|Full name||José Carlos Nepomuceno Mozer|
|Date of birth||19 September 1960|
|Place of birth||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 1 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
After well more than 100 official appearances he left for Portugal and S.L. Benfica, being an undisputed starter from the beginning and helping the club to the league in 1988–89, while scoring more than ten overall goals in his first stint; also that season, he partnered compatriot Ricardo Gomes in the heart of the Reds' defense.
In the summer Mozer was sold to Olympique de Marseille of France, and faced his former side in the campaign's European Cup semifinals, a 2–2 controversial aggregate exit – again, he rarely missed a game, and helped L'OM to three consecutive Ligue 1 conquests. Subsequently the 32-year-old returned to Benfica, where he still managed to amass more than 75 overall appearances until his departure in 1995, after which he saw out his career in Japan at Kashima Antlers; he was the first player to score in penalty shootouts in two European Cup Finals, in 1988 and 1991. The following players to do this were Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole of Chelsea, in 2008 and 2012 respectively.
After working some years as a sports commentator for Sport TV – he resided in Portugal – Mozer eventually became a manager. On 24 October 2006, he signed a two-year contract with Angolan club Grupo Desportivo Interclube. He led the club to the 2007 Girabola title, but was dismissed from his post in April 2008, after an away defeat against El Zamalek for the CAF Champions League.
On 6 July 2009 Mozer signed a one-year deal with Raja Casablanca of Morocco, being sacked shortly after. In January 2011 he returned to Portugal, being appointed Associação Naval 1º de Maio's third coach in only 14 matches, with the Figueira da Foz team eventually ranking last in the league; in early November he was appointed at the other side that had suffered top level relegation, Portimonense SC.
During roughly ten years, Mozer played 32 times for Brazil. After missing the 1986 FIFA World Cup through injury, he was picked for the 1990 edition in Italy; he was booked in the first two group stage matches (both wins), and did not appear in the round-of-16 against Argentina, a 0–1 elimination.
- Rio State Championship: 1981, 1986
- Libertadores Cup: 1981
- Intercontinental Cup: 1981
- Brazilian League: 1982, 1983
- Portuguese League: 1988–89, 1993–94
- Portuguese Cup: 1992–93; Runner-up 1988–89
- European Cup: Runner-up 1987–88
- French League: 1989–90, 1990–91, 1991–92
- French Cup: Runner-up 1990–91
- European Cup: Runner-up 1990–91
- Kashima Antlers
- J. League Division 1: 1996
|1995||Kashima Antlers||J. League 1||15||0|
|Brazil national team|
- InterClube sign Brazilian coach; BBC Sport, 24 October 2006
- "Morocco champions Raja Casablanca opt for Mozer". Reuters. 7 July 2009. Retrieved 7 July 2009.
- Carlos Mozer perd son club (Carlos Mozer loses club); L'Équipe, 30 April 2008 (French)
- José Carlos Nepomuceno Mozer, nouvel entraîneur du Raja (José Carlos Nepomuceno Mozer, new coach of Raja); Raja Casablanca's website, 6 July 2009 (French)
- SambaFoot profile
- Profile at Zerozero
- Stats at ForaDeJogo
- Carlos Mozer at National-Football-Teams.com