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Agenor Muniz (Australian footballer)

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Full name  Agenor Muniz
1971–1977  Sydney Hakoah
Playing position  Midfielder
1967–1971  Vasco da Gama
Height  1.78 m
Years  Team
Role  Australian footballer
Place of birth  Sapucaia, Brazil
Name  Agenor Muniz

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Date of birth  (1949-06-24) 24 June 1949 (age 66)

Agenor Muniz (born 24 June 1949) is a former footballer. Originally from CR Vasco da Gama in the Brazilian metropolis Rio de Janeiro, in 1971 he joined Eastern Suburbs Hakoah, later well known as Sydney City in Australia, where he won several titles. To date he remains the sole Brazilian to ever play for the Australian national football team in an official match.

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The winger and midfielder Muniz played for Brazilian team CR Vasco da Gama in Rio de Janeiro from 1966 to 1971. In 1971, he was brought to Australia alongside four more Brazilians, including Hilton Silva and Luis de Melo, by then so-called Eastern Suburbs Hakoah of Sydney. With the club he won the NSW Premiership of 1971, 1973 and 1974 and the Ampol Cup of 1973. In 1977, he won with the club the Australian Championship by winning the first edition of the National Soccer League.

Early May 1977 he joined league competitor Adelaide City. With the club he won the 1979 Cup of Australia defeating St. George in the final 3-2. In 1980 Agenor Muniz was runner-up as Player of the Year behind Queensland policeman Jim Hermiston, a former Scottish Aberdeen FC player.

In 1981 Muniz played again for Sydney's Eastern suburbs in the NSL, then trading as Sydney City. With this team, coached by Eddie Thomson he won, playing alongside legendary John Kosmina, once more the Australian Championship.

National team

Muniz played 20 times for Australia between 1975 and 1978.

Coaching

In the 2003 NSW Winter Super League Muniz coached Dulwich Hill

References

Agenor Muniz (Australian footballer) Wikipedia


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