 2012). "Appearances for Brazil National Team". Brazil – Record International Players. RSSSF. Retrieved 1 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Motty's World Cup greats: Mario Zagalo". Mail online. Associated Newspapers. 25 April 2006. Retrieved 1 September 2012. 
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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
23x15px Alf Ramsey
FIFA World Cup winning managers
1970
Succeeded by
23x15px Helmut Schön