Márcio Máximo

Márcio Máximo Barcellos (born 29 April 1962)[1] is a Brazilian football manager.

Márcio Máximo
Personal information
Full name Márcio Máximo Barcellos
Date of birth (1962-04-29) 29 April 1962 (age 60)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Teams managed
Years Team
1992–1993 Brazil U20
1992–1993 Brazil U17
1992 Mesquita
1994 Barra da Tijuca FC
1994 Qatar U20
1995 Al-Ahli
1998–2002 Cayman Islands
2003 Livingston
2006–2010 Tanzania
2012 Democrata-GV
2013 Francana
2014 Young Africans
2015 Prudentópolis
2017 Costa Rica EC
2019–2021 Guyana


Born in Rio de Janeiro,[2] Máximo was a member of Brazil's under-17 and under-20 sides coach staff from 1992 until 1993. The teams included the future stars like Ronaldo and Ronaldinho. He had been working as technical director to the Cayman Islands for three-years when he rejected the offer of a ten-year extension and instead joined Scottish club Livingston on 5 June 2003.[3] Máximo signed a one-year deal as head coach and became the first Brazilian to manage a British club. However, things did not work out and after nine games (3 wins, 3 draws and 3 defeats) he resigned on 14 October.[4]

On 29 June 2006, Máximo was appointed head coach of the Tanzania national side[5] Maximo helped Tanzania to qualify for CHAN finals for home players. These finals took place in Ivory Coast from 22 February to 8 March 2009. Tanzania qualified after beating Sudan 5–2 goal aggregate.

Máximo extended his contract with the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) for another year until July 2010, but at that time he was replaced by Danish coach Jan Børge Poulsen.

In December 2011, he was named new manager of Brazilian club Democrata. He was sacked on 13 February 2012.[6] In June 2012 he was rumored as the successor of Kosta Papić as manager of Young Africans S.C., but that job went to Belgian coach Tom Saintfiet.[7] But in November 2012, chose to remain in Brazil, where he will lead the Francana.[8] On 28 June 2014 it was announced that Maximo had signed a two-year contract with Young Africans, one of the top Tanzanian clubs [9]


  1. ^ "Ídolo na Tanzânia, brasileiro sonha com vitória sobre os 'Samba Kings'". Globoesporte.globo.ocm. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2010.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Livi appoint Brazilian head coach" BBC Sport website (5 June 2003)
  4. ^ "Livingston boss resigns" BBC Sport website (14 October 2003)
  5. ^ "Tanzania appoints Maximo" BBC Sport website (29 June 2006)
  6. ^ "Márcio Máximo não é mais treinador do Democrata" DRD website (13 February 2012)
  7. ^ Tom Saintfiet signs two-year deal to coach Yanga "Márcio Máximo não é mais treinador do Democrata" BBC Sport website (7 July 2012)
  8. ^ Francana presents coach Márcio Máximo Futebol interior (29 November 2012)
  9. ^ "Maximo named new Yanga coach". Supersport.com. Retrieved 14 October 2018.