Argel
Argel as manager of Internacional in 2016
Personal information
Full name Argélico Fuchs[1]
Date of birth (1974-09-04) 4 September 1974 (age 47)[1]
Place of birth Santa Rosa, Brazil[1]
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Centre back
Club information
Current team
Alverca (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1995 Internacional 41 (3)
1996–1997 Verdy Kawasaki 32 (0)
1997–1998 Santos 21 (2)
1999 Porto 5 (1)
2000–2001 Palmeiras 40 (4)
2001–2004 Benfica 79 (7)
2005 Racing Santander 2 (0)
2005 Cruzeiro 9 (0)
2006 Canoas 10 (0)
2007 Zhejiang Greentown 22 (1)
Total 261 (18)
National team
1993 Brazil U20 2 (0)
1995 Brazil 1 (0)
Teams managed
2008 Mogi Mirim
2008–2009 Guaratinguetá
2009 Caxias
2009–2010 Campinense
2010 São José-RS
2010 Criciúma
2011 Guarani
2011 Botafogo-SP
2011 Caxias-RS
2011 Brasiliense
2011 Oeste
2012 Joinville
2012 Figueirense
2012 Avaí
2013 Red Bull Brasil
2013 América-RN
2013 Criciúma
2014 Portuguesa
2014–2015 Figueirense
2015–2016 Internacional
2016 Figueirense
2016–2017 Vitória
2017 Goiás
2018 Criciúma
2018–2019 Coritiba
2019 CSA
2019–2020 Ceará
2020 CSA
2021 Botafogo-SP
2021– Alverca
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Argélico Fuchs, previously Argélico Fucks[2] (born 4 September 1974), is a Brazilian former professional footballer who played as a central defender, and is the current manager of Portuguese club Alverca.

Playing career

Club

Argel was born in Santa Rosa, Rio Grande do Sul. He began his career with Internacional, Santos and Palmeiras, with a brief stint in Japan in between and an unsuccessful spell at Portugal's Porto, which finished after a serious run-in with the board of directors and prompted his Brazil return.[3]

In early June 2001, Argel returned to Portugal with Benfica,[4][5] which he helped win the Primeira Liga in his fourth season and the domestic supercup, the former after an 11-year drought.[6] The player contributed to this feat with ten matches and one goal.[7]

After falling down the pecking order at Benfica, Argel had a six-month stay at Racing de Santander,[8] going on to retire in 2007 after representing Cruzeiro, Canoas and Chinese club Zhejiang Lucheng.

International

Argel represented Brazil at under-20 level, winning both the South American Youth Championship and the FIFA U-20 World Cup.[9] On 29 March 1995 he earned his only cap for the full side, appearing in a friendly against Honduras.[10]

Coaching career

Argel's managerial career began when he was hired as Guaratinguetá's head coach on 8 February 2008,[11] being sacked exactly one year later.[12] Three days later, he was hired by Caxias.[13]

On 2 June 2009, Argel was hired by Campinense in the same capacity, replacing Fernando Teixeira.[14] On 9 April of the following year, he signed for Criciúma.[15]

Argel was announced as coach of former club Internacional on 13 August 2015, after leaving Figueirense which he had already managed on two separate spells.[16] He was fired on 11 July after six games without a win,[17] but hours later he returned to Figueirense.[18]

On 13 September 2016, Argel was named head coach of Vitória.[19][20] The following 1 May, after elimination from the Copa do Nordeste against Bahia and the massive brawl that ensued, he was sacked.[21] This was his tenth dismissal in the decade – three alone in 2011 – while he had also resigned from seven jobs; only at Figueirense did he complete a full year in charge of a team.[22]

After rejoining Criciúma, Argel was dismissed in May 2018.[23] In September, he was announced as the new manager of fellow Série B team Coritiba,[24] being relieved of his duties on 16 February 2019 after being knocked out of the Copa do Brasil.[25]

