Dunga

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Dunga
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Personal information
Full name Carlos Caetano Bledorn Verri
Date of birth (1963-10-31) October 31, 1963 (age 50)
Place of birth Ijuí, Brazil
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Brazil (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1984 Internacional 10 (0)
1984–1985 Corinthians 13 (1)
1985–1987 Santos 16 (1)
1987 Vasco da Gama 17 (1)
1987–1988 Pisa 23 (2)
1988–1992 Fiorentina 124 (8)
1992–1993 Pescara 23 (3)
1993–1995 VfB Stuttgart 54 (7)
1995–1998 Júbilo Iwata 99 (16)
1999–2000 Internacional 20 (3)
Total 377 (39)
National team
1987–1998 Brazil 91 (6)
Teams managed
2006–2010 Brazil
2008 Brazil U-23
2013 Internacional
2014– Brazil
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Carlos Caetano Bledorn Verri (born October 31, 1963 in Ijuí, Rio Grande do Sul), commonly known as Dunga (pronounced Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈdũɡɐ]), is a former Brazilian football defensive midfielder and a World Champion for Brazil in the 1994 FIFA World Cup and the current head coach of Brazil. Along with Xavi, he is the only man to have played in a World Cup, Olympic Games, Confederations Cup and continental championship final. He is currently head coach of Brazil, being appointed in 2014 for a second time. He was previously from 2006 to 2010, where he led them to win the 2007 Copa América and the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup, and to the quarter-finals of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, afterward he was dismissed by the Brazilian Football Confederation.[1][2] He was also head coach of Internacional in 2013.

His nickname is derived from the Portuguese translation of Dopey, a dwarf from the Disney version of the Snow White tale, and was given to him by his uncle due to his short height during his childhood. It was believed that he would be a short adult and the nickname remained in use even after he grew up and became taller.[3] He is of Italian and German descent.[4]

Playing career[edit]

Club career[edit]

At the club level, Dunga played for Internacional (1980–84, 1999–2000), Corinthians (1984–85), Santos (1985–87), Vasco da Gama (1987), Pisa (1987–88), Fiorentina (1988–92), Pescara (1992–93), Stuttgart (1993–95), and Jubilo Iwata (1995–98).

International career[edit]

Internationally, Dunga played 91 times for Brazil, scoring six goals. His international career began in 1983 at the u-20 World Cup. Dunga captained the young Brazilian squad, winning the tournament against Argentina in the final. A year later, he helped Brazil to win a silver medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. Dunga then started to get calls for Brazil's main squad, winning the 1989 Copa América by defeating Uruguay at the Maracanã Stadium.

In 1990, he was a starter for Brazil at the World Cup 1990. After a lackluster tournament and the subsequent elimination in the second round by arch rivals Argentina, Dunga was held responsible more so than his teammates for the worst campaign at a World Cup since 1966. In the following years, he would be consistently targeted by Brazilian press due to his supposedly thuggish style of playing. This period in Brazil's football history was called "Era Dunga," as according to fans and journalists he symbolized the less than thrilling, slow, and defensive style of the team. In spite of that, Brazil's new coach Carlos Alberto Parreira kept Dunga as one of the starting XI throughout the 1994 World Cup Qualifiers and Finals.

Raí actually started the 1994 World Cup as Brazilian captain but after being allegedly responsible for Brazil's poor performances, he was dropped altogether for Mazinho. Dunga took the captaincy and went on to lift the trophy.

Four years later, although playing in the lower standard J. League in Japan, he captained Brazil once more to the final where they lost to France.

Dunga played the anchor role in midfield extremely effectively. Many other players in this position lunged into tackles and put themselves about, but Dunga rarely went to ground to make a tackle, instead using his anticipation and timing.

In 1994, he often served as the captain of the team. Dunga scored the third penalty kick in the finals against Italy. He assumed the captain role for the next four years until the 1998 FIFA World Cup. The 1998 tournament was notable for the lack of teamwork. It was often visible as Dunga got into a fight with teammate Bebeto in the first round match against Morocco, forcing the rest of the team to break them up. Dunga also scored in the fourth penalty kick in the shootout eventually won by Brazil against the Netherlands in the semi-finals.

Management[edit]

Brazil[edit]

Dunga was one of those considered to replace Vanderlei Luxemburgo in 2000 as the Brazilian national coach. Dunga refused the offer because he disliked the way in which the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) was organized and managed its affairs.[citation needed]

On July 24, 2006, Dunga was named as the new national coach of the Brazilian national team as a replacement for Carlos Alberto Parreira, even though he had no prior coaching experience at professional level. However, he made an impressive start with Brazil, winning four of his first five matches.

