Paulinho Cascavel

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Paulinho Cascavel
Personal information
Full name Paulo Roberto Bacinello
Date of birth (1959-09-29) 29 September 1959 (age 58)
Place of birth Cascavel, Brazil
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1980 Cascavel
1981 Criciúma
1982–1983 Joinville
1984 Fluminense
1984–1985 Porto 1 (0)
1985–1987 Vitória Guimarães 60 (47)
1987–1990 Sporting CP 94 (37)
1990–1991 Gil Vicente 8 (0)
Total 163 (84)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Paulo Roberto Bacinello (born 29 September 1959), commonly known as Paulinho Cascavel, is a Brazilian retired footballer who played as a striker.

Unknown in his native land, he spent most of his professional career in Portugal with Vitória de Guimarães and Sporting.[1] His nickname stems from his birthplace.

Football career[edit]

Born in Cascavel, Paraná, Cascavel started his career with local amateurs Cascavel Clube Recreativo, then successively represented Criciúma Esporte Clube, Joinville Esporte Clube and Fluminense Football Club. He moved to Portugal in 1984, signing with Primeira Liga club FC Porto, but his spell there was quite unassuming as he amassed virtually no official appearances.

In the following season, Cascavel joined Guimarães' Vitória SC. He scored 22 goals in his second year – competition best – as the Minho side overachieved for a final third place, and qualified for the UEFA Cup.

Cascavel was then signed by Sporting Clube de Portugal for the 1987–88 campaign and netted 23 times, but the Lisbon-based team finished fourth. He added six goals in as many matches in their quarter-final run in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.[2]

Cascavel's numbers reduced significantly in the following years, and he retired in June 1991 still in Portugal, with Gil Vicente FC.

Personal life[edit]

Cascavel's son, Guilherme, also nicknamed Cascavel, was also a footballer – and a striker. Already born in Portugal, he too played mostly in the country, mainly in its Segunda Liga.[1]





  1. ^ a b Paulinho Cascavel; Glórias do Passado, 24 January 2007 (in Portuguese)
  2. ^ Cup Winners Cup Topscorers; at RSSSF
  3. ^ Top Goal Scorers – Portugal; at Sports Records

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