Acácio Cordeiro Barreto

Acácio Cordeiro Barreto ( born January 24, 1959 in Campos, Rio de Janeiro ) is a former Brazilian footballer.

Playing career


Acácio, who previously played in the lower leagues in Brazil, has been committed in 1982 by CR Vasco da Gama. There he was goalkeeper Mazaropi replaced as coach Antônio Lopes took a radical upheaval in the team. He seemed to be successful, as the team in Acácios first season won the state championship directly from Rio de Janeiro. Acácio was directly in his first season, goalkeeper of vacos da Gama, before he was replaced by Roberto Costa 1984. But this left the club after a short time and thus Acácio had its place again for sure as goalkeeper. In the next few years, he could still win the state championship twice (1987, 1988) and remained in the 1988 season even 879 minutes without conceding a goal. In the following season he won with Vasco da Gama, for the second time in club history, the Brazilian championship. Acácio was on the way to the championship in the decisive match against FC São Paulo superior performance and helped his team to a 1-0 victory at the Estádio do Morumbi. After that, he stayed two years at Vasco da Gama, before he left the club.

From Brazil, he moved to Portugal to FC Tirsense, with whom he played in Portugal's second division. From this he went to the club that finished the season in third place, on the Primeira Divisão. However, he left the club and moved to SC Beira -Mar, who also played in the Portuguese first division. There he remained for three years before he the club in 1995 after it had descended left. In his native Brazil, he worked for two years at Madureira Esporte Clube.


Acácio was national player of the Brazilian selection. As early as 1983 Acácio was appointed by the then national coach Carlos Alberto Parreira in the squad for the Copa America, where he however behind Émerson Leão was only substitute keeper of the team. As " Benchwarmers " he looked at his team as it moved to the final, where they lost 0-2 to Uruguay. In 1989, he played seven games for the Brazilian national football team and won with her, without coming to use, the Copa América. His debut in the national team was Acácio on 15 March 1989 in a 1-0 victory against Ecuador. In the national team he never was able to put against Cláudio Taffarel. Nevertheless, he was still nominated a few times and was also in Sebastião Lazaronis squad for the World Cup in Italy in 1990, where the team flew out in the second round to eventual runner-up Argentina.

Coaching career

2005 Acácio Interim coach of Botafogo FR, after the Board of Péricles Chamusca separated. After just one game as a boss on the side lines, he had to give way for Celso Roth.

In 2011, he was head coach at his former club Americano Futebol Clube, where he replaced Toninho Andrade. But it was replaced only a brief interlude and Acácio was soon afterwards by Paulo César Alencar.

Successes as a player

  • Copa América: 1989
  • Campeonato Brasileiro de Futebol: 1989
  • State Championship in Rio de Janeiro: in 1982, 1987, 1988
  • Trofeo Ramón de Carranza: 1987, 1988, 1989

External links and sources

  • Acácio Cordeiro Barreto in the database of
  • Acácio Cordeiro Barreto in the database of
  • Short biography on the website of Vasco da Gama