Maurício de Almeida Copertino
Professional Coach History
Collaboration alongside Alexandre Gallo, Nenê Belarmino, Sérgio Soares, and Vagner Mancini exhibited the path to transform into a first class coach. Maurício Copertino kick started professional coach in the 2nd tier of the Rio de Janeiro championship. In 2007, he was invited to be assistant coach of Nenê Belarmino in Sertãozinho, where he remained working with this great professional for almost four months while working at Botafogo Sao Paulo. Clube Atlético Mineiro in 2008, followed by E.C. Bahia in 2009. Clube Náutico Capibaribe in 2010 and 2012. In between in 2011 working closely with Avai FC.
From 2013 to 2015, worked directly with the Brazilian Football Confederation CBF closely with Alexandre Gallo. In order to manifest the direction of the Brazil Olympic Team and Brazil U20, Maurício worked on the Olympic project, starting in 2013. Successfully obtaining classification for the U-20 World Cup in New Zealand. This meant, close supervision and monitoring of player to assemble the team, which resulted in capturing the first title in the Olympic Championship.
A foreseen opportunity at the Chinese Super League and Chinese League one competition emerged. “Tianjin Quanjian FC followed by Initiation of head coach on the Zhejiang, a year later at Yiteng FC of China team, where I stayed for 11 games and left the team in top four position, before returning to Brazil and selected for E.C. Bahia”. In 2019 he was called and asked by Prof. Vanderlei Luxemburgo to go and help a struggling CR Vasco da Gama in the 1st division in Brazil. After saving them from relegation and also getting the qualified in the Copa Sudamericana, he left the club in capable hands and discovered several young and bright Brazilian talents, such as Talles Magno, Bruno Gomes and Gabriel Pec. These players are set to have bright futures after having been trained and mentored by Maurício.
In 2020 Maurício had the opportunity to be the assistant coach at one of the most successful and known clubs in Brazil, Palmerias FC. As Assistant Coach he worked, once again, along side Vanderlei Luxemburgo, and ended 1st in the Campeonato Paulista. Maurício’s time has come to an end at Palmerias and is looking for his next challenge wherever that may be.
Maurício’s Football Achievements
2007: RECOPA – INTERNACIONAL DE PORTO ALEGRE
2008: CAMPEONATO CATARINSENSE – FIGUEIRENSE FC
2011: 1st Place HADIF And 2ND Etisalat Cup – AL AIN FC
2013: 1st place Toulon (FRA) – Brazil U23
2013: 1st place COPA NIKE – Brazil U15
2013: 1st place COPA SUIÇA – Brazil U23
2014: 1st place COPA PANDA – Brazil U20
2014: 1st place China International Tournament – Brazil Olympic team.
2014: 1st Place at Sulamericano – Brazil U17
2014: 1st place Toulon (FRA) – Brazil U23
2016: 1st place ONE LEAGUE China – TIANJIN QUANJIAN
2020: 1st place Florida Cup – PALMEIRAS
2020: 1st place CAMPEONATO PAULISTA – PALMEIRAS
Agent: Evytal Sports Management 2019
It is spectacular to work within CBF, I have gained a lot of knowledge in many aspects. In that formation of the olympic team we rode the world after players in which we discovered world class players like Ederson, Alisson, Thiago Maia, Rafinha Alcantara.