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 AmatoLiga MX stats at (Spanish)