Mário Zagallo

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Mário Zagallo
Zagallo in 2008
Personal information
Full name Mário Jorge Lobo Zagallo
Date of birth (1931-08-09) 9 August 1931 (age 89)
Place of birth Maceió, Brazil
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Playing position Inside forward, left winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1948–1949 America
1950–1958 Flamengo 217 (30)
1958–1965 Botafogo
National team
1958–1964 Brazil 33 (5)
Teams managed
1966–1970 Botafogo
1967–1968 Brazil
1970–1974 Brazil
1971–1972 Fluminense
1972–1974 Flamengo
1975 Botafogo
1976–1978 Kuwait
1978 Botafogo
1979 Al-Hilal
1980–1981 Vasco da Gama
1981–1984 Saudi Arabia
1984–1985 Flamengo
1986–1987 Botafogo
1988–1989 Bangu
1989–1990 United Arab Emirates
1990–1991 Vasco da Gama
1991–1994 Brazil (coordinator)
1994–1998 Brazil
1999 Portuguesa
2000–2001 Flamengo
2002 Brazil (caretaker)
2003–2006 Brazil (coordinator)
2011– Lebanon (advisor)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 August 2014.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 August 2014

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, World Cup 1958 and World Cup 1962 as a player and the World Cup 1970 and World Cup 1994 as a manager.

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] Winning the World Cup in 1970 at the 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 has four sons. He is a practising Roman Catholic.[6][7][8][9]











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  2. Gwidon Naskrent, Roberto Di Maggio and José Luis Pierrend (17 September 2010). "World Cup Champions Squads 1930 – 2010". RSSSF. Retrieved 1 September 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Roberto Mamrud (29 February 2012). "Appearances for Brazil National Team". Brazil – Record International Players. RSSSF. Retrieved 1 September 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Motty's World Cup greats: Mario Zagalo". Mail online. Associated Newspapers. 25 April 2006. Retrieved 1 September 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Alf Ramsey
FIFA World Cup winning managers
Succeeded by
Helmut Schön
Preceded by
Richard Møller Nielsen
FIFA Confederations Cup winning manager
Succeeded by
Manuel Lapuente