Jorginho (footballer, born 1964)

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Jorginho in 2005
Personal information
Full name Jorge de Amorim Campos
Date of birth (1964-08-17) 17 August 1964 (age 58)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Right back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1984 America-RJ 20 (0)
1984–1989 Flamengo 55 (2)
1989–1992 Bayer Leverkusen 87 (9)
1992–1995 Bayern Munich 67 (6)
1995–1998 Kashima Antlers 103 (17)
1999 São Paulo 13 (1)
2000–2001 Vasco da Gama 28 (2)
2002 Fluminense 4 (0)
Total 510 (42)
National team
1987–1995 Brazil 64 (3)
Teams managed
2006 America-RJ
2006–2010 Brazil (assistant)
2010 Goiás
2011 Figueirense
2012 Kashima Antlers
2013 Flamengo
2013 Ponte Preta
2014 Al Wasl
2015–2016 Vasco da Gama
2017 Bahia
2018 Ceará
2018 Vasco da Gama
2019 Ponte Preta
2019 Coritiba
2020 Coritiba
2021 Atlético Goianiense
2021 Cuiabá
2022 Atlético Goianiense
2022 Vasco da Gama
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Jorge de Amorim Campos (born 17 August 1964), better known as Jorginho, is a Brazilian professional football coach and former player. He is the current head coach of Vasco da Gama.

A quick, technically gifted, and hard-working right back,[1] Jorginho is regarded as one of the best full-backs of his generation, and as one of the greatest Brazilian defenders of all time.[2] He played in his native country for five different clubs, and also spent six years in Germany with Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich and three in Japan with Kashima Antlers; at international level, he was part of the Brazilian team that won the 1994 World Cup.

After retiring in 2002, Jorginho took up coaching for a short period before working as the assistant to head coach Dunga with the Brazil national team for four years. He later returned to coaching duties, being in charge of several clubs in his home country as well as his former side Kashima Antlers in Japan and Al Wasl in the UAE.

Playing career[edit]


Born in Rio de Janeiro, Jorginho started playing professionally for local side América Football Club, moving after just one season to Clube de Regatas do Flamengo.

In 1989, he went overseas, joining German Bundesliga outfit Bayer 04 Leverkusen. With most teams in the country playing in a 5–3–2 or 3–5–2 formation, his tremendous offensive ability was put to good use, and he scored five goals for Bayer during his third and final season.

Staying in the country, Jorginho signed with league giants FC Bayern Munich in 1992–93, backed by a defensive line which included Olaf Thon, Thomas Helmer and later Lothar Matthäus. He won the national title in his second year, but after the loan return of Markus Babbel, a central defender who also operated on the right flank, he was restricted to just ten league contests in 1994–95.

After still appearing with success for J.League's Kashima Antlers, winning both the league and MVP titles in 1996, Jorginho returned to Brazil and played until 39, with São Paulo FC, CR Vasco da Gama and Fluminense Football Club. In 2001, he paired at Vasco with both Romário and Bebeto, but did not seem to get along with the pair.


Jorginho was capped 64 times for the Brazil national team, scoring three goals. He played at both the 1990 and the 1994 FIFA World Cups.

In the latter edition, he played all the matches as the nation emerged victorious. Jorginho was booked in the second-round match against the United States, but was named in the All-Star squad a few days later. He contributed two assists in the tournament, including a cross in the semifinals against Sweden that helped Romário score the winning goal. He also performed solidly against Italy in the final, including a play in which he freed himself from a double-team. However, he got injured after just twenty minutes of play, and was replaced by Cafú.

In 2006, Jorginho was hired as the head coach of first side América. However, on 31 July of that same year, he was hired as Brazil's assistant, joining the staff of former national side teammate Dunga. In two 2008 friendlies, he took over for the manager, following Dunga's dismissal in the previous game and subsequent ban from the Brazilian Football Confederation; he led the team to two 1–0 wins, against the Republic of Ireland and Sweden.[3][4] Both left the national team following the 2010 World Cup quarterfinal loss against Holland.

Internationally, Jorginho also helped the Olympic team win silver at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.[5]

Coaching career[edit]

Jorginho started his coaching career with his first club America in December 2005.[6] In the following year, he was appointed Dunga's assistant at the Brazil national team, remaining with the role until 2010.[7]

On 30 August 2010, Jorginho was announced as the new Goiás head coach.[8] Dismissed on 8 November,[9] he was appointed head coach of Figueirense the following 1 March.[10]

On 21 December 2011, Jorginho left Figueira and was named at the helm of Kashima Antlers, a club he already represented as a player.[11] He returned to Brazil on 17 March 2013, being appointed Flamengo head coach,[12] but was sacked on 6 June.[13]

