Marcelo Oliveira

Marcelo de Oliveira Santos (born 4 March 1955) is a Brazilian professional football manager and former player who last managed Ponte Preta.

Marcelo Oliveira
Personal information
Full name Marcelo de Oliveira Santos
Date of birth (1955-03-04) 4 March 1955 (age 66)
Place of birth Pedro Leopoldo, Brazil
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Position(s) Attacking midfielder
Youth career
1969–1972 Atlético Mineiro
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1984 Atlético Mineiro 88 (17)
1979–1983Botafogo (loan) 36 (6)
1983Nacional (loan)
1984 Desportiva Ferroviária
1985 América Mineiro
National team
1975 Brazil U23
1975–1977 Brazil 6 (1)
Teams managed
2003–2007 Atlético Mineiro (youth)
2007 CRB
2008 Atlético Mineiro (assistant)
2008 Atlético Mineiro (interim)
2008 Atlético Mineiro
2009 Ipatinga
2010 Paraná
2011–2012 Coritiba
2012 Vasco da Gama
2013–2015 Cruzeiro
2015–2016 Palmeiras
2016 Atlético Mineiro
2017 Coritiba
2018 Fluimnense
2020 Ponte Preta
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit


Born in Pedro Leopoldo, Minas Gerais, he was known as Marcelo during his playing days, and was an Atlético Mineiro youth graduate. Promoted to the first team in 1972, he went on to play seven seasons for the club before joining Botafogo in 1979.

In 1984, after a short period at Uruguay's Nacional, Oliveira returned to Atlético. He subsequently represented Desportiva Ferroviária and América Mineiro, retiring with the latter in 1985.


Oliveira represented Brazil at under-23 level during the 1975 Pan American Games. He was included in Osvaldo Brandão's list ahead of the 1975 Copa América, and made his debut for the full side on 30 July by starting in a 4–0 home routing of Venezuela.[1]

Managerial careerEdit

After a period as a sports commentator on Rede Minas, Oliveira began his coaching career at first club Atletico's youth setup. In December 2007, he was named CRB manager.

In May 2008, Oliveira – who was acting as an assistant – was appointed interim manager of Atlético, replacing Geninho. After the arrival of Alexandre Gallo he returned to his previous duties, but as the latter was dismissed in July, he was appointed manager; he avoided relegation with the club, but was still released in December.[2]

On 8 December 2009, after a spell at Ipatinga, Oliveira was appointed manager of Paraná.[3] He was dismissed the following 3 October after a 6–1 loss to Portuguesa,[4] and took over Coritiba on 18 November.[5]

In his first year at Coxa, Oliveira reached the finals of the Copa do Brasil, lost to Vasco da Gama. He was sacked on 6 September 2012, after a poor run of form.[6]

On 12 September 2012, Oliveira was named at the helm of Vasco,[7] but was fired only two months later.[8] On 3 December he was appointed Cruzeiro manager,[9] and managed to win two consecutive Campeonato Brasileiro Série A titles.

On 2 June 2015, Oliveira was relieved from his duties, after being knocked out of the year's Copa Libertadores.[10] Thirteen days later, he was named manager of Palmeiras,[11] and won the 2015 Copa do Brasil.

Sacked on 10 March 2016,[12] Oliveira returned to Atlético on 20 May.[13] He managed to reach the finals of the 2016 Copa do Brasil, but after a defeat to eventual champions Grêmio in the first leg, he was fired.[14]

On 25 July 2017 Oliveira returned to Coritiba,[15] but left the club after failing to avoid relegation. On 22 June of the following year, he replaced Abel Braga at the helm of Fluminense,[16] leaving on 29 November after being knocked out of the year's Copa Sudamericana and being threatened with relegation.

Personal lifeEdit

Marcelo Oliveira is married and is Roman Catholic.[17]




Atlético Mineiro


Brazil U23




  1. ^ "Com base mineira, Seleção chegou perto da final" [With Minas Gerais-based team, Seleção came close to the final] (in Portuguese). CBF. 15 September 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  2. ^ "RETROSPECTIVA 2008: centenário para ser esquecido pelo Galo" [RETROSPECTIVE 2008: centenary to be forgotten by Galo] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 30 December 2008. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Marcelo Oliveira é o novo técnico do Paraná Clube" [Marcelo Oliveira is the new manager of Paraná Clube] (in Portuguese). Tribuna PR. 8 December 2009. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Marcelo Oliveira não comanda mais o Paraná Clube" [Marcelo Oliveira is no longer manager of Paraná Clube] (in Portuguese). Tribuna PR. 3 October 2010. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Marcelo Oliveira é o novo técnico do Coritiba" [Marcelo Oliveira is the new manager of Coritiba] (in Portuguese). IG. 18 November 2010. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Marcelo Oliveira deixa o Coritiba, e Marquinhos Santos assume o time" [Marcelo Oliveira leaves Coritiba, and Marquinhos Santos takes over] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 6 September 2012. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Marcelo Oliveira é o novo treinador do Vasco" [Marcelo Oliveira is the new manager of Vasco] (in Portuguese). CR Vasco da Gama. 12 September 2012. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Após seis derrotas seguidas, Marcelo Oliveira deixa o comando do Vasco" [After six consecutive defeats, Marcelo Oliveeira leaves Vasco] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 5 November 2012. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  9. ^ "Cruzeiro confirma Marcelo Oliveira como novo técnico" [Cruzeiro confirm Marcelo Oliveira as new manager] (in Portuguese). Terra. 3 December 2012. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Bicampeão brasileiro, Marcelo Oliveira é demitido do Cruzeiro" [Two times champion of the Brasileiro, Marcelo Oliveira is fired from Cruzeiro] (in Portuguese). ESPN Brasil. 2 June 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  11. ^ "Marcelo Oliveira é o novo técnico do Palmeiras" [Marcelo Oliveira is the new manager of Palmeiras] (in Portuguese). ESPN Brasil. 15 June 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  12. ^ "Marcelo Oliveira não resiste a derrota em casa e é demitido pelo Palmeiras" [Marcelo Oliveira does not stand to home defeat and is fired by Palmeiras] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 10 March 2016. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  13. ^ "Volta às origens: Marcelo Oliveira é o novo técnico do Atlético-MG" [Back to the origins: Marcelo Oliveira is the new manager of Atlético-MG] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 20 May 2016. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  14. ^ "Marcelo Oliveira é demitido do Atlético-MG após derrota na final" [Marcelo Oliveira is fired of Atlético-MG after defeat in the final] (in Portuguese). Folha de S. Paulo. 24 November 2016. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  15. ^ "Marcelo Oliveira no Coxa" [Marcelo Oliveira at Coxa] (in Portuguese). Coritiba FBC. 25 July 2017. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  16. ^ "Marcelo Oliveira é o novo treinador do Fluminense" [Marcelo Oliveira is the new manager of Fluminense] (in Portuguese). Fluminense FC. 22 June 2018. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  17. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-08-31. Retrieved 2014-12-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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