Jorvan Vieira

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Jorvan Vieira
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Personal information
Full name Jorvan Vieira
Date of birth (1953-09-29) September 29, 1953 (age 65)
Place of birth Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Ismaily SC (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1972 Vasco da Gama
1972–1978 Botafogo
1978–1979 Portuguesa
Teams managed
1980 Qatar SC
1982–1983 Oman U-20
1983–1984 FAR Rabat
1984 Wydad Casablanca
1984 Tihad Sportif Casablanca
1984–1986 IR Tanger
1986 Morocco (Assistant)
1990–1992 Kuwait U-20
1999 Al Qadisiya
2001 Ismaily
2001 Oman U-20
2002 Malaysia U-20
2004–2005 Al Nasr
2005–2007 Al-Ta'ee
2007 Iraq
2008 Sepahan
2008–2009 Iraq
2010–2011 Ittihad Kalba
2011 Bani Yas
2011–2012 Al Sharjah
2012–2013 Zamalek
2013–2014 Kuwait
2016 Smouha
2017–2018 Ittihad Kalba
2018– Ismaily SC
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Jorvan Vieira (born September 29, 1953) is a Brazilian-Portuguese football coach.


Playing career[edit]

Vieira was born in Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil. He began his professional football career after studying Sports Medicine for four years, playing for top Brazilian clubs Vasco da Gama, Botafogo and Portuguesa in the 1970s.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

Vieira was appointed assistant manager to the Moroccan national side for the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico. Alongside compatriot José Faria he led Morocco into the second round of the tournament as group winners ahead of England, Portugal and Poland,[2]

He then managed the Kuwait under-20 side[3] before having an impressive spell and leading Al Qadisiya to the Kuwaiti league title, which was followed by further success when he was in charge of Egyptian club Al-Ismaili in 2001. Vieira was re-appointed as the coach of the Oman Under-20 side in the same year. After spending a year in the job, Vieira went on to coach the Malaysia Under-20 side before returning to Oman, where he led Al-Nasr Salalah to the Sultan Qaboos Cup, and was manager of Al-Ta'ee in Saudi Arabia.[4]

On December 26, 2007, it was officially announced that Vieira signed a one-year contract with Mes Kerman F.C. in the Iran Pro League for an approximate fee of $640,000.[5] Yet a few days later on December 29 the deal fell through due to financial reasons.[6]

On February 2, 2008, Vieira signed an 18-month contract with AFC Champions League 2007 finalists Sepahan F.C..[7] Vieira was sacked by Sepahan F.C. on June 9, 2008, 12 months before his contract would expire.[8]

Vieira signed a one-year contract with Iraq on September 2, 2008, where he led them to the Gulf Cup.[9]

On August 10, 2013, Jorvan Vieira was named coach of Kuwait's national side. The Brazilian led Iraq's national side to success in the 2007 Asian Cup.[10]

Asian Cup success[edit]

Less than two months ahead of the 2007 AFC Asian Cup finals Vieira was named coach of war-torn Iraq. He led them all the way to the final of the 2007 WAFF Championship but finished as runners-up after losing 1–2 in the final against Iran. After this tournament, Iraq played in the Asian Cup. Incredibly, he led Iraq to the 2007 Asian Cup title after stunning the pre-tournament favourites Australia in a 3–1 victory,[11] edging Korea on penalties[12] and finally upsetting regional heavyweights Saudi Arabia 1–0 in the final.[13]

Personal life[edit]

  • Jorvan Vieira is a Muslim. He converted to Islam while coaching Morocco, he says about this: "Reports have suggested that I converted to Islam but 'converted' is not the right term – I wasn't religious before. Nor is it true that I only became a Muslim because of my Arab wife, as has also been claimed".[3][14][15]
  • He can speak 7 languages, including Arabic.[3]
  • He holds a doctorate in sports sciences from France.[3]
  • He is the son of a Portuguese father, a Brazilian mother and is married to Khadija Fahim, a Moroccan woman.[16] As the result of this he holds Brazilian, Portuguese and Moroccan nationalities.[17]
  • Jorvan thinks of himself mainly as being Portuguese, confesses that he always carries with him his Portuguese passport, and that his identification cards at football matches identify him as being Portuguese. In an interview to the Portuguese newspaper Diário de Notícias, he even states that in the future, he wants to live the rest of his life in Portugal, and that he plans to coach a Portuguese football club.[18]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 11, 2007. Retrieved July 31, 2007.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ [1] Archived July 11, 2010, at the Wayback Machine The Star Online
  3. ^ a b c d "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 28, 2007. Retrieved August 2, 2007.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) Soccerblog Profile
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 16, 2007. Retrieved July 14, 2007.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) AFC Asian Cup Official Website
  5. ^ "Mes Officials Begin Negotiations, Former Iraqi NT Head Coach in Kerman with 600 Mil". Archived from the original on December 31, 2007. Retrieved December 26, 2007.
  6. ^ "Vieira parts company with Mes". Archived from the original on July 11, 2013. Retrieved December 29, 2007.
  7. ^ "Sepahan names Vieira as new coach". Archived from the original on July 20, 2011. Retrieved February 2, 2008.
  8. ^ "Vieira released by Sepahan". Archived from the original on June 13, 2008. Retrieved June 10, 2008.
  9. ^ [2] ESPN
  10. ^ "kuwait appoint asian vieira". Archived from the original on August 24, 2013.
  11. ^ [3] The Australian Newspaper
  12. ^ [4] The International Herald Tribune Newspaper
  13. ^ [5] BBC Sports News
  14. ^ [6][permanent dead link] The Sun Newspaper
  15. ^ [7] If ever anyone needed a win ...
  16. ^ Veja magazine, # 2020, Editora Abril, p.101, August 8, 2007
  17. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 29, 2007. Retrieved August 7, 2007.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) The Journal Record
  18. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 17, 2007. Retrieved August 7, 2007.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) Diário de Notícias Newspaper

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