Jorginho was subsequently in charge of Ponte Preta and Al-Wasl before being named head coach of former club Vasco on 16 August 2015.[14] Despite failing to avoid relegation, he was maintained and won the 2016 Campeonato Carioca; after achieving immediate promotion, he resigned on 28 November 2016.[15]

On 1 June 2017, Jorginho was appointed head coach of Bahia,[16] but his reign only lasted nearly two months.[17] The following 21 May he replaced fired Marcelo Chamusca at the helm of Ceará,[18] but resigned on 4 June after alleging "personal reasons";[19] the day after his resignation, he was announced back at Vasco.[20]

Jorginho was fired on 13 August 2018, after only 10 matches.[21] During the 2019 season, he coached second division sides Ponte Preta and Coritiba, achieving top tier promotion with the latter side but still leaving on 11 December after failing to agree new terms.[22]

On 21 August 2020, Jorginho was named back at the helm of Coritiba, replacing sacked Eduardo Barroca.[23] He was himself relieved from his duties on 25 October, with the club in the relegation zone.

On 5 April 2021, Jorginho was appointed head coach of Atlético Goianiense still in the top tier.[24] He resigned on 15 May, after just 13 matches.[25]

On 3 July 2021, Jorginho took over first division newcomers Cuiabá.[26] He managed to keep the club in the first division, but left when his contract ended after failing to agree new terms.[27]

On 16 May 2022, Jorginho returned to Atlético, replacing sacked Umberto Louzer,[28] but was himself dismissed on 27 August.[29] On 5 September, he returned to Vasco in the second tier,[30] and left on 10 November after achieving promotion.[31]

Personal life[edit]

Jorginho is a born-again Christian. Alongside compatriots Cláudio Taffarel and Bismarck – also footballers – he was featured sharing his faith in a special version of the film Jesus, produced and distributed during the 1998 World Cup.

He also founded the club Bola Pra Frente in his Rio de Janeiro slum of Guadalupe.[32]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 9 December 2021[33]
Team Nat. From To Record
G W D L Win %
America-RJ Brazil December 2005 April 2006 14 6 3 5 042.86
Goiás Brazil 29 August 2010 8 November 2010 20 6 4 10 030.00
Figueirense Brazil 1 March 2011 4 December 2011 47 21 14 12 044.68
Kashima Antlers Japan 21 December 2011 2012 34 12 10 12 035.29
Flamengo Brazil 17 March 2013 6 June 2013 14 7 4 3 050.00
Ponte Preta Brazil 25 August 2013 13 December 2013 32 8 11 13 025.00
Vasco da Gama Brazil 16 August 2015 28 November 2016 87 44 24 19 050.57
Bahia Brazil 2 June 2017 31 July 2017 14 4 6 4 028.57
Ceará Brazil 21 May 2018 4 June 2018 3 0 0 3 000.00
Vasco da Gama Brazil 5 June 2018 13 August 2018 10 4 1 5 040.00
Ponte Preta Brazil 8 February 2019 25 August 2019 31 13 11 7 041.94
Coritiba Brazil 23 September 2019 11 December 2019 15 9 5 1 060.00
Coritiba Brazil 21 August 2020 25 October 2020 13 3 4 6 023.08
Atlético Goianiense Brazil 5 April 2021 15 May 2021 13 8 4 1 061.54
Cuiabá Brazil 5 July 2021 16 December 2021 32 10 14 8 031.25
Atlético Goianiense Brazil 16 May 2022 27 August 2022 27 10 6 11 037.04
Vasco da Gama Brazil 5 September 2022 10 November 2022 10 5 2 3 050.00
Total 418 170 125 123 040.67




Bayern Munich

Kashima Antlers

Vasco da Gama




Kashima Antlers

Vasco da Gama


  1. ^ Sport Recife were declared to be the winners of the 1987 Campeonato Brasileiro by the Brazilian Supreme Court. Flamengo won the Copa União Green Module, which is also regarded as a national title by the club and Brazilian Football Confederation.


