Paulo César Carpegiani (born February 7, 1949 in Erechim, Rio Grande do Sul) is a former Brazilian footballer.
Carpegiani began his professional career at Sport Club Internacional of Porto Alegre, in the Rio Grande do Sul, where he played from 1970 to 1977, winning two Brazilian Championships (1975 and 1976). Carpegiani also played for Flamengo (1977–1980), winning the Brazilian Championship in 1980.
Upon retiring, he started a career as football coach. In the beginning Carpegiani coached Flamengo and won the Copa Libertadores de América (Libertadores Cup) and the Intercontinental Cup, beating Liverpool, in 1981. He also won a Brazilian Championship in 1982. In 1992 he was coach of the Barcelona Sporting Club (Guayaquil - Ecuador). In 2007, he was hired by the Corinthians, and the team lose in his first match, against Clube Náutico Capibaribe,and the club was eliminated of the Copa do Brasil in the quarter finals. His first match of the Campeonato Brasileiro was against Esporte Clube Juventude and Corinthians won.
His best perform as a coach was with the Paraguayan national team from 1996 to 1998 (including a good participation in the World Cup, losing to France in extra-time). On April 10, 2009 Carpegiani was hired as Vitória's head coach. On June 1, 2010 Atlético Paranaense officials hired the former Vitória coach to replace Leandro Niehues.
- As of November 19, 2012
- Al Nassr
- Cerro Porteño
- Atlético Paranaense