Indian Football – East Bengal recruits coach with World Cup experience

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Falopa_East_BengalEast Bengal has appointed high profile Brazilian, Marcos Falopa, as their new coach.

64-year-old Falopa has visited over 100 countries as a FIFA instructor and has immense experience as a coach. Along with him, Falopa also brought his son, Americo Falopa, as Goalkeeper and fitness coach.

During his stint with South Africa, they played in 2002 World Cup.

Profile of Marcos Falopa :

Marco Antonio Falopa aged 64 years is a Brazilian national.He also has an European citizenship and holds UEFA Pro Coaching License and has Coaching experience since 1977 (36 years).

Professional Career

A) Football Coach

2012-13 – Italy ,FC Rieti
2011-12 – Italy: Football Integration
2007-09 – Myanmar National Team
2005-06 – Oman Youth National Team
1993-94 – Brazil: Uniao de Mogi8 FC
1991-92 – Japan – Nagoya Grampus
1990 – Brazil: S.E.Palmeiras
1989-90 – Cameroon: Tomeere Club de Yande
1986-88 – Brazilian Masters National Team
1985-86 – U.A.E – Al Shabab Club
1983-85 – Bahrain – Al Manama Club
1982-83 – Bahrain: Al Wehda Club
1979-82 – Qatar: Al Khor Club
1977-78 – Brazil: Manila AC

B) Technical Director

2002-04 – South Africa National Team
1994-95 – Brazil: Santos FC

C) Trophies Won

2008 – Grand Royal Challege Cup, Myanmar – Champion
2003 – Danone Cup Paris – Champion
1992 – Konica Cup, Japan – Champion
1989 – Presidents Cup, Cameroon – Champion

NB – Was Technical Director of South Africa in 2002 World Cup at South Korea/Japan

South Africa’s Performance in 2002 World Cup
1) South Africa – 2         Paraguay – 2
2) South Africa – 1         Slovenia – 0
3) Spain – 3                      South Africa – 2

Playing Career

1964-66 – S.E.Palmeiras – Brazil
1970-71 – Saad SC – Brazil
1972-74 – University of Santo Andre – Brazil

Profile of Americo Falopa – Goalkeeper and Physical Fitness Coach

Americo Falopa aged 35 years is of Brazilian national and son of Marcos Falopa.He graduated in Physical Education at UNIP – Universiade Paulista, Brazil.He has an experience of 14 years.

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