On 2 July 2019, Argel replaced Marcelo Cabo at the helm of first division newcomers CSA.[26] On 28 November, he took over fellow top-tier side Ceará in the place of fired Adílson Batista,[27] but was dismissed the following 9 February.[28]

Argel returned to CSA on 31 August 2020, but was fired after only 18 days in charge.[29] In October 2021, following a second spell at Botafogo de Ribeirão Preto, he returned to Portugal 17 years after leaving to take charge of third-division club Alverca.[30]

Surname

Some of Argel's fame stemmed from his prior surname, which coincided with a form of the English word "fuck". This led to some double entendre headlines, including one from Eurosport.com titled "Fucks off to Benfica";[31] this headline received press coverage itself with The Register calling it "snappy and eye-catching", and football humour site Laugh FC deeming it "one of the all time greats".[32]

In 2020, the spelling was changed to "Fuchs", and Argel explained that the previous spelling was the result of an error by the registry, and that his name was always supposed to have been Fuchs.[2]

Career statistics

Club

[33]

Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Brazil League
1993 Internacional Série A 4 0
1994 22 2
1995 16 1
Japan League
1996 Verdy Kawasaki J1 League 14 0
1997 18 0
Brazil League
1998 Santos Série A 21 2
1999 0 0
Portugal League
1999/00 Porto Primeira Liga 5 1
Brazil League
2000 Palmeiras Série A 0 0
2001 0 0
Portugal League
2001/02 Benfica Primeira Liga 22 2
2002/03 28 2
2003/04 19 1
2004/05 10 1
Spain League
2004/05 Racing Santander La Liga 2 0
Brazil League
2005 Cruzeiro Série A 10 0
2006 Canoas Série C 0 0
China PR League
2007 Hangzhou Greentown Super League 22 1
Country Brazil 73 5
Japan 32 0
Portugal 84 7
Spain 2 0
China PR 22 1
Total 213 13

International

[10]

