Mário Zagallo

Mário Zagallo
Zagallo
Zagallocomemora.jpg
Personal information
Full name Mário Jorge Lobo Zagallo
Date of birth August 9, 1931 (1931-08-09) (age 80)
Place of birth Maceió, Brazil
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Playing position Inside Forward, Left Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1948–1949 America
1950–1958 Flamengo
1958–1965 Botafogo
National team
1958–1964 Brazil 33 (5)
Teams managed
1966 Botafogo
1967–1968 Brazil
1969 Botafogo
1970–1971 Brazil
1971–1972 Fluminense
1972–1973 Flamengo
1974 Brazil
1975 Botafogo
1976 Kuwait
1977–1978 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 (assistant)
1994–1998 Brazil
1999–2000 Portuguesa
2001 Flamengo
2003–2006 Brazil (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 August 2011.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 August 2011

Mário Jorge Lobo Zagallo (born August 9, 1931 in Maceió) is a Brazilian former football player and manager.


Contents

Biography

Mário Jorge Lobo Zagallo was born in Maceió, Alagoas, to a family of Lebanese and Italian heritage.

Zagallo started his football career with América in 1948, and he later played for Flamengo and Botafogo.[1]

He was the first footballer to win the World Cup as a player (1958, 1962), as a manager (1970), and as assistant coach (World Cup 1994), all with the Brazilian national team. He also coached his country to a fourth-place finish in the 1974 World Cup and to a second-place finish in the 1998 World Cup.[2]

Zagallo guided the United Arab Emirates to their first World Cup in 1990, but was dismissed from his post before the tournament. Zagallo was assistant coach (as in 1994, the main coach was Carlos Alberto Parreira) of the Brazilian team in the 2006 FIFA World Cup, which was eliminated by France.

As a player, Zagallo was the left-forward of the Brazilian teams in the Cups of 1958 and 1962; he scored goals in both tournaments, including one in the final against the Swedish team, in 1958. What he lacked in physical stature, Zagallo compensated with exquisite technique and by always being the first man back to defend if his team lost the ball.

In 1970, Zagallo assumed the national team after the previous coach João Saldanha resigned alleging that he was suffering external pressures to include players in the team. Zagallo had the task – and succeeded in performing it – of finding a place in the team for a group of outstanding players such as Pelé, Gérson, Tostão, Jairzinho and Rivelino. In his 1977 autobiography, Pelé writes that Zagallo initially restricted his team from playing their attacking game at the 1970 World Cup. Based on a chess format, Zagallo organized a sophisticated method, which he ultimately had to abandon due to player complaints. His side won all six of their matches, scoring 19 times in the process. It was the first time football had witnessed a 5-3-2 formation that could seamlessly transform itself into a 3-5-2 and back again.

On July 23, 2001 the Brazilian football team was defeated (0-2) in the quarter-final of the 2001 Copa America tournament by the low-ranked (and last minute invitee) Honduras. Zagallo, stunned, stated that he never thought to live long enough to see the powerful Brazil being defeated by Honduras.

He is famously superstitious about the number 13,[3] believing that the 1958 and 1994 World Cups were special for him (and therefore for Brazil), because 5+8=13 and 9+4=13. Regarding the 1994 victory, he used to state that the phrase Brasil Campeão ("Champions Brazil") has 13 letters.

After being introduced by Cláudio Coutinho in 1978, Zagallo was one of the managers to fully use attacking full backs, a concept he has always remained loyal to—as the importance of Cafu, Leonardo and Roberto Carlos to the Seleçao’s forward play in 1994 and 1998 stands to prove.

Quotes

  • "I accept criticism, but what hurts is mockery. In Germany, I was elected the best coach in the world. In Brazil, I'm ridiculed."
  • "I've lived football for 50 years, and this is my happiest moment. After 40 years, our flag will tremble again in Europe"
  • "You gonna have to stand me!"
  • "He was one of the greatest Brazilian players of his generation and, after winning the World Cup four times, he has left a permanent mark on Brazilian football. It is an honour for me to have worked with him" - Ronaldo
  • "Brasil campeão (champions Brazil), has 13 letters!"


Honours

Brazil Honours as Player and Manager

Minor Honours

Player

Botafogo

Manager

Botafogo

References


External links


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

См. также в других словарях:

  • Mário Zagallo — Mário Zagallo …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Mario Zagallo — Mário Jorge Lobo Zagallo, als Mário Zagallo bekannt (* 9. August 1931 in Maceió in Brasilien), ist ein ehemaliger brasilianischer Fußballspieler und ein Fußballtrainer mit libanesischer Abstammung. Er gilt als einer der erfolgreichsten Trainer im …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mario Zagallo — Mário Zagallo Mario Zagallo Mário Jorge Lobo Zagallo, plus connu sous le nom de Mário Zagallo (dit Petite Fourmi), était un footballeur brésilien d origine libanaise, né le 9 août 1931 à Maceió. Joueur important de l équi …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Mário Zagallo — Mario Zagallo Mário Jorge Lobo Zagallo, als Mário Zagallo bekannt (* 9. August 1931 in Maceió in Brasilien), ist ein ehemaliger brasilianischer Fußballspieler und Fußballtrainer mit libanesischer Abstammung. Er gilt als einer der erfolgreichsten… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mário Zagallo — Nombre Mário Jorge Lobo Zagallo …   Wikipedia Español

  • Mário Jorge Lobo Zagallo — Mario Zagallo Mário Jorge Lobo Zagallo, als Mário Zagallo bekannt (* 9. August 1931 in Maceió in Brasilien), ist ein ehemaliger brasilianischer Fußballspieler und ein Fußballtrainer mit libanesischer Abstammung. Er gilt als einer der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Zagallo — Mario Zagallo Mário Jorge Lobo Zagallo, als Mário Zagallo bekannt (* 9. August 1931 in Maceió in Brasilien), ist ein ehemaliger brasilianischer Fußballspieler und ein Fußballtrainer mit libanesischer Abstammung. Er gilt als einer der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mario Jorge Lobo Zagallo — Mário Zagallo Mario Zagallo Mário Jorge Lobo Zagallo, plus connu sous le nom de Mário Zagallo (dit Petite Fourmi), était un footballeur brésilien d origine libanaise, né le 9 août 1931 à Maceió. Joueur important de l équi …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Mário Jorge Lobo Zagallo — Mário Zagallo Mario Zagallo Mário Jorge Lobo Zagallo, plus connu sous le nom de Mário Zagallo (dit Petite Fourmi), était un footballeur brésilien d origine libanaise, né le 9 août 1931 à Maceió. Joueur important de l équi …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Mario (given name) — Mario is the Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Greek form of the Roman name Marius. The Portuguese version of the name is spelt Mário, while the Greek version is spelt Marios. Many notable people and characters are named Mario: Mario (entertainer) …   Wikipedia


Поделиться ссылкой на выделенное

Прямая ссылка:
Нажмите правой клавишей мыши и выберите «Копировать ссылку»