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Bismarck
Personal information
Full name Bismarck Barreto Faria
Date of birth (1969-09-17) 17 September 1969 (age 51)
Place of birth São Gonçalo, Brazil
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1979–1986 Vasco da Gama
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1993 Vasco da Gama 85 (28)
1993–1996 Verdy Kawasaki 137 (36)
1997–2001 Kashima Antlers 137 (33)
2002 Fluminense
2002 Goiás 10 (1)
2003 Vissel Kobe 9 (0)
National team
1985 Brazil U17 6 (3)
1987–1989 Brazil U20 10 (3)
1989–1990 Brazil 13 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Bismarck Barreto Faria, better known as Bismarck (born 11 November 1969) is a Brazilian former professional footballer who played as a midfielder.

Club career

Bismarck was born in São Gonçalo, Rio de Janeiro State. His professional career began in 1987 playing for Vasco da Gama of Brazil. In 1993, he moved to Japan to play for the Verdy Kawasaki of the J1 League. During his three seasons at Verdy, Bismarck was twice selected as a member of the J. League Best Eleven, in 1994 and 1995. In 1997, he moved to Kashima Antlers, where he was again selected for the league's Best Eleven award in his first season with the new club. In 2002, he returned to Brazil to play for the Fluminense and the Goiás. However, in 2003 Bismarck would return to Japan to play for Vissel Kobe before retiring at the end of that season.

International career

Bismarck was part of the Brazil national under-20 football team that placed third in 1989 FIFA World Youth Championship. He won the MVP Award, the Adidas Golden Ball, for his performances throughout the tournament. At senior level, he was also a member of the Brazilian national team that won the Copa América in 1989, and represented his nation in the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy.[1]

Personal life

He is named after Otto von Bismarck, the famous politician who played an important role in the creation of one of the world's Great Powers, the German Empire.

Bismarck, along with one-time Brazilian football teammates Jorginho and Cláudio Taffarel, were featured in a special version of the film Jesus produced and distributed during the 1998 World Cup.

Career statistics

Club

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Vasco da Gama 1987 Série A 1 0 1 0
1988 24 8 24 8
1989 17 8 17 8
1990 16 5 16 5
1991 7 2 7 2
1992 20 5 20 5
Total 85 28 85 28
Verdy Kawasaki 1993 J1 League 17 6 3 2 7 6 27 14
1994 42 14 2 1 3 6 47 21
1995 51 11 3 1 54 12
1996 27 5 5 3 15 4 47 12
Total 137 36 13 7 25 16 175 59
Kashima Antlers 1997 J1 League 32 11 5 2 11 3 48 16
1998 30 6 3 1 3 0 36 7
1999 23 7 2 1 5 2 30 10
2000 26 3 4 0 7 2 37 5
2001 26 6 0 0 6 0 32 6
Total 137 33 14 4 32 7 183 44
Fluminense 2002 Série A 0 0 0 0
Goiás 2002 Série A 10 1 10 1
Vissel Kobe 2003 J1 League 9 0 0 0 6 0 15 0
Career total 378 98 27 11 63 23 468 132

International

Appearances and goals by national team and year[2]
National team Year Apps Goals
Brazil 1989 7 1
1990 4 0
Total 11 1

Honours

Club

Vasco da Gama

Verdy Kawasaki

Kashima Antlers

International

Brazil

Individual

References

  1. ^ 1990 FIFA World Cup: Brazil Squad Archived 17 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine FIFA. Retrieved 24 January 2010.
  2. ^ Bismarck Barreto Faria at National-Football-Teams.com