Paulinho Cascavel

Paulo Roberto Bacinello (born 29 September 1959), commonly known as Paulinho Cascavel, is a Brazilian retired footballer who played as a striker.

Paulinho Cascavel
Personal information
Full name Paulo Roberto Bacinello
Date of birth (1959-09-29) 29 September 1959 (age 60)
Place of birth Cascavel, Brazil
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1980 Cascavel
1982–1983 Criciúma 5 (0)
1984 Joinville
1984 Fluminense
1985 Porto 1 (0)
1985–1987 Vitória Guimarães 60 (47)
1987–1990 Sporting CP 94 (37)
1990–1991 Gil Vicente 8 (0)
Total 168 (84)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He spent most of his professional career in Portugal, primarily with Vitória de Guimarães and Sporting.[1]

Club careerEdit

Born in Cascavel, Paraná, Cascavel (whose nickname stemmed from his birthplace) started his career with local amateurs Cascavel Clube Recreativo, then played for Criciúma Esporte Clube, Joinville Esporte Clube and Fluminense FC. He made five appearances in the 1983 edition of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B with Criciúma,[2] and was top scorer of the following year's Campeonato Catarinense with 27 goals while with Joinville.[3]

Cascavel moved to Portugal in December 1984, signing with Primeira Liga club FC Porto, but only played one game there. In the following season he joined Guimarães' Vitória SC, and scored 22 times in his second year – top scorer in the competition – as the Minho side finished in third place, and qualified for the UEFA Cup.

Cascavel was acquired by Sporting CP for 1987–88 and scored 23 goals during that campaign, but the Lisbon-based team finished fourth. He added six in as many matches in their quarter-final run in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.[4]

Cascavel's numbers reduced significantly in the following years, and he retired in June 1991 while still in Portugal with Gil Vicente FC.

Personal lifeEdit

Cascavel's son, Guilherme, also nicknamed Cascavel, was also a footballer and a striker. Born in Portugal, he too played mostly in the country, mainly in its Segunda Liga.[1]








  1. ^ a b Paulinho Cascavel; Glórias do Passado, 24 January 2007 (in Portuguese)
  2. ^ Paulo Roberto Bacinello (Paulinho Cascavel); at Meu Time na Rede (in Portuguese)
  3. ^ ""Cobra" nas Antas: vem aí o Cascável [sic]" ["Snake" at the Antas: Cascavel is coming]. Diário de Lisboa (in Portuguese). 30 December 1984. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  4. ^ Cup Winners Cup Topscorers; at RSSSF
  5. ^ Top Goal Scorers – Portugal; at Sports Records

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