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Procópio Cardoso Neto (born March 21, 1939) is a Brazilian former football player and coach.

Procópio Cardoso
Personal information
Date of birth (1939-03-21) 21 March 1939 (age 80)
Place of birth Salinas, Brazil
Playing position Center Back
Youth career
1954–1956 Renascença
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1956–1958 Renascença
1959–1961 Cruzeiro
1961–1962 São Paulo
1962–1963 Atlético Mineiro
1963 Fluminense 33 (2)
1964 Vitória
1965 Fluminense
1965–1966 Palmeiras
1966–1974 Cruzeiro 212 (6)
National team
1963–1968 Brazil 10 (0)
Teams managed
1975 Cruzeiro (Youth team)
1979–1981 Atlético Mineiro
1981–1983 Al-Arabi (QAT)
1984 Al-Sharjah
1984–1985 Atlético Mineiro
1985–1987 Al Sadd
1987–1988 Fluminense
1989 Qatar
1990 Grêmio
1991 Ettifaq
1992 Atlético Mineiro
1993 Atlético Paranaense
1994 Internacional
1995–1996 Atlético Mineiro
1996 Bahia
1998 Al Wasl
1999 Al Nassr (KSA)
2001 Al-Arabi (QAT)
2003 Atlético Mineiro
2004–2005 Atlético Mineiro
2008 América Mineiro
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He started his professional career at Renascença as a Center Back. Cardoso also played for Belo Horizonte rivals, Cruzeiro and Atlético Mineiro, São Paulo, Fluminense, Vitória and Palmeiras.[1] In a game of Cruzeiro against Santos for 1968 Taça Brasil Cardoso disputed a ball with Pelé and he had ruptured a tendon in his knee. He spent 5 years out of professional football, working a youth coach at Cruzeiro, returning at field just in 1973.

As a manager, Cardoso managed Cruzeiro, Atlético Mineiro, Atlético Paranaense, Fluminense, Bahia and Internacional.[2]



Atlético Mineiro

Como treinadorEdit

Atlético Mineiro


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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-08-25. Retrieved 2009-08-25.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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