Otto Glória

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Otto Glória
Otto Gloria.jpg
Glória in 1969
Personal information
Full name Otto Martins Glória
Date of birth (1917-01-09)9 January 1917
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date of death 4 September 1986(1986-09-04) (aged 69)
Teams managed
Years Team
1948 Botafogo
1951 Vasco da Gama
1954–1959 Benfica
1959–1961 Belenenses
1961 Sporting
1962 Marseille
1963 Vasco da Gama
1964–1965 Porto
1965–1966 Sporting
1964–1966 Portugal
1966–1968 Atlético Madrid
1968–1970 Benfica
1971–1972 Grêmio
1973–1975 Portuguesa
1977 Santos
1978–1979 Monterrey
1979 Vasco da Gama
1978–1981 Nigeria
1982–1983 Portugal

Otto Martins Glória (9 January 1917 – 4 September 1986) was a Brazilian football coach.


Glória was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but had his greatest successes with Benfica in Portugal, guiding the club to nine national trophies. With the Nigeria national team he won the 1980 African Cup of Nations.

In his first period with Benfica, the club was transformed to professional standards. Glória founded a home for the players and focused on recruiting players from the periphery of the Portuguese capital and also from the African overseas provinces. In these years between 1954 and 1959 the club won two leagues and three Portuguese Cup.

In February 1962 he took on the reins of Olympique Marseille. The club was then stuck in the second division and saw its aspirations to return to the first division endangered. In his four months with the club did not lose a single match and achieved its objective.

In his second tenure with Benfica he had continuous success on the national level, winning two more championships and cups. He also led the club into the 1968 final of the European Cup of Champions in London against Manchester United, which was lost 1–4.

At the 1966 FIFA World Cup in England he led the Portugal national team, with Eusébio, who became the tournament's top scorer, to the third place. In the process Portugal inflicted a 1–3 defeat on Glória's home country Brazil. The official head coach of the Portuguese team was then Manuel da Luz Afonso.

In 1979 he became with CR Vasco da Gama of Rio de Janeiro runner-up in the Brazilian championship, losing in the final 1–2 against SC Internacional Porto Alegre, which remained undefeated throughout the competition.

In the year thereafter he guided Nigeria through the 1980 African Nations Cup, which the team won in the final in Lagos with 3–0 against Algeria, and the Olympic Football Tournament 1980 in Moscow. He left this position after poor performances at the 1982 campaign in Libya.

Glória coached Portugal, in 1982, in qualifying matches for UEFA Euro 1984, but resigned after a 0–4 defeat in a friendly match with Brazil, the following year.

Managerial honours






  1. "O «bi» inédito, o «top» português e as outras marcas de JJ" [The unprecedented "bi", the Portuguese "top" and other JJ's records] (in Portuguese). Maisfutebol. 18 May 2015. Retrieved 22 May 2015. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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Preceded by
Hungary Josef Szabo
Cup of Portugal Winning Coach
Succeeded by
Brazil Dorival Yustrich
Preceded by
Brazil Dorival Yustrich
Cup of Portugal Winning Coach
Succeeded by
Brazil Otto Bumbel
Preceded by
Argentina José Valdivieso
Cup of Portugal Winning Coach
Succeeded by
Portugal Filipo Nunes
Preceded by
Portugal José Maria Pedroto
Cup of Portugal Winning Coach
Succeeded by
Portugal José Augusto