Vivinho

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Vivinho
Personal information
Full name Welvis Dias Marcelino
Date of birth March 10, 1961
Place of birth Uberlândia, Brazil
Date of death September 13, 2015 (aged 54)
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1986 Uberlândia 26 (5)
1986–1990 Vasco 54 (13)
1990–1993 Botafogo 52 (4)
1993 Goiás 10 (4)
1994 Uberlândia
1995 Fortaleza
National team
1989 Brazil 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Welvis Dias Marcelino, better known as Vivinho (March 10, 1961 – September 13, 2015), was an association football striker, who played in several Brazilian Série A clubs.[2]

History[edit]

Born in Uberlândia, Vivinho started playing professionally in 1983, defending local club Uberlândia.[2] He played 26 Série A games and scored five goals between 1983 and 1986,[1] winning the Série B in 1984.[2] Vivinho joined Vasco in 1986, playing 54 Série A games and scoring 13 goals.[1] Before leaving Vasco in 1990,[1] he won the Campeonato Carioca in 1987 and in 1988,[2] and the Série A in 1989.[2] Vivinho then joined Vasco's rivals Botafogo, leaving the club in 1993,[2] after having played 52 Série A games and scored four goals.[1] He played 10 Série A games for Goiás in 1993, scoring four goals, then he returned to Uberlândia in 1994, retiring in 1995 after defending Fortaleza.[2]

National team[edit]

Vivinho played three games for the Brazilian national team in 1989.[3] The first game was played on March 15, against Ecuador.[3] He scored his only goal for Brazil on April 12, against Paraguay, in his last game for the country.[3]

Death[edit]

Vivinho died on 13 September after passing out in his home, he was taken to hospital but did not survive. The cause of death has not been revealed.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Vivinho" (in Portuguese). Futpédia. Retrieved November 25, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro Lance Volume 2. Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A. 2001. pp. 366–367. ISBN 85-88651-01-7. 
  3. ^ a b c Seleção Brasileira 1914–2006. São Paulo: Mauad X. 2006. p. 306. ISBN 85-7478-186-X. 
  4. ^ "Morre Vivinho, autor de gol histórico em São Januário (Vivinho has died, he was the scorer of a historic goal at São Januário)". Lancenet. 13 September 2015. Retrieved 15 September 2015.