Oswaldo de Oliveira

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Oswaldo de Oliveira
Personal information
Full name Oswaldo de Oliveira
Date of birth (1950-12-05) December 5, 1950 (age 63)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Teams managed
Years Team
1999–2000 Corinthians
2000 Vasco da Gama
2001–2002 Fluminense
2002–2003 São Paulo
2003 Flamengo
2004 Corinthians
2004 Vitória
2005 Santos
2005 Al-Ahli
2006 Fluminense
2006 Cruzeiro
2007–2011 Kashima Antlers
2012–2013 Botafogo
2014 Santos

Oswaldo de Oliveira Filho (born, December 5, 1950, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is a Brazilian football manager. He currently manages Santos.

Manager career[edit]

Oswaldo de Oliveira became the first team coach for Corinthians in 1999 when Vanderlei Luxemburgo left the club to take the Brazil National Team manager role. Oliveira led the club to win the São Paulo State Championship and the Brazilian Série A that same year. In 2000, he made history by taking the first FIFA Club World Championship.

After leaving Corinthians, Oliveira would coach Brazilian teams Vasco, Fluminense, São Paulo, Flamengo, Vitória, Santos, Fluminense and Cruzeiro. The only title at this period would come with São Paulo, the 2002 São Paulo State Super Championship. After tricolor quit in Campeonato Brasileiro de 2002, against Santos, and lose the final of Campeonato Paulista de 2003 for Corinthians, Oliveira was dismissed because of bad results. He also had a short spell at Al-Ahli of Qatar.

In 2007 Oliveira started to coach J. League side Kashima Antlers. So far he has had a quite successful managerial career in Japan, winning three J. League Division 1 titles, one Emperor's Cup, one Japanese Super Cup. In 2009 he became the first J. League manager to be named J. League Manager of the Year three times. In 2012, Oliveira returned to managing in Brazil when he became the manager of Rio de Janeiro side Botafogo. In the 2013 season, he led Botafogo to 4th place in the league, qualifying the team for the Copa Libertadores. After the 2013 season, Oliveira was hired by fellow Brazilian side Santos FC.


São Paulo
Kashima Antlers

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Preceded by
P.C. Gusmão
Cruzeiro manager
Succeeded by
Paulo Autuori