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Mário Zagallo in 2008
|Full name||Mário Jorge Lobo Zagallo|
|Date of birth||9 August 1931|
|Place of birth||Atalaia, Alagoas, Brazil|
|Height||1.67 m (5 ft 5 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Inside forward, left winger|
|1980–1981||Vasco da Gama|
|1989–1990||United Arab Emirates|
|1990–1991||Vasco da Gama|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Mário Jorge Lobo Zagallo (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈmaɾju zaˈɡalu]; born 9 August 1931) is a Brazilian former football player and manager who played as a forward. He was the first footballer to win the FIFA World Cup both as a manager and as a player, 1958 FIFA World Cup and 1962 FIFA World Cup as a player, the 1970 FIFA World Cup as a manager and the 1994 FIFA World Cup as an assistant manager. In 1992, for his contributions to association football, Zagallo became the recipient of the FIFA Order of Merit, the highest honour awarded by FIFA.
He won the FIFA World Cup as a player with Brazil in 1958 FIFA World Cup and 1962 FIFA World Cup. At the time of the 1958 tournament he was a Flamengo player but by the 1962 event he was with Botafogo.
He won a total of 33 caps with Brazil, between 1958 and 1964.
Style of play
Zagallo was a diminutive left winger with a small physique, who was known for his technical skills and his high defensive work-rate, as well as his ability to make attacking runs from deeper areas of the pitch. He was also capable of playing as a forward, either as a main striker, or as an inside forward.
Zagallo won the World Cup as a manager (1970), and as assistant coach (1994), both with the Brazilian national team. He was the first person to win the World Cup both as a player and as a manager. Winning the World Cup in 1970 at the age of 38, he is also the second youngest coach to win a world title after Alberto Suppici with Uruguay in 1930, aged 31.
Personal life and religion
Zagallo (original family name Zakour, a Lebanese surname from Zahle) married Alcina de Castro on 13 January 1955 at the Church of Capuchins in Rio de Janeiro and they remained together until her death on 5 November 2012. Mário and Alcina had four children. He is a practicing Roman Catholic.
Zagallo was nicknamed the professor by his players throughout his career, due to his tactical awareness and commanding presence on the bench; also nicknamed Velho Lobo (The Old Wolf) due to his surname "Lobo" that literally means "wolf".
- Rio de Janeiro State Championship: 1953, 1954, 1955
- FIFA World Cup:
- FIFA Confederations Cup:
- Copa América:
- CONCACAF Gold Cup:
- IFFHS World's Best National Coach: 1997
- World Soccer Magazine 9th Greatest Manager of All Time: 2013
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- FIFA Order of Merit holders
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