|Full name||Alexi Stival|
|Date of birth||June 7, 1963|
|Place of birth||Curitiba, Brazil|
|Playing position||Forward (retired)|
|Shandong Luneng (head coach)|
|1999||Brasil de Pelotas|
|2000||Internacional de Limeira|
|2001||Internacional de Lages|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Alexi Stival, usually known as Cuca (born June 7, 1963 in Curitiba), is a Brazilian football (soccer) head coach and former footballer who is currently the manager of Shandong Luneng in the Chinese Super League.
Cuca played football as a forward 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.
Head coaching career
Cuca 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.
- Campeonato Gaúcho: 1991
- Taça Rio: 2007, 2008
- Atlético Mineiro
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