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Zagallo in 2008
|Full name||Mário Jorge Lobo Zagallo|
|Date of birth||9 August 1931|
|Place of birth||Maceió, Brazil|
|Height||1.67 m (5 ft 5 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Inside forward, left winger|
|1980–1981||Vasco da Gama|
|1989–1990||United Arab Emirates|
|1990–1991||Vasco da Gama|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Mário Jorge Lobo Zagallo (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈmaɾju zaˈɡalu]; born 9 August 1931) is a Brazilian former football player and manager who played as a forward. He was the first footballer to win the FIFA World Cup both as a manager and as a player, 1958 FIFA World Cup and 1962 FIFA World Cup as a player, the 1970 FIFA World Cup as a manager and the 1994 FIFA World Cup as an assistant manager.
He won the FIFA World Cup as a player with Brazil in 1958 FIFA World Cup and 1962 FIFA World Cup. At the time of the 1958 tournament he was a Flamengo player but by the 1962 event he was with Botafogo.
He won a total of 33 caps with Brazil, between 1958 and 1964.
Style of play
Zagallo was a diminutive left winger with a small physique, who was known for his technical skills and his high defensive work-rate, as well as his ability to make attacking runs from deeper areas of the pitch. He was also capable of playing as a forward, either as a main striker, or as an inside forward.
Zagallo won the World Cup as a manager (1970), and as assistant coach (1994), both with the Brazilian national team. He was the first person to win the World Cup both as a player and as a manager. Winning the World Cup in 1970 at the age of 38, he is also the second youngest coach to win a world title after Alberto Suppici with Uruguay in 1930, aged 31.
Personal life and religion
Zagallo (original family name Zakour, a Lebanese surname from Zahle) married Alcina de Castro on 13 January 1955 at the Church of Capuchins in Rio de Janeiro and they remained together until her death on 5 November 2012. Mário and Alcina had four sons. He is a practicing Roman Catholic.
Zagallo was nicknamed the professor by his players throughout his career, due to his tactical awareness and commanding presence on the bench; we also nicknamed El Lobo (the wolf).
- Rio de Janeiro State Championship: 1953, 1954, 1955
- FIFA World Cup:
- FIFA Confederations Cup:
- Copa América:
- CONCACAF Gold Cup:
- IFFHS World's Best National Coach: 1997
- World Soccer Magazine 9th Greatest Manager of All Time: 2013
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