Ney Franco

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Ney Franco
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Personal information
Full name Ney Franco da Silveira Júnior
Date of birth (1966-07-22) 22 July 1966 (age 53)
Place of birth Vargem Alegre, Brazil
Club information
Current team
Goiás (manager)
Teams managed
Years Team
1990–1993 Atlético Mineiro (youth)
1993–2004 Cruzeiro (youth)
2002 Cruzeiro (caretaker)
2004 Cruzeiro (caretaker)
2004 Cruzeiro (caretaker)
2005–2006 Ipatinga
2006–2007 Flamengo
2007–2008 Atlético Paranaense
2008–2009 Botafogo
2009–2010 Coritiba
2011–2012 Brazil U20
2012–2013 São Paulo
2013–2014 Vitória
2014 Flamengo
2014 Vitória
2015 Coritiba
2017 Sport
2018 Goiás
2019 Chapecoense
2019– Goiás

Ney Franco da Silveira Júnior (born 22 July 1966), known as Ney Franco, is a Brazilian football manager, currently in charge of Goiás.


Born in Ipatinga, Minas Gerais, Franco worked in Atlético Mineiro and Cruzeiro's youth categories before being named the latter's interim manager on three occasions, one in 2002 and two in 2004.[1][2] Ahead of the 2005 campaign, he was appointed manager of Ipatinga as the club agreed to a partnership deal with Cruzeiro, and lifted the year's Campeonato Mineiro.

On 22 May 2006, after again reaching the finals of the state league, Franco was named manager of Flamengo, replacing sacked Waldemar Lemos.[3] He won the year's Copa do Brasil in July, defeating Vasco da Gama in the finals; Franco previously took Ipatinga to the semifinals of the very same competition, the club's best-ever position. In the 2007 season, he won the Taça Guanabara and the Campeonato Carioca, but was sacked on 29 July, being later replaced by Joel Santana.[4]

Appointed at the helm of Atlético Paranaense on 30 August 2007,[5] Franco was sacked in May of the following year. On 11 July 2008, he was hired by Botafogo,[6] but left the club on 10 August 2009; hours later, he was announced at Coritiba,[7] suffering relegation at the end of the campaign.

On 23 September 2010, Franco was appointed as coach of Brazil under-20 team.[8] He remained in charge of Coritiba until the end of the year, winning the Série B and returning to the top tier at first attempt. For the national team, he won the 2011 South American Youth Championship, qualifying to the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup (also won by Brazil) and the 2012 Summer Olympics.

On 5 July 2012, Franco replaced Emerson Leão at São Paulo FC, signing for the rest of season.[9] Exactly one year after his signing, and in spite of winning the 2012 Copa Sudamericana, he was dismissed after being knocked out of the 2013 Copa Libertadores.[10][11]

On 2 September 2013, Franco was appointed Vitória manager,[12] and finished the season in the fifth position. The following 13 May he returned to Flamengo,[13] but went back to Vitória on 21 August.[14] In December, he resigned from the latter club.

On 8 June 2015, Franco returned to Coritiba, but was sacked on 3 November, with five matches left on the season.[15] On 27 March 2017, after more than a year without coaching, he took over Sport,[16] being relieved from his duties on 25 May after only 58 days in charge.[17]

On 6 May 2018, Franco was announced at Goiás in the second division.[18] In December, after achieving promotion to the first division, he resigned.

On 28 March 2019, Franco replaced Claudinei Oliveira at Chapecoense.[19] He was sacked on 24 July,[20] and returned to Goiás on 8 August, again replacing Claudinei Oliveira.[21]







