Luiz Felipe Scolari

Coach (sport)
Born Nov 9, 1948
Age 65
Hometown Rio Grande do Sul
Team Caxias + Esporte ...
Position Defender

Luiz Felipe Scolari, also known as Felip%C3%A3o in Brazil and internationally as Big Phil, is a World Cup-winning Brazilian football manager. He currently manages the Brazilian team. He also served as the manager of the Portuguese national team from 12 July 2003 to 30 June 2008. As Portugal's manager, he led them to the UEFA Euro 2004 Final, which they lost 1%E2%80%930 to Greece in an upset, as well as leading them to a fourth place in the 2006 FIFA World Cup.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Luiz Felipe Scolari.


1948 Birth Born on November 9, 1948.


1982 33 Years Old Upon retiring as a player in 1982, he was appointed manager of CSA, winning the Alagoano state championship in his first season.
1987 38 Years Old After spells with Juventude (twice), Brasil de Pelotas and Al-Shabab of Saudi Arabia, he moved to Grêmio, one of the biggest and traditionals clubs in Brazil, where he won the 1987 Gaúcho state championship and Goias, another big and traditional Brazilian club.


1989 - 1991 2 More Events
1993 44 Years Old In 1993, Scolari returned to Grêmio, where he was criticized by the Brazilian media for playing a non-Brazilian pragmatic style of football.
1995 46 Years Old He won six titles in only three years including the Copa Libertadores in 1995 which qualified them for the Intercontinental Cup, which they lost to AFC Ajax on penalties. … Read More
1997 48 Years Old In 1997, Scolari became manager of J. … Read More


1999 50 Years Old He was named South American Coach of the Year for 1999.
2000 51 Years Old In 2000, Scolari was appointed to manage Cruzeiro, coaching them for a year. … Read More
2001 52 Years Old In June 2001, Scolari was appointed manager of his native Brazil, who with five matches remaining were in danger of not qualifying for the 2002 FIFA World Cup. … Read More
2002 53 Years Old At the end of 2002, Scolari resigned as the manager of Brazil.
2003 54 Years Old Scolari took over as manager of Portugal in 2003 and oversaw their preparations as host nation for UEFA Euro 2004. … Read More
2006 57 Years Old He managed Portugal in the 2006 World Cup in Germany where they reached the semi-finals, again coming out victorious in the quarter-finals against England. … Read More
…  Scolari also led Portugal in Euro 2008, but resigned after Portugal lost 3–2 to Germany in the second round. … Read More


2009 60 Years Old On 6 June 2009, he was spotted in attendance (with FC Bunyodkor player Rivaldo) at Uzbekistan's World Cup qualifier against Japan, and on 8 June 2009, Scolari revealed that he had signed an 18 month contract with the Uzbekistani champions Bunyodkor. … Read More
2010 61 Years Old 1 More Event
He left by mutual consent on 29 May 2010 after failing to guide Bunyodkor past the last 16 in the Asian Champions League although he cited concern regarding his son's education as the key reason.
2012 63 Years Old On 13 September 2012, Scolari, after bad results in 2012 Campeonato Brasileiro, was fired by the president Arnaldo Tirone. … Read More
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