* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Alexandre Borges Guimarães (born November 7, 1959) is a Brazilian-born (Maceió, Alagoas in the northeast of Brazil), Costa Rican-raised ex-footballer and coach. He is currently the Head Coach of Chinese club team Tianjin Teda F.C. He moved to Costa Rica at the age of twelve. As a player, Guimarães played for Durpanel San Blas, Municipal Puntarenas, Deportivo Saprissa (a soccer team of the country), and Turrialba FC. He was national champion three times with Saprissa in 1982, 1988 and 1989 and scored 95 goals in 377 official matches.
Guimarães has 16 appearances with the Costa Rican National team, including three matches in the 1990 FIFA World Cup. He became a Costa Rican citizen in 1985.
After retiring as a player, he became one of the most successful coaches in Costa Rica's history. He started coaching A.D. Belemita, then moved to C.S. Herediano, where he achieved good results with both teams. He was hired by Saprissa, where he worked for several years, winning three national tournaments with them. His last Costa Rican team was C. S. Cartagines, a stint that was catastrophic, ending with his dismissal as the team was almost relegated to the second tier and in financial troubles do to high salaries on players that did not show their quality. He has also coached several teams internationally, such as CSD Comunicaciones of Guatemala, Real Irapuato and Dorados de Sinaloa in Mexico.
He is best known for his great achievements as a member of Costa Rica's national squad, and as a head coach, leading them to an almost perfect qualifier for the 2002 FIFA World Cup. Not having advanced to the second round, "Guima" was replaced as the head coach of the national team. Later he would regain his position, but was handed a National squad in a poor state. Still, he led Costa Rica's team to the 2006 World Cup, after which he quit from the squad, given the team's poor performance in the tournament.