Luiz Felipe Scolari

Luiz Felipe Scolari is also called Felipao, Big Phil and Phil Scolari. He is a Brazilian, FIFA World Cup winner and footballer manager. He was a former professional footballer and he is now a manager for a Chinese club called Guangzhou Evergrande in the Chinese Super League. When Brazil won the World Cup in the year 2002, he became the manager of Portugal National Team since 2003 until 30 June in 2008.

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He led his team to finals of European Championship of 2004 and they lost 0-1 against Greece. They had the fourth place finish with World Cup of 2006. He led Portugal to European Championship of 2008 and he resigned after losing 2-3 against Germany in a second round. When he started club management, he joined Chelsea in Premier League and he was hired again to be manager for Brazil National Team in the year 2012. They were able to reach to the victory with 201 Confederation Cup and reached the semi-finals of 2014 World Cup.

When the Brazil National team finished on the fourth position and lost 1-7 to Germany in their semi-finals and had a loss of 0-3 against Netherlands, then Brazilian Football Confederation refused to renew his contract. In the year 2015, he helped Guangzhou Evergrande to reach to 2015 Chinese Super League and to the 2015 AFC Championship League in the first season with this club. Besides being a Brazilian, he is also Italian Citizen because he was born to Italian Immigrants.

From his biography, he was born in the city of Passo Fundo in Rio Grande do Sul. He is a defender who was regarded as uncompromising but not skillful. He became known by other players as a bad player. He was following in his father’s footstep who was a Brazilian professional footballer. He has played in many teams like CSA, Novo Hamburgo, Juventude and Caxias. He is sometime the captain of his side. He had been able to get only one title like a player and it is an Alogoano State Championship when he was playing under CSA.

Luiz Felipe Scolari is married to Olga Scolari. With his wife, they are parents to two children, Leonardo Scolari and Fabricio Scolari. With a salary of 2.8 million pounds per year, he is considered to be among the most experienced and highest paid managers. His net worth is around 3million dollars. During his media interviews, he glosses more on the tactics’ question.

Luiz Felipe Scolari gave every player a photocopy of chapters in The Art of War of Sun Tzu. It is a Chinese military strategy that was written in the sixth century BC. He gave the team also the recording of videoclip of Ivette Sangalo in order to enforce a Brazilian spirit while promoting team engagement. During the career, the media was pointing to his facial resemblance to Actor Gene Hackman.

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 9 Nov, 1948
Age: 71 yrs
Occupations: Association football player
Association football manager
Citizenship: Brazil
Birth Place: Passo Fundo
Gender: Male
Description: Brazilian association football player and manager
Net Worth 2021: 20 million
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Last Modified: Jun 27 2020
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