Zé Ricardo

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Zé Ricardo
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Personal information
Full name José Ricardo Mannarino
Date of birth (1971-06-05) 5 June 1971 (age 48)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Fortaleza (coach)
Youth career
São Cristóvão
Teams managed
Years Team
2005–2008 Flamengo (youth)
2009–2012 Audax Rio (youth)
2012–2016 Flamengo (youth)
2016–2017 Flamengo
2017–2018 Vasco da Gama
2018–2019 Botafogo
2019– Fortaleza

José Ricardo Mannarino (born 5 June 1971), known as Zé Ricardo, is a Brazilian retired footballer who played as a central defender, and is a manager of Fortaleza.


Early career[edit]

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Zé Ricardo represented São Cristóvão and Olaria as a youth, but retired at early age. He subsequently appeared professionally in futsal, but retired at the age of 25.

In 1992, aged only 21, Zé Ricardo was appointed manager of futsal club Vila Isabel, and went on to manage Vasco da Gama and Botafogo in the 1990s and still taking charge of adult teams in Italy.[1]

Zé Ricardo arrived at Flamengo in 1998, still in futsal. In 2005, he moved to football, being initially in charge of the youth categories.

In 2008 Zé Ricardo left Fla and was appointed manager of Audax Rio.[2] He returned to the former in 2012, being crowned champions of multiple tournaments with the under-18s and under-20s.[3]


On 26 May 2016, Zé Ricardo was appointed as caretaker of the first team, after Muricy Ramalho resigned due to health problems.[4] His first professional match in charge occurred on 29 May 2016, a 2–1 Série A away win against Ponte Preta.[5]

Zé Ricardo was appointed as permanent first team manager on 14 July 2016.[6] On 6 August of the following year, he was sacked after winning only a single match in eight.[7][8]

Vasco da Gama[edit]

On 22 August 2017, just two weeks after departing Flamengo, Zé Ricardo took charge of fellow state club Vasco da Gama.[9] He took the club to a seventh position in the season, thus qualifying for the 2018 Copa Libertadores.

On 2 June of the following year, Zé Ricardo resigned.[10]


On 4 August 2018, Zé Ricardo was appointed manager of Botafogo still in his native state, in the place of fired Marcos Paquetá.[11] On 12 April 2019, after being knocked out of the year's Copa do Brasil by Série C side Juventude, he was sacked.

Managerial statistics[edit]

Managerial record[edit]

As of 9 May 2018
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team From To Record Ref
P W D L Win %
Flamengo 26 May 2016 6 August 2017 89 47 25 17 052.81 [12]
Vasco da Gama 22 August 2017 2 June 2018 50 22 13 15 044.00 [12]
Total 139 69 38 32 049.64






  1. ^ "Zé Ricardo muda o cenário do sub-20 do Fla e recusa até convite da Seleção" [Zé Ricardo changes the scenario for Fla's under-20 and even refuses an approach from Seleção] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 22 March 2015. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Interino do Flamengo é 'estrategista', cria do futsal e já deu não à CBF" [Flamengo's interim is a 'strategist', was raised in futsal and already refused CBF] (in Portuguese). Lance!. 26 May 2016. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Goleiro Thiago brilha e garante o tri do Fla na Copinha sobre o Timão" [Goalkeeper Thiago shines and grants the third title of Fla at the Copinha over Timão] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 25 January 2016. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Fla confirma saída de Muricy, e técnico do sub-20 assume como interino" [Fla confirm Murciy's departure, and manager of the under-20s takes over as an interim] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 26 May 2016. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Com raça, Fla bate Ponte de virada e encerra tabu de 11 anos diante do rival" [With eager, Fla defeat Ponte in a comeback and end 11-year taboo] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 29 May 2016. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Agora é para valer: Zé Ricardo é efetivado no comando do Flamengo" [Now it is for real: Zé Ricardo is permanent in charge of Flamengo] (in Portuguese). Lance!. 14 July 2016. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  7. ^ Técnico Zé Ricardo deixa o comando do Flamengo após reunião
  8. ^ Fim da linha: após derrota na Ilha, Zé Ricardo deixa o comando do Flamengo
  9. ^ "Zé Ricardo é apresentado no Vasco: "Muita gente gostaria de estar no meu lugar"" [Zé Ricardo is presented at Vasco: "Too many people would like to be at my place"] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 26 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Zé Ricardo pede demissão após derrota do Vasco para o Botafogo" [Zé Ricardo quits after Vasco's defeat to Botafogo] (in Portuguese). O Globo. 2 June 2018. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  11. ^ "Botafogo acerta com Zé Ricardo, que assume na segunda-feira" [Botafogo sign Zé Ricardo, who takes over on Monday] (in Portuguese). Botafogo FR. 4 August 2018. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  12. ^ a b "Zé Ricardo profile". thefinalball.com. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  13. ^ "Ferj divulga seleção do Campeonato Carioca: Fluminense e Vasco dominam indicações". UOL. 8 April 2018. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  14. ^ "Ferj divulga seleção do carioca com cinco jogadores do Flu e dois do Bota". Globoesporte.com. 8 April 2018. Retrieved 9 April 2018.

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