Argel in 2016
|Full name||Argélico Fucks|
|Date of birth||4 September 1974|
|Place of birth||Santa Rosa, Brazil|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2013||Red Bull Brasil|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Argel was born in Santa Rosa, Rio Grande do Sul. He began his career with Sport Club Internacional, Santos FC and Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras, with a brief stint in Japan in between and an unsuccessful spell at Portugal's FC Porto, which finished after a serious run-in with the board of directors and prompted his Brazil return.
In early June 2001, Argel returned to Portugal with S.L. Benfica, which he helped win the Primeira Liga in his fourth season and the domestic supercup, the former after an 11-year drought. The player contributed to this feat with ten matches and one goal.
After falling down the pecking order at Benfica, Argel had a six-month stay at Racing de Santander, going on to retire in 2007 after representing Cruzeiro Esporte Clube, Canoas Sport Club and Chinese club Zhejiang Lucheng FC.
Argel represented Brazil at under-20 level, winning both the South American Youth Championship and the FIFA U-20 World Cup. On 29 March 1995 he earned his only cap for the full side, appearing in a friendly against Honduras.
Argel's managerial career began when he was hired as Guaratinguetá Futebol's head coach on 8 February 2008, being sacked exactly one year later. Three days later, he was hired by Sociedade Esportiva e Recreativa Caxias do Sul.
Argel was announced as coach of former club Internacional on 13 August 2015, after leaving Figueirense FC which he had already managed on two separate spells. He was fired on 11 July after six games without a win, but hours later he returned to Figueirense.
On 13 September 2016, Argel was named head coach of Esporte Clube Vitória. The following 1 May, after elimination from the Copa do Nordeste against Esporte Clube Bahia and the massive brawl that ensued, he was sacked.
After rejoining Criciúma, Argel was dismissed in May 2018. In September, he was announced as the new manager of fellow Série B team Coritiba Foot Ball Club, being relieved of his duties on 16 February 2019 after being knocked out of the Copa do Brasil.
Some of Argel's fame stemmed from his surname, which coincided with a form of the English word "fuck". This led to some double entendre headlines, including one from Eurosport.com titled "Fucks off to Benfica". This headline received press coverage itself with The Register calling it "snappy and eye-catching", and football humour site Laugh FC deeming it "one of the all time greats".
|1996||Verdy Kawasaki||J1 League||14||0|
|2004/05||Racing Santander||La Liga||2||0|
|2007||Hangzhou Greentown||Super League||22||1|
- Primeira Liga: 2004–05
- Taça de Portugal: 2003–04
- Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: Runner-up 2004
- "Argel: "Joguei numa posição que nunca foi a minha"" [Argel: "I always played out of position"]. Record (in Portuguese). 11 February 2000. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
- Soares, Ana (5 June 2001). ""Porto passou a ser inimigo", diz Argel" [«Porto are now the enemy», Argel says] (in Portuguese). TVI 24. Archived from the original on 22 December 2017. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
- "Argel: "Vamos à guerra"" [Argel: «It's war time»]. Record (in Portuguese). 6 June 2001. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
- "Argel "Eu falava mais do que jogava"" [Argel «I talked more than I played»] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 12 February 2014. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
- Calhau, Pedro (19 December 2004). "Benfica-Penafiel, 1–0 (crónica)" [Benfica-Penafiel, 1–0 (match report)] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
- Medice, João Henrique (24 January 2005). "Na Espanha, Argel "dá um pé" no glamour" [In Spain, Argel "flips the bird" to glamour] (in Portuguese). Universo Online. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
- Argel – FIFA competition record
- Goussinsky, Eugenio; Assumpção, João Carlos. "Deuses da bola: 100 anos da seleção brasileira" [Ball gods: 100 years of the Brazilian national team] (in Portuguese). Google Books. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
- "Argel é o novo técnico do Guaratinguetá" [Argel is new Guaratinguetá coach] (in Portuguese). Placar. 8 March 2008. Archived from the original on 20 April 2009. Retrieved 13 April 2009.
- "Após demitir Argel, Guaratinguetá contrata Estevam Soares" [After firing Argel, Guaratinguetá hires Estevam Soares] (in Portuguese). Terra. 2 February 2009. Retrieved 13 April 2009.
- "Ex-zagueiro Argel é o novo técnico do Caxias" [Former stopper Argel is new Caxias coach] (in Portuguese). Terra. 5 February 2009. Retrieved 13 April 2009.
- Início de trabalho! (Work starts!); Campinense Clube, 2 June 2009 (in Portuguese)[dead link]
- Argel se apresenta na Sala de Imprensa (Argel introduces himself in press room); Criciúma EC, 9 April 2010 (in Portuguese)
- Hammes, Tomás; Koerich, Renan (13 August 2015). "Após reunião, Argel deixa Figueirense e assumirá como novo técnico do Inter" [After meeting, Argel leaves Figueirense and will take over as new manager of Inter] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
- "Após sexto jogo sem vitória no Brasileirão, Argel é demitido do Inter" [After sixth winless match in the Brasileirão, Argel gets the boot at Inter] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 11 July 2016. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
- "Demitido do Inter, Argel é anunciado como novo treinador do Figueirense" [Fired at Inter, Argel is announced as new manager of Figueirense] (in Portuguese). Universo Online. 11 July 2016. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
- "Argel Fucks é anunciado pelo Vitória e fará estreia contra o Internacional" [Argel Fucks is announced by Vitória and will make debut against Internacional] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 12 September 2016. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
- Nunes Loreto, Bruno (12 September 2016). "Argel Fucks é o novo técnico do Vitória" [Argel Fucks is the new manager of Vitória] (in Portuguese). Torcedores. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
- Alves, Marcus (1 May 2017). "Após confusão e derrota em Ba-Vi, Argel é demitido do Vitória" [After clutter and defeat at Ba-Vi, Argel is fired from Vitória] (in Portuguese). ESPN Brasil. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
- "Sem vencer na Série B, Argel Fucks não é mais técnico do Criciúma" [Winless in Série B, Argel Fucks is no longer coach of Criciúma] (in Portuguese). Gazeta Esportiva. 9 May 2018. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
- "Coritiba anuncia contratação do técnico Argel Fucks" [Coritiba announce hiring of coach Argel Fucks] (in Portuguese). Universo Online. 16 September 2018. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
- "Após eliminação na Copa do Brasil, Argel Fucks é demitido do Coritiba" [After Brazilian Cup elimination, Argel Fucks is fired by Coritiba] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 16 February 2019. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
- "Argel Fucks assume o comando técnico do CSA" [Argel Fucks takes over CSA]. Lance! (in Portuguese). 2 July 2019. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
- Haines, Lester (11 September 2001). "Eurosport.com scores headline profanity sensation". The Register. Retrieved 30 December 2006.
- Russell, Anton (6 November 2003). "Making a name for themselves". Laugh FC. Archived from the original on 23 November 2005. Retrieved 30 December 2006.
- "Argel". Footballdatabase. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
- "Argel Fucks" (in Portuguese). Terceiro Tempo. Retrieved 3 February 2017.