Serginho Chulapa

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Personal information
Full name Sérgio Bernardino
Date of birth (1953-12-23) 23 December 1953 (age 64)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Santos (interim)
Youth career
0000–1968 Portuguesa
1970–1973 São Paulo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1983 São Paulo 103 (83)
1973Marília (loan) 17 (8)
1983–1984 Santos 36 (34)
1985 Corinthians 17 (6)
1986 Santos 9 (1)
1987 Marítimo 5 (4)
1988 Santos 5 (1)
1988–1989 Malatyaspor 24 (7)
1989–1990 Santos 13 (2)
1990–1991 Portuguesa Santista
1991–1992 São Caetano
1993 Atlético Sorocaba
National team
1979–1982 Brazil 20 (8)
Teams managed
1994 Santos (assistant)
1994 Santos
1995 União São João
1996 Portuguesa Santista
1997 São Caetano
1998 Sãocarlense
1999 Portuguesa Santista
1999 Remo
2000 Araçatuba
2000–2001 Santos (assistant)
2001 Santos
2002 Portuguesa Santista
2002 União São João
2005–2007 Santos (assistant)
2005 Santos (interim)
2008 Portuguesa Santista
2008– Santos (assistant)
2009 Santos (interim)
2018– Santos (interim)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Sérgio Bernardino (born 23 December 1953), known as Serginho Chulapa or simply Serginho, is a Brazilian retired footballer who played as a striker, and is the current interim manager of Santos FC.

Playing career[edit]


São Paulo[edit]

Born in São Paulo, Serginho was a São Paulo FC youth graduate. He made his first-team debut on 6 June 1973, in a 0–0 friendly draw against Bahia, and scored his first goal four days later in a 1–1 draw against Corinthians for the Taça Estado de São Paulo tournament.[1]

In 1974, returning from a loan to Série B side Marília, Serginho became a mainstay at Tricolor, scoring an impressive mark of 18 goals in the 1977 season.[2]

On 12 February 1978, Serginho reportedly assaulted the linesman Vandevaldo Rangel, and was handed a 14-month suspension (he only served eleven), subsequently missing out the 1978 FIFA World Cup (which he was expected to feature).[3] In the 1981 Finals, he received a straight red card after kicking Emerson Leão.[4]


In 1983 Serginho joined Santos, and was the top goalscorer of both Campeonato Paulista and Série A, both with 22 goals.[5] With the club he lifted the state championship in the following year, scoring 74 goals in 110 matches during his first spell.


In 1985, Serginho moved to rivals Corinthians, joining a team that was known as Selecão Corinthiana due to the high level of quality of the squad. After an above-average campaign both individually and teamwise, he left the club.[5]

Later career[edit]

Serginho returned to Santos in 1986, later stating that he took a "sabbatical year" at Corinthians.[6] He would, however, struggle with injuries during his second spell, and subsequently moved to Portugal's Marítimo.[5]

Returning to Santos for a third spell in 1988, Serginho featured regularly before moving to Malatyaspor in Turkey. He went back to his previous club in 1989, and subsequently represented Portuguesa Santista, São Caetano and Atlético Sorocaba; he retired with the latter in 1993, aged 39.[7][8]


For the Brazilian team he was capped twenty times between May 1979 and July 1982, and participated at 1982 FIFA World Cup, where he played in all five matches and scored two goals.

Serginho further represented Brazil in the 1990 edition of the World Cup of Masters, scoring in the final against Netherlands.

Coaching career[edit]

Serginho returned to Santos in 1994, as Pepe's assistant. After the latter's dismissal he was appointed interim manager, and remained in charge of the club until November, being himself sacked after headbutting a journalist.[9][10] In 1995 he was in charge of União São João, but was relieved from his duties in March.[11]

In 1996 Serginho was in charge of another club he represented as a player, Portuguesa Santista, and took the side back to the first division of the Paulistão.[12] He was in charge of São Caetano in the following year,[13] and returned to Briosa in 1999.[14]

In 2000, after spells in charge of Remo and Araçatuba,[15] Serginho returned to Santos as Geninho's assistant. In August 2001, he was definitely appointed manager,[16] but he resigned shortly after.[17]

For the 2002 campaign, Serginho was in charge of former sides União São João[18] and Portuguesa Santista.[19] He was still linked to Santos from 2002 to 2004, but was removed from his role as Leão was the manager. Returning as an assistant in 2005, he was also an interim after Vanderlei Luxemburgo's departure.

