|Full name||José Carlos Nepomuceno Mozer|
|Date of birth||19 September 1960|
|Place of birth||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Mozer starting playing for local Clube de Regatas do Flamengo, which he helped win the Libertadores Cup and the Intercontinental Cup, both in 1981. After well more than 100 official appearances he left for Portugal and S.L. Benfica, being an undisputed starter from the beginning and helping the club to the Primeira Liga in 1988–89, while scoring more than ten overall goals in his first stint; also that season, he partnered compatriot Ricardo Gomes in the heart of the defense.
In 1989, Mozer was sold to Olympique de Marseille for a transfer fee of 25 million francs, with his agent Manuel Barbosa reportedly securing a commission of up to 15%. He faced his former side in the campaign's European Cup semifinals, a 2–2 controversial aggregate exit – again, he rarely missed a game, and helped L'OM to three consecutive Ligue 1 conquests.
Subsequently, 32-year-old Mozer returned to Benfica, where he still managed to amass more than 75 overall appearances until his departure in 1995, after which he saw out his career in Japan at Kashima Antlers. He was the first player to score in penalty shootouts in two European Cup Finals, in 1988 and 1991.
After working some years as a sports commentator for Sport TV – he resided in Portugal – Mozer eventually became a manager. On 24 October 2006 he signed a two-year contract with Angolan club G.D. Interclube, leading it to the 2007 Girabola title but being dismissed from his post in April 2008 after an away defeat against El Zamalek for the CAF Champions League.
On 6 July 2009, Mozer signed a one-year deal with Raja Casablanca of Morocco, being sacked shortly after. In January 2011 he returned to Portugal, being appointed Associação Naval 1º de Maio's third coach in only 14 matches, with the Figueira da Foz team eventually ranking last in the league; in early November he was appointed at the other side that had suffered top level relegation, Portimonense SC.
During roughly ten years, Mozer played 32 times for Brazil. After missing the 1986 FIFA World Cup through injury, he was picked for the 1990 edition in Italy: he was booked in the first two group stage matches (both wins), and did not appear in the round-of-16 against Argentina, a 0–1 elimination.
|1995||Kashima Antlers||J1 League||15||0|
- Campeonato Carioca: 1981, 1986
- Copa Libertadores: 1981
- Intercontinental Cup: 1981
- Campeonato Brasileiro Série A: 1982, 1983
- Primeira Liga: 1988–89, 1993–94
- Taça de Portugal: 1992–93; Runner-up 1988–89
- UEFA Champions League: Runner-up 1987–88
- Ligue 1: 1989–90, 1990–91, 1991–92
- Coupe de France: Runner-up 1990–91
- UEFA Champions League: Runner-up 1990–91
- J1 League: 1996
- Alain Leauthier (24 May 1997). "OM, les dessous des transferts. Un intermédiaire reconnaît avoir touché 4 millions pour l'achat d'un joueur" [OM, the transfers backstage. Agent admits bagging 4 million for purchase of one player.] (in French). Libération. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
- InterClube sign Brazilian coach Archived 16 September 2016 at the Wayback Machine; BBC Sport, 24 October 2006
- "Morocco champions Raja Casablanca opt for Mozer". Reuters. 7 July 2009. Retrieved 7 July 2009.[permanent dead link]
- Carlos Mozer perd son club (Carlos Mozer loses club)[permanent dead link]; L'Équipe, 30 April 2008 (in French)
- José Carlos Nepomuceno Mozer, nouvel entraîneur du Raja (José Carlos Nepomuceno Mozer, new coach of Raja) Archived 10 July 2009 at the Wayback Machine; Raja Casablanca, 6 July 2009 (in French)
- "Forsvaret har ført Brasil til finalen" (in Norwegian). Norwegian News Agency. 15 July 1994.
- "Carlos Mozer". Footballdatabase. Retrieved 17 June 2015.
- "Bicampeões para a história" [Back-to-back champions for the ages]. Visão (in Portuguese). Portugal: Impresa Publishing. May 2015. p. 58. ISSN 0872-3540.