Émerson Leão

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Leão
Emerson Leao.jpg
Leão in 2008
Personal information
Full name Émerson Leão
Date of birth (1949-07-11) 11 July 1949 (age 73)
Place of birth Ribeirão Preto, Brazil
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968–1970 Comercial
1971–1978 Palmeiras 163 (0)
1978–1980 Vasco da Gama 24 (0)
1981–1982 Grêmio 46 (0)
1983 Corinthians 13 (0)
1984–1985 Palmeiras 31 (0)
1986 Sport Recife 0 (0)
Total 277 (0)
National team
1969–1986 Brazil 80 (0)
Teams managed
1987–1988 Sport Recife
1988–1989 Coritiba
1989–1990 Palmeiras
1990–1992 Portuguesa
1990–1991 São José
1991–1992 XV de Piracicaba
1992–1994 Shimizu S-Pulse
1995–1996 Juventude
1996 Atlético Paranaense
1996 Verdy Kawasaki
1997–1998 Atlético Mineiro
1998–1999 Santos
1999 Internacional
2000 Grêmio
2000 Sport Recife
2000–2001 Brazil
2002–2004 Santos
2004 Cruzeiro
2004–2005 São Paulo
2005 Vissel Kobe
2005–2006 Palmeiras
2006 São Caetano
2006–2007 Corinthians
2007 Atlético Mineiro
2008 Santos
2008–2009 Al-Sadd
2009 Atlético Mineiro
2009 Sport Recife
2010 Goiás
2011–2012 São Paulo
2012 São Caetano
Honours
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Émerson Leão (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈɛmeʁsõ leˈɐ̃w]; born 11 July 1949) is a Brazilian former footballer and manager. He is considered by pundits as one of best Brazilian goalkeepers of all time.[1][2] A documentary video produced by FIFA, FIFA Fever, called him the third-most impressive defensive player of all time. He was born in Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo.

Career statistics[change | change source]

Club[change | change source]

[3]

Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Brazil League
1971 Palmeiras Série A 24 0
1972 26 0
1973 36 0
1974 0 0
1975 26 0
1976 21 0
1977 18 0
1978 12 0
1979 Vasco da Gama Série A 14 0
1980 10 0
1981 Grêmio Série A 23 0
1982 23 0
1983 Corinthians Série A 13 0
1984 Palmeiras Série A 14 0
1985 17 0
1986 Sport Recife Série A 0 0
Country Brazil 277 0
Total 277 0

International[change | change source]

Brazil national team
Year Apps Goals
1969 0 0
1970 2 0
1971 0 0
1972 4 0
1973 5 0
1974 15 0
1975 0 0
1976 5 0
1977 13 0
1978 12 0
1979 8 0
1980 0 0
1981 0 0
1982 0 0
1983 14 0
1984 0 0
1985 0 0
1986 2 0
Total 80 0

Managerial[change | change source]

[4]

Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Shimizu S-Pulse 1993 1994 58 40 0 18 068.97
Verdy Kawasaki 1996 1996 18 13 0 5 072.22
Vissel Kobe 2005 2005 4 1 1 2 025.00
Total 80 54 1 25 067.50

Honours[change | change source]

Player[change | change source]

Club
Palmeiras
Vasco
Grêmio
  • 1980 – Campeonato Gaúcho (Grêmio)
  • 1981 – Campeonato Brasileiro (Grêmio)
  • 1982 – Campeonato Brasileiro runner-up (Grêmio)
Corinthians
Sport
  • 1987 – Campeonato Brasileiro (Sport Recife)
Internacional

Manager[change | change source]

Sport
Shimizu S Pulse
Verdy Kawasaki
Atlético Mineiro
Santos FC
  • 1998 – Copa Conmebol (Santos)
  • 2002 – Campeonato Brasileiro (Santos)
São Paulo

Individual[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Brazil's greatest goalkeepers". Sky Sports. July 2, 2010. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  2. Christopher Atkins (January 10, 2013). "Ranking Brazil's 10 Best Goalkeepers of All Time". Bleacher Report. Retrieved January 21, 2019.
  3. "Émerson Leão". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
  4. J.League Data Site(in Japanese)
  5. "Matches of FIFA XI".
  • Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 2 – Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.
  • Seleção Brasileira – 90 Anos – Rio de Janeiro: MAUAD, 2004.

Other websites[change | change source]