Marco Octávio

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Marco Octávio Simoes Barbosa (or simply Marco Octavio) is a Brazilian beach soccer and football coach. He is currently the head coach of the Iran national beach soccer team.

Octávio guided Brazil to six BSWW Mundialito titles, which remains a record. He moved to Portugal in 2001 and became the only coach to lead another country to the global crown.

His coaching ability did not go unnoticed in Asia and he was given a job in United Arab Emirates before assuming the Chinese controls in 2006. He masterminded China's rebuilding process and did take the East Asians to the level where they were capable to compete against the continent's best.

Octávio has also coached professional clubs, including Bahia and Shirin Faraz.[1] He has qualified Iran to the 2015 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.[2]