Paulo César Gusmão

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Paulo César Gusmão
Personal information
Full name Paulo César Lopes de Gusmão
Date of birth (1962-05-19) 19 May 1962 (age 57)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1988 Vasco da Gama
1989–1997 Botafogo
1998 Campo Grande
1999 Cabofriense
1999 Americano
2000 Pouso Alegre
Teams managed
2001 Vasco da Gama
2002 Palmeiras
2004 Cruzeiro
2004 Flamengo
2005 Cabofriense
2005 Botafogo
2005–2006 Cruzeiro
2006 São Caetano
2006–2007 Fluminense
2007 Náutico
2007–2008 Itumbiara
2008 Figueirense
2009 Juventude
2009 Atlético Goianiense
2009–2010 Ceará
2010–2011 Vasco da Gama
2011 Atlético Goianiense
2011 Sport
2012 Ceará
2012 Vitória
2013 Atlético Goianiense
2014 Al-Arabi
2014 Bragantino
2014 Ceará
2015 Penapolense
2015–2016 Joinville
2016– Marítimo

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

† Appearances (goals)

Paulo César Lopes de Gusmão, better known as Paulo César Gusmão or PC Gusmão (born 19 May 1962 in Rio de Janeiro), is a former football goalkeeper and manager.

Career as a player

Paulo started his career playing for Vasco da Gama. Later he went on to play for other teams such as Botafogo, Campo Grande-RJ, Cabofriense-RJ, Americano-RJ, and Pouso Alegre-MG.

Non-playing career

In his career, Paulo has trained keepers for Vasco (1992–1994); Fluminense (1995); Flamengo (1996); Santos; Corinthians. As an assistant manager he has coached Palmeiras and Cruzeiro. As a manager he has coached Vasco (2001), Palmeiras (2002), Cruzeiro (2004 and 2005), Flamengo (2004), Cabofriense (2005), Botafogo (2005), Cruzeiro (2006) and São Caetano (2006). On 29 September 2006, he was announced as the new manager of Fluminense Football Club, in the Rio de Janeiro. In 2007, he was hired as Náutico's manager. He has additionally coached the Seleção from Brazil at the youth level.


  • Titles as a player: Taça Rio 1988 and Campeonato Carioca 1988, with Vasco.
  • Titles as a trainer (goalkeeper): Campeonato Brasileiro Série A (1998 and 1999); Campeonato Paulista (1999), with Corinthians; Copa Mercosul (2000) and Copa João Havelange (2000), with Vasco; Copa Oro (19960 and Campeonato Carioca (1996), with Flamengo; Campeonato Carioca (1995), with Fluminense.
  • Titles as an assistant manager: Campeonato Mineiro 2003; Copa do Brasil (2003); and Campeonato Brasileiro (2003)
  • Titles as a manager: One Campeonato Cearense: Ceará 2012. Two times Campeonato Mineiro: Cruzeiro 2004 and Cruzeiro 2006. Titles with the Seleção include Copa América 2000; Pre-Olympic games (2000).


He has a college degree in physical education from the Universidade Castelo Branco and he graduated in 1984.

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