|Date of birth||September 29, 1953|
|Place of birth||Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|1970–1972||Vasco da Gama|
|1984||Tihad Sportif Casablanca|
|*Club domestic league appearances and goals|
Playing career Edit
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.
Coaching career Edit
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,
He then managed the Kuwait under-20 side 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.
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. Yet a few days later on December 29 the deal fell through due to financial reasons.
On February 2, 2008, Vieira signed an 18-month contract with AFC Champions League 2007 finalists Sepahan F.C. Vieira was sacked by Sepahan F.C. on June 9, 2008, 12 months before his contract would expire.
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.
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.
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 success Edit
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, edging Korea on penalties and finally upsetting regional heavyweights Saudi Arabia 1–0 in the final.
Personal life Edit
- 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".
- He can speak 7 languages, including Arabic.
- He holds a doctorate in sports sciences from France.
- He is the son of a Portuguese father, a Brazilian mother and is married to Khadija Fahim, a Moroccan woman. As the result of this he holds Brazilian, Portuguese and Moroccan nationalities.
- 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.
Managerial statistics Edit
- As of match played 9 January 2021
|Ismaily||5 January 2001||30 June 2001||12||5||4||3||41.7|
|Iraq||20 May 2007||15 August 2007||14||5||6||3||35.7|
|Sepahan||2 February 2008||30 June 2008||24||10||7||7||41.7|
|Iraq||2 September 2008||6 February 2009||5||0||3||2||0.0|
|Baniyas||1 July 2011||30 November 2011||14||5||3||6||35.7|
|Sharjah||16 December 2011||2 February 2012||9||2||3||4||22.2|
|Zamalek||10 August 2012||5 July 2013||30||19||7||4||63.3|
|Kuwait||23 August 2013||7 December 2014||26||9||9||8||34.6|
|Smouha||11 July 2016||1 November 2016||8||5||1||2||62.5|
|Al-Ittihad Kalba||1 January 2018||2 September 2018||17||9||4||4||52.9|
|Ismaily||4 October 2018||12 December 2018||11||5||3||3||45.5|
|Étoile Sahel||29 November 2020||11 January 2021||8||4||2||2||50.0|
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