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  5. ^ JorginhoFIFA competition record (archived)
  6. ^ "América-RJ quer voltar a ser grande" [América-RJ want to be a big one again] (in Brazilian Portuguese). UOL. 5 December 2005. Retrieved 22 August 2020.
  7. ^ "Auxiliar de Dunga entre 2006 e 2010 na seleção, Jorginho elogia escolha da CBF" [Dunga's assistant between 2006 and 2010 at the Seleção, Jorginho praises CBF's choice] (in Portuguese). Extra. 22 July 2014. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Jorginho é o novo técnico do Goiás e tem apresentação marcada para esta segunda-feira" [Jorginho is the new manager of Goiás and has presentation scheduled for this Monday] (in Portuguese). ESPN Brasil. 30 August 2010. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  9. ^ "Jorginho é demitido do Goiás, e Arthur Neto já é o novo treinador" [Jorginho is fired from Goiás, and Arthur Neto already is the new manager]. Globo Esporte (in Portuguese). 8 November 2010. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Jorginho é o novo técnico do Figueirense" [Jorginho is the new manager of Figueirense] (in Portuguese). O Globo. 1 March 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  11. ^ "Técnico Jorginho confirma acerto com o Kashima Antlers" [Manager Jorginho confirms deal with Kashima Antlers]. Globo Esporte (in Portuguese). 21 December 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  12. ^ "Jorginho é o novo técnico do Flamengo" [Jorginho is the new manager of Flamengo] (in Portuguese). CR Flamengo. 17 March 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  13. ^ "Jorginho é demitido do Flamengo" [Jorginho is fired from Flamengo] (in Portuguese). O Globo. 6 June 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  14. ^ "Jorginho é o novo treinador do Vasco e já comanda treino nesta segunda" [Jorginho is the new manager of Vasco and already takes over trainings this Monday] (in Portuguese). ESPN Brasil. 16 August 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  15. ^ "Após quase um ano e meio, Jorginho conversa com Eurico e acerta saída" [After nearly one-and-a-half year, Jorginho talks with Eurico and agrees departure]. Globo Esporte (in Portuguese). 28 November 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  16. ^ "Novo comando" [New command] (in Portuguese). EC Bahia. 1 June 2017. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  17. ^ "Após derrota para o Sport, Bahia demite Jorginho" [After defeat to Sport, Bahia dismiss Jorginho]. Globo Esporte (in Portuguese). 31 July 2017. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  18. ^ "Jorginho é o novo treinador do Ceará para a temporada 2018" [Jorginho is the new manager of Ceará for the 2018 season] (in Portuguese). Ceará SC. 21 May 2018. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  19. ^ "Jorginho não é mais treinador do Ceará" [Jorginho is no longer manager of Ceará] (in Portuguese). Ceará SC. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  20. ^ "Jorginho é anunciado como novo técnico do Vasco" [Jorginho is announced as new manager of Vasco] (in Portuguese). O Globo. 5 June 2018. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  21. ^ "Durou pouco: após 10 jogos, Jorginho é demitido do Vasco" [It did not last long: after 10 matches, Jorginho is fired from Vasco]. Globo Esporte (in Portuguese). 13 August 2018. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  22. ^ "Jorginho não renova e Coritiba procura novo técnico" [Jorginho does not renew and Coritiba look for a new manager] (in Brazilian Portuguese). Lance!. 11 December 2019. Retrieved 21 August 2020.
  23. ^ "Coritiba define novos profissionais de futebol" [Coritiba define the new professionals of football] (in Brazilian Portuguese). Coritiba FBC. 21 August 2020. Retrieved 21 August 2020.
  24. ^ "Jorginho é novo técnico do Atlético Goianiense" [Jorginho is the new manager of Atlético Goianiense] (in Brazilian Portuguese). Atlético Clube Goianiense. 5 April 2021. Retrieved 6 April 2021.
  25. ^ "Atlético-GO anuncia saída do técnico Jorginho" [Atlético-GO announce the departure of manager Jorginho] (in Brazilian Portuguese). 15 May 2021. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  26. ^ "Jorginho é anunciado como o novo técnico do Cuiabá" [Jorginho is announced as the new manager of Cuiabá] (in Brazilian Portuguese). UOL Esporte. 3 July 2021. Retrieved 4 July 2021.
  27. ^ "Cuiabá anuncia que não renovará contrato com o técnico Jorginho" [Cuiabá announce that they will not renew with manager Jorginho] (in Brazilian Portuguese). ge. 16 December 2021. Retrieved 16 December 2021.
  28. ^ "Atlético-GO acerta contratação do técnico Jorginho para sequência da temporada" [Atlético-GO agree the signing of manager Jorginho for the remainder of the season] (in Brazilian Portuguese). ge. 16 May 2022. Retrieved 16 May 2022.
  29. ^ "Atlético-GO demite Jorginho após derrota para o Goiás no clássico" [Atlético-GO sack Jorginho after defeat to Goiás in the derby] (in Brazilian Portuguese). ge. 27 August 2022. Retrieved 27 August 2022.
  30. ^ "Vasco acerta a contratação de Jorginho até o fim da Série B" [Vasco sign Jorginho until the end of the Série B] (in Brazilian Portuguese). ge. 5 September 2022. Retrieved 12 September 2022.
  31. ^ "Vasco oficializa a saída do técnico Jorginho; clube já tem o preferido para o cargo" [Vasco turn official the departure of manager Jorginho; club already has a preferred name for the role] (in Brazilian Portuguese). Lance!. 10 November 2022. Retrieved 15 November 2022.
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