His first match in charge was against Norway which was played in Oslo on August 16; the game ended in a 1–1 draw. His second match was held against arch rivals Argentina on September 3 in Arsenal's new Emirates Stadium in London, in which Brazil defeated Argentina by a 3–0 scoreline. On September 5, they defeated Wales 2–0 at Tottenham Hotspur's White Hart Lane ground. They later defeated Kuwaiti club Al-Kuwait 4–0, Ecuador 2–1, and Switzerland 2–1.

Dunga did not just look for players at large clubs, but looked at the whole scope of Europe, finding individual talents such as Daniel Carvalho, Vágner Love, and Dudu Cearense of Russian club CSKA Moscow. He also looked for players from local Brazilian clubs such as Corinthians, Flamengo, and São Paulo FC.

In 2007, Dunga managed Brazil to their second straight Copa América title by beating arch-rivals Argentina in the final 3–0, who were heavily favored to win against a weaker Brazil squad. Dunga's squad also won the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup in South Africa on June 28, 2009. The team came back from a 2–0 deficit against the United States to emerge victorious from a Lúcio header in the 84th minute that made the score 3–2.

At the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Brazil made it to the quarter finals where they suffered a 2–1 loss to the Netherlands after having led the game 1–0. After Brazil's exit from the competition, Dunga announced he would stand down as coach, but ended up being dismissed by CBF on July 24, 2010.[5] Dunga's 2010 World Cup selections were criticized by many, including famous Brazilian footballer Pelé. Pelé believed Pato and Neymar should have been selected to the squad.[citation needed]

It was announced on August 29, 2011 that he signed a contract with the Qatari club Al-Rayyan as a replacement for Paulo Autuori but Al Rayyan signed with another coach after Dunga says it's not sure for his new position.[6][7]

Internacional[edit]

On December 12, 2012, Dunga was confirmed as new coach of Internacional, where he started and finished his career as player.[8] On October 3, 2013, Dunga was fired from his job at Internacional after a series of losses left the gaucho team in disarray.[9]

Queens Park Rangers dispute[edit]

Dunga has an ongoing financial dispute with Queens Park Rangers football club. He claims he loaned £750,000 to QPR as an investor in the club, when it was under previous owners, but that the new owners are refusing to give it back. Queens Park Rangers have commented on this issue saying the cheque he paid with the club with bounced and he is aware of the situation.[10]

Statistics[edit]

Club career statistics[edit]

[11]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Brazil League Copa do Brasil League Cup South America Total
1982 Internacional Série A 1 0 1 0
1983 4 0 4 0
1984 5 0 5 0
1985 Corinthians Série A 13 1 13 1
1986 Santos Série A 16 1 16 1
1987 Vasco da Gama Série A 17 1 17 1
Italy League Coppa Italia League Cup Europe Total
1987–88 Pisa Serie A 23 2 23 2
1988–89 Fiorentina Serie A 30 3 30 3
1989–90 28 0 28 0
1990–91 33 1 33 1
1991–92 33 4 33 4
1992–93 Pescara Serie A 23 3 23 3
Germany League DFB-Pokal DFB Ligapokal Europe Total
1993–94 Stuttgart Bundesliga 27 4 27 4
1994–95 26 4 26 4
Japan League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup Asia Total
1995 Júbilo Iwata J. League 25 1 2 0 - - 27 1
1996 20 4 1 0 13 0 - 34 4
1997 26 5 0 0 11 1 - 37 6
1998 28 6 0 0 0 0 - 28 6
Brazil League Copa do Brasil League Cup South America Total
1999 Internacional Série A 15 1 15 1
Country Brazil 71 4 71 4
Italy 170 13 170 13
Germany 53 7 53 7
Japan 99 16 3 0 24 1 - 126 17
Total 393 40 3 0 24 1 0 0 420 41

International statistics[edit]

Brazil national team
Year Apps Goals
1987 4 1
1988 0 0
1989 15 0
1990 6 1
1991 0 0
1992 0 0
1993 13 1
1994 13 1
1995 14 1
1996 0 0
1997 17 1
1998 9 0
Total 91 6

Coaching record[edit]

As of September 10, 2014
Team From To Record1
G W D L Win %
Brazil July 24, 2006 July 2, 2010 60 42 12 6 70.00
Brazil Olympic Team June 22, 2008 August 22, 2008 8 7 0 1 87.50
Brazil July 22, 2014 Present 2 2 0 0 100.000
Total 70 51 12 7 72.86

