Glória in 1969
|Full name||Otto Martins Glória|
|Date of birth||9 January 1917|
|Place of birth||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Date of death||4 September 1986(aged 69)|
|1951||Vasco da Gama|
|1963||Vasco da Gama|
|1979||Vasco da Gama|
Otto Martins Glória (9 January 1917 – 4 September 1986) was a Brazilian football coach.
Glória was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but had his greatest successes with Benfica in Portugal, guiding the club to nine national trophies. With the Nigeria national team he won the 1980 African Cup of Nations.
In his first period with Benfica, the club was transformed to professional standards. Supported by president Joaquim Ferreira Bogalho, Glória founded a home for the players and focused on recruiting players from the periphery of the Portuguese capital and also from the African overseas provinces. In these years between 1954 and 1959 the club won two leagues and three Portuguese Cup.
In February 1962 he took on the reins of Olympique Marseille. The club was then stuck in the second division and saw its aspirations to return to the first division endangered. In his four months with the club he did not lose a single match and achieved its objective.
In his second tenure with Benfica he had continuous success on the national level, winning two more championships and cups. He also led the club into the 1968 final of the European Cup of Champions in London against Manchester United, which was lost 1–4.
At the 1966 FIFA World Cup in England he led the Portugal national team, with Eusébio, who became the tournament's top scorer, to the third place. In the process Portugal inflicted a 1–3 defeat on Glória's home country Brazil. The official head coach of the Portuguese team was then Manuel da Luz Afonso.
In 1979, he became with CR Vasco da Gama of Rio de Janeiro runner-up in the Brazilian championship, losing in the final 1–2 against SC Internacional Porto Alegre, which remained undefeated throughout the competition.
In the year thereafter he guided Nigeria through the 1980 African Nations Cup, which the team won in the final in Lagos with 3–0 against Algeria, and the Olympic Football Tournament 1980 in Moscow. He left this position after poor performances at the 1982 campaign in Libya.
- Campeonato Carioca: 1948
- Primeira Liga: 1961-62, 1965-66
- Taça de Portugal: 1959–60
- Campeonato Paulista: 1973
- Pereira, Luís Miguel (November 2009). Bíblia do Benfica [Benfica Bible] (in Portuguese) (7th ed.). Portugal: Prime Books. p. 120. ISBN 978-989-655-005-9.
- "O "bi" inédito, o "top" português e as outras marcas de JJ" [The unprecedented "bi", the Portuguese "top" and other JJ's records] (in Portuguese). Maisfutebol. 18 May 2015. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
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