Agenor Muniz (Australian footballer)

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Agenor Muniz
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Personal information
Full name Agenor Muniz
Date of birth (1949-06-24) 24 June 1949 (age 69)
Place of birth Sapucaia, Brazil
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1971 Vasco da Gama
1971–1977 Sydney Hakoah
1980–1981 Adelaide City
National team
1975–1978 Australia 20 (1)
Teams managed
2003 Dulwich Hill
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Agenor Muniz (born 24 June 1949) is a former footballer. Originally from CR Vasco da Gama in the Brazilian metropolis Rio de Janeiro, in 1971 he joined Eastern Suburbs Hakoah, later well known as Sydney City in Australia, where he won several titles. To date he remains the sole Brazilian to ever play for the Australian national football team in an official match.



The winger and midfielder Muniz played for Brazilian team CR Vasco da Gama in Rio de Janeiro from 1966 to 1971.[1] In 1971, he was brought to Australia alongside four more Brazilians, including Hilton Silva and Luis de Melo, by then so-called Eastern Suburbs Hakoah of Sydney. With the club he won the NSW Premiership of 1971, 1973 and 1974 and the Ampol Cup of 1973. In 1977, he won with the club the Australian Championship by winning the first edition of the National Soccer League.

Early May 1977 he joined league competitor Adelaide City.[2] With the club he won the 1979 Cup of Australia defeating St. George in the final 3-2.[3] In 1980 Agenor Muniz was runner-up as Player of the Year behind Queensland policeman Jim Hermiston, a former Scottish Aberdeen FC player.[4]

In 1981 Muniz played again for Sydney's Eastern suburbs in the NSL, then trading as Sydney City. With this team, coached by Eddie Thomson he won, playing alongside legendary John Kosmina, once more the Australian Championship.

National team[edit]

Muniz played 20 times for Australia between 1975 and 1978.[5]


In the 2003 NSW Winter Super League Muniz coached Dulwich Hill[6]


  1. ^ "Ex-jogador vascaíno já defendeu a seleção australiana". O Globo (in Portuguese). 18 June 2006. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 2009-09-04.
  2. ^ Socceroo moves, The Age, 4 May 1977, p. 30
  3. ^ Thomas Esamie, Peter Kungler: Australia - List of Cup Winners, Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation, 2/2/2003
  4. ^ Laurie Schwab: Scot is soccer's top man, The Age, 31 October 1980, p. 23.
  5. ^ "The Australian national men's football team: caps and captains" (PDF). Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 2009-09-04.
  6. ^ 2003 NSW Winter Super League Results, OzFootball, per 14 April 2012