Pepe (footballer, born 1935)
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Pepe in 2008
|Full name||José Macia|
|Date of birth||February 25, 1935|
|Place of birth||Santos, Brazil|
|Playing position||Left Winger / Striker, Second Striker|
|1983||Inter de Limeira|
|1986–1987||Inter de Limeira|
|1989||Inter de Limeira|
|1996||Inter de Limeira|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
José Macia, better known as Pepe (born February 25, 1935 in Santos, São Paulo) is a former association footballer and manager. He was a left winger for Santos and the Brazilian national team. His nickname was "Canhão da Vila" (The Vila Cannon), because of his potent kick with his left leg and the fact that Santos plays in the Estádio Urbano Caldera, nicknamed Vila Belmiro.
He claims to be "the greatest human striker in the history of Santos – because Pelé is not human".
Pepe received 41 caps with the Brazil national football team, and won both the 1958 and 1962 World Cups. However, he did not appear in any matches in both tournaments. In these years he scored an astonishing 95 goals.
He started his manager career in 1973, coaching Santos. In the same year, he won the Campeonato Paulista. He went on to manage several other Brazilian clubs, including São Paulo and Guarani and Boavista. His coaching career brought him to Asia, where he coached in Japan and Qatar. He coached Al Sadd from 1983 till 1984, and succeeded in winning the Emir of Qatar Cup. He also coached Al Ahli from 2004 till 2005, where Spanish legend Pep Guardiola was under his supervision.
Career as a player
- 1954–1969: Santos Futebol Clube
- Ten-times winner of Campeonato Paulista (São Paulo State championship): 1955, 1956, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1967 and 1968
- Taça Brasil in 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964 and 1965
- Copa Libertadores in 1962 and 1963
- European/South American Cup in 1962 and 1963
- Roca Cup in 1957 and 1963
- Tournament Rio – São Paulo in 1963, 1964 and 1966
- Recopa Sul-Americana in 1968
Honours as a manager
- Campeonato Brasileiro First Division with São Paulo F.C. in 1986
- Japan Soccer League with Yomiuri Verdy in 1992
- Campeonato Brasileiro Second Division with Internacional de Limeira in 1988
- Campeonato Paulista with Santos n 1973 and with São Paulo F.C. in 1986
- Campeonato Cearense with Fortaleza E.C. in 1985
- , Verified.
- Mamrud, Roberto. "Brazil – Record International Players". RSSSF.
- "Futpedia: Pepe (Pepe)" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. Retrieved January 23, 2010.
- Placar Magazine (in Portuguese). Published 22 September 1986, p9.
- "Ex-técnico de Guardiola, Pepe enaltece treinador do Barcelona" (in Portuguese). Placar. Retrieved 17 August 2012.