Moisés Matias de Andrade

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Personal information
Full name Moisés Matias de Andrade
Date of birth (1948-01-10)January 10, 1948
Place of birth Resende, Brazil
Date of death August 26, 2008(2008-08-26) (aged 60)
Place of death Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1966–1968 Bonsucesso
1968 Flamengo
1968–1970 Bonsucesso
1970 Botafogo
1971–1976 Vasco da Gama
1976–1978 Corinthians
1978 Paris Saint-Germain
1978 Flamengo
1979 Fluminense
1980–1983 Bangu
National team
1973 Brazil
Teams managed
1983–1986 Bangu
1987 Santa Cruz
1987–1988 Ceará
1989 Atlético Mineiro
1991 Belenenses
1992–1993 América
1993 Ceará
1994 Bangu
2006 Cabofriense
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Moisés Matias de Andrade (January 10, 1948 – August 26, 2008), usually known simply as Moisés, was a professional footballer who played for several Campeonato Brasileiro Série A clubs.

Playing career[edit]

Moisés was born in Resende, Rio de Janeiro state,[1] on January 10, 1948,[2] and started his career playing for Bonsucesso, then he moved to Flamengo in 1968, and returned in the same year to Bonsucesso.[3] He played for Botafogo in 1970, and played from 1971 to 1976 for Vasco, where he won the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A in 1974.[4] He then moved to Corinthians, helping the club win the Campeonato Paulista in 1977, bringing to an end the club's 23 years without winning the state championship.[4] He played 122 games for Corinthians.[5] Moisés briefly played for Paris Saint-Germain of France, before returning to Brazil to play again for Flamengo.[6] In 1979, he played for Fluminense, then he moved to Bangu in the following year, retiring in 1983.[3]

International career[edit]

Moisés played one game for the Brazilian team, against the Soviet Union, on June 21, 1973, at Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow.[7][8]

Managerial career[edit]

After retiring, Moisés started a managerial career.[6] He was Bangu's head coach when the club finished as the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A runner-up in 1985,[6] as well as that year's Campeonato Carioca runner-up.[9] Besides managing Bangu, he was also manager of several other clubs, such as Santa Cruz, Ceará, Atlético Mineiro, América and Belenenses, of Portugal.[6] In 2008, he worked as Cabofriense's management coordinator.[1]


Moisés died on August 26, 2008, in Rio de Janeiro,[10] of lung cancer.[2] He was buried at Cemitério São João Batista, in Botafogo neighborhood, Rio de Janeiro.[2]

Career honors[edit]

Moisés won the following competitions during his playing career:

Club Competition Seasons
Corinthians Campeonato Paulista 1977
Vasco Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 1974


  1. ^ a b "Moisés (ex-zagueiro do Corinthians, Fla, Flu, Botafogo e Vasco da Gama)" (in Portuguese). Milton Neves. August 26, 2008. Retrieved August 27, 2008.
  2. ^ a b c "Ex-zagueiro do Vasco morre no Rio" (in Portuguese). O Globo Online. August 26, 2008. Retrieved August 27, 2008.
  3. ^ a b "Perfil" (in Portuguese). Retrieved August 27, 2008.
  4. ^ a b Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro Lance Volume 2. Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A. 2001. p. 304. ISBN 85-88651-01-7.
  5. ^ "Por onde andam os heróis da Fiel?" (in Portuguese). Pelé.net. October 10, 2002. Retrieved August 27, 2008.
  6. ^ a b c d "Moisés: Sinceramente Xerifão" (in Portuguese). Gazeta Esportiva. July 25, 2003. Archived from the original on May 19, 2008. Retrieved August 27, 2008.
  7. ^ "Union Soviétique – Brazil". Sambafoot. Retrieved August 27, 2008.
  8. ^ "Câncer mata o ex-zagueiro Moisés aos 60 anos" (in Portuguese). Portal Correio. August 26, 2008. Retrieved August 27, 2008.
  9. ^ "Ex-xerifão, Moisés pesca e joga tênis enquanto aguarda convite" (in Portuguese). Pelé.net. July 24, 2007. Retrieved August 27, 2008.
  10. ^ "Diretoria do Corinthians lamenta morte do ex-zagueiro Moisés" (in Portuguese). Folha Online. August 26, 2008. Retrieved August 27, 2008.