Bobô (footballer, born 1962)

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Personal information
Full name Raimundo Nonato Tavares da Silva
Date of birth (1962-11-28) November 28, 1962 (age 56)
Place of birth Senhor do Bonfim, Brazil
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Right midfielder
Youth career
Bahia Jovem
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1984 Catuense
1985–1989 Bahia
1989–1990 São Paulo 18 (3)
1990–1991 Flamengo
1991–1992 Fluminense
1993 Corinthians
1994 Internacional
1995 Catuense
1995–1997 Bahia
National team
1989 Brazil 3 (0)
Teams managed
2002–2003 Bahia (interim)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Raimundo Nonato Tavares da Silva, commonly known by the nickname Bobô (born November 28, 1962), is a retired Brazilian professional football right midfielder and head coach, who played for several Campeonato Brasileiro Série A clubs.

Playing career[edit]

Born on November 28, 1962 in Senhor do Bonfim,[1][2] before becoming a professional player, Bobô played for local amateur club Bahia Jovem, then he joined Catuense's youth squad after the club's head coach, João Correia, observed him playing.[3] In 1982, he started his professional career playing for Catuense, where he stayed through 1984.[4] In 1985, he joined Bahia, where he won three times the Campeonato Baiano (in 1986, in 1987 and in 1988),[4] and also won the 1988 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A,[4] scoring six goals in the competition, including two in the first leg of the final,[5] and winning that year's Placar magazine's Bola de Prata award.[6] He stayed at Bahia until 1989, when he was signed by São Paulo for US$1 million.[7] He scored three goals in the 18 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A games that he played for São Paulo,[8] winning the 1989 Bola de Prata,[6] and that year's Campeonato Paulista.[4] After leaving São Paulo during the 1990 season, he played for Flamengo, winning that season's Copa do Brasil,[2] joining Flamengo's rivals, Fluminense in 1991, leaving the club in 1992, and playing for Corinthians and Internacional in 1993.[4] In 1994, due to a judicial dispute with Corinthians, he ended the year without playing a game,[3] but in the following year, he resumed playing, after returning to Catuense.[4] In the same year, he returned to Bahia, retiring in 1997.[9] Bobô played his farewell game on July 1, 1997 in a friendly tournament game between Bahia and Palmeiras.[10]

National team[edit]

Bobô played three games for the Brazil national team in 1989, the first against Paraguay on April 12, while the other two against Peru, on May 10 and on May 24, winning the first two games, the results were, respectively 2–0, 4–1 and 1–1.[11][12]

Non-playing career[edit]

After retiring from playing football, Bobô worked as a sports commentator for Rede Bandeirantes.[4][13] He worked as Bahia's youth squad head coach in 2000, then was promoted as the main team's head coach in 2002, winning the Campeonato do Nordeste in that year.[14] He resigned as Bahia's head coach in April 2003,[15] after his club was defeated by Paraná 3–1, a result that left the club in Campeonato Brasileiro Série A's penultimate position.[16] He was appointed as the club's director of football on March 4, 2005,[17] resigning from the job in July of the same year.[18] In 2006, Bobô worked as the host of Rede Bandeirantes' sports news show Esporte Total Bahia,[19] before being appointed in December by Bahia state's Governor Jaques Wagner as general director of SUDESB (Superintendência dos Desportos do Estado da Bahia, meaning Bahia State's Sports Superintendency).[20][21]


Besides winning the Bola de Prata in 1988 and in 1989, Bobô won the following honors during his playing career:

Club Competition Seasons
Bahia Campeonato Baiano 1986, 1987, 1988
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 1988
Flamengo Copa do Brasil 1990
São Paulo Campeonato Paulista 1989


  1. ^ "Raimundo Nonato Tavares da Silva" (in Portuguese). Brazilian Football Confederation. November 16, 2007. Retrieved September 16, 2008.[dead link]
  2. ^ a b "Bobô - Raio-X" (in Portuguese). Gazeta Esportiva. September 23, 2002. Archived from the original on October 22, 2002. Retrieved September 16, 2008.
  3. ^ a b "O Craque" (in Portuguese). Bobô's official website. Archived from the original on September 26, 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-14.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro Lance Volume 1. Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A. 2001. p. 37. ISBN 85-88651-01-7.
  5. ^ "Brazil 1988 Championship - II Copa União (1st level)". RSSSF. January 9, 2002. Archived from the original on April 21, 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-15.
  6. ^ a b "Bola de Prata (Placar Magazine)". RSSSF. December 3, 2007. Archived from the original on December 10, 2007. Retrieved 2008-09-15.
  7. ^ "Bobô (ex-meia do Bahia, São Paulo, Fla, Flu e Corinthians)" (in Portuguese). Milton Neves. September 2, 2008. Archived from the original on October 2, 2011. Retrieved 2008-09-14.
  8. ^ "São Paulo FC - All players in Brazilian Championship". RSSSF. December 5, 2007. Archived from the original on July 8, 2007. Retrieved September 18, 2008.
  9. ^ "Bobô anuncia que vai deixar de jogar futebol" (in Portuguese). Folha Online. June 18, 2007. Retrieved September 15, 2008.
  10. ^ "Torneio com Fla e Palmeiras marca despedida de Bobô" (in Portuguese). Folha Online. June 27, 1997. Retrieved September 16, 2008.
  11. ^ "Seleção Brasileira (Brazilian National Team) 1988-1989". RSSSF. January 13, 2007. Retrieved September 20, 2008.[permanent dead link]
  12. ^ Seleção Brasileira 1914-2006. São Paulo: Mauad X. 2006. p. 236. ISBN 85-7478-186-X.
  13. ^ "Craques escalando craques" (in Portuguese). IstoÉ. December 23, 1998. Retrieved September 21, 2008.
  14. ^ "Bobô" (in Portuguese). Gazeta Esportiva. September 23, 2002. Retrieved September 15, 2008.[dead link]
  15. ^ "Brasileirão 2008 - Balanço da Rodada" (in Portuguese). Show de Bola. April 28, 2003. Archived from the original on July 19, 2009. Retrieved 2008-09-22.
  16. ^ "Bobô sai e Evaristo pode assumir" (in Portuguese). Pelé.net. April 28, 2003. Retrieved September 15, 2008.
  17. ^ "Bobô é o novo dirigente do Bahia" (in Portuguese). Terra. April 4, 2005. Retrieved September 16, 2008.
  18. ^ "Bobô entrega cargo de diretor do Bahia" (in Portuguese). Terra. July 22, 2005. Retrieved September 16, 2008.
  19. ^ "Novos dirigentes da Sudesb" (in Portuguese). SUDESB. January 12, 2007. Archived from the original on April 1, 2008. Retrieved September 16, 2008.
  20. ^ "Futuro governador da Bahia nomeia Bobô para assumir cargo" (in Portuguese). Lancenet. December 14, 2006. Retrieved September 14, 2008.[permanent dead link]
  21. ^ "Fonte Nova vai continuar interditada" (in Portuguese). SUDESB. November 26, 2007. Archived from the original on June 10, 2008. Retrieved September 14, 2008.