Renato Portaluppi (born 9 September 1962), also known as Renato or Renato Gaúcho, is a Brazilian football coach and former footballer who played as a right winger. He is the current manager of Grêmio.
Renato in 2007
|Full name||Renato Portaluppi|
|Date of birth||9 September 1962|
|Place of birth||Guaporé, Brazil|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
|1991||→ Grêmio (loan)||8||(2)|
|2005–2007||Vasco da Gama|
|2008||Vasco da Gama|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Born in Guaporé, Rio Grande do Sul, Renato started his career in Esportivo in Bento Gonçalves where he grew up. He was later signed with Grêmio, where in 1983 he won the Copa Libertadores, beating Peñarol of Uruguay, and the Intercontinental Cup, beating Hamburger SV of Germany, and scoring twice.
In 1987, he moved to Flamengo and won the Green Module of Brasileirão Série A in the same year. Then in 1988 Renato moved abroad, signing with Roma. However, he failed to settle in Italy and returned to Flamengo after only one disappointing season, in time to win one more trophy, the Copa do Brasil in 1990.
Renato's career in Fluminense is generally associated to his belly goal in the Campeonato Carioca of 1995, against Flamengo, in the year when Flamengo celebrated 100 years. With his goal he was crowned the King of Rio in that year. In the same year, he led Fluminense to the semi-finals of the Brasileirão Série A.
In 1986, while preparing for the FIFA World Cup Finals in Mexico, Renato was dropped from the squad by coach Telê Santana for disciplinary reasons, primarily partying late and missing training. As a result, his teammate and close friend Leandro also withdrew from the squad on the eve of Brazil's departure for Mexico. Leandro's replacement at right-back was Edson, who was injured in the second World Cup match and was then replaced by the relatively unknown Josimar of Botafogo, who became one of the stars of the tournament.
He has been working as a coach since 2000. He was Madureira's coach in 2000 and 2001. Between September 2, 2002 and July 11, 2003, and between October 1, 2003 and December 28, 2003, he was coach of Fluminense. From July 2005 to April 2007 he was Vasco da Gama's coach.
Since April 2007, he is Fluminense's coach again. On June 6, 2007 he won the Brazil Cup as Fluminense's coach, his first title in the new career. However, he failed to win the Copa Libertadores as Fluminense was defeated in a penalty shootout to underdogs LDU from Ecuador. On August 10, 2008 Renato was sacked as manager of Fluminense Football Club. His sacking followed a 2–1 defeat to the Brasileirão's bottom side, Ipatinga which left them joint-bottom of the table. On September 18, 2008, he was hired as Vasco's manager. Fluminense have hired former Vasco da Gama coach Renato Gaúcho on July 21, 2009 he replaces Carlos Alberto Parreira, who was sacked in July 2009, Renato has already coached Fluminense twice before (in 2002–2003 and again in 2007–2008). On September 1, 2009 Fluminense club officials have fired the coach due to poor results.
On August 10, 2010 Grêmio confirmed Renato was their new coach, two days after the sacking of their former coach Silas. He tried to start a good season, but in his debut the team lost to Goiás and was eliminated from the 2010 Copa Sudamericana on the Second Stage. Fortunately, in the 2010 Brazilian League Grêmio ended in 4th place and consequently qualified to 2011 Copa Libertadores. Afterward, Renato did not do a great season in 2011. His team lost the 2011 Campeonato Gaúcho finals to their rival Internacional and was the runner-up. Grêmio was also eliminated from the 2011 Copa Libertadores on the Round of 16, losting to Chilean club Universidad Católica. All of that disappointed himself and Grêmio's President Paulo Odone. He coached some matches of the 2011 Brazilian League, however their performance wasn't good, and Renato resigned on June 30.
Even after being two years without coaching any club, Renato was the first choice of Fábio Koff, president of Grêmio, to succeed Vanderlei Luxemburgo as the new coach of Grêmio. On July 2, 2013 the coach signed with the club and was presented to more than 5,000 supporters in Grêmio Arena.
- Campeonato Carioca: 1995
- Intercontinental Cup – Man of the Match: 1983
- Bola de Ouro: 1987
- Bola de Prata: 1984, 1987, 1990, 1992, 1995
- South American Team of the Year: 1992
- "Meu jogo inesquecível – Renato Gaúcho" (in Portuguese). Museu dos Esportes. Retrieved January 6, 2009.
- National Football Teams
- "Renato Gaúcho (ex-ponta do Grêmio, Fla e Flu)" (in Portuguese). Milton Neves. December 7, 2008. Archived from the original on February 8, 2009. Retrieved January 6, 2009.
- Fluminense coach Renato Gaucho
- "Renato Gaúcho não é mais o técnico do Fluminense" (in Portuguese). O Globo Online. August 11, 2008. Archived from the original on August 14, 2008. Retrieved August 11, 2008.
- "Renato Gaúcho é o novo técnico do Vasco" (in Portuguese). O Globo Online. September 18, 2008. Retrieved September 18, 2008.
- Fluminense acerta o retorno de Renato Gaúcho
- Renato Gaúcho acerta retorno ao Fluminense e já pede meia e atacante
- Futebol Baiano: EC Bahia EC Vitória: Oficialmente Renato Gaúcho é o treinador do Bahia
- "Grêmio fecha contratação de Renato e Espinosa, campeões do mundo em 83". Globoesporte.com. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
- "Renato Gaúcho acerta com Grêmio e trabalhará com Valdir Espinosa". Terra. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
- "South American Team of the Year". 16 January 2009. Retrieved 10 December 2015.