Gil Baiano

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Gil Baiano
Personal information
Full name José Gildásio Pereira de Matos
Date of birth (1966-11-03) November 3, 1966 (age 50)
Place of birth Tucano, Brazil
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Playing position Right back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1988 Guarani
1988–1993 Bragantino 62 (?)
1993–1994 Palmeiras 7 (?)
1994 Vitória 19 (?)
1995–1996 Paraná 20 (?)
1996–1997 Sporting Portugal
1998 Ituano
1998 Paraná 9 (?)
1999 Bragantino
2000 Comercial-SP
2000 Paraná 4 (?)
2001 XV de Piracicaba
2002 Bragantino
National team
1990–1991 Brazil 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

José Gildásio Pereira de Matos, commonly known by the nickname Gil Baiano (born November 3, 1966), is a retired professional association football right back, who played for several Campeonato Brasileiro Série A clubs, and for the Brazilian national team.


Born in Tucano, Bahia, Gil Baiano started playing professionally in 1987, defending Campinas' club Guarani.[2] In 1988, he was transferred to Bragantino, of Bragança Paulista, winning the Campeonato Paulista in 1990, and playing 62 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A games[3] during his spell at the club.[4] In 1993, he joined Palmeiras, where he played 19 Série A games.[3] leaving the club in 1994, to defend Esporte Clube Vitória, playing 20 games Série A until leaving the club.[3] In 1995, he played 20 Série A games for Paraná,[3] leaving the club in 1996, to play for Portuguese club Sporting Portugal.[4] In 1998, he returned to Brazil, playing for Ituano,[2] then Paraná again,[2] where he played nine Série A games.[3] In 1999, he played again for Bragantino, joining Comercial-SP in 2000. In 2000, he also played four Série A games for Paraná,[3] joining XV de Piracicaba in 2001, and retiring while playing for Bragantino in 2002.[2]

National team[edit]

Gil Baiano played seven games defending the Brazilian national team, without scoring a goal.[5] His first game was played on September 12, 1990, against Spain.[5] He played his last game for Brazil on March 26, 1991, against Argentina.[5]


  1. ^ "Gil Baiano" (in Portuguese). Futpédia. Archived from the original on January 6, 2009. Retrieved 2008-12-23. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Gil Baiano procura resgatar seu passado" (in Portuguese). Pelé.net. 2006-02-14. Retrieved 2008-12-23. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Gil Baiano - todos os jogos" (in Portuguese). Futpédia. Retrieved 2008-12-23. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ a b "Gil Baiano (ex-lateral do Bragantino e Palmeiras)" (in Portuguese). Milton Neves. December 9, 2008. Archived from the original on October 2, 2011. Retrieved 2008-12-23. 
  5. ^ a b c Napoleão, Antônio Carlos; Roberto Assaf (2006). Seleção Brasileira 1914-2006. São Paulo: Mauad X. p. 260. ISBN 85-7478-186-X.