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Toninho Cerezo
Personal information
Full name Antônio Carlos Cerezo
Date of birth April 21, 1955 (1955-04-21) (age 54)
Place of birth    Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Al Ain FC
Youth career
1973-1976 Romanese
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1972-1972
1973-1974
1974-1983
1983-1986
1986-1992
1992-1993
1994-1994
1995-1995
1995-1996
1996-1996
1997-1998
Atlético Mineiro
Nacional (AM)
Atlético Mineiro
Roma
Sampdoria
São Paulo
Cruzeiro
Paulista
São Paulo
América
Atlético Mineiro
115 (6)
28 (2)
95 (12)
70 (13)
145 (14)
16 (1)
79 (6)
47 (42)   
National team2
1977-1985 Brazil 57 (7)
Teams managed
1999
2000–2005
2006
2007
2008
2009-
Guarani
Kashima Antlers
Vitória
Al-Hilal
Al-Shabab
Al Ain FC

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of December 17, 2006.
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of December 17, 2006.
* Appearances (Goals)

Toninho Cerezo, real name Antônio Carlos Cerezo, (born 21 April 1955 in Belo Horizonte) is a former football (soccer) player from Brazil. Currently coaching Al Ain FC

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Career

He played as a defensive midfielder with Atlético Mineiro, A.S. Roma, Sampdoria, São Paulo Futebol Clube and the Brazilian national team. He was known for his tireless style of play.

In 1998, he retired as a player, and, after doing some studies and probations in Italy, he returned to Brazil, and start a career as a manager. He also led Japanese powerhouse Kashima Antlers in J. League for six years. He won five major titles in Japan, three league championships and two Emperor's Cup and one league cup.

He won the Brazilian Golden Ball trophy in 1977 and again in 1980 and the Brazilian Silver Ball trophy in 1976.

Cerezo won five times the Coppa Italia (Italian Cup). In 1991 he won both the Italian Serie A championship and the Coppa Italia with U.C. Sampdoria.[1]

With São Paulo FC ha was the two-times winner of the Intercontinental Cup and Copa Libertadores.

Cerezo was the best player of the Intercontinental Cup final in 1993.[2]

National team

Cerezo won 57 caps (full international games), between March 1977 and June 1985, with the Brazilian national team, scoring seven goals.

He played the FIFA World Cup 1978 and FIFA World Cup 1982. He was also due to go to the 1986 tournament, but a hamstring injury in May ruled him out.

Honours as a player

Honours as a manager

Career statistics

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup Asia Total
1972 Atlético Mineiro Série A 3 0
1973 4 0
1973 Nacional-AM Série A 20 3
1974 Atlético Mineiro Série A 5 0
1975 12 0
1976 19 2
1977 18 0
1978
1979 8 1
1980 19 4
1981 9 3
1982 3 0
1983 11 2
1983-84 Roma Serie A 30 6
1984-85 22 3
1985-86 18 4
1986-87 Sampdoria Serie A 28 3
1987-88 28 3
1988-89 29 2
1989-90 21 2
1990-91 12 3
1991-92 27 1
1992 São Paulo Série A
1993 13 1
1994 Cruzeiro Série A 10 3
1995 Paulista
1995 São Paulo Série A 8 0
1996 América-MG
1996 Atlético Mineiro Série A
Total Brazil
Italy 215 27
Career Total

References

  • Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 1 - Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.

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Preceded by
Raí
Intercontinental Cup
Man of the Match

1993
Succeeded by
Omar Asad
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Simple English

Toninho Cerezo
Personal information
Full name Antônio Carlos Cerezo
Date of birth 21 April 1955 (1955-04-21) (age 55)
Place of birth    Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder (retired)
Senior clubs
Years Club
1972
1973-1974
1974-1983
1983-1986
1986-1992
1992-1993
1994
1995
1995-1996
1996
1997
Atlético Mineiro
Nacional
Atlético Mineiro
Roma
Sampdoria
São Paulo
Cruzeiro
Lousano Paulista
São Paulo
América-MG
Atlético Mineiro
National team
1977-1985 Brazil
Teams managed
1999
2000-2005
2006
2007
2008
2009-
Guarani
Kashima Antlers
Vitória
Al-Hilal
Al-Shabab Dubai
Al-Ain

Ueslei Raimundo Pereira Cerezo (born 21 April 1955) is a former Brazilian football player. He has played for Brazil national team.

Club career statistics

[1]

Club Performance League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
BrazilLeague
1972Atlético MineiroSérie A30
1973NacionalSérie A203
1974Atlético MineiroSérie A50
1975120
1976192
1977180
197800
197981
1980194
198193
198230
1983112
ItalyLeague
1983/84RomaSerie A306
1984/85223
1985/86184
1986/87SampdoriaSerie A283
1987/88283
1988/89292
1989/90212
1990/91123
1991/92271
BrazilLeague
1992São PauloSérie A00
1993131
1994CruzeiroSérie A103
1995Lousano PaulistaSérie C00
1995São PauloSérie A80
1996América-MGSérie B00
1997Atlético MineiroSérie A00
CountryBrazil 15819
Italy 21527
Total 37346

International career statistics

Brazil national team
YearAppsGoals
1977112
1978110
197920
198061
1981132
198290
198300
198400
198550
Total575

References


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