Brazil national team results[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Result Goalscorer(s) Competition
2006
1 August 16, 2006 Oslo, Norway  Norway 1–1 Daniel Carvalho Friendly
2 September 3, 2006 London, England  Argentina 3–0 Elano (2), Kaká Friendly
3 September 5, 2006 London, England  Wales 2–0 Marcelo, Vágner Love Friendly
October 7, 2006 Kuwait City, Kuwait Kuwait Al Kuwait Selection 4–0 Rafael Sóbis, Robinho, Daniel Carvalho, Kaká Unofficial friendly
4 October 10, 2006 Stockholm, Sweden  Ecuador 2–1 Fred, Kaká Friendly
5 November 15, 2006 Basel, Switzerland  Switzerland 2–1 Luisão, Kaká Friendly
2007
6 February 6, 2007 London, England  Portugal 0–2 Friendly
7 March 24, 2007 Gothenburg, Sweden  Chile 4–0 Ronaldinho (2), Kaká, Juan Friendly
8 March 27, 2007 Stockholm, Sweden  Ghana 1–0 Vágner Love Friendly
9 June 1, 2007 London, England  England 1–1 Diego Friendly
10 June 5, 2007 Dortmund, Germany  Turkey 0–0 Friendly
11 June 26, 2007 Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela  Mexico 0–2 2007 Copa América
12 July 1, 2007 Maturín, Venezuela  Chile 3–0 Robinho (3) 2007 Copa América
13 July 4, 2007 Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela  Ecuador 1–0 Robinho 2007 Copa América
14 July 7, 2007 Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela  Chile 6–1 Juan, Júlio Baptista, Robinho (2), Josué, Vágner Love 2007 Copa América
15 July 10, 2007 Maracaibo, Venezuela  Uruguay 2–2
5–4 (PSO)
Maicon, Júlio Baptista 2007 Copa América
16 July 15, 2007 Maracaibo, Venezuela  Argentina 3–0 Júlio Baptista, own goal, Daniel Alves 2007 Copa América
17 August 22, 2007 Montpellier, France  Algeria 2–0 Maicon, Ronaldinho Friendly
18 September 9, 2007 Chicago, United States  United States 4–2 own goal, Lúcio, Ronaldinho, Elano Friendly
19 September 12, 2007 Boston, United States  Mexico 3–1 Kléber, Kaká, Afonso Alves Friendly
20 October 14, 2007 Bogotá, Colombia  Colombia 0–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
21 October 17, 2007 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  Ecuador 5–0 Vágner Love, Ronaldinho, Kaká (2), Elano 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
22 November 18, 2007 Lima, Peru  Peru 1–1 Kaká 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
23 November 21, 2007 São Paulo, Brazil  Uruguay 2–1 Luís Fabiano (2) 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
2008
24a[›] February 6, 2008 Dublin, Ireland  Republic of Ireland 1–0 Robinho Friendly
25a[›] March 26, 2008 London, England  Sweden 1–0 Alexandre Pato Friendly
26 May 31, 2008 Seattle, United States  Canada 3–2 Diego, Luís Fabiano, Robinho Friendly
27 June 6, 2008 Boston, United States  Venezuela 0–2 Friendly
28 June 15, 2008 Asunción, Paraguay  Paraguay 0–2 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
29 June 18, 2008 Belo Horizonte, Brazil  Argentina 0–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
30 September 7, 2008 Santiago, Chile  Chile 3–0 Luís Fabiano (2), Robinho 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
31 September 10, 2008 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  Bolivia 0–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
32 October 10, 2008 San Cristóbal, Venezuela  Venezuela 4–0 Kaká, Robinho (2), Adriano 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
33 October 15, 2008 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  Colombia 0–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
34 November 19, 2008 Brasília, Brazil  Portugal 6–2 Luís Fabiano (3), Maicon, Elano, Adriano Friendly
2009
35 February 10, 2009 London, England  Italy 2–0 Elano, Robinho Friendly
36 March 29, 2009 Quito, Ecuador  Ecuador 1–1 Júlio Baptista 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
37 April 1, 2009 Porto Alegre, Brazil  Peru 3–0 Luís Fabiano (2), Felipe Melo 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
38 June 6, 2009 Montevideo, Uruguay  Uruguay 4–0 Daniel Alves, Juan, Luís Fabiano, Kaká 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
39 June 10, 2009 Recife, Brazil  Paraguay 2–1 Robinho, Nilmar 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
40 June 15, 2009 Bloemfontein, South Africa  Egypt 4–3 Kaká (2), Luís Fabiano, Juan 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup
41 June 18, 2009 Pretoria, South Africa  United States 3–0 Felipe Melo, Robinho, Maicon 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup
42 June 21, 2009 Pretoria, South Africa  Italy 3–0 Luís Fabiano (2), own goal 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup
43 June 25, 2009 Johannesburg, South Africa  South Africa 1–0 Daniel Alves 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup
44 June 28, 2009 Johannesburg, South Africa  United States 3–2 Luís Fabiano (2), Lúcio 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup
45 August 12, 2009 Tallinn, Estonia  Estonia 1–0 Luís Fabiano Friendly
46 September 5, 2009 Rosario, Argentina  Argentina 3–1 Luís Fabiano (2), Luisão 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
47 September 9, 2009 Salvador, Brazil  Chile 4–2 Nilmar (3), Júlio Baptista 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
48 October 11, 2009 La Paz, Bolivia  Bolivia 1–2 Nilmar 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
49 October 14, 2009 Campo Grande, Brazil  Venezuela 0–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
50 November 14, 2009 Doha, Qatar  England 1–0 Nilmar Friendly
51 November 17, 2009 Muscat, Oman  Oman 2–0 Nilmar, own goal Friendly
2010
52 March 2, 2010 London, England  Republic of Ireland 2–0 own goal, Robinho Friendly
53 June 2, 2010 Harare, Zimbabwe  Zimbabwe 3–0 Michel Bastos, Robinho, Elano Friendly
54 June 7, 2010 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania  Tanzania 5–1 Robinho (2), Ramires (2), Kaká Friendly
55 June 15, 2010 Johannesburg, South Africa  North Korea 2–1 Maicon, Elano 2010 FIFA World Cup
56 June 20, 2010 Johannesburg, South Africa  Ivory Coast 3–1 Luís Fabiano (2), Elano 2010 FIFA World Cup
57 June 25, 2010 Durban, South Africa  Portugal 0–0 2010 FIFA World Cup
58 June 28, 2010 Johannesburg, South Africa  Chile 3–0 Luís Fabiano, Robinho, Juan 2010 FIFA World Cup
59 July 2, 2010 Port Elizabeth, South Africa  Netherlands 1–2 Robinho 2010 FIFA World Cup
2014
60 September 5, 2014 Miami, United States  Colombia 1–0 Neymar Friendly
60 September 9, 2014 New Jersey, United States  Ecuador 1–0 Willian Friendly