Brazil
Year Apps Goals
1995 1 0
Total 1 0

Honours

Club

Internacional

Santos

Porto

Palmeiras

Benfica

International

Brazil U-17

Brazil U-20

References

  1. ^ a b c "Argel Fucks" (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. Retrieved 15 October 2021.
  2. ^ a b Mendes, Lucas (2 September 2020). "Com K ou CH? Argel explica mudança no sobrenome na volta ao CSA: "Erro de cartório"" [With a K or CH? Argel explains surname change in return to CSA: "A mistake from the notary office"] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. Retrieved 16 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Argel: "Joguei numa posição que nunca foi a minha"" [Argel: "I always played out of position"]. Record (in Portuguese). 11 February 2000. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  4. ^ Soares, Ana (5 June 2001). "«Porto passou a ser inimigo», diz Argel" ["Porto are now the enemy", Argel says] (in Portuguese). TVI 24. Archived from the original on 22 December 2017. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Argel: «Vamos à guerra»" [Argel: "It's war time"]. Record (in Portuguese). 6 June 2001. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  6. ^ Henriques, Miguel (12 February 2014). "Argel «Eu falava mais do que jogava»" [Argel "I talked more than I played"] (in Portuguese). SAPO. Retrieved 5 November 2020.
  7. ^ Calhau, Pedro (19 December 2004). "Benfica-Penafiel, 1–0 (crónica)" [Benfica-Penafiel, 1–0 (match report)] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  8. ^ Medice, João Henrique (24 January 2005). "Na Espanha, Argel "dá um pé" no glamour" [In Spain, Argel "flips the bird" to glamour] (in Portuguese). Universo Online. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  9. ^ ArgelFIFA competition record (archived)
  10. ^ a b Goussinsky, Eugenio; Assumpção, João Carlos (16 May 2014). Deuses da bola: 100 anos da seleção brasileira [Ball gods: 100 years of the Brazilian national team] (in Portuguese). ISBN 9788582761861. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  11. ^ "Argel é o novo técnico do Guaratinguetá" [Argel is new Guaratinguetá coach] (in Portuguese). Placar. 8 March 2008. Archived from the original on 20 April 2009. Retrieved 13 April 2009.
  12. ^ "Após demitir Argel, Guaratinguetá contrata Estevam Soares" [After firing Argel, Guaratinguetá hire Estevam Soares] (in Portuguese). Terra. 2 February 2009. Retrieved 13 April 2009.
  13. ^ "Ex-zagueiro Argel é o novo técnico do Caxias" [Former stopper Argel is new Caxias coach] (in Portuguese). Terra. 5 February 2009. Retrieved 13 April 2009.
  14. ^ "Início de trabalho!" [Work starts!] (in Portuguese). Campinense Clube. 2 June 2009. Retrieved 3 June 2009.[dead link]
  15. ^ "Argel se apresenta na Sala de Imprensa" [Argel introduces himself in press room] (in Portuguese). Criciúma EC. 9 April 2010. Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 16 July 2010.
  16. ^ Hammes, Tomás; Koerich, Renan (13 August 2015). "Após reunião, Argel deixa Figueirense e assumirá como novo técnico do Inter" [After meeting, Argel leaves Figueirense and will take over as new manager of Inter] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  17. ^ "Após sexto jogo sem vitória no Brasileirão, Argel é demitido do Inter" [After sixth winless match in the Brasileirão, Argel gets the boot at Inter] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 11 July 2016. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  18. ^ "Demitido do Inter, Argel é anunciado como novo treinador do Figueirense" [Fired at Inter, Argel is announced as new manager of Figueirense] (in Portuguese). Universo Online. 11 July 2016. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  19. ^ "Argel Fucks é anunciado pelo Vitória e fará estreia contra o Internacional" [Argel Fucks is announced by Vitória and will make debut against Internacional] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 12 September 2016. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  20. ^ Nunes Loreto, Bruno (12 September 2016). "Argel Fucks é o novo técnico do Vitória" [Argel Fucks is the new manager of Vitória] (in Portuguese). Torcedores. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  21. ^ Alves, Marcus (1 May 2017). "Após confusão e derrota em Ba-Vi, Argel é demitido do Vitória" [After clutter and defeat at Ba-Vi, Argel is fired from Vitória] (in Portuguese). ESPN Brasil. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  22. ^ "Saída do Vitória marca a 10ª demissão de Argel Fucks na década" [Exit from Vitória marks Argel Fucks' 10th dismissal of the decade] (in Portuguese). Super Esportes. 1 May 2011. Retrieved 1 August 2020.
  23. ^ "Sem vencer na Série B, Argel Fucks não é mais técnico do Criciúma" [Winless in Série B, Argel Fucks is no longer coach of Criciúma] (in Portuguese). Gazeta Esportiva. 9 May 2018. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  24. ^ "Coritiba anuncia contratação do técnico Argel Fucks" [Coritiba announce hiring of coach Argel Fucks] (in Portuguese). Universo Online. 16 September 2018. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  25. ^ "Após eliminação na Copa do Brasil, Argel Fucks é demitido do Coritiba" [After Brazilian Cup elimination, Argel Fucks is fired by Coritiba] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 16 February 2019. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  26. ^ "Argel Fucks assume o comando técnico do CSA" [Argel Fucks takes over CSA]. Lance! (in Portuguese). 2 July 2019. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  27. ^ "Fechou! Argel Fucks assume o comando técnico do Ceará" [Done deal! Argel Fucks takes over Ceará] (in Portuguese). Ceará SC. 28 November 2019. Retrieved 29 November 2019.
  28. ^ "Argel Fucks não é mais treinador do Ceará" [Argel Fucks is no longer manager of Ceará] (in Portuguese). Ceará SC. 9 February 2020. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  29. ^ "Caiu! Argel Fucks é demitido do CSA após apenas 18 dias de trabalho" [Out! Argel Fucks is dismissed by CSA after only 18 days of work] (in Portuguese). Universo Online. 18 September 2020. Retrieved 18 September 2020.
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