Carlos Alberto Zanata Amato

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Full name Carlos Alberto Zanata Amato
Date of birth (1950-09-06) September 6, 1950 (age 66)
Place of birth São José do Rio Pardo (SP), Brazil
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1969-1973 Flamengo 19 (1)
1974-1978 Vasco da Gama 120 (8)
1978-1980 Monterrey 70 (13)
1981 Coritiba
Teams managed
1983 Vasco da Gama
1987 Avaí
1988-1989 Vasco da Gama
1990 Al-Ahli

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Carlos Alberto Zanata Amato, better known as Zanata (born September 6, 1950), is a former Brazilian association football defensive midfielder, who played in several Série A clubs.[1]


Born in São José do Rio Pardo,[2] Zanata started his career in 1969, defending Flamengo.[1] Before leaving the club in 1973,[1] he won Placar's Bola de Prata (silver ball) award in 1970,[3] won the Campeonato Carioca in 1972, and played 19 Série A games, and scored once.[2] He joined Flamengo's rival Vasco in 1974,[1] winning the Série A in 1974 and the Campeoanto Carioca in 1977.[1] Zanata played 120 Série A games and scored eight goals for the club.[2] He defended Mexican club Monterrey from 1978 to 1980,[4] retiring in 1981 while playing for Coritiba.[1]





  1. ^ a b c d e f Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro Lance Volume 2. Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A. 2001. pp. 370–371. ISBN 85-88651-01-7. 
  2. ^ a b c "Zanata" (in Portuguese). Futpédia. Archived from the original on May 28, 2009. Retrieved December 15, 2009. 
  3. ^ Os Onze Melhores Jogadores (in Portuguese). Placar. 13 November 1970. p. 16. 
  4. ^ Carlos Alberto Zanata Amato Liga MX stats at Medio (Spanish)