Cláudio Mendes Prates

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Cláudio Prates
Personal information
Full name Cláudio Mendes Prates
Date of birth (1965-09-18) 18 September 1965 (age 54)
Place of birth Rosário do Sul, Brazil
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Bahia (assistant)
Youth career
1983–1984 Inter-SM
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1985 Inter-SM
1986–1989 Vasco da Gama 17 (5)
1987América-SP (loan)
1987Farense (loan) 2 (1)
1988Bragantino (loan)
1989Juventus-SP (loan)
1990–1992 Vitória
1993 Caxias
1994 Figueirense
1994–1995 Košice
1995–1996 ABC
1996–1997 Al Arabi
1997–1998 Al Shamal
1998–2001 Al Arabi
2001–2002 Al-Shoulla
2002–2004 Al Khaleej
Teams managed
2006–2007 Vitória (youth)
2007 Brasiliense (assistant)
2008 Brasiliense (interim)
2008 Paysandu (assistant)
2008–2009 Vila Nova (assistant)
2009 Mogi Mirim (assistant)
2009 América Mineiro (assistant)
2010 Sport (assistant)
2010 Santa Cruz (assistant)
2010 Ponte Preta (assistant)
2011 Remo (assistant)
2011 Joinville (assistant)
2011–2016 América Mineiro (assistant)
2012 América Mineiro (interim)
2014 América Mineiro (interim)
2016 América Mineiro (interim)
2016–2017 Al-Shabab (assistant)
2017–2018 Palmeiras (assistant)
2018– Bahia (assistant)
2018 Bahia (interim)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Cláudio Mendes Prates (born 18 September 1965), known as Cláudio Prates, is a Brazilian retired footballer who played as a forward, and is the current assistant manager of Bahia.

Playing career[edit]

Known as Claudinho during his playing days, he was an Internacional de Santa Maria youth graduate.[1] In 1986 he joined Vasco da Gama, and went on to feature sparingly for the club during his three-year spell, split by loans to América-SP, Bragantino, Juventus-SP and Primeira Liga side S.C. Farense.

Claudinho subsequently represented Vitória, Caxias, Figueirense, Košice and ABC before moving to Arabic football. He retired in 2004, with Al Khaleej.

Managerial career[edit]

Shortly after retiring, Prates began his career with former club Vitória, being an assistant of the youth setup. In 2006 he was promoted to the first team, remaining as an assistant until the arrival of Givanildo Oliveira as manager.

Prates subsequently followed Givanildo at Brasiliense, Paysandu, Vila Nova, Mogi Mirim, América Mineiro, Sport, Santa Cruz, Ponte Preta and Remo before parting ways in 2011 to become Joinville's assistant. Late in that year he returned to América, being an assistant but also interim manager on some occasions.

On 19 October 2016 Prates left Coelho,[2] and was named Palmeiras' assistant the following 10 January.[3] In April 2018, he joined Bahia;[4] initially an assistant, he was appointed interim manager after the dismissal of Guto Ferreira.[5]



Vasco da Gama
Al Arabi


  1. ^ "Claudinho, ex-jogador do Inter SM, visita a Baixada" [Claudinho, former Inter SM player, visits the Baixada] (in Portuguese). EC Internacional. 4 December 2017. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Depois de diretor de futebol, auxiliar técnico também deixa o América-MG" [After director of football, assistant manager also leaves América-MG] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 19 October 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Substituto de Valentim, Cláudio Prates começa trabalho no Palmeiras" [Valentim's substitute, Cláudio Prates begins work at Palmeiras] (in Portuguese). Terra. 10 January 2017. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Bahia encaminha contratação do auxiliar Cláudio Prates" [Bahia set to sign assistant Cláudio Prates] (in Portuguese). Correio 24 Horas. 19 April 2018. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Comunicado" [Announcement] (in Portuguese). EC Bahia. 3 June 2018. Retrieved 11 June 2018.

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