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Josimar in 2011
|Full name||Josimar Higino Pereira|
|Date of birth||19 September 1961|
|Place of birth||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|1997||Mineros de Guayana|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Josimar Higino Pereira (born 19 September 1961), more commonly known as Josimar, is a Brazilian former footballer. Throughout his career, he played as a right-back, mainly with Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas and the Brazilian national team. In his prime, he was named the best right-back in the world by FIFA. He is currently assistant coach at Botafogo.
Josimar was born in Rio de Janeiro.
Josimar won 16 caps with the Brazilian national team, from June 1986 to November 1989. He played three times during the 1986 Football World Cup after an injury to first choice right back Édson. His two goals for Brazil were memorable, and were scored in his first two international matches, in that tournament.
- Campeonato Carioca (Rio de Janeiro championship) in 1989 with Botafogo
- Campeonato Cearense (Ceará State championship) in 1992 with Ceará Sporting Club
- Copa América in 1989 with the Brazilian national team
- Rous Cup in 1987 with the Brazilian national team
- "The blondes came and the training went – I wasted it all: Josimar on Mexico 86". FourFourTwo. Retrieved 26 August 2014.
- "World Cup Cult Heroes: Josimar | The National". thenational.ae. Retrieved 26 August 2014.
- "Futpedia: Josimar (Josimar Higino Pereira)". Globo Esporte (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 31 January 2009. Retrieved 24 January 2010.
- Josimar – FIFA competition record
- "South American Team of the Year". 16 January 2009. Archived from the original on 21 January 2015. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
- Josimar at National-Football-Teams.com