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Pepe (footballer, born 1935)

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José Macia, better known as Pepe (born February 25, 1935 in Santos, São Paulo) is a former association footballer and manager. He was a left winger for Santos and the Brazilian national team. His nickname was "Canhão da Vila" (The Vila Cannon), because of his potent kick with his left leg and the fact that Santos plays in the Estádio Urbano Caldera, nicknamed Vila Belmiro.

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Pepe in 2008
Personal information
Full name José Macia
Date of birth (1935-02-25) February 25, 1935 (age 84)
Place of birth Santos, Brazil
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Left Winger / Striker, Second Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1954–1969 Santos 750 (405[1])
National team
1955–1965 Brazil 41 (22)
Teams managed
1975 Santos
1978 Paulista
1979–1980 Santos
1981 Atlético Mineiro
1981 São José
1982 Náutico
1983 Inter de Limeira
1983–1985 Al Sadd
1985 Fortaleza
1986 São Paulo
1986–1987 Inter de Limeira
1987–1989 Boavista
1989 Peru
1989 Inter de Limeira
1989–1990 Santos
1992 Verdy Kawasaki
1993 Portuguesa
1993 Guarani
1994–1995 Santos
1995 Atlético Paranaense
1996 Inter de Limeira
1996 Coritiba
1997 Criciúma
1998 Atlético Paranaense
2002–2003 Portuguesa Santista
2003 Guarani
2003 Portuguesa Santista
2004–2005 Al Ahli
2003 Ponte Preta
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He claims to be "the greatest human striker in the history of Santos – because Pelé is from Saturn".

Club careerEdit

Pepe spent his entire club playing career with Brazilian side Santos Futebol Clube (1954–1969), scoring 405 goals in 750 league appearances for the club.[1]

International careerEdit

Pepe received 41 caps with the Brazil national football team,[2] and won both the 1958 and 1962 World Cups. However, he did not appear in any matches in both tournaments. In these years he scored an astonishing 95 goals.

Managerial careerEdit

He started his manager career in 1973, coaching Santos. In the same year, he won the Campeonato Paulista. He went on to manage several other Brazilian clubs, including São Paulo and Guarani[3] and the great Portuguese club Boavista.[4] His coaching career brought him to Asia, where he coached in Japan and Qatar. He coached Al Sadd from 1983 till 1984, and succeeded in winning the Emir of Qatar Cup.[5] He also coached Al Ahli from 2004 till 2005, where Spanish legend Pep Guardiola was under his supervision.[6]









  1. ^ a b [1], Verified.
  2. ^ Mamrud, Roberto. "Brazil – Record International Players". RSSSF.
  3. ^ "Futpedia: Pepe (Pepe)" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. Retrieved January 23, 2010.
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  5. ^ Placar Magazine (in Portuguese). Published 22 September 1986, p9.
  6. ^ "Ex-técnico de Guardiola, Pepe enaltece treinador do Barcelona" (in Portuguese). Placar. Retrieved August 17, 2012.