João Batista Nunes

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Personal information
Full name João Batista Nunes de Oliveira
Date of birth (1954-05-20) May 20, 1954 (age 65)
Place of birth Bahia, Brazil
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position(s) Striker
Youth career
1967–1969 Fluminense de Feira
1969–1972 Flamengo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973 Flamengo 0 (0)
1974–1975 Confiança 0 (0)
1975–1978 Santa Cruz 64 (37)
1978–1979 Fluminense 57 (40)
1979–1980 Monterrey 10 (7)
1980–1984 Flamengo 195 (93)
1984 Botafogo 7 (3)
1985 Nautico 17 (8)
1985 Santos 0 (0)
1986 Atletico Mineiro 58 (39)
1986–1987 Boavista 9 (4)
1987 Flamengo 17 (4)
1988 Volta Redonda 8 (1)
1988–1991 Tiburones Acajutla 0 (0)
1990 Flamengo 2 (2)
1991–1993 Santa Cruz 0 (0)
Total 444 (235)
National team
1978–1980 Brazil 6 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

João Batista Nunes de Oliveira (born May 20, 1954 in Cedro de São João, SE), known as Nunes, is a former Brazilian football striker.

He became a football player in 1969, at 14 years old, playing for Flamengo's youth team. Reject by the club in 1974, at 19, he left Rio de Janeiro towards Aracaju (SE) to start his professional career at Confiança. His good performances granted him the 1976 Sergipe State Championship and a transference to Santa Cruz FC in the same year. There he won twice the Pernambuco State Championship (1976, 1978).

In 1977, he had his first cap for Brazil and became a regular in the National Team. Due to an injury, he was not selected to play the 1978 FIFA World Cup which made him miserable. Just after the World Cup, recovered from the injury, he returned to Rio de Janeiro to sign with Fluminense but he stayed there only for a few months before signing with Mexico's CF Monterrey.

Finally, in 1980, he transferred back to Flamengo to take part in a sensational team and make history as one of the most important forwards in the club's history.[1] Once there he won two Brazilian National Championships (1980, 1982), the 1981 Libertadores Cup and the 1981 Intercontinental Cup.

In 1983 we went on a one-year-loan to Botafogo and in the following year he transferred from Flamengo to Náutico, where he won another Pernambuco State Championship (1985). He would briefly return to Flamengo once again in 1987 and, although not a regular starter, he was a member of the squad that won the Brazilian league again that year.

Nunes also played for Portugal's Boavista,[2] Santos FC, Atlético Mineiro, Volta Redonda FC and El Salvador's Tiburones.

Nunes retired in 1993 after winning his 4th Pernambuco State Championship - the 3rd one playing for Santa Cruz.


  1. ^ "Futpedia: Nunes (João Batista Nunes de Oliveira)" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. Archived from the original on 2009-02-21. Retrieved 2010-03-16.
  2. ^ "Nunes (João Batista Nunes de Oliveira)" (in Portuguese). Fora de Jogo. Retrieved 2010-03-16.

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