Olavo Rodrigues Barbosa
|Full name||Olavo Rodrigues Barbosa|
|Date of birth||July 11, 1923|
|Place of birth||Brazil|
|Date of death||November 17, 2010(aged 87)|
Olavo Rodrigues Barbosa, best known as Nena, (11 July 1923 in Porto Alegre – 17 November 2010 in Goiânia) was a Brazilian former football player. He was born in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul.
From 1940 to 1949 the defender played with SC Internacional in Porto Alegre and won with the club eight state championships. In 1949 he moved to Associação Portuguesa de Desportos in São Paulo with which he won the Torneio Rio-São Paulo of 1952 and 1955. He ended his playing career with the club in 1958 but stayed on as auxiliary coach and functionary. In the 1960s he worked as youth coach with SC Corinthians Paulista.
Between 1947 and 1952 he played five times for the Brazilian national team. He was also part of the Brazilian roster of the 1950 World Cup where Brazil finished as runner up, but did not get to play.
- Campeonato Gaúcho: eight times (1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1947 and 1948).
- Torneio Rio-São Paulo: 1952, 1955
- CBF profile
- (in Portuguese) LUTO! Morre ex-zagueiro da Seleção Brasilera de 1950 e do Internacional
- 1950 FIFA World Cup: Brazil Squad FIFA. Retrieved 22 January 2010.
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