Luiz Felipe Scolari

Association Football Defender and Manager
Born Nov 9, 1948

Luiz Felipe Scolari,, also known as Felipão in Brazil and internationally as Big Phil, is a World Cup-winning Brazilian football manager. He currently doesn't manage any team. He 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 1–0 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 most traditional clubs in Brazil, where he won the 1987 Gaúcho state championship and Goias, another big and traditional Brazilian club.


1989 40 Years Old He then had a two-year stint in charge of Kuwaiti side Al Qadisiya Kuwait, with whom he won the prestigious Kuwait Emir Cup in 1989. … Read More
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 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.
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
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
2004 55 Years Old …  He led them to the final of the European Championship in 2004, which they lost 0–1 to Greece, and to a fourth-place finish in the World Cup in 2006.
2006 57 Years Old Scolari 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 the European Championship in 2008, but resigned after losing 2–3 to Germany in the second round. … Read More


2009 - 2012 5 More Events
2013 64 Years Old 1 More Event
He beat Japan 3–0 in the opening game of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, with goals from Neymar in the third minute, Paulinho in the 48th minute and Jô on the 90th minute. … Read More
2014 65 Years Old 1 More Event
On 14 July 2014, following a further defeat, this time by 3–0 in the World Cup's third place playoff match against the Netherlands, Scolari resigned from his position as Brazilian manager. … Read More
In 2015, he managed Guangzhou Evergrande to claim 2015 Chinese Super League and 2015 AFC Champions League in his first season with the club. … Read More
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