Eduardo Manuel "Nelo" Martinho Braganza de Vingada (born 30 March 1953) is a Portuguese football manager.
|Full name||Eduardo Manuel Martinho Braganza de Vingada|
|Date of birth||30 March 1953|
|Place of birth||Serpa, Portugal|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|1988–1991||Portugal U-20 (assistant)|
|*Club domestic league appearances and goals|
Vinganda was born in Serpa. His first steps as a professional football manager were in Belenenses, and then in Académica de Coimbra in the 1982–83 season, when he was assistant manager for Mário Wilson at Académica. Sintrense and Vilafranquense were his following teams as a manager.
In the 1986–87 season, Vingada was appointed as an assistant manager for Portugal U-20 along with Carlos Queiroz. He was the assistant manager for the Portuguese squad in the World Youth Championships of 1989 in Riyadh and 1991 in Lisbon with Carlos Queiroz as head manager, both won by Portugal.
The Portugal Olympic football team under his management participated in the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics and after a win over Tunisia (2–0) and 1–1 draws against Argentina and the United States, they ended in second place in Group A with the same points and goal difference as the first-placed Argentinians (but with lesser goals scored). Then in the quarter-finals, a win over France (2–1) after extra-time assured them a place in the semi-finals. Once again they played against Argentina, but this time the South Americans won 2–0. For the bronze medal match, they faced Brazil. Portugal was heavily defeated by 5–0.
In the 1996–97 season, Vingada became the manager of the Saudi Arabian national team, winning the Asian Cup in 1996, and qualifying for the 1998 FIFA World Cup, before being sacked from his position prior to the World Cup. In the 1997–98 and 1998–99 seasons, Vingada worked as an assistant manager for Portuguese club Benfica, along with Graeme Souness as principal manager.
Return to PortugalEdit
Between 1999 and 2003, Vingada was the manager of Marítimo, a Portuguese team from Madeira, and helped the team stay in the Portuguese Liga and qualify once to the Portuguese cup final. In 2003, new Portuguese Real Madrid manager Carlos Queiroz proposed Vingada as assistant manager on 27 June but Carlos Queiroz's proposition was not accepted.
In the 2003–04 season, Vingada became the manager of Egyptian club El Zamalek. He helped the team win the Egyptian premier league, the Saudi-Egyptian Super Cup, and the African Super Cup against Wydad Casablanca, all in one season. He was later dismissed from his position at the club due to disagreements from the club board with his controversial managing policies and his continuous conflicts with top players at the Egyptian club.
Egypt and JordanEdit
In 2005, he became the head manager of the Egyptian national U-23 football team. The team failed to reach the Olympic Games which were being held in Beijing in 2008. Although the Egyptian Football Association wanted Vingada to continue managing the team, he resigned.
Vingada accepted the offer to manage Jordan national football team and signed a 16-month contract with the Jordan Football Association. Vingada later took on the mission to prepare the Jordanian team for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification. After failing to pass the first round of the qualifiers, Vingada resigned.
On 9 February 2009, Vingada was officially appointed as head manager of Iranian football side Persepolis. On 17 June 2009, just after five days of signing with Al Ahly he resigned due to family problems.
He officially became a manager of FC Seoul of South Korea in January 2010. On 5 December 2010, after winning a game for 2–1, he became the Champion of South Korea, it was the first time in ten years for FC Seoul. Vingada won the K-League Cup, K-League with FC Seoul. His K-League record was 20 wins, 2 draws, 6 losses in the 2010 season. His winning percentage 71% is a record high in the K-League. On 13 December 2010 FC Seoul offered a oneyear contract extension but FC Seoul and Vingada did not agree on the salary conditions. So Vingada went back to Portugal.
After assisting Carlos Queiroz and the Iran national football team during the qualifiers of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, he became the manager of the Iran Olympic team, signing a two-year contract until the 2016 Summer Olympics. At the 2014 Asian Games held in Incheon, South Korea, Iran was defeated 4–1 by Vietnam in their first match which was Iran's worst defeat in the tournament. They drew 1–1 with Kyrgyzstan in the next match, resulting in an early exit from the competition which was Iran's worst result in the Asian Games since its establishment. As a consequence Vingada was sacked as manager of Iran under-23 team on 9 November 2014.
