Mário Jorge Lobo Zagallo (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈmaɾju zaˈɡalu]; born 9 August 1931) is a Brazilian former football player and manager, who played as a forward. He was the first person to win the FIFA World Cup as both a manager and as a player, winning the competition in 1958 and 1962 as a player, in 1970 as manager and in 1994 as assistant manager. In 1992 Zagallo received the FIFA Order of Merit, the highest honour awarded by FIFA, for his contributions to football.
Mário Zagallo in 2008
|Full name||Mário Jorge Lobo Zagallo|
|Date of birth||9 August 1931|
|Place of birth||Atalaia, Alagoas, Brazil|
|Height||1.67 m (5 ft 5 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Inside forward, left winger|
|1980–1981||Vasco da Gama|
|1989–1990||United Arab Emirates|
|1990–1991||Vasco da Gama|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He won a total of 33 caps for Brazil between 1958 and 1964.
Style of playEdit
Zagallo was a diminutive left winger with a small physique, who was known for his technical skills and his high defensive work-rate, as well as his ability to make attacking runs from deeper areas of the pitch. He was also capable of playing as a forward, either as a main striker, or as an inside forward.
Zagallo won the World Cup as a manager in 1970, and as assistant coach in 1994, both with Brazil. He was the first person to win the World Cup both as a player and as a manager. Winning the World Cup in 1970 at the age of 38, he is also the second youngest coach to win a World Cup, after Alberto Suppici, who won aged 31 with Uruguay in 1930.
Zagallo (original family name Zakour, a Lebanese surname from Zahle) married Alcina de Castro on 13 January 1955 at the Church of Capuchins in Rio de Janeiro and they remained together until her death on 5 November 2012. Mário and Alcina had four children. He is a practicing Roman Catholic.
Zagallo was nicknamed the professor by his players throughout his career, due to his tactical awareness and commanding presence on the bench. He was also nicknamed Velho Lobo (Old Wolf) due to his surname "Lobo", which means "wolf".
- Rio de Janeiro State Championship: 1953, 1954, 1955
- FIFA World Cup: 1970
- Runner-up: 1998
- FIFA Confederations Cup: 1997
- Copa América: 1997
- Runner-up: 1995
- CONCACAF Gold Cup:
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