On 29 February 2008, Serginho was appointed manager of Portuguesa Santista for the fourth time.[20] On 8 August he returned to Santos as Márcio Fernandes' assistant.[21] In July of the following year he became an interim,[22] with his spell being marked by a push in a field reporter after a 3–3 home draw against Grêmio Barueri.[23]

On 23 July 2018, after the departure of Jair Ventura, Serginho returned to managerial duties after nearly nine years as an assistant.[24]




São Paulo




  1. ^ "A estreia e a história de Serginho Chulapa no Tricolor" [The debut and the history of Serginho Chulapa at the Tricolor] (in Portuguese). São Paulo FC. 6 June 2017. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  2. ^ "O Indomável Serginho Chulapa no São Paulo" [The indomitable Serginho Chulapa at São Paulo] (in Portuguese). São 25 November 2015. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  3. ^ "A polêmica agressão de Serginho Chulapa ao bandeirinha em 1978" [The controversial assault of Serginho Chulapa to the linesman in 1978] (in Portuguese). Memória EC. 19 February 2015. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Bater no juiz? Veja confusões que fizeram Chulapa ser "exemplo" para Ganso" [Assaulting the referee? See troubles that made Chulapa be an "example" for Ganso] (in Portuguese). BOL. 20 February 2015. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  5. ^ a b c "O indomável Serginho Chulapa" [=The indomitable Serginho Chulapa] (in Portuguese). Blog do Paulinho. 24 November 2015. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Serginho Chulapa no Corinthians" [Serginho Chulapa at Corinthians] (in Portuguese). O Curioso do Futebol. 23 December 2016. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Serginho Chulapa – 1983-1984/1986/1988-1990" (in Portuguese). Acervo Santos FC. 6 October 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  8. ^ Craques de uma era (in Portuguese). Placar. April 2010. p. 62.
  9. ^ "Serginho é demitido da equipe" [Serginho is fired from the team] (in Portuguese). Folha de S. Paulo. 20 November 1994. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  10. ^ "Nosso ídolo e hoje auxilar técnico, Serginho Chulapa comemora aniversário" [Our idol and today assistant, Serginho Chulapa celebrates birthday] (in Portuguese). Santos FC. 23 December 2017. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  11. ^ "Bragantino consegue empate com o União" [Bragantino get a draw against União] (in Portuguese). Folha de S. Paulo. 6 March 1995. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  12. ^ "Há 20 anos, Briosa retornava ao topo do futebol paulista" [20 years ago, Briosa returned to the top tier of Paulista football] (in Portuguese). A Tribuna. 21 July 2016. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  13. ^ "Chulapa acredita no S. Caetano, mas teme maracutaia" [Chulapa believes in S. Caetano, but fears for scham] (in Portuguese). Diário do Grande ABC. 7 November 1999. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  14. ^ "Serginho é o novo técnico da Portuguesa Santista" [Serginho is the new manager of Portuguesa Santista] (in Portuguese). Diário do Grande ABC. 29 January 1999. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  15. ^ "Chulapa abandona o Araçatuba" [Chulapa leaves Araçatuba] (in Portuguese). Folha de Londrina. 4 April 2000. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  16. ^ "Em 94, Serginho foi demitido do Santos após agredir jornalista" [In 94, Serginho was dismissed from Santos after assaulting journalist] (in Portuguese). Folha de S. Paulo. 27 August 2001. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  17. ^ "Serginho Chulapa pede demissão do cargo" [Serginho Chulapa resigns] (in Portuguese). Diário do Grande ABC. 9 September 2001. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  18. ^ "Paulista: União é atração na rodada" [Paulista: União is the spotlight of the round] (in Portuguese). O Estado de S. Paulo. 19 March 2002. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  19. ^ "Serginho Chulapa de volta à Santista" [Serginho Chulapa back to Santista] (in Portuguese). O Estado de S. Paulo. 5 March 2002. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  20. ^ "Serginho Chulapa assume o comando da Portuguesa Santista" [Serginho Chulapa takes over Portuguesa Santista] (in Portuguese). Clic RBS. 29 February 2008. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  21. ^ "Santos contrata Serginho Chulapa e Nenê Belarmino" [Santos sign Serginho Chulapa and Nenê Belarmino] (in Portuguese). Terra. 8 August 2008. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  22. ^ "Agora treinador, Serginho relembra jogos históricos por São Paulo e Santos" [Now manager, Serginho remembers historical matches for São Paulo and Santos] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 19 July 2009. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  23. ^ "Por causa de empurrão, Sindicato dos jornalistas pede punição a Chulapa" [Because of push, Union of journalists ask for punishment to Chulapa] (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. 17 July 2009. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  24. ^ "Serginho Chulapa comanda o Santos na quarta-feira, contra o Flamengo" [Serginho Chulapa will manage Santos on Wednesday, against Flamengo] (in Portuguese). Lance!. 23 July 2018. Retrieved 23 July 2018.

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