Nationality
Brazil

Date of Birth
22.02.1941

Mother tongue
Portuguese

Other languages
Spanish

Place of Residence
Sao Paulo

Confederation represented
CONMEBOL

FIFA Ex-Co member since
2012

Other functions in football
President of the Federaçao paulista de futebol; Vice-President of the Confederaçao Brasileira de futebol (CBF); Member of the CONMEBOL Executive Committee

Occupation
Lawyer

Professional career
Lawyer since 1968 on Brazilian territory

Hobbies
Watching football games, playing football and chess

What does football mean to you?
The magic of the ball. I feel responsible by representing a sport which is so popular amongst millionsof people. As a member of the management, I want to do something in order that the game stays clean and healthy

Which football club did you support as a child?
Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras

Did you ever have an idol in football?
Yes, my father who played 11 years for Palmeiras and played two games for the national team

What is your fondest footballing memory?
In 2002 when Brazil won the FIFA World Cup and became champions for the fifth time

What has been your biggest disappointment in football?
When I see fights between fans, and when there is, hopefully rarely, cheating in the results