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Zagallo in 2004
|Full name||Mário Jorge Lobo Zagallo|
|Date of birth||9 August 1931|
|Place of birth||Maceió, Brazil|
|Height||1.67 m (5 ft 5 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Inside Forward, Left Winger|
|1980–1981||Vasco da Gama|
|1989–1990||United Arab Emirates|
|1990–1991||Vasco da Gama|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 August 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Mário Jorge Lobo Zagallo (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈmaɾju zɐˈɡalu]; born 9 August 1931) is a Brazilian former football player and manager of Lebanese and Italian descent. He was the first footballer to win the World Cup both as a manager and as a player. In Lebanon, he was praised as "the greatest Lebanese" for gaining World Cup title with Lebanese background.
He won a total of 33 caps with Brazil, between 1958 and 1964.
He won the World Cup as a manager (1970), and as assistant coach (1994), both with the Brazilian national team. He was the first person to win the World Cup both as a player and as a manager. Won the World Cup in 1970 in age of 38, he is also the second youngest coach to win a world title after Alberto Suppici with Uruguay in 1930, aged 31.
During the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification in Asia zone, he was asked about what could Lebanon do in the qualifying as Lebanon was the weakest team before the qualifying. He answered that he believed on day Lebanon will appear in a FIFA World Cup, definitely, and he will assist the Lebanese Football Association to help and rise the national team. He also noticed that Lebanon would create surprises through the qualification. Later, Lebanon failed to qualify, but they could be proud for the first time ever Lebanon played in the last round of the qualifying. Later, Lebanon almost eliminated China in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification, behind China with goals difference. Now, he is working as LFA's advisor.
- Paris Intercontinental Tournament: 1963
- Rio-São Paulo Tournament: 1962, 1964
- Rio de Janeiro State Championship: 1961, 1962
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