Marcelo Augusto Oliveira Chamusca (born 7 October 1966) is a Brazilian retired footballer who played as a defensive midfielder, and is the manager of Cuiabá.

Marcelo Chamusca
Personal information
Full name Marcelo Augusto Oliveira Chamusca
Date of birth (1966-10-07) 7 October 1966 (age 53)
Place of birth Salvador, Brazil
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Cuiabá (coach)
Youth career
1979–1986 Bahia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1988 Bahia
0000–1993 Colatina
Teams managed
1993–1998 Vitória U20
1998–2000 Sport U20
2000–2002 Bahia U20
2004 CRB
2004 São Caetano (assistant)
2005 Bahia (assistant)
2005 Goiás (assistant)
2005 Botafogo (assistant)
2005–2009 Oita Trinita (assistant)
2009 Sport (assistant)
2010 Avaí (assistant)
2010 Al-Arabi (assistant)
2011–2012 El Jaish (assistant)
2012 Vitória da Conquista
2012–2013 Salgueiro
2014 Fortaleza
2015 Atlético Goianiense
2015 Fortaleza
2016 Sampaio Corrêa
2016 Guarani
2017 Paysandu
2017–2018 Ceará
2018 Ponte Preta
2019 Vitória
2019 CRB
2019– Cuiabá
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He is known for being the only manager who achieved promotions from all tiers of the Campeonato Brasileiro.

Playing careerEdit

Born in Salvador, Bahia, Chamusca was a Bahia youth graduate. After spending two years in the first team, he subsequently represented Galícia, Treze and Associação Atlética Colatina, retiring with the latter in 1993.[1]

Managerial careerEdit

Immediately after retiring, Chamusca joined Bahia's fierce rivals Vitória's youth setup. In 2000, after a two-year spell at Sport, he returned to Bahia.[1]

Chamusca moved to the assistant role in 2002, and was a director of football of Palmeiras do Nordeste in the following year. His first managerial experience came in 2004, while in charge of CRB.[2]

In July 2004, Chamusca was appointed his brother's assistant at São Caetano. He remained an assistant at Bahia, Goiás, Botafogo, Oita Trinita,[3] Sport, Avaí, Al-Arabi and El Jaish before returning to Brazil in 2012 and being appointed Vitória da Conquista manager.[4]

Chamusca was appointed manager of Salgueiro on 30 November 2012,[5] and achieved promotion in the 2013 Série D.

On 25 November 2013, Chamusca was named at the helm of Fortaleza.[6] After narrowly missing out promotion, he resigned and joined Atlético Goianiense;[7] his reign at the latter only lasted two months, and he returned to Fortaleza on 2 March 2015.[8]

On 4 December 2015, Chamusca was named Sampaio Corrêa manager.[9] Dismissed the following 3 March, he was presented at Guarani on 15 April.[10]

After achieving promotion to the Série B, Chamusca was appointed manager of Paysandu on 2 December 2016.[11] The following 18 June, he resigned and moved to fellow second division team Ceará,[12] and achieved a top tier promotion in the end of the season; by doing so, he became the first manager to achieve promotions in all national tiers of Brazilian football.[13]

On 21 May 2018, Chamusca was sacked by Ceará. On 2 September, he took over Ponte Preta, but was sacked late in the month.

Personal lifeEdit

Chamusca's older brother, Péricles, is also a former footballer and current manager.[14]







  1. ^ a b "Entrevista Exclusiva: Marcelo Chamusca" [Exclusive interview: Marcelo Chamusca] (in Portuguese). EC Bahia. 28 December 2001. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Marcelo Chamusca assume o CRB" [Marcelo Chamusca takes over CRB] (in Portuguese). EC Bahia. 30 January 2004. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  3. ^ Oita Trinita[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "ECPP contrata o treinador Marcelo Chamusca" [ECPP sign the manager Marcelo Chamusca] (in Portuguese). Futebol Baiano. 24 September 2012. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Salgueiro: Marcelo Chamusca é o novo treinador do carcará" [Salgueiro: Marcelo Chamusca is the new manager of carcará] (in Portuguese). Blog do Wellington Araújo. 30 November 2012. Retrieved 30 January 2014.
  6. ^ "Marcelo Chamusca é apresentado e quer retomar 'caminhos de vitória'" [Marcelo Chamusca is presented and wants to bring back 'winning ways'] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 25 November 2013. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Marcelo Chamusca é o nome para comandar o Atlético-GO em 2015" [Marcelo Chamusca is the name to take charge of Atlético-GO in 2015] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Fortaleza anuncia retorno de Marcelo Chamusca ao comando do time" [Fortaleza announce return of Marcelo Chamusca to the management of the team] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 2 March 2015. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  9. ^ "Sem acordo com Léo Condé, Sampaio age rápido e anuncia Marcelo Chamusca" [Without an agreement with Léo Condé, Sampaio act quickly and announce Marcelo Chamusca] (in Portuguese). Futebol Interior. 4 December 2015. Retrieved 5 December 2015.
  10. ^ "Marcelo Chamusca é apresentado oficialmente como novo treinador do Guarani" [Marcelo Chamusca is officially presented as new manager of Guarani] (in Portuguese). Guarani FC. 15 April 2016. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  11. ^ "Papão confirma Marcelo Chamusca como técnico do clube para 2017" [Papão confirm Marcelo Chamusca as manager of the club for 2017] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 30 November 2016. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  12. ^ "Sob risco de demissão, Marcelo Chamusca troca Paysandu pelo Ceará" [Under the risk of sacking, Marcelo Chamusca changes Paysandu for Ceará] (in Portuguese). O Estado de S. Paulo. 18 June 2017. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  13. ^ "Técnico do Ceará se torna o 1º com acesso nas três divisões nacionais" [Manager of Ceará becomes the 1st with promotion in the three national divisions] (in Portuguese). Terceiro Tempo. 19 November 2017. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  14. ^ "Liderança, influência do irmão e ascensão: A história de Marcelo Chamusca" [Leadership, influence of his brother and ascension: The story of Marcelo Chamusca] (in Portuguese). Lance!. 7 September 2017. Retrieved 27 April 2018.

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