Paulo Silas

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Paulo Silas
Paulo Silas.jpg
Paulo Silas with Al Arabi, prior to a Qatar Stars League game
Personal information
Full name Paulo Silas do Prado Pereira
Date of birth (1965-08-27) August 27, 1965 (age 49)
Place of birth Campinas, Brazil
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder (Retired)
Youth career
1980–1984 São Paulo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1988 São Paulo 55 (16)
1988–1990 Sporting CP 47 (11)
1990 Central Español 2 (3)
1990–1991 Cesena 26 (3)
1991–1992 Sampdoria 31 (3)
1992–1993 Internacional 51 (18)
1994–1995 Vasco da Gama 23 (2)
1995–1997 San Lorenzo 95 (24)
1997 São Paulo 16 (2)
1998–1999 Kyoto Purple Sanga 56 (11)
2000 Atlético-PR 20 (1)
2001 Rio Branco-SP 20 (0)
2001 Ituano 5 (0)
2001–2002 América-MG
2002 Portuguesa
2003–2004 Inter de Limeira
National team
1986–1992 Brazil 34 (1)
Teams managed
2007 Fortaleza
2008–2009 Avaí
2010 Grêmio
2010 Flamengo
2011 Avaí
2011–2012 Al-Arabi
2012 Al-Gharafa
2013 Náutico
2013–2014 América-MG
2014 Portuguesa
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 9, 2011.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 16, 2010

Paulo Silas do Prado Pereira, best known as Silas (born August 27, 1965 in Campinas) is a Brazilian football (soccer) manager and former player.

Career[edit]

During his playing career from 1985 to 2003 he played in Brazil, Portugal, Uruguay, Argentina, Japan and Italy at São Paulo, Sport Club Internacional, Vasco da Gama, Atlético Paranaense, Rio Branco (SP), Ituano, América (MG), Portuguesa, Internacional de Limeira, Sporting Lisbon, San Lorenzo de Almagro, Central Español, Kyoto Purple Sanga, A.C. Cesena and U.C. Sampdoria.

International career[edit]

With the Brazilian Youth Team, Silas won the Adidas Golden Ball at 1985 FIFA World Youth Championship, and with the senior team he played 38 matches (34 official), from March 1986 to December 1992, and participated in the 1986 and 1990 FIFA World Cups.

Coaching career[edit]

On December 7, 2009 chairman Duda Kroeff introduced the 44-year-old as the new manager of Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense. According to club director Luis Onofre Meira, "Silas is the manager we need for our team - young, but still an expert with many victories in his career. In fact, he was the best manager in 2009.[1] On March 19, 2012 46 year old Paulo Silas has replaced Bruno Metsu as Al Gharafa new coach. [2]

Silas led Al Gharafa to win the 2012 Emir of Qatar Cup on May 12 after they defeated Al Sadd on penalties. On 27 November 2012, he was sacked by Al-Gharafa after a 5-1 loss to Al-Rayyan.

Personal life[edit]

Silas was born to Geni and Alberto Pereira in Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil. He has a twin brother, Paulo Antonio, they are the youngest in a family of nine. Geni, their mother died when the boys were only three years old. The oldest sister Raquel Pereira Carvalho, an accountant, took them under her wings and raised them. The nine of them are all married, and each have at least two children. Paulo Silas has three: Nathan, Carole, and Calebe. After living in Japan, the family moved back to Brazil where Paulo Silas is coaching a professional soccer team. His son Nathan Grippe Pereira, hopes to follow in his father's foot steps and become a professional soccer player.

Club career statistics[edit]

[3]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Brazil League Copa do Brasil League Cup Total
1985 São Paulo Série A 11 3 11 3
1986 33 9 33 9
1987 13 5 13 5
1988 0 0 0 0
Portugal League Taça de Portugal Taça da Liga Total
1988/89 Sporting Portugal Portuguese Liga 35 8 35 8
1989/90 12 3 12 3
Uruguay League Cup League Cup Total
1990 Central Español Primera División 2 3 2 3
Italy League Coppa Italia League Cup Total
1990/91 Cesena Serie A 26 3 26 3
1991/92 Sampdoria Serie A 31 3 31 3
Brazil League Copa do Brasil League Cup Total
1992 Internacional Série A 0 0 0 0
1993 0 0 0 0
1993 Vasco da Gama Série A 6 0 6 0
Argentina League Cup League Cup Total
1993/94 San Lorenzo Almagro Primera División 8 5 8 5
1994/95 35 7 35 7
1995/96 23 3 23 3
1996/97 25 9 25 9
1997/98 4 0 4 0
Brazil League Copa do Brasil League Cup Total
1997 São Paulo Série A 5 0 5 0
Japan League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup Total
1998 Kyoto Purple Sanga J. League 1 30 5 2 1 2 0 34 6
1999 26 6 2 0 4 3 32 9
Brazil League Copa do Brasil League Cup Total
2000 Atlético Paranaense Série A 20 0 20 0
2001 América-MG Série A 6 0 6 0
Country Brazil 94 17 94 17
Portugal 47 11 47 11
Uruguay 2 3 2 3
Italy 57 6 57 6
Argentina 95 24 95 24
Japan 56 11 4 1 6 3 66 15
Total 351 72 4 1 6 3 361 76

International career statistics[edit]

Brazil national team
Year Apps Goals
1986 5 0
1987 5 0
1988 0 0
1989 16 1
1990 6 0
1991 0 0
1992 2 0
Total 34 1

Managerial honours[edit]

Al-Arabi
Al-Gharafa

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