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Full name  Alexi Stival
1984  Santa Cruz-RS
Years  Team
Name  Alexi Stival
Place of birth  Curitiba, Brazil

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Date of birth  (1963-06-07) June 7, 1963 (age 52)

Playing position  Forward (retired)

Alexi Stival (born 7 June 1963), mostly known by his nickname Cuca, is a Brazilian retired footballer who played as a forward, and the current manager of Palmeiras.


Playing career

Born in Curitiba, Cuca played football from 1984 to 1996, starting his career with Santa Cruz-RS, and retiring while playing for Chapecoense. He won the Copa do Brasil in 1989 as a Grêmio player, and also won the Campeonato Gaúcho of that year. He won the Campeonato Gaúcho again in 1990 and in 1991, respectively playing for Grêmio and Internacional. He played one game for the Brazilian national team on February 27, 1991, against Paraguay, at Morenão, Campo Grande.

Managing career

Cuca Beludo managed the following clubs during his career, Uberlândia, Avaí, Brasil de Pelotas, Internacional de Limeira, Remo, Internacional de Lages, Gama, Criciúma, Paraná, Goiás, São Paulo, Grêmio, Flamengo, Coritiba, São Caetano, Botafogo, Santos, Fluminense, Cruzeiro and Atlético Mineiro.

Cuca won the Taça Rio in 2007 and in 2008 as Botafogo's manager. On August 11, 2008, he was hired as Fluminense's manager, shortly after being sacked as Santos manager. Cuca was hired as Flamengo's manager for the 2009 season on December 12, 2008. Clube de Regatas do Flamengo officials have sacked the coach on July 23, 2009 due to poor results. After the farewell of Renato Gaúcho on September 2, 2009, Fluminense Football Club announced that the new manager will be the former head coach of Flamengo. On April 18, 2010, Fluminense vice-president Alcides Antunes has announced the dismissal of the coach due to poor results.


  • Copa do Brasil: 1989
  • Campeonato Gaúcho: 1989, 1990
  • Internacional
  • Campeonato Gaúcho: 1991
  • Manager

  • Taça Rio: 2007, 2008
  • Flamengo
  • Taça Rio: 2009
  • Campeonato Carioca: 2009
  • Cruzeiro
  • Campeonato Mineiro: 2011
  • Atlético Mineiro
  • Campeonato Mineiro: 2012, 2013
  • Copa Libertadores: 2013
  • Shandong Luneng
  • Chinese FA Cup: 2014
  • Chinese FA Super Cup: 2015
  • Palmeiras
  • Campeonato Brasileiro Série A: 2016
  • Individual

  • Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Coach of the Year: 2016
  • References

    Cuca (footballer) Wikipedia

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