Jorvan Vieira

Jorvan Vieira (born September 29, 1953) is a Brazilian-Portuguese football coach and former player who played for Botafogo, Vasco da Gama and Portuguesa in the Brazil Serie A, and a current manager of ES Sahel.

Jorvan Vieira
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Personal information
Date of birth (1953-09-29) September 29, 1953 (age 67)
Place of birth Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil]
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Étoile Sahel (Manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1972 Vasco da Gama
1972–1978 Botafogo
1978–1979 Portuguesa
Teams managed
1980 Qatar SC
1982–1983 Oman U-20
1983–1984 FAR Rabat
1984 Wydad Casablanca
1984 Tihad Sportif Casablanca
1984–1986 IR Tanger
1986 Morocco (assistant)
1990–1992 Kuwait U-20
1999 Al Qadisiya
2001 Ismaily
2001 Oman U-20
2002 Malaysia U-20
2004–2005 Al Nasr
2005–2007 Al-Ta'ee
2007 Iraq
2008 Sepahan
2008–2009 Iraq
2010–2011 Ittihad Kalba
2011 Bani Yas
2011–2012 Al Sharjah
2012–2013 Zamalek
2013–2014 Kuwait
2016 Smouha
2018 Ittihad Kalba
2018 Ismaily
2020–2021 Étoile Sahel
Honours
Men's football
Representing  Iraq (as manager)
AFC Asian Cup
Winner 2007 Indonesia/Malaysia/
Thailand/Vietnam
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

CareerEdit

Playing careerEdit

Vieira was born in Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil. He began his professional football career after studying Sports Medicine for four years, playing for top Brazilian clubs Vasco da Gama, Botafogo and Portuguesa in the 1970s.[1]

Coaching careerEdit

Vieira was appointed assistant manager to the Moroccan national side for the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico. Alongside compatriot José Faria he led Morocco into the second round of the tournament as group winners ahead of England, Portugal and Poland,[2]

He then managed the Kuwait under-20 side[3] before having an impressive spell and leading Al Qadisiya to the Kuwaiti league title, which was followed by further success when he was in charge of Egyptian club Al-Ismaili in 2001. Vieira was re-appointed as the coach of the Oman Under-20 side in the same year. After spending a year in the job, Vieira went on to coach the Malaysia Under-20 side before returning to Oman, where he led Al-Nasr Salalah to the Sultan Qaboos Cup, and was manager of Al-Ta'ee in Saudi Arabia.[4]

On December 26, 2007, it was officially announced that Vieira signed a one-year contract with Mes Kerman F.C. in the Iran Pro League for an approximate fee of $640,000.[5] Yet a few days later on December 29 the deal fell through due to financial reasons.[6]

On February 2, 2008, Vieira signed an 18-month contract with AFC Champions League 2007 finalists Sepahan F.C..[7] Vieira was sacked by Sepahan F.C. on June 9, 2008, 12 months before his contract would expire.[8]

Vieira signed a one-year contract with Iraq on September 2, 2008 to manage them for the second time, where he led them in the Gulf Cup.[9]

On August 10, 2013, Jorvan Vieira was named coach of Kuwait's national side. The Brazilian led Iraq's national side to success in the 2007 Asian Cup.[10]

In October 2018 Jorvan Viera was named coach of Ismaily from Egypt. After a string of poor results sitting in the bottom of the league and getting knocked out of the 2018-19 Arab Club Champions Cup at the expense of Raja Casablanca on penalty's 4-2 he resigned on December 13,2018 after only 2 months at the club.

