|Full name||Dorival Silvestre Júnior|
|Date of birth||25 April 1962|
|Place of birth||Araraquara, Brazil|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position(s)||Defensive midfielder|
|2009||Vasco da Gama|
|2013||Vasco da Gama|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Known only as Júnior during his playing days, he was born in Araraquara, São Paulo, and made his debuts as a senior with hometown's Ferroviária in 1982. Two years later, after a brief stint at Marília, he moved to Guarani.
In 1985, Júnior began playing in the state of Santa Catarina, first for Avaí and later for Joinville. In 1988, he went back to his native state, representing São José, but during the same year he moved to Coritiba.
Dorival started his managerial career in 2002 with his first club Ferroviária, joining Figueirense in 2003 and winning the Campeonato Catarinense in the following year. In 2005, he was appointed Fortaleza manager, again being crowned champions of the state league.
On 3 December, despite finishing fifth, Júnior was fired and subsequently joined Coritiba. After not renewing contract with the latter, he was appointed at the helm of Vasco da Gama, and was promoted from 2009 Série B.
On 5 December 2009 Dorival was named manager of Santos. After notably winning the 2010 Campeonato Paulista with an extremely offensive football, with Neymar, Paulo Henrique Ganso and Robinho as its key units, he was dismissed on 21 September, after an altercation with Neymar.
Dorival subsequently managed Atlético Mineiro, Internacional, Flamengo, Vasco da Gama, Fluminense and Palmeiras, without the same success. On 9 July 2015 he returned to Santos, replacing Marcelo Fernandes.
Dorival finished second in both 2015 Copa do Brasil and 2016 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, aside from winning the 2016 Campeonato Paulista. On 4 June 2017, after a 1–0 away defeat to rivals Corinthians and with the club in a poor form overall (only three points out of twelve), he was sacked.
Dorival returned to Flamengo on 28 September 2018, being in charge until the end of the season. On 27 December of the following year, he was appointed manager of fellow top tier side Athletico Paranaense.
On 28 August 2020, Júnior was dismissed by Athletico after the club suffered four consecutive defeats, despite him being sidelined in three of those defeats after testing positive for COVID-19.
- Campeonato Catarinense: 1985
- Campeonato Gaúcho: 1993
- Campeonato Catarinense: 2004
- Campeonato Pernambucano: 2006
- Campeonato Paranaense: 2008
Vasco da Gama
- "Futpedia: Dorival Júnior (Dorival Silvestre Júnior)" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. Archived from the original on 2009-03-21. Retrieved 2010-02-15.
- "Dorival Junior treinador da Ferroviária" [Dorival Junior manager of Ferroviária] (in Portuguese). Ferroviária's official website. 2 September 2011. Archived from the original on 20 December 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
- "Dorival Júnior é o novo técnico do Cruzeiro" [Dorival Júnior is the new manager of Cruzeiro] (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. 8 May 2007. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
- "Dorival Júnior não é mais treinador do Cruzeiro" [Dorival Júnior is not manager of Cruzeiro anymore] (in Portuguese). O Estado de S. Paulo. 3 December 2007. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
- "Dorival Júnior deve ser anunciado no Santos nos próximos dias" [Dorival Júnior may be announced at Santos in the following days] (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. 5 December 2009. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
- "Ponto para Neymar: Santos demite Dorival Júnior por insubordinação" [Point to Neymar: Santos dismisses Dorival Júnior due to insubordination] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 21 September 2010. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
- "Atlético-MG anuncia Dorival Júnior como substituto de Luxemburgo" [Atlético-MG announces Dorival Júnior as the replacement of Luxemburgo] (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. 25 September 2010. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-26. Retrieved 2012-07-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "Dorival Júnior acerta volta ao Santos e substitui Marcelo Fernandes na Vila" [Dorival Júnior agrees return to Santos and replaces Marcelo Fernandes at Vila] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 9 July 2015. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
- "Dorival Júnior não é mais técnico do Santos FC. Auxiliar técnico Elano assume interinamente" [Dorival Júnior is no longer manager of Santos FC. Assistant manager Elano takes over temporarily] (in Portuguese). Santos FC. 4 June 2017. Archived from the original on 4 July 2017. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
- "Dorival Júnior é o novo técnico do São Paulo" [Dorival Júnior is the new manager of São Paulo] (in Portuguese). São Paulo FC. 5 July 2017. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
- "São Paulo demite o técnico Dorival Junior após terceira derrota em clássicos no ano" [São Paulo sack manager Dorival Junior after third defeat in derbies in the year] (in Portuguese). O Estado de S. Paulo. 9 March 2018. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
- "É oficial: Flamengo confirma Dorival Junior como novo treinador" [Official: Flamengo confirm Dorival Junior as new coach] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 28 September 2018. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
- "Dorival Júnior é o novo treinador do Athletico Paranaense" [Dorival Júnior is the new manager of Athletico Paranaense] (in Portuguese). Athletico Paranaense. 27 December 2019. Retrieved 28 December 2019.
- "Dorival Júnior deixa o comando técnico do Athletico Paranaense" [Dorival Júnior leaves Athletico Paranaense] (in Portuguese). Club Athletico Paranaense. 28 August 2020. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
- "Dorival Júnior se recupera de Covid-19 e volta ao Athletico contra o São Paulo" [Dorival Júnior recovers from Covid-19 and returns to Athletico against São Paulo] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 24 August 2020. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
- "Dorival Júnior". Sambafoot. Archived from the original on 2 June 2009. Retrieved 4 February 2016.