Baltemar Brito

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Baltemar Brito
Personal information
Full name Baltemar José de Oliveira Brito
Date of birth (1952-01-09) 9 January 1952 (age 65)
Place of birth Recife, Brazil
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
AEK Athens (assistant)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972 Sport
1973–1974 Santa Cruz
1974–1975 Vitória Guimarães 0 (0)
1975–1977 Paços Ferreira
1977–1979 Feirense 29 (0)
1979–1980 Paços Ferreira 30 (0)
1980–1982 Rio Ave 57 (2)
1982–1983 Vitória Setúbal 30 (1)
1983–1985 Rio Ave 65 (4)
1985–1988 Varzim 45 (0)
Teams managed
1988 Varzim
1990–1991 Macedo Cavaleiros
1998–1999 Macedo Cavaleiros
1999–2000 Barrosas
2001 União Leiria (assistant)
2002–2004 Porto (assistant)
2004–2007 Chelsea (assistant)
2010 Belenenses
2010–2011 Al-Ittihad
2011 Al Dhafra
2013 Grêmio Osasco
2013–2014 Al-Ittihad Tripoli
2015–2016 Espérance (assistant)
2016– AEK Athens (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Baltemar José de Oliveira Brito (born 9 January 1952) is a Brazilian retired footballer who played as a central defender,[1] and a current coach.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Recife, Pernambuco, Brito spent the vast majority of his professional career in Portugal, representing Vitória de Guimarães (no league games played), F.C. Paços de Ferreira (two spells), C.D. Feirense, Rio Ave FC (two stints), Vitória de Setúbal and Varzim SC.

Over the course of eight seasons, he amassed Primeira Liga totals of 197 games and seven goals in representation of all the clubs except Paços, with which he competed solely in the second division. He retired at the end of 1987–88 at the age of 36, after suffering top flight relegation with Varzim.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

Brito was in charge of Varzim for two games in his last season as a player, managing two draws. Subsequently, he had two spells as head coach with lowly CA Macedo de Cavaleiros.

In the 2001–02 campaign, at U.D. Leiria, Brito started a link with José Mourinho that would last eight years. The assistant was part of a quartet that also included fitness coach Rui Faria, goalkeeping coach Silvino Louro and chief scout André Villas-Boas that followed the young manager from FC Porto to Chelsea.[3]

Brito also specialised in audio-visual work to prepare the team for matches.[4] As Mourinho left the Premier League side early into 2007–08, so did his entire staff.[5] On 5 June 2010, he was appointed head coach at C.F. Os Belenenses in the Portuguese second level,[6] but was sacked the following month before the season had even started.

On 18 May 2013, after a series of poor results, Brito was fired by Grêmio Esportivo Osasco.[7]


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