Aloísio Pires Alves

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For another Brazilian footballer named Aloísio, see José Aloísio da Silva.
Personal information
Full name Aloísio Pires Alves
Date of birth (1963-08-16) 16 August 1963 (age 53)
Place of birth Pelotas, Brazil
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1988 Internacional 107 (7)
1988–1990 Barcelona 48 (0)
1990–2001 Porto 332 (15)
Total 487 (22)
National team
1988 Brazil 6 (0)
Teams managed
2003–2005 Porto (assistant)
2005–2006 Porto B
2006–2007 Vila Meã
2007 Braga (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Aloísio Pires Alves (born 16 August 1963), known simply as Aloísio, is a Brazilian retired footballer who played as a central defender.

He spent 11 of his 19 years as a professional with Porto, appearing in more than 400 competitive games with the club and winning 19 major titles.

Club career[edit]

Aloísio was born in Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul. In his country he represented local Sport Club Internacional, helping the Porto Alegre side to three state leagues and the second position in the 1987 national championship, named Copa União in that year.

In 1988, Aloísio moved to Spain and joined La Liga giants FC Barcelona. Never an undisputed starter whilst in Catalonia, he did feature regularly as the teams before the emergence of the Dream Team won one Copa del Rey – a 2–0 win against Real Madrid[1][2]– and the 1988–89 European Cup Winners' Cup, with the player starting in the final of the latter against U.C. Sampdoria (2–0).[3]

After two seasons with Barça, Aloísio signed for FC Porto in Portugal, where he would remain for the following 11 years until his retirement. With the exception of his final season he never appeared in less than 28 matches in the Primeira Liga, being one of only five club players to win five consecutive national championships.

Aloísio retired from football in June 2001 at nearly 38 years of age, having won seven leagues, five cups and seven supercups with his main club and appearing in more than 400 official matches. In the 2003–04 campaign he was part of José Mourinho's coaching staff, as Porto won both the domestic and the UEFA Champions League; after one more year, now as assistant to Spaniard Víctor Fernández, he was appointed head coach of the reserve team, in the third division.

International career[edit]

During 1988, Aloísio earned six caps for Brazil. Also in that year he helped the Olympic team win silver at the Summer Olympic Games, in Seoul.[4]







  1. ^ "Spain – Cup 1990". RSSSF. Retrieved 14 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "A 25 años de la Copa de la Vida" [Here's to 25 years of the Cup of Life] (in Spanish). ESPN. 4 April 2015. Retrieved 14 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "1988/89: Hat-trick for Barcelona". 1 June 1989. Retrieved 14 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Aloísio". Sports-Reference. Retrieved 26 October 2009. 

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