Júlio César (footballer, born 1963)

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Not to be confused with: Júlio César da Silva e Souza, Júlio César Santos Correa and Júlio César Soares Espíndola.
Júlio César
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Personal information
Full name Júlio César da Silva
Date of birth (1963-03-08) 8 March 1963 (age 52)
Place of birth Bauru, Brazil
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
0000–1978 Noroeste Bauru
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1986 Guarani 54 (3)
1986–1987 Stade Brestois 32 (1)
1987–1990 Montpellier 93 (10)
1990–1994 Juventus 91 (3)
1994–1999 Borussia Dortmund 80 (7)
1998 Botafogo (loan) 16 (0)
1999 Panathinaikos (loan) 3 (0)
1999–2000 Werder Bremen 12 (0)
2001 Rio Branco
National team
1986–1993 Brazil 13 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Júlio César da Silva, usually known as Júlio César (born 8 March 1963 in Bauru (São Paulo) is a retired association footballer from Brazil.[1]


He played central defender with multiple teams in Brazil, Europe and with the Brazilian national team. He was widely considered one of Brazil's best central defenders. He also contributed in attack, frequently making runs into the opponent's half using his midfield-like technical skills to great effect, as well as his aerial ability.

He won the UEFA Champions League and Intercontinental Cup with Borussia Dortmund in 1997.

National team[edit]

Júlio César played 13 official matches for the Brazilian national team, from April 1986 to June 1993. He also played for Brazil against "The Rest of the World" in 1989 and for "The Rest of the World" against Brazil in 1990.

He played the Football World Cup 1986 and won the Best Central Defender Award. However, his outstanding performance at this tournament in Mexico was tempered by his penalty miss against France in the memorable quarter-final in Guadalajara. With the penalty-shootout tied at 3–3, after Michel Platini's famous shot over the bar, Cesar stepped up for Brazil only to see his powerful effort crash against the left post. Luis Fernández converted the next penalty and subsequently won the match for France.


Montpellier HSC
Juventus F.C.
Borussia Dortmund


  1. ^ "Julio Cesar" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 5 March 2011. 
  2. ^ FIFA XI´s Matches - Full Info

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