In January 2016, he signed with Marítimo, this being the second term at the Madeiran club for him as he was their manager from 1999 till 2003. He ended his second tenure with Marítimo on 23 May 2016 to pursue his career elsewhere.
North East United FCEdit
In July 2016, it was announced that he will be the new head coach of the North East United FC, part of the Indian Super League. He was their head coach until 15 May 2017 as he was offered a new job as Malaysia national football team head coach.
On 15 May 2017, Vingada was officially announced as the new head coach of Malaysia national football team with a difficult task to revive Malaysian football. He also took his trusted partner Francisco Jose Bruto da Costa as his deputy. His first match was in the 2019 Asian Cup qualifiers against Lebanon, which ended in a 1–2 defeat. His second match was in the friendly match against Syria national football team, which ended in a 1–2 defeat at Hang Jebat Stadium Melaka.
Vingada stepped down as head coach of Malaysia on 6 December 2017 by mutual consent with Football Association of Malaysia, after not winning any of his seven games in charge, and failure to qualify to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.
Return to IranEdit
On 11 January 2019, Vingada rejoined the coaching staff of Iran national football team, who are participating in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, and reunite with Queiroz.
Return to India at Kerala Blasters FCEdit
On 18 January 2019, it was announced that he will be the new head coach of the Kerala Blasters FC in the Indian Super League after the club sacked Englishman David James due to poor performance. However, Vingada's stint at the club did not turn out impressive either. With a win percent of less than 15, he was also sacked by the club at the end of the 2018–19 Indian Super League season.
- As of 23 May 2019
|Portugal||December 1993||April 1994||2||0||2||0||2||2||+0||0.00|
|Portugal U-20||April 1994||May 1995||6||5||0||1||12||6||+6||83.33|
|Portugal (Olympic)||May 1995||August 1996||14||8||4||2||20||12||+8||57.14|
|Saudi Arabia||October 1996||September 1997||24||17||5||2||55||17||+38||70.83|
|Marítimo||June 1999||July 2003||136||55||28||53||160||156||+4||40.44|
|Zamalek||July 2003||July 2004||27||21||6||0||59||16||+43||77.78|
|Egypt (Olympic)||July 2004||January 2005||2||1||0||1||4||2||+2||50.00|
|Académica de Coimbra||January 2005||May 2006||34||10||9||15||37||48||−11||29.41|
|Wydad Casablanca||April 2007||July 2007||8||3||4||1||11||4||+7||37.50|
|Jordan||May 2007||February 2009||31||11||7||13||39||33||+6||35.48|
|Persepolis||February 2009||June 2009||9||3||3||3||9||9||+0||33.33|
|Vitória de Guimarães||June 2009||October 2009||7||1||2||4||6||8||−2||14.29|
|FC Seoul||December 2009||December 2010||37||25||6||6||79||35||+44||67.57|
|Dalian Shide||July 2011||November 2012||30||8||10||12||39||49||−10||26.67|
|Iran (Olympic)||March 2014||November 2014||6||0||5||1||5||8||−3||0.00|
|Marítimo||January 2016||June 2016||14||5||3||6||19||20||−1||35.71|
|NorthEast United||23 July 2016||15 May 2017||14||5||3||6||14||14||+0||35.71|
|Malaysia||15 May 2017||6 December 2017||7||0||1||6||6||16||−10||0.00|
|Kerala Blasters||18 January 2019||17 March 2019||7||1||3||3||6||9||−3||14.29|
|Gokulam Kerala FC||1 June 2019||Present||0||0||0||0||0||0||+0||—|
- Egyptian Premier League: 2002–03
- CAF Super Cup: 2003
- Saudi-Egyptian Super Cup: 2003
- Arab Champions League: 2003
- Nelo Vingada at ForaDeJogo
- Nelo Vingada at WorldFootball.net
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- Comunicado do prof. Nelo Vingada
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- Egyptian FA chairman Samir Zaher announced on 24 August 2011 that they have reached an agreement with Nelo Vingada, on coaching the Egyptian national team, and that only a few tiny details remain to be sorted out.
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- "ISL 2016: 'Professor' Nelo Vingada joins NorthEast United FC as head coach".
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