Asian Cup successEdit

Less than two months ahead of the 2007 AFC Asian Cup finals Vieira was named coach of war-torn Iraq. He led them all the way to the final of the 2007 WAFF Championship but finished as runners-up after losing 1–2 in the final against Iran. After this tournament, Iraq played in the Asian Cup. Incredibly, he led Iraq to the 2007 Asian Cup title after stunning the pre-tournament favourites Australia in a 3–1 victory,[11] edging Korea on penalties[12] and finally upsetting regional heavyweights Saudi Arabia 1–0 in the final.[13]

Personal lifeEdit

  • Jorvan Vieira is a Muslim. He converted to Islam while coaching Morocco, he says about this: "Reports have suggested that I converted to Islam but 'converted' is not the right term – I wasn't religious before. Nor is it true that I only became a Muslim because of my Arab wife, as has also been claimed".[3]
  • He can speak 7 languages, including Arabic.[3]
  • He holds a doctorate in sports sciences from France.[3]
  • He is the son of a Portuguese father, a Brazilian mother and is married to Khadija Fahim, a Moroccan woman.[14] As the result of this he holds Brazilian, Portuguese and Moroccan nationalities.[15]
  • Jorvan thinks of himself mainly as being Portuguese, confesses that he always carries with him his Portuguese passport, and that his identification cards at football matches identify him as being Portuguese. In an interview to the Portuguese newspaper Diário de Notícias, he even states that in the future, he wants to live the rest of his life in Portugal, and that he plans to coach a Portuguese football club.[16]

Managerial statisticsEdit

As of match played 9 January 2021
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team From To Record Ref.
P W D L Win %
  Ismaily 5 January 2001 30 June 2001 12 5 4 3 041.7
  Iraq 20 May 2007 15 August 2007 14 5 6 3 035.7
  Sepahan 2 February 2008 30 June 2008 24 10 7 7 041.7
  Iraq 2 September 2008 6 February 2009 5 0 3 2 000.0
  Baniyas 1 July 2011 30 November 2011 14 5 3 6 035.7
  Sharjah 16 December 2011 2 February 2012 9 2 3 4 022.2
  Zamalek 10 August 2012 5 July 2013 30 19 7 4 063.3
  Kuwait 23 August 2013 7 December 2014 26 9 9 8 034.6
  Smouha 11 July 2016 1 November 2016 8 5 1 2 062.5
  Al-Ittihad Kalba 1 January 2018 2 September 2018 17 9 4 4 052.9
  Ismaily 4 October 2018 12 December 2018 11 5 3 3 045.5
  Étoile Sahel 29 November 2020 11 January 2021 8 4 2 2 050.0
Total 178 78 52 48 043.8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 11, 2007. Retrieved July 31, 2007.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ [1] Archived July 11, 2010, at the Wayback Machine The Star Online
  3. ^ a b c d "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 28, 2007. Retrieved August 2, 2007.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Soccerblog Profile
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 16, 2007. Retrieved July 14, 2007.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) AFC Asian Cup Official Website
  5. ^ "Mes Officials Begin Negotiations, Former Iraqi NT Head Coach in Kerman with 600 Mil". persianleague.com. Archived from the original on December 31, 2007. Retrieved December 26, 2007.
  6. ^ "Vieira parts company with Mes". theworldgame.com.au. Archived from the original on August 15, 2011. Retrieved December 29, 2007.
  7. ^ "Sepahan names Vieira as new coach". persianleague.com. Archived from the original on July 20, 2011. Retrieved February 2, 2008.
  8. ^ "Vieira released by Sepahan". the-afc.com. Archived from the original on June 13, 2008. Retrieved June 10, 2008.
  9. ^ [2] ESPN
  10. ^ "kuwait appoint asian vieira". Archived from the original on August 24, 2013.
  11. ^ [3] Archived December 10, 2007, at the Wayback Machine The Australian Newspaper
  12. ^ [4] The International Herald Tribune Newspaper
  13. ^ [5] BBC Sports News
  14. ^ Veja magazine, # 2020, Editora Abril, p.101, August 8, 2007
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 29, 2007. Retrieved August 7, 2007.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) The Journal Record
  16. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 17, 2007. Retrieved August 7, 2007.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Diário de Notícias Newspaper

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