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29 Oct 2014
Alexandre Soares back in charge of Brazil
The most-awarded beach soccer coach, who successfully navigated the Verde-Amarela from 2005-2011 is at the helm once again
The CBF (Confederação Brasileira de Futebol) has just announced that Alexandre Soares will replace Junior Negão as head coach of the Brazilian beach soccer team. Soares first controlled the National Team from 2005 to 2011. His major titles show how important he was to the Seleção, which include 4 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cups, 4 Copa America titles, and 5 titles at the Mundialito de Futebol de Praia, all to go along with winning 5 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup CONMEBOL Qualifiers. Soares also has some astounding records that coincide with the hardware he brought home. As head coach, he accumulated 145 wins in 150 games, and at one point 75 wins in row. In the FIFA World Cup he helped steer the Brazilian side to 29 wins in 30 games. Almost as impressive, is that Brazil competed in 36 tournament finals under Soares’ watch.
“I am very proud and happy to be back with the Brazilian National Beach Soccer team and know perfectly well how hard this next phase will be, as we try and re-establish, through collective work, that nobody is more or less important than anyone else. Thinking towards the future, our staff knows perfectly well of the evolution of the other selections, but we are confident that we will continue winning titles and most importantly play in another World Cup final”, said Soares.
In his time away from the National Selection, Soares coached the Brazilian club Corinthians to their first ever Brazilian club championship. He also assisted in the development of beach soccer in Trinidad and Tobago, conducting training sessions and also hosting clinics for the youth besides his role of head coach of the National Side. His skills also took him to Costa Rica where he was a FIFA instructor. Lastly, Soares was awarded the position of head coach with Catania BS in the Enel Serie A Italian Beach Soccer League.
The CBF also thanked Junior Negão for the services he provided for the Brazilian National Team from 2011-2014.
To see the communiquée by the CBF, please go to: