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Josimar in 2011
Personal information
Full name Josimar Higino Pereira
Date of birth (1961-09-19) 19 September 1961 (age 59)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[citation needed]
Position(s) Right back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1988 Botafogo 94 (3)
1988 Sevilla 13 (0)
1989–1990 Flamengo 18 (0)
1991 Internacional 34 (17)
1991 Novo Hamburgo
1991 Bangu
1992 Uberlândia
1992 Ceará
1992–1994 Jorge Wilstermann
1994–1996 Fast
1997 Mineros de Guayana
National team
1986–1989 Brazil 16 (2)
* 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.[1][2][3] In his prime, he was named the best right-back in the world by FIFA.[1] 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.[4]

Josimar's son, Josimar Jr., played for Botafogo youth teams. In the end of 2006, he moved to Cruzeiro and then later to Vasco in mid February 2008 by signing a 3-year deal until the end of 2010.






  1. ^ a b "The blondes came and the training went – I wasted it all: Josimar on Mexico 86". FourFourTwo. Retrieved 26 August 2014.
  2. ^ "World Cup Cult Heroes: Josimar | The National". Retrieved 26 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Futpedia: Josimar (Josimar Higino Pereira)". Globo Esporte (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 31 January 2009. Retrieved 24 January 2010.
  4. ^ JosimarFIFA competition record
  5. ^ "South American Team of the Year". 16 January 2009. Archived from the original on 21 January 2015. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
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