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 55)
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.

† Appearances (Goals).

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 played with relative success in Portugal, most notably for 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. In 1984 he moved to Portugal, signing with league club F.C. Porto, but his spell there was quite unassuming, as he amassed virtually no official appearances.

In the following season Cascavel joined Guimarães' Vitória Sport Clube, scoring 22 goals in his second year – league's best – as the Minho side overachieved for a final third place, and qualified for the UEFA Cup.

Cascavel was then signed by another league club, Sporting Clube de Portugal, for the 1987–88 campaign, repeating individual accolades in his first season, now with 23 goals, but the Lisbon club finished fourth. He also scored six in as many matches in the club's quarterfinal 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 modest Gil Vicente FC.




Personal life[edit]

Cascavel's son, Guilherme, also nicknamed Cascavel, is also a footballer – and a striker. Already born in Portugal, he played the vast majority of his career in the country, mainly in its second division.[1]


  1. ^ a b Paulinho Cascavel; Glórias do Passado, 24 January 2007 (Portuguese)
  2. ^ Cup Winners Cup Topscorers; at RSSSF

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