Fernando Diniz
Personal information
Full name Fernando Diniz Silva
Date of birth (1974-03-27) 27 March 1974 (age 47)
Place of birth Patos de Minas, Brazil
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1996 Juventus-SP
1995Guarani (loan) 18 (3)
1996 Palmeiras 18 (1)
1997–1998 Corinthians 26 (0)
1998–2000 Paraná 52 (6)
2000–2003 Fluminense 72 (4)
2003 Flamengo 12 (1)
2004 Juventude 0 (0)
2004 Cruzeiro 8 (0)
2005 Santos 2 (0)
2006–2007 Paulista 19 (3)
2007 Santo André 17 (1)
2008 Juventus-SP 10 (0)
2008 Gama 1 (0)
Teams managed
2009–2010 Votoraty
2010 Paulista
2011 Botafogo-SP
2012 Atlético Sorocaba
2013–2014 Audax
2014 Guaratinguetá
2015 Audax
2015 Paraná
2016 Audax
2016 Oeste
2017 Audax
2018 Atlético Paranaense
2019 Fluminense
2019–2021 São Paulo
2021 Santos
2021 Vasco da Gama
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Fernando Diniz Silva (born 27 March 1974), known as Fernando Diniz, is a Brazilian football manager and former player who played as a midfielder.[1]

Diniz is well known for his style of play and involving ball possession. For this reason, he is known to be the manager who consolidated the Tiki-taka style in Brazil, which earned him the nickname of '"Brazilian Guardiola".[2]

Playing career

Born in Patos de Minas, Minas Gerais, Diniz started his career with Juventus-SP in 1993. In 1996 he moved to Guarani, but agreed to a contract with Palmeiras shortly after.

In 1997, Diniz moved to Palmeiras' fierce rivals Corinthians, featuring regularly during his two-year spell at the club. He subsequently represented Paraná, Fluminense, Flamengo,[3] Juventude, Cruzeiro[4] and Santos,[5] all in the top tier.

In 2006 Diniz signed for Paulista, and later played for Santo André and Gama.[6] He retired with the latter in 2008, aged 34.

Managerial career

One year after retiring, Diniz was appointed manager of lowly Votoraty,[7] where he was crowned champions of both Copa Paulista and Campeonato Paulista Série A3. In 2010 he moved to Paulista, club he already represented as a player, and won another Copa Paulista with the side.

On 5 February 2011, Diniz was named Botafogo-SP manager,[8] but was fired after only four matches in charge.[9] He was appointed at the helm of Atlético Sorocaba in 2012. Despite achieving promotion from the Campeonato Paulista Série A2, he was relieved from his duties in October of that year.[10]

In 2013 Diniz joined Audax, and introduced the tiki-taka, style of FC Barcelona, in the club.[11][12] On 8 July 2015 he moved to another club he represented as a player, Paraná.[13][14]

Diniz returned to Audax for the 2016 Campeonato Paulista, which he managed to lead the side to the finals, but lost to Santos. Subsequently, he was appointed manager of Oeste after a partnership between Oeste and Audax was established.[15][16]

Diniz returned to Audax for a third spell in 2017, but suffered relegation. He only returned to managerial duties in the following season; after being announced as manager of Guarani in November 2017, he signed with Atlético Paranaense in January 2018.[17] He was dismissed from the team in June,[18] being subsequently replaced by under-23 manager Tiago Nunes.

On 19 December 2018, Diniz was appointed manager of another club he represented as a player, Fluminense.[19] Sacked on 19 August,[20] he took over São Paulo on 27 September.[21]

In the 2020 Série A, Diniz led São Paulo to a streak of 17 matches undefeated from September to December.[22] In January 2021, during a 2–4 loss to Red Bull Bragantino, he had an argument with Tchê Tchê which led to strong media criticism due to his way of speaking to the player.[23]

On 1 February 2021, after seven winless matches, Diniz was sacked.[24] On 6 May, he agreed to a one-year contract with Santos,[25] being officially named manager the following day.[26]

On 5 September 2021, after six matches without winning, Diniz was sacked by Peixe.[27] Four days later, he was appointed at Vasco da Gama in the second division,[28] being dismissed on 11 November after failing to achieve promotion.[29]

