Cláudio Mendes Prates
|Full name||Cláudio Mendes Prates|
|Date of birth||18 September 1965|
|Place of birth||Rosário do Sul, Brazil|
|1986–1989||Vasco da Gama||17||(5)|
|1987||→ América-SP (loan)|
|1987||→ Farense (loan)||2||(1)|
|1988||→ Bragantino (loan)|
|1989||→ Juventus-SP (loan)|
|2008–2009||Vila Nova (assistant)|
|2009||Mogi Mirim (assistant)|
|2009||América Mineiro (assistant)|
|2010||Santa Cruz (assistant)|
|2010||Ponte Preta (assistant)|
|2011–2016||América Mineiro (assistant)|
|2012||América Mineiro (interim)|
|2014||América Mineiro (interim)|
|2016||América Mineiro (interim)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Known as Claudinho during his playing days, he was an Internacional de Santa Maria youth graduate. 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.
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, and was named Palmeiras' assistant the following 10 January. In April 2018, he joined Bahia; initially an assistant, he was appointed interim manager after the dismissal of Guto Ferreira.
- Vasco da Gama
- Taça Guanabara: 1986
- Campeonato Potiguar: 1997
- Al Arabi
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.
- "Comunicado" [Announcement] (in Portuguese). EC Bahia. 3 June 2018. Retrieved 11 June 2018.