Gil Paulista

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Gil Paulista
Personal information
Full name Gilmar Tadeu da Silva
Date of birth (1970-11-18) 18 November 1970 (age 50)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Position(s) Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1989 Portuguesa
1990–1993 Mixto
1994–1996 União Mogi
1996 Caxias
1997 Ovarense
1997–1999 Olhanense
1999 Corinthians (PP)
2000 Inter de Lages
2001 Canoas
2001–2002 Mahindra United
2003 Inter de Lages
Teams managed
2008–2009 Iraklis Thessaloniki (scout)
2010–2011 FC Metalurh Zaporizhya (youth manager)
2011–2014 FC Metalurh Zaporizhya (assistant coach)
2014 União Mogi
2015 Osvaldo Cruz
2015–2016 Al-Mujazzal Club
2018 Chao Pak Kei
2018 FC Lviv
2021– Polissya Stavky (amateurs)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Gilmar Tadeu da Silva (born 18 November 1970), commonly known as Gil Paulista is a Brazilian football manager and former football player.


Gilmar was born in 1970 in São Paulo, started playing football at a well-known youth team called Pequeninos do Jockey in São Paulo, then moved to Portuguesa de Desportos when he became a professional player playing as striker. As a player he did not get much attention on the pitch but still managed to play in several teams.

Gilmar, and Inacio Hui and Stephen Chow (Directors of CPK)

After retiring, he started his career out the pitch abroad in 2008, working as assistant coach in Greece and Ukraine. In 2010, he coached the International Football Academy from Brazil (BIFA) on Cape Town/RSA International Football Tournament 2010. The competition which was organized by ONU and FIFA, gathered football academies from all over the world. Gilmar was the U17 Champion, beating an American academy at the final.

Late 2010, Gilmar moved to Metalurh Zaporizhya, to coach the Youth team, and a year later became the assistant coach of the main team, and participating in the whole process of the access of Metalurh to the first division in the season 2011/2012. In 2012, he started the process to obtain his UEFA coach license and completed FFU A Coaching Award UEFA A Diploma in 2016.

In 2014, Gilmar left Metalurh and moved back to Brazil to work for União Mogi and in 2015 for Osvaldo Cruz. Despite being a Brazilian footballer, he quickly identified differences between Europe and Brazil. He was quoted as saying, "First, the course (FFU UEFA) covers everything that involves football, so the coach there is called the manager, he participates from the hiring of personnel to the administration of the club. The football coach in Brazil is largely limited to team and games, with pressure for results".[1] However, despite all constraints, Gilmar was positive about this experience in Brazil for his self improvement and continuous learning. In 2016, he managed to relocate himself to work in Saudi Arabi for Al-Mojzel.

After a short break looking for a new team, he is now coaching Chao Pak Kei (CPK), a Macanese football team which currently competes in the Liga de Elite.[2] CPK finished the 2018 Liga de Elite in the second position which is the best ranking ever. Gilmar was hired by FC Lviv in Ukraine, to be the head coach for the coming season.[3]



Chao Pak Kei


  1. ^ Felipe Lobo (31 July 2016). "Técnico brasileiro tira licença da Uefa na Ucrânia e explica diferença do Brasil". Trivela. UOL. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  2. ^ Vitor Rebelo (2 March 2018). "Gilmar Tadeu passa a ser treinador principal do CPK". Jornal Tribuna de Macau. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  3. ^ (3 July 2018). "Zhilmar Tadeu da Silva led FC Lviv –". Retrieved 10 July 2018.