Marcos César Dias de Castro (born 27 August 1958), known as Marcos Paquetá, is a Brazilian former footballer who played as a central midfielder, and is a current manager.
|Full name||Marcos César Dias de Castro|
|Date of birth||27 August 1958|
|Place of birth||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Playing position||Central midfielder|
|1978||Vasco da Gama|
|1979–1981||Vasco da Gama|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Born in Rio de Janeiro but raised in the Paquetá Island, he started his career at hometown side America's youth setup. In 1978 he moved to Vasco da Gama, and spent his first season with the under-20 squad before being promoted to the first team. He eventually retired in 1981, aged just 23.
Paquetá started his managerial career in 1987, while in charge of first club America. In the following year he moved abroad for the first time, taking over UAE Pro-League side Al-Shabbab. He left the club in 1989, and was subsequently appointed manager of Flamengo's youth setup.
In 1995, Paquetá was an interim manager of the first team for one match, after the arrival of Edinho. He remained as a youth team manager until 1998, and moved to Fluminense the following year, also in charge of the youth categories.
In 2001 Paquetá returned to Fla, and was again interim in 2003 after the dismissal of Nelsinho Baptista. Later in that year, he led the Brazil under-17 side to the title of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, and repeated the feat with the under-20s only months later.
Paquetá returned to Flamengo for the 2004 Copa São Paulo de Futebol Júnior, and was subsequently in charge of Avaí. On 17 December 2005, after impressing as manager of Al-Hilal, he was named manager of Saudi Arabia national team, being in charge of the side during the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
In 2007, after a short spell back at Al-Hilal, Paquetá signed with Qatar Stars League side Al-Gharafa, leading them to the league title twice and the Sheikh Jassem Cup. He was head coach of Al-Rayyan for a season, and in July 2010, he signed a two-year contract to become manager of the Libya national team.
In June 2012, Paquetá signed a contract to take over Al Shabab for a second time in his career. He left the club in 2014, and returned for a second spell as manager of Al-Gharafa on 7 June of that year, signing a two-year deal.
On 31 May 2018, Paquetá was appointed manager of Indian Super League side FC Pune City, but terminated his contract less than a month later. On 26 June, he was presented as manager of Botafogo.
Paquetá was sacked from Bota on 1 August 2018, after losing four of his five games in charge.
- As of 2 August 2018
|Al-Shorta||8 September 2017||23 March 2018||19||11||6||2||57.89|
|Botafogo||26 June 2018||1 August 2018||5||1||0||4||20.00|
- "De volta à vaca fria" [Back to the lean times] (in Portuguese). Folha de S. Paulo. 3 January 2004. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
- "Marcos Paquetá: "Football should be fun"". FIFA.com. 13 November 2003. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
- "Campeão em 2003, Paquetá deseja sorte ao Brasil na final do sub-20" [Champion in 2003, Paquetá wishes luck to Brazil in the final of the under-20s] (in Portuguese). ESPN Brasil. 15 October 2009. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
- "Marcos Paquetá é o novo técnico da Arábia Saudita" [Marcos Paquetá is the new manager of Saudi Arabia] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 17 December 2005. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
- FIFA.com. "Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) - FIFA.com". www.fifa.com. Retrieved 2018-03-22.
- "Cookies op AD.nl | AD.nl". www.ad.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 2018-03-22.
- "Brazilian Paqueta and Tunisian Al Banzarti lead Al Shabab and Sharjah". official site. UAE Pro-League committee. Retrieved 1 July 2012.
- "Paqueta signs contract with Gharafa for two seasons". Qatar Stars League. Archived from the original on 12 June 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
- "رسميا.. إقالة باكيتا وميدو مديرا فنيا للزمالك". FilGoal.com (in Arabic). Retrieved 2018-03-22.
- "Especialista no Oriente Médio, Marcos Paquetá encara desafio no Iraque" [Specialist in the Middle East, Marcos Paquetá faces new challenge in Iraq] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 8 November 2017. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
- "ISL: FC Pune City recruit Marcos Paqueta as coach". Goal.com. 31 May 2018. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
- "ISL 2018/19: Marcos Paqueta terminates contract with Pune City to join Botafogo". Goal.com. 29 June 2018. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
- "Oficial: liberado pelos indianos, Marcos Paquetá é o novo técnico do Botafogo" [Official: Released by the Indians, Marcos Paquetá is the new manager of Botafogo] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 26 June 2018. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
- "Após quarta derrota em cinco jogos, Botafogo demite Marcos Paquetá" [After fourth defeat in five games, Botafogo dismiss Marcos Paquetá] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 1 August 2018. Retrieved 2 August 2018.