Milton Cruz

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Milton Cruz
Milton Cruz (2010).JPG
Milton Cruz with São Paulo in 2010
Personal information
Full name Milton da Cruz
Date of birth (1957-08-01) 1 August 1957 (age 57)
Place of birth Cubatão, Brazil
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
São Paulo (coach)
Youth career
1975–1977 São Paulo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1979 São Paulo
1980–1982 Estudiantes Tecos 31 (3)
1982–1983 Nacional
1983–1985 Internacional 6 (2)
1985–1986 Sport Recife 15 (2)
1987 Catuense
1987 Náutico
1988 Yomiuri 13 (4)
1989 Nissan Motors
1989–1990 Botafogo 12 (4)
1990–1992 Kashima Antlers 48 (35)
1993 Oklahoma City Slickers 16 (14)
National team
1984 Brazil Olympic 3 (0)
Teams managed
1997– São Paulo (assistant)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

Milton da Cruz (born 1 August 1957), known as Milton Cruz, is a Brazilian retired footballer who played as a forward, and the current manager of São Paulo.

Club career[edit]

Known as Milton in his playing days, he joined São Paulo's youth setup in 1975, being promoted to the first team in 1977.[1] He subsequently represented Estudiantes Tecos, Nacional Montevideo, Internacional, Sport Recife, Catuense, Náutico, Yomiuri FC, Nissan Motors FC, Botafogo and Kashima Antlers.

In May 1993, Cruz joined Oklahoma City Slickers of the USISL.[2] He was the club's topscorer, as his side finished third, and subsequently retired at the age of 36.

International career[edit]

Milton appeared with Brazil under-23s at the 1984 Summer Olympics in United States, appearing in three matches only as a substitute.[3]

Post-playing career[edit]

In 1997 Milton Cruz returned to his first club São Paulo, as an assistant manager. In 1999, after Paulo César Carpegiani's dimissal, he was named interim.

Club statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup Total
1987/88 Yomiuri JSL Division 1 8 4 0 0 0 0 8 4
1988/89 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1990/91 Kashima Antlers JSL Division 2 24 22 - 2 1 26 23
1991/92 24 13 - 1 0 25 13
1992 J. League 1 - 0 0 9 2 9 2
Country Japan 61 39 0 0 12 3 73 42
Total 61 39 0 0 12 3 73 42

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Milton Cruz: atacante reserva, técnico interino" [Milton Cruz: reserve forward, interim manager] (in Portuguese). Úlitma Divisão. 16 April 2015. Retrieved 22 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "OSU Hires a Second Sutton". NewsOK. 22 May 1993. Retrieved 22 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Mílton Cruz Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 28 October 2009. 

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