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Full name Antônio Luiz Cantarele
Date of birth (1953-09-26) September 26, 1953 (age 63)
Place of birth Além Paraíba, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Playing position goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1983 Flamengo 387 (0)
1983 Náutico
1984–1989 Flamengo 162 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Antônio Luiz Cantarele, usually known as Cantarele (born September 26, 1953[1] in Além Paraíba, Minas Gerais state), is a retired professional Brazilian footballer who played as a goalkeeper for Campeonato Brasileiro Série A clubs Flamengo and Náutico.[2]


Cantarele started his career playing for Flamengo, where he spent most of his career. Between 1973 and 1983, he won several titles, such as the Campeonato Carioca in 1974, 1978, the two 1979 championships, and 1981, the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A in 1980, 1982 and 1983, Copa Libertadores in 1981, and the Intercontinental Cup in 1981.[2] He briefly played for Náutico of Recife, Pernambuco state in 1983, returning to Flamengo in 1984, where he played until his retirement in 1989, winning the Campeonato Carioca again in 1986 and the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A (Copa União) in 1987.[2]

Goalkeeper coach career[edit]

After his retirement, he started working as a goalkeeper coach. He worked for Flamengo,[3] Corinthians, with Vanderlei Luxemburgo,[4] the Japanese national team during the 2006 FIFA World Cup, and Fenerbahçe, of Turkey.[3] For Japan and Fenerbahçe, he worked with former Flamengo player Zico.[3]


Cantarele won the following honors during his playing career:

Club Competition Seasons
Flamengo Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 1980, 1982, 1983, 1987 (Copa União)
Campeonato Carioca 1974, 1978, 1979, 1979 (special competition), 1981, 1986
Copa Libertadores 1981
Intercontinental Cup 1981


  1. ^ "Antônio Luiz Cantarele" (in Portuguese). Brazilian Football Confederation. Retrieved 2008-06-21. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b c Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro Lance Volume 1. Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A. 2001. p. 42. ISBN 85-88651-01-7. 
  3. ^ a b c "Cantarele ou Cantareli (ex-goleiro do Flamengo)" (in Portuguese). Milton Neves. Retrieved 2008-06-21. 
  4. ^ "Amigos de Luxa voltam ao Timão" (in Portuguese). Terra. Retrieved 2008-06-21.