Career statistics

Club Season League State League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Juventus-SP 1995 Série C 0 0 25 3 25 3
1996 0 0 26 2 26 2
Total 0 0 51 5 51 5
Guarani (loan) 1995 Série A 18 3 1[a] 0 19 3
Palmeiras 1996 Série A 18 1 2[a] 0 20 1
Corinthians 1997 Série A 12 0 10 0 3 0 25 0
1998 0 0 4 0 2 1 4[b] 0 10 1
Total 12 0 14 0 5 1 4 0 35 1
Paraná 1998 Série A 17 1 17 1
1999 15 1 8 1 4[a] 0 12[c] 0 39 2
2000 0 0 12 3 3 0 0 0 15 3
Total 32 2 20 4 3 0 4 0 12 0 71 6
Fluminense 2000[30] Série A 14 2 14 2
2001[31] 16 1 14 0 3 0 5[b] 0 38 1
2002[31] 18 1 4 0 5 2 15[d] 1 41 4
2003[31] 1 0 5 0 2 0 8 0
Total 49 4 23 0 9 2 20 1 101 7
Flamengo 2003[32] Série A 12 1 12 1
Juventude 2004 Série A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cruzeiro 2004 Série A 8 0 8 0
Santos 2005 Série A 0 0 2 0 2[e] 0 4 0
Paulista 2006 Série B 5 2 5 2
2007 0 0 14 1 14 1
Total 5 2 14 1 19 3
Santo André 2007 Série B 17 1 17 1
Juventus-SP 2008 Paulista 10 0 10 0
Gama 2008 Série B 1 0 1 0
Career total 172 14 134 10 17 3 9 0 36 1 368 28
  1. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in Copa CONMEBOL
  2. ^ a b Appearance(s) in Torneio Rio – São Paulo
  3. ^ Appearance(s) in Copa Sul
  4. ^ 11 appearances and one goal in Torneio Rio – São Paulo, four appearances in Copa dos Campeões
  5. ^ Appearance(s) in Copa Libertadores

Managerial statistics

As of 10 November 2021
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat From To Record Ref
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Votoraty Brazil 12 January 2009 30 June 2010 76 38 17 21 129 88 +41 050.00
Paulista Brazil 1 July 2010 3 February 2011 32 15 9 8 55 45 +10 046.88
Botafogo-SP Brazil 4 February 2011 5 March 2011 4 1 0 3 5 10 −5 025.00 [9]
Atlético Sorocaba Brazil January 2012 17 October 2012 45 24 8 13 86 63 +23 053.33 [10]
Audax Brazil January 2013 25 April 2014 64 33 18 13 99 61 +38 051.56 [33]
Guaratinguetá Brazil 25 April 2014 October 2014 18 6 7 5 32 18 +14 033.33
Audax Brazil October 2014 8 July 2015 15 6 4 5 23 19 +4 040.00 [33]
Paraná Brazil 8 July 2015 27 September 2015 17 7 3 7 22 21 +1 041.18 [34]
Audax Brazil 30 October 2015 16 May 2016 19 8 5 6 32 26 +6 042.11 [33]
Oeste Brazil 16 May 2016 27 November 2016 37 9 16 12 34 45 −11 024.32 [33]
Audax Brazil 27 November 2016 2 June 2017 14 3 4 7 18 22 −4 021.43 [33]
Atlético Paranaense Brazil 3 January 2018 25 June 2018 21 5 7 9 25 27 −2 023.81 [35]
Fluminense Brazil 19 December 2018 19 August 2019 44 18 11 15 71 48 +23 040.91 [20]
São Paulo Brazil 27 September 2019 1 February 2021 77 35 21 21 120 89 +31 045.45 [24]
Santos Brazil 7 May 2021 5 September 2021 27 10 7 10 29 29 +0 037.04 [36]
Vasco da Gama Brazil 9 September 2021 11 November 2021 12 4 3 5 12 18 −6 033.33
Total 522 222 140 160 792 629 +163 042.53

Honours

Player

Palmeiras

Corinthians

Fluminense

Cruzeiro

Manager

Votoraty

Paulista

References

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