|Full name||Argélico Fucks|
|Date of birth||4 September 1974|
|Place of birth||Santa Rosa (RS), Brazil|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2013||Red Bull Brasil|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Argel was born in Santa Rosa, Rio Grande do Sul. In his country he played for Sport Club Internacional, Santos FC and Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras, with a brief stint in Japan in between and an unsuccessful spell at Portugal's F.C. Porto, which finished after a serious run-in with the board of directors, and prompted his Brazil return.
In 2001 he returned to Portugal with S.L. Benfica, which he helped win the league in his fourth season and the domestic supercup, the former after an 11-year drought (with the player contributing with ten games and one goal).
After falling down the stoppers' pecking order at Benfica, Argel had an unassuming six-month stay at Racing de Santander, going on to retire in 2007 after representing Cruzeiro Esporte Clube, Canoas Sport Club and China's Zhejiang Lucheng FC.
After his retirement he started a managerial career, first being hired as Guaratinguetá Futebol's head coach on 8 February 2008, being sacked exactly one year later. Three days later, he was hired by Sociedade Esportiva e Recreativa Caxias do Sul.
|1996||Verdy Kawasaki||J. League 1||14||0|
|2004/05||Racing Santander||La Liga||2||0|
|2007||Hangzhou Greentown||Super League||22||1|
|Brazil national team|
Some of Argel's fame stems from his surname, which is the plural of the English word "fuck", and also a verb form (compare "he writes"). This led to some double entendre headlines including one from Eurosport.com titled "Fucks off to Benfica".
- "Argel é o novo técnico do Guaratinguetá" [Argel is new Guaratinguetá coach] (in Portuguese). Placar. 8 March 2008. Archived from the original on 20 April 2009. Retrieved 13 April 2009.
- "Após demitir Argel, Guaratinguetá contrata Estevam Soares" [After firing Argel, Guaratinguetá hires Estevam Soares] (in Portuguese). Terra. 2 February 2009. Retrieved 13 April 2009.
- "Ex-zagueiro Argel é o novo técnico do Caxias" [Former stopper Argel is new Caxias coach] (in Portuguese). Terra. 5 February 2009. Retrieved 13 April 2009.
- Inicio de trabalho! (Work starts)[dead link] (Portuguese)
- Argel se apresenta na Sala de Imprensa (Argel introduces himself in press room); Criciúma's official website, 9 April 2010 (Portuguese)
- Argel – FIFA competition record
- Eurosport.com scores headline profanity sensation
- Making a name for themselves