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Carlos Alberto Parreira

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Name  Carlos Parreira
1967  Ghana
Role  Football manager
1974  Fluminense
Spouse  Leila Parreira
1975  Fluminense

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Full name  Carlos Alberto Gomes Parreira
Date of birth  (1943-02-27) 27 February 1943 (age 72)
Children  Vanessa Parreira, Dani Parreira
Awards  Milliyet Sports Award for Foreign Manager of the Year
Similar People  Mario Zagallo, Joel Santana, Katlego Mphela, Siphiwe Tshabalala, Bongani Khumalo

Place of birth  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Carlos Alberto Gomes Parreira (born 27 February 1943, in Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian former football manager. He managed Brazil to victory at the 1994 World Cup, the 2004 Copa América, and the 2005 Confederations Cup. He was last manager of the South Africa national football team.


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Coaching career

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Parreira supports Fluminense, and he has won two league titles for the club: The First Division Brazilian Championship in 1984 and the Third Division in 1999. About the latter title, Parreira has said that this was personally the most important trophy of his career, even more so than Brazil's World Cup triumph, as the club he loved was facing near-bankruptcy and became very close to extinction at the time.

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Parreira is one of two coaches that has led five national teams to the World Cup: Kuwait in 1982, United Arab Emirates in 1990, Brazil in 1994 and 2006, Saudi Arabia in 1998 and South Africa in 2010. The other coach, Bora Milutinović, reached this record when he led a fifth team in 2002. Parreira was also involved with the 1970 championship team for Brazil, which he claims was an inspiration for him to aspire to be a national football coach.

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In 1997, Parreira coached the MetroStars of the American Major League Soccer. He also coached Fenerbahçe in Turkey and won a Turkish League Championship. Parreira was in charge of Corinthians in 2002, which gave him two of the most important national trophies of 2002: The Brazilian Cup and the Torneio Rio-São Paulo, besides being runner up at the Brazilian League.

When coaching Saudi Arabia at the 1998 World Cup in France, he was fired after two matches, one of two managers to be sacked during the tournament.

Parreira repeatedly turned down offers to coach Brazil again between 1998 and 2002 World Cups. In end of 2000, when the team was in turmoil after firing Vanderlei Luxemburgo, he refused the post, stating that he did not want to relive the stress and pressure of winning the World Cup again. There were public cries again to replace Luiz Felipe Scolari for Parreira in July 2001 when Brazil lost two matches to Mexico and Honduras in its title defense at the 2001 Copa América in Colombia, especially after last minute invitee (replacing Argentina who dropped out one day before the kickoff) Honduras defeated 2–0 and eliminated the favorite Brazil in quarter finals round on July 23, 2001. Parreira only stated that he would indirectly assist Scolari in the 2002 campaign. After the 2002 World Cup, Parreira took part in drafting a technical report of the tournament. He was named coach along with Mario Zagallo as assistant director in January 2003, with the goal of defending their World Cup title in Germany 2006, but on July 1, 2006 Brazil was defeated and eliminated 0–1 by France in the quarterfinals.

After Brazil's exit from the World Cup, Parreira was heavily criticized by the Brazilian public and media for playing an outdated brand of football and not using the players available to him properly. Parreira subsequently resigned on July 19, 2006. He coached Brazil to victory in the 1994 FIFA World Cup and was the coach of the South Africa national football team until resigning in April 2008. On October 22, 2009 it was announced he would return as head coach of South Africa. He announced a verbal agreement with the South African Football Association on October 23, 2009.

He resumed coaching South Africa in 2009 in time for the 2010 World Cup. In South Africa, his team drew with Mexico, 1–1, in the tournament opener, lost to Uruguay, 3–0, and beat France, 2–1, to finish third in Group A. After the France game, he tried to shake hands with French coach Raymond Domenech but the latter refused.

On 25 June 2010 he announced his retirement as football coach.

Fitness coach

  • São Cristóvão (1967)
  • Vasco da Gama (1969)
  • Brazil (1970)
  • Fluminense (1970–1974)
  • Assistant coach

  • Brazil (Olympic Team) (1972)
  • Kuwait (1976–1977)
  • FIFA World Cup matches

    Parreira has coached national squads in 23 games in FIFA World Cup finals. Parreira's coaching record is 10–4–9 (Wins-Draws-Losses). His teams have scored 28 goals and conceded 32. Below is a list of all matches, along with their outcomes:

    1982 FIFA World Cup

     Czechoslovakia 1–1  Kuwait
     France 4–1 Kuwait
     England 1–0 Kuwait

    1990 FIFA World Cup

     Colombia 2–0  United Arab Emirates
     West Germany 5–1 United Arab Emirates
     Yugoslavia 4–1 United Arab Emirates

    1994 FIFA World Cup

     Brazil 2–0  Russia
    Brazil 3–0  Cameroon
    Brazil 1–1  Sweden
    Brazil 1–0  United States
    Brazil 3–2  Netherlands
    Brazil 1–0  Sweden
    Brazil 0(3)–(2)0  Italy

    1998 FIFA World Cup

     Denmark 1–0  Saudi Arabia
     France 4–0 Saudi Arabia

    2006 FIFA World Cup

     Brazil 1–0  Croatia
    Brazil 2–0  Australia
    Brazil 4–1  Japan
    Brazil 3–0  Ghana
    Brazil 0–1  France

    2010 FIFA World Cup

     South Africa 1–1  Mexico
    South Africa 0–3  Uruguay
    South Africa 2–1  France


  • Série A: 1984
  • Série C: 1999
  • Fenerbahçe
  • Süper Lig: 1995–96
  • Corinthians
  • Torneio Rio – São Paulo: 2002
  • Copa do Brasil: 2002
  • International

  • Gulf Cup of Nations: 1982
  • AFC Asian Cup: 1980
  • Brazil
  • Amistad Cup: 1992
  • FIFA World Cup: 1994
  • Copa América: 2004
  • FIFA Confederations Cup: 2005
  • Saudi Arabia
  • AFC Asian Cup: 1988
  • South Africa
  • COSAFA Cup: 2007
  • Individual

  • World Soccer Magazine World Manager of the Year: 1994
  • IFFHS World's Best National Coach: 2005
  • References

    Carlos Alberto Parreira Wikipedia

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