Bebeto de Freitas

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Paulo Roberto de Freitas.

Paulo Roberto de Freitas, best known as Bebeto (January 15, 1950 – March 13, 2018) was a Brazilian volleyball coach and football manager. He was the President of Botafogo FR football club.

Bebeto was born in Rio de Janeiro. He won a silver medal at the 1984 Olympics. He won the 1998 World Championships with Italy men's national team.[1] He also competed in the volleyball tournaments at the 1972 Summer Olympics and the 1976 Summer Olympics.[2]

The following year he began his career as football manager for Clube Atlético Mineiro, moving to Botafogo in 2002, bringing the team back to Campeonato Brasileiro Série A in 2003.

De Freitas died on March 13, 2018 of a heart attack in Belo Horizonte, Brazil at the age of 68.[3]

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  1. Titles won by de Freitas Archived 2011-07-28 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. "Bebeto de Freitas Olympic Results". Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 12 March 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. TEMPO, O (2018-03-13). "Bebeto de Freitas morre após passar mal na Cidade do Galo". SuperFC (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2018-03-13.