Luís Oliveira


Luís Airton Barroso "Lulù" Oliveira (born 24 March 1969) is a football manager and former player.[1] A striker, he spent most of his playing career in Italy. Born in Brazil, Oliveira was an international footballer for Belgium.

Luís Oliveira
Oliveira with Cagliari in 1992
Personal information
Full name Luís Airton Barroso Oliveira
Date of birth (1969-03-24) 24 March 1969 (age 52)
Place of birth São Luís, Maranhão, Brazil
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Striker
Youth career
1984 Tupan
1985–1988 Anderlecht
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1992 Anderlecht 95 (36)
1992–1996 Cagliari 121 (42)
1996–1999 Fiorentina 95 (27)
1999–2000 Cagliari 24 (4)
2000–2001 Bologna 17 (1)
2001–2002 Como 38 (23)
2002–2004 Catania 74 (28)
2004–2005 Foggia 14 (0)
2005 Venezia 17 (5)
2005–2006 Lucchese 19 (3)
2006–2008 Nuorese 63 (25)
2008–2009 Derthona 32 (16)
2009–2011 Muravera 12 (14)
Total 621 (224)
National team
1992–1999 Belgium 31 (7)
Teams managed
2010 Muravera (player/manager)
2012–2013 Muravera
2014–2014 Pro Patria
2015–2016 Floriana
2017–2018 Muravera
2018 Floriana
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing career


Club

Born in 1969 in a favela in São Luís, Maranhão, Brazil, he was signed by Belgian club Anderlecht, where he started his career and played until 1992.

He moved to Italy in 1992, where he played for Cagliari, Fiorentina, Bologna, Como, Catania, Foggia, Venezia and Lucchese, becoming famous in his early years at Cagliari and Fiorentina as a prolific and effective Serie A striker.

In 2006, he accepted to play Nuorese of Serie C2/A, also in order to get closer to his family (his wife in Sardinia). In 2008, following the disbandment of his club, he agreed for a move to Serie D team Derthona.

In July 2009, Oliveira moved back to Sardinia, joining Eccellenza club Muravera, a club from his wife's hometown. He retired in 2010 at the age of 41.

International

A naturalized Belgian citizen (source?), he earned 31 caps for Belgium and played for his adoptive country at the 1998 FIFA World Cup.

Coaching career


During his final season as a footballer, Oliveira also served as player/manager for the last few months of the 2009–10 season, and then stated his interest in a coaching career in the next future.[2][3]

He successfully passed the category 2 (UEFA A) coaching exam in June 2011 in Italy.[4] In March 2012 he returned to Muravera, this time as head coach for the remaining four games of the season.[5] He was confirmed as Muravera coach also for the 2012–13 season, in which he led his small club to triumph in the Coppa Italia Eccellenza.

On 1 August 2014, it was announced Oliveira would become the new head coach of Lega Pro club Pro Patria with immediate effect,[6] but he was dismissed on 4 November 2014 after managing just one win in 11 matches.

On 13 June 2015, Oliveira was appointed as new head coach of Maltese Premier club Floriana,[7] however his tenure lasted less than two months and was replaced by Guido Ugolotti.[8]

Career statistics


Club

Club performance League Cup Total
ClubSeasonDivision AppsGoals AppsGoals AppsGoals
Anderlecht 1988–89 Belgian League 50
1989–90 268
1990–91 3318
1991–92 3110
Total 9536
Cagliari 1992–93 Serie A 297
1993–94 2912
1994–95 307
1995–96 3315
Fiorentina 1996–97 Serie A 319
1997–98 3315
1998–99 302
1999–2000 10
Total 9526
Cagliari 1999–2000 Serie A 244
Total 14545
Bologna 2000–01 Serie A 171
Como 2001–02 Serie B 3823
Catania 2002–03 Serie B 3713
2003–04 3715
Total 7428
Foggia 2004–05 Serie C1 140
Venezia 2004–05 Serie B 175
Lucchese 2005–06 Serie C1 203
Nuorese 2006–07 Serie C2 3210
2007–08 3115
Total 6325
Derthona 2008–09 Serie D 3216
Muravera 2009–10 Eccellenza Sardinia 1214
2010–11 ??
Total 1214
Career total 622222

International goals

#DateVenueOpponentScoreResultCompetition
126 February 1992Stade El Menzah, Tunis, Tunisia Tunisia2–1LossFriendly
231 August 1996King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels, Belgium Turkey2–1Win1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
330 April 1997Ali Sami Yen Stadium, Istanbul, Turkey Turkey1–3Win1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
430 April 1997Ali Sami Yen Stadium, Istanbul, Turkey Turkey1–3Win1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
530 April 1997Ali Sami Yen Stadium, Istanbul, Turkey Turkey1–3Win1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
67 June 1997King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels, Belgium San Marino6–0Win1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
715 November 1997King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels, Belgium Republic of Ireland2–1Win1998 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours


Anderlecht[9]

Fiorentina[12]

Como[13]

Individual

References


  1. Oliveira: "Malta una sorpresa, aspetto il rinnovo. Felice per Cagliari e Leicester: non mancherò all'amichevole" gianlucadimarzio.com
  2. "Calcio, Muravera: Oliveira, "Resto solo con il presidente Carta"" (in Italian). L'Unione Sarda. 27 June 2010. Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 15 January 2011.
  3. "Muravera, Lulù Oliveira si dà all'ippica" (in Italian). L'Unione Sarda. 23 December 2010. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2011.
  4. "Baggio's new life As a professional coach". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 18 July 2011. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2011.
  5. "Lulù Oliveira, fresco di patentino, torna sulla panchina del Muravera" [Newly-licensed coach "Lulù" Oliveira back as Muravera coach] (in Italian). Tutto Cagliari. 24 March 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2012.
  6. "Oliveira allenatore della Pro Patria "Un regalo che ho accolto subito"" (in Italian). L'Unione Sarda. 1 August 2014. Archived from the original on 9 August 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  7. "New Floriana coach arrives in Malta". Times of Malta. 13 June 2015. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  8. Camilleri, Valhmor (14 November 2018). "Ugolotti named as new Floriana coach after Oliveira dismissal". Times of Malta. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  9. "RSC Anderlecht | Palmares".
  10. "Tijdperk-Vanden Stock: 20 landstitels, 8 bekers en 3 Europabekers".
  11. "Winnaars Brugse Metten".
  12. "ACF Fiorentina | Club Fiche".
  13. "Como 1907 | Palmares".
  14. "Homme de la saison belge".