Teté (24 August 1907 – 18 June 1962) was a Brazilian football manager who coached Brazil national team for some games in 1956. He also coached Sport Club Internacional during the 1950s.[1]

Personal information
Full name José Francisco Duarte Júnior
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1930–1933 Botafogo
1933–1935 9º Regimento
Teams managed
1935–1938 9º Regimento
1940–1943 Brasil de Pelotas
1944–1945 Farroupilha
1946 Brasil de Pelotas
1947 Cruzeiro (RS)
1947–1951 Nacional (RS)
1951–1957 Internacional
1956 Brazil
1958–1959 São José (RS)
1960 Internacional
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Teté was a major coach of football in Rio Grande do Sul. Became known as the "Marshal of Victories," because he was an officer of the Army Reserve.

As a player, he served in the 9º Regimento. Then trained the Farroupilha (after the change of club name), Pelotas Brazil Guarany of Bagé, General Osorio Cruzeiro-RS Nacional-RS and Internacional .

In Internacional, Teté did well. He coached the team from 1951 to 1957 and was four-time Gaucho (51, 52, 53 and 55). Also coached Brazil national team, became champion of the Pan American of 1956 in Mexico.


  1. ^ "Teté, O Marechal das Vitórias". Campeões do Futebol. Retrieved 2015-09-29.