Mabi de Almeida

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Mabi de Almeida
Personal information
Full name Álvaro de Almeida
Date of birth (1963-10-12)12 October 1963
Place of birth Benguela, Portuguese West Africa
Date of death 6 June 2010(2010-06-06) (aged 46)
Place of death Huambo, Angola
Teams managed
Years Team
2001–2006 Angola U20
2006–2008 Angola (Assistant)
2008–2009 Angola
2010 Caála

Álvaro "Mabi" de Almeida (12 October 1963 – 6 June 2010) was an Angolan professional football coach.[1]


De Almeida was appointed Manager of the Angolan national team in November 2008, having previously been the Assistant Coach.[2] In April 2009, the Angola Football Federation announced that although Mabi de Almeida's position was safe, they would be looking for a new coach.[3] However, just a few days later, Mabi de Almeida was sacked after seven months in charge.[4] He was named manager of Angolan club side Caála in May 2010.[5]


De Almeida died on 6 June 2010 at the Huambo Province's Military Hospital, at the age of 46.[6]


  1. ^ "Mabi de Almeida estreia-se no dia do aniversário como treinador principal" (in Portuguese). Angola Press. 12 October 2008. Retrieved 6 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "De Almeida takes over Angola". BBC Sport. 26 November 2008. Retrieved 26 November 2008. 
  3. ^ "Angola to look for new coach". BBC Sport. 14 April 2009. Retrieved 14 April 2009. 
  4. ^ "De Almeida sacked as Angola coach". BBC Sport. 17 April 2009. Retrieved 17 April 2009. 
  5. ^ "Mabi de Almeida, nouvel entraîneur de Recreativo da Caála" (in French). Angola Press. 18 May 2010. Retrieved 6 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "Coach Mabi de Almeida passes away". Angola Press. 6 June 2010. Retrieved 6 June 2010.