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Claudinei dos Santos Oliveira, better known as Claudinei Oliveira (born 29 September 1969 in Santos), is a Brazilian retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper, and is the current manager of Avaí.

Claudinei Oliveira
Personal information
Full name Claudinei dos Santos Oliveira
Date of birth (1969-09-29) 29 September 1969 (age 48)
Place of birth Santos, Brazil
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Avaí (manager)
Youth career
1984–1985 Portuguesa Santista
1986–1988 Santos
1988–1989 CA Palmeirense
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1990 Santos 0 (0)
1991 Jaboticabal
1992 Nacional-MG
1993 Mamoré
1993 Araguari
1994 Central Pinhalense
1995 Caldense
1995 Olímpia-SP
1996–1999 Portuguesa Santista
1999 São Bento
2000 Remo
2001 Tuna Luso
2002 Nacional-SP
2003 Central Pinhalense
Teams managed
2009–2013 Santos (youth)
2013 Santos
2014 Goiás
2014 Paraná
2014–2015 Atlético Paranaense
2015 Vitória
2016 Paraná
2016– Avaí
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.



Claudinei had a 'journeyman' career, playing for a host of clubs in São Paulo state and anothers.[1]

Managerial careerEdit

In 2009, Claudinei began his managerial career as a coach at Santos' U15, leading them to a Campeonato Paulista U15 title.[2] The following year, he was promoted to U17's and won another Campeonato Paulista.

In 2011, Claudinei was promoted again, this time to U20's. He went on to win both Campeonato Paulista (in 2012) and Copa São Paulo de Futebol Júnior (in 2013).[3]

On 31 May, after Muricy Ramalho's dismissal, Claudinei was appointed Santos manager.[4] His first game in charge was a day later, against Grêmio.[5] His first victory came on 12 June, against Atlético Mineiro.[6]

Claudinei Oliveira, remained in charge of the Santos until the end of the season.[7] He led Santos to 7th place in the league despite being at the club for less than one full season.[8] After being released from his duties, and being replaced by Oswaldo de Oliveira, he signed with Goiás.[9]


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