Carlos Mozer

José Carlos Nepomuceno Mozer or simply Carlos Mozer ( born September 19, 1960 in Rio de Janeiro ) is a former Brazilian football player and current coach.

  • 4.1 As a player
  • 4.2 As a coach

Playing career


Mozer began his professional career in 1980 in the birthplace of the Brazilian giants Flamengo Rio de Janeiro. There he could win early in his career title. 1981 and 1986 the competition was won by the state championship in Rio de Janeiro, 1982 and 1983, the Brazilian championship. For the most success but should the two international title, the Copa Libertadores and the Intercontinental Cup, will in 1981. The final game of the Copa Libertadores against the Chilean representative CD Cobreloa had to be decided in three games at the time. After the first leg 2-1 in favor of Flamengo ran out, the return leg was lost 0-1. Since the South American football were no away goals rule at that time, the contest was played out in a playoff on November 23, 1981 at the Estadio Centenario. Mozer kept with his team 2-0 the upper hand and the title was won for the first and only time of the red - black.

All Flamengo goals, both in the back and in the playoff were scored by Zico. In the last game Mozer formed together with Marinho the central defensive duo of the winner. In the meeting on 23 December 1981 at the World Cup with the European representatives Liverpool FC, the club Mozers prevailed 3-0. Again, he played the full 90 minutes. Due to good performance in the following years, Mozer got into the field of view of European teams. At the age of 26, he finally moved to seven years in his parent club to Europe, where he signed for Benfica. Right away the defensive player became a regular force here. With his new club, the defender 1987/88 took part in the European Champions Cup, where they reached the final against PSV Eindhoven on the Teams FK Partizani Tirana, Aarhus GF, RSC Anderlecht and Steaua Bucharest.

In the game on 25 May 1988, in Stuttgart Neckar Stadium, located Mozer had to be beaten with his team 5:6 on penalties. After he nor 5:5 to hit and opponent Anton Janssen Benfica goalkeeper Silvino Louro overcame missed Mozers team member António Veloso the decisive penalty. Already in his second year in Portugal, Benfica won the Super League. Together with the come before the season compatriot Ricardo Gomes, Mozer fancied difficult to be overcome defender duo. In addition, the team reached the final of the Taça de Portugal, but failed to Belenenses Lisbon 1-2.

In 1989, Mozer to France for Olympique Marseille. In the following three seasons they dominated Ligue 1 and secured the league title three times in a row. With Marseille center-back for the second year after 1988, the final of the European Cup. The opponent this time was Red Star Belgrade. Again, it went to penalties and again failed Mozers team. Although he was able to shorten the time between 3:4, but Manuel Amoros already missed the first shooter Marseille and Belgrade turned all their penalty. After a year he left France and moved back to Portugal, to his old employer Benfica. Again he won immediately the trunk space in the middle and was a great support during league win in 1994. Already last year, the team took the Taça de Portugal. After three years he decided to transfer a final and went in 1995 to the Kashima Antlers to Japan, where he was to end his career. At the end he won with the team for the first time in club history the J. League in 1996.


Mozer made ​​his debut in the Brazilian national team in 1983 and participated in the same year at the Copa America, where Brazil was runner-up. Due to an injury he missed the 1986 World Cup in Mexico. Four years later he was but then called by coach Sebastião lazzaroni in the squad for the World Cup in Italy in 1990. There he came to two inserts in the preliminary round. After two yellow cards Mozer was suspended for the third round match. In the second round defeat to Argentina lazzaroni then moved in front of another player Mozer.

After the active career

After his career as a professional footballer Mozer worked as a commentator for sports television in Portugal.

Coaching career

Ten years after his playing career, the former defender got into coaching. On 24 October 2006 it was announced that he takes over the top post at the Angolan club Inter Luanda. There Mozer signed a two -year contract. In 2007 he won with Inter then their first championship, the Girabola. In April 2008, after a defeat in the CAF Champions League against Zamalek SC in Egypt, he was dismissed from the club. But before he could even win the Angolan Supercup. On July 6, 2009, he took over as coach at Raja Casablanca of Morocco. After a year he was replaced by Henri Michel.


As a player

  • State Championship in Rio de Janeiro with Flamengo Rio de Janeiro: 1981, 1986
  • Campeonato Brasileiro de Futebol with Flamengo Rio de Janeiro: 1982, 1983
  • Copa Libertadores Flamengo Rio de Janeiro: 1981
  • World Cup with Flamengo Rio de Janeiro: 1981
  • Portuguese masters with Befinca Lisbon: 1988, 1994
  • French champions Olympique Marseille: 1989, 1990, 1991
  • Taça de Portugal with Lisbon Befinca: 1993
  • Japanese champions Kashima Antlers with: 1996
  • Runner-up in the Copa América 1983.

As a coach

  • Angolan champions with Inter Luanda: 2007
  • Angolan Super Cup with Inter Luanda: 2008