Mário Zagallo

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This is a Portuguese name; the first family name is Lobo and the second is Zagallo.
Mário Zagallo
Zagallo and Lula and Parreira (cropped).jpg
Zagallo in 2004
Personal information
Full name Mário Jorge Lobo Zagallo
Date of birth (1931-08-09) 9 August 1931 (age 91)
Place of birth Atalaia, Alagoas, Brazil
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Position(s) Inside forward, left winger
Youth career
1948–1950 America
1950–1951 Flamengo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1951–1958 Flamengo 217 (30)
1958–1965 Botafogo 115 (46)
Total 332 (76)
National team
1958–1964 Brazil 33 (5)
Teams managed
1966–1970 Botafogo
1967–1968 Brazil
1970–1974 Brazil
1971–1972 Fluminense
1972–1974 Flamengo
1975 Botafogo
1976–1978 Kuwait
1978 Botafogo
1979 Al-Hilal
1980–1981 Vasco da Gama
1981–1984 Saudi Arabia
1984–1985 Flamengo
1986–1987 Botafogo
1988–1989 Bangu
1989–1990 United Arab Emirates
1990–1991 Vasco da Gama
1991–1994 Brazil (coordinator)
1994–1998 Brazil
1999 Portuguesa
2000–2001 Flamengo
2002 Brazil (caretaker)
2003–2006 Brazil (coordinator)
Men's football
Representing  Brazil (as player)
FIFA World Cup
Winner 1958
Winner 1962
South American Championship
Runner-up 1959
Representing  Brazil (as manager)
FIFA World Cup
Winner 1970
Runner-up 1998
FIFA Confederations Cup
Winner 1997
Copa América
Winner 1997
Runner-up 1995
Runner-up 1996
Bronze medal – third place 1998
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Team
Representing  Kuwait (as manager)
AFC Asian Cup
Runner-up 1976
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Mário Jorge Lobo Zagallo (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈmaɾju zaˈɡalu]; born 9 August 1931) is a Brazilian former professional football player and manager, who played as a forward. Zagallo is regarded as one of the best football players of all time and is considered to be one of the greatest world's managers. Physically limited by his low stature, Zagallo began his career as a left midfielder and then moved also due to excessive competition in the role in the role of pure winger, characterized by his usefulness in defensive recoveries and in midfield as well as for his effective attacks on the offensive front.

Honours[change | change source]

Zagallo in 2008

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References[change | change source]

  • Roberto Assaf, Clóvis Martins. Campeonato carioca: 96 anos de história, 1902–1997. Irradiação Cultural (1997).
  1. "FORMER RESULTS". IFFHS.de. Archived from the original on 15 June 2018. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  2. Jamie Rainbow (4 July 2013). "The Greatest Manager of all time". World Soccer.
  3. Jamie Rainbow (2 July 2013). "The Greatest XI: how the panel voted". World Soccer. Archived from the original on 1 January 2015. Retrieved 24 March 2022.
  4. "FourFourTwo named 100 greatest managers of all time" (in Russian). ua.tribuna.com. Retrieved 6 May 2020.

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World Cup-winners status
First Player and Manager
1958, '62, '70
Franz Beckenbauer
Preceded by
Enzo Bearzot
Oldest Living Manager
21 December 2010 – present
Preceded by
Hilderaldo Bellini
Oldest Living Player
2 wins

20 March 2014 – present
Preceded by
Hans Schäfer
Oldest Living Player
7 November 2017 – present
World Cup Finals
Preceded by
Josef Masopust
Oldest Living Goal-Scorer
29 June 2015 – present