Brazilian Marinho Peres, former football coach for Vitória de Guimarães, Sporting, Marítimo and Belenenses, died this Monday, aged 76, his family announced. His sister, Mazé Peres, announced the former coach’s death in a Facebook post.
“You will always be remembered as an example of a good man. We will love you until the end of our days. Thank you bro. You will live in our hearts”, he said in his publication.
As a player, Marinho Peres, who was born on March 19, 1947 in Sorocaba, São Paulo, represented clubs in Brazil such as Portuguesa, Santos, Internacional or Palmeiras. In Europe, the defender represented Barcelona in the 1974/1975 and 1975/1976 seasons.
International for Brazil, Marinho Peres competed in a football World Cup, in Germany 1974, where the ‘canarinhos’ reached 4th place.
In his career as a coach he has spent several spells in Portugal, where he made his debut in 1986/1987, playing for Vitória de Guimarães, which he would also represent in 1992/1993.
He also coached Belenenses between 1987 and 1989, the year in which he won a Portuguese Cup and, later, between 2000 and 2003. He was also coach of Sporting, between 1990 and 1992, and Marítimo, in the 1996/1997 season.
The coach, who coached until 2009, guiding Atlético Sport Aviação in Angola, also represented Brazilian clubs such as Santos or Botafogo and the El Salvador national team.
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