|Full name||Paulo Roberto Bacinello|
|Date of birth||29 September 1959|
|Place of birth||Cascavel, Brazil|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
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.
Cascavel's numbers reduced significantly in the following years, and he retired in June 1991 still in Portugal, with Gil Vicente FC.