^ a: Dunga was banned for two matches following his sending off on September 12, 2007, he was replaced by his assistant, Jorginho.[12][13]

Brazil Olympic national team results[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Result Goalscorers Competition
June 22, 2008 Volta Redonda, Brazil Brazil Rio de Janeiro State Selection 1–0 Alexandre Pato Unofficial friendly
1 July 28, 2008 Singapore, Singapore  Singapore 3–0 Diego, Ronaldinho, Friendly
2 August 1, 2008 Hanoi, Vietnam  Vietnam 2–0 Alexandre Pato, Thiago Neves Friendly
3 August 7, 2008 Shenyang, China PR  Belgium 1–0 Hernanes 2008 Olympic Games
4 August 10, 2008 Shenyang, China PR  New Zealand 5–0 Anderson, Alexandre Pato, Ronaldinho (2), Rafael Sóbis 2008 Olympic Games
5 August 13, 2008 Qinhuangdao, China PR  China PR 3–0 Diego, Thiago Neves (2) 2008 Olympic Games
6 August 16, 2008 Shenyang, China PR  Cameroon 2–0 Rafael Sóbis, Marcelo 2008 Olympic Games
7 August 19, 2008 Beijing, China PR  Argentina 0–3 2008 Olympic Games
8 August 22, 2008 Beijing, China PR  Belgium 3–0 Diego, (2) 2008 Olympic Games

Honours[edit]

Player[edit]

Internacional
Vasco da Gama
Júbilo Iwata
Brazil U-20
Brazil

Head coach[edit]

Brazil
Internacional

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "World Cup 2010: Brazil dismiss coach Dunga". The Daily Telegraph (London). July 4, 2010. Retrieved March 14, 2011. 
  3. ^ "A Origem Do Apelido Do Técnico da Seleção Brasileira" (in Portuguese). oficinadeideias54.blogspot.com. May 24, 2010. Retrieved March 14, 2011. 
  4. ^ "DUNGA: Official Website". capitaodunga.com.br. Retrieved March 14, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Brazil confirm Dunga dismissal". ESPNsoccernet (ESPN). July 4, 2010. Retrieved July 5, 2010. 
  6. ^ "کارلوس دونگا سرمربي الريان قطر شد" [Al Rayyan Club appoints new head coach] (in Persian). varzesh3.com. Retrieved February 16, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Dunga takes over Al Rayyan rains". the-afc.com. August 31, 2011. Retrieved February 16, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Após reunião, Inter acerta contratação de Dunga como novo técnico" (in Portuguese). esportes.terra.com.br. December 12, 2012. Retrieved February 16, 2013. 
  9. ^ "South American Football - Dunga sacked by Internacional". Eurosport Yahoo UK. October 4, 2013. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 
  10. ^ Fifield, Dominic. "Queens Park Rangers". London: The Guardian. Retrieved July 15, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Dunga". National Football Teams. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Dunga banned for four games by Brazilian tribunal". ESPN Soccernet. November 8, 2007. Retrieved March 14, 2001. 
  13. ^ Leme de Arruda, Marcelo (July 17, 2012). "Brazilian National Team Coaches". RSSSF. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 

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