Marcos Paquetá

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Marcos Paquetá
Personal information
Full name Marcos César Dias de Castro
Date of birth (1958-08-27) 27 August 1958 (age 60)
Place of birth Paqueta Island, Brazil
Playing position Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
Zamalek (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1978 América (RJ)
1978–1980 Vasco da Gama
Teams managed
1987 América (RJ)
1988–1989 Al-Shabab
1990–1998 Flamengo
1999–2000 Fluminense
2001–2003 Flamengo
2003–2004 Brazil U-17
2003–2004 Brazil U-20
2004 Avaí
2004–2005 Al-Hilal
2005–2007 Saudi Arabia
2007 Al-Hilal
2007–2009 Al-Gharafa
2009–2010 Al Rayyan
2010–2012 Libya
2012–2014 Al-Shabab
2014–2015 Al-Gharafa
2015– Zamalek

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Marcos César Dias de Castro (born 27 August 1958), better known as Marcos Paquetá, is a Brazilian former footballer who played as a central midfielder. He is nicknamed Marcos Paquetá because he was born in Paquetá Island.


Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he played for América (RJ) (from 1973 to 1978) and Vasco da Gama (from 1978 to 1980).[1]

Coaching career

As a coach, he managed América (RJ) in 1987, Al-Shabbab of the United Arab Emirates in 1988 and in 1989, and has also managed Flamengo from 1990 to 1998 and from 2001 to 2003, Fluminense from 1999 to 2000, Avaí in 2004 and Al-Hilal of Saudi Arabia in 2004 and in 2005. Following his success with Al-Hilal, Paquetá was handed the job of coaching the Saudi national team in the 2006 World Cup.[2] In 2007 he signed with Qatar Stars League side Al-Gharafa, leading them to the league title twice and the Sheikh Jassem Cup.

In 2003, as the Brazilian coach, he won both the U-17 World Championship and the U-20 World Championship. He was head coach of Al-Rayyan for a season, and in July 2010, he signed a two-year contract to become manager of the Libya national football team.[3]

In June 2012, Paquetá signed a contract to take over UAE Pro-League outfit Al Shabab.[4]

On 7 June 2014, Paquetá returned for a second spell as manager of Al-Gharafa, signing a two-year deal.[5]

In December 2015, Paquetá signed a contract with Egyptian club Zamalek SC.


  1. Sambafoot
  2. Marcos's profile on the official FIFA World Cup website
  3. Braziliaan Paqueta bondscoach van Libië
  4. "Brazilian Paqueta and Tunisian Al Banzarti lead Al Shabab and Sharjah". official site. UAE Pro-League committee. Retrieved 1 July 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Paqueta signs contract with Gharafa for two seasons". Qatar Stars League. Retrieved 26 June 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>