26 Facts About Luiz Felipe Scolari

1. Luiz Felipe Scolari can be a former professional football player who was once a defenseman in Passo Fundo, Brazil on 9 November 1948.

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2. Luiz Felipe Scolari said in a news conference on Tuesday the Colombian federation keeps approaching him to succeed Jose Pekerman, who left the job last year.

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3. Luiz Felipe Scolari is a fan of Gremio, and was reported to be a fan of Nottingham Forest, having watched their successes under Brian Clough in the 1970s.

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4. Luiz Felipe Scolari holds Italian citizenship, since his family emigrated from Veneto.

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5. Luiz Felipe Scolari refused to extend his contract again by the end of 2017 season.

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6. Luiz Felipe Scolari led Guangzhou win three consecutive league titles from 2015 to 2017.

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7. Luiz Felipe Scolari extended his contract for one year on 24 October 2016 after his potential successor Marcello Lippi was appointed as the manager of China national team.

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8. On 4 June 2015, Luiz Felipe Scolari was appointed head coach of Chinese Super League champions Guangzhou Evergrande, signing a one-and-a-half plus one-year contract.

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9. On 19 May 2015, Luiz Felipe Scolari resigned from his position after a poor start to the season.

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10. Luiz Felipe Scolari described the match as "the worst day of [his] life", and took responsibility for the loss.

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11. On September 2012, Luiz Felipe Scolari left by mutual consent after an unsatisfying result in the Campeonato Brasileiro.

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12. On 13 June 2010, Luiz Felipe Scolari was announced as Palmeiras' new manager.

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13. Luiz Felipe Scolari left by mutual consent on 29 May 2010 after failing to guide Bunyodkor past the last 16 in the AFC Champions League, although he cited concern regarding his son's education as the key reason.

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14. Luiz Felipe Scolari took over as manager of Chelsea on 1 July 2008.

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15. Luiz Felipe Scolari took Portugal to Euro 2008, where they reached the knock-out stages by placing first in Group A before being eliminated by Germany in the quarter-finals.

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16. Luiz Felipe Scolari managed Portugal through the 2006 World Cup in Germany, where they reached the semi-finals, again coming out victorious in the quarterfinals against England.

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17. In June 2001, Luiz Felipe Scolari was appointed manager of his native Brazil, who, with five qualifying matches ahead, were in jeopardy of not qualifying for the 2002 FIFA World Cup, which would be a first in the Brazilian competitive record.

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18. In 2000, Luiz Felipe Scolari was appointed to manage Minas Gerais club Cruzeiro, coaching them for a year.

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19. Luiz Felipe Scolari was named South American Coach of the Year for 1999.

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20. Luiz Felipe Scolari claimed six titles in only three years, including the 1995 Copa Libertadores, which qualified Gremio for the Intercontinental Cup, which they lost to Dutch side Ajax on penalties.

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21. Luiz Felipe Scolari coached Criciuma to their first major national title, in the 1991 Copa do Brasil.

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22. Luiz Felipe Scolari stayed for just three matches, losing all of them.

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23. Luiz Felipe Scolari had a two-year stint in charge of Kuwaiti side Al Qadisiya Kuwait, with whom he won the prestigious Kuwait Emir Cup in 1989.

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24. Luiz Felipe Scolari's playing career encompassed spells with Caxias, Juventude, Novo Hamburgo, and CSA; he often captained his sides.

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25. Luiz Felipe Scolari is a dual citizen of Brazil and Italy, as he is descended from Italian immigrants.

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26. Luiz Felipe Scolari led them to victory at the 2013 Confederations Cup, and to the semi-final in the 2014 World Cup.

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