Gílson Paulo

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Gílson Paulo
Personal information
Full name Gílson Paulo de Mello Filho
Date of birth (1949-05-01) 1 May 1949 (age 67)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Club information
Current team
Equatorial Guinea
Teams managed
Years Team
2012 Equatorial Guinea

Gílson Paulo de Mello Filho,[1] (born 1 May 1949), simply known as Gílson Paulo, is a Brazilian football coach, who recently managed the national team of Equatorial Guinea, a position he took up on 1 January 2012.[2][3]

Although his contract with Equatorial Guinea had a duration of two months,[4] the victories of the national team in the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations against Libya and especially Senegal achieved that was extended to one year.[5]


Gílson Paulo had previously been a sports director at the academy of Brazilian club Vasco da Gama.[6] where he was to return in mid-February.[7]


  1. ^ [1] (Portuguese)
  2. ^ "Gilson Paulo, Equatorial Guinea's new coach". Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office. 4 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Brazilian Gilson Paulo named Equatorial Guinea coach". BBC Sport. 4 January 2012. 
  4. ^ [2] (Spanish)
  5. ^ [3] (Spanish)
  6. ^ "Brazilian is new Equatorial Guinea coach". Kickoff.com. 4 January 2012. 
  7. ^ [4] (Portuguese)