São Paulo


Brazil U20


  1. ^ "Após terceira derrota, Leão deixa o Cruzeiro" [After third consecutive defeat, Leão leaves Cruzeiro] (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. July 29, 2004. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  2. ^ "Cruzeiro e Ney Franco têm história marcada por parceria e rivalidade" [Cruzeiro and Ney Franco have a history trademarked by partnership and rivalry] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. June 26, 2015. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  3. ^ "Flamengo demite Lemos e contrata Ney Franco, ex-Ipatinga" [Flamengo sack Lemos and sign Ney Franco, formerly of Ipatinga] (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. May 22, 2006. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  4. ^ "Flamengo arranca empate com Corinthians, mas demite técnico" [Flamengo get draw with Corinthians, but sack manager] (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. July 29, 2007. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  5. ^ "Ney Franco, ex-Flamengo, é o novo técnico do Atlético-PR" [Ney Franco, formerly of Flamengo, is the new manager of Atlético-PR] (in Portuguese). Gazeta do Povo. August 30, 2008. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  6. ^ "Ney Franco assume comando do Botafogo" [Ney Franco takes over Botafogo] (in Portuguese). Terra. July 11, 2008. Retrieved July 11, 2008.
  7. ^ "Ney Franco é o novo técnico do Coritiba" [Ney Franco is the new manager of Coritiba] (in Portuguese). Gazeta do Povo. August 10, 2009. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  8. ^ "Ney Franco é o técnico da Seleção Brasileira Sub-20 e coordenador das seleções de base" [Ney Franco is the manager of the Brazil under-20 national team and the coordinator of the youth categories] (in Portuguese). CBF. September 23, 2010. Archived from the original on September 26, 2010. Retrieved September 23, 2010.
  9. ^ "São Paulo anuncia contratação do técnico Ney Franco" [São Paulo announce signing of manager Ney Franco]. (in Portuguese). NE10. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
  10. ^ "Ney Franco é demitido pelo São Paulo; Muricy é favorito para assumir" [Ney Franco is dismissed by São Paulo; Muricy is the favourite to take over] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. July 5, 2013. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  11. ^ "Ney diz que queda na Libertadores foi estopim para saída e crê que Ganso não rendeu" [Ney says that knockout at the Libertadores was the main reason for exit and believes that Ganso did not play what was expected] (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
  12. ^ "Ney Franco é o novo técnico do Vitória" [Ney Franco is the new manager of Vitória] (in Portuguese). O Globo. September 2, 2013. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  13. ^ "Flamengo oficializa Ney Franco como seu novo treinador" [Flamengo officialize Ney Franco as their manager] (in Portuguese). O Estado de S. Paulo. May 13, 2014. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  14. ^ "Vitória anuncia retorno do técnico Ney Franco" [Vitória announce the return of manager Ney Franco] (in Portuguese). A Tarde. August 21, 2014. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  15. ^ "Ney Franco é demitido do Coritiba a cinco rodadas do final do Brasileiro" [Ney Franco is sacked from Coritiba with five matches to the end of the Brasileiro] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. November 3, 2015. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  16. ^ "Sport anuncia contratação do técnico Ney Franco" [Sport announce the signing of manager Ney Franco] (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. March 27, 2017. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  17. ^ "Vice da Copa do Nordeste, Ney Franco é demitido pelo Sport após 58 dias no cargo" [Runner-up of the Copa do Nordeste, Ney Franco is sacked by Sport after 58 days in charge] (in Portuguese). ESPN Brasil. May 25, 2017. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  18. ^ "Ney Franco acerta últimos detalhes para treinar o Goiás Esporte Clube" [Ney Franco agrees last details to manage Goiás Esporte Clube] (in Portuguese). Goiás EC. May 6, 2018. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  19. ^ "Ney Franco é o novo técnico da Chape" [Ney Franco is the new manager of Chape] (in Portuguese). Associação Chapecoense de Futebol. March 28, 2019. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  20. ^ "Chapecoense anuncia a demissão do treinador Ney Franco" [Chapecoense announce the dismissal of manager Ney Franco] (in Portuguese). Fox Sports. July 24, 2019. Retrieved August 9, 2019.
  21. ^ "Após derrota para o Corinthians, Goiás anuncia volta de Ney Franco" [After defeat to Corinthians, Goiás announce the return of Ney Franco] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. August 8, 2019. Retrieved August 9, 2019.

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