Flávio Costa

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Flávio Rodrigues da Costa (14 September 1906 – 22 November 1999) was a Brazilian football (soccer) player and manager. He was born in Carangola, Minas Gerais.

He managed the Rio de Janeiro clubs Flamengo and Vasco and Colo Colo of Chile, as well as FC Porto of Portugal.

He was the 1950 FIFA World Cup Brazilian coach. As a consequence of his World Cup failure, he lost his prestige among the Brazilian press and supporters of the national team. However, he was again manager of the Brazilian team in 1955 and in 1956.

He died in Rio de Janeiro in November 1999.

Playing career[edit]

From 1926 until 1936 Flávio Costa played 145 matches, mostly as midfielder, in the black and red jerseys of Flamengo and scored 15 goals in the process. From September 1934 forward he was player-manager.

Climax of his playing career was the winning of the state championship of Rio de Janeiro in 1927.

Coaching career[edit]

Statistical Overview[edit]

Coaching Career
From To Club Titles
1970 1970 Bangu AC
1965 1966 FC Porto (Portugal)
21/01/1962 22/07/1965 CR Flamengo (RJ) 1963 - Campeonato Carioca
1960 1961 São Paulo FC
1956 1957 FC Porto (Portugal)
1/04/1956 8/08/1956 Brazil (National Team)
13/11/1955 13/11/1955 Brazil (National Team)
1953 1956 CR Vasco da Gama (RJ)
17/02/1951 21/12/1952 CR Flamengo (RJ)
1947 1950 CR Vasco da Gama (RJ) 1947 - Campeonato Carioca

1948 - Campeonato Sul-Americano de Campeões
1949 - Campeonato Carioca
1950 - Campeonato Carioca

14/05/1944 16/07/1950 Brazil (National Team) 1949 - Copa América
10/03/1946 21/12/1946 CR Flamengo (RJ)
8/12/1938 18/11/1945 CR Flamengo (RJ) 1939 - Campeonato Carioca

1940 - Torneio Rio - São Paulo
1942 - Campeonato Carioca
1943 - Campeonato Carioca
1944 - Campeonato Carioca

16/09/1934 10/01/1937 CR Flamengo (RJ)
Playing Career
From To Club Titles
1926 1936 CR Flamengo (RJ) 1927 - Campeonato Carioca
Brazil Statistics Brazil (National Team)
P W D L
56 35 9 12

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