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Cuca (footballer)

Personal information
Full name Alexi Stival
Date of birth (1963-06-07) June 7, 1963
Place of birth Curitiba, Brazil
Playing position Forward (retired)
Club information
Current team
Shandong Luneng (head coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984 Santa Cruz-RS
1985–1986 Juventude
1986–1989 Grêmio 46 (16)
1990 Real Valladolid 12 (4)
1990 Grêmio
1991 Internacional
1992 Palmeiras
1992 Grêmio
1993 Santos
1994 Portuguesa
1994 Remo
1995 Juventude
1996 Chapecoense
National team
1991 Brazil 1 (0)
Teams managed
1998 Uberlândia
1999 Avaí
1999 Brasil de Pelotas
2000 Internacional de Limeira
2000 Avaí
2001 Remo
2001 Internacional de Lages
2002 Gama
2002–2003 Criciúma
2003 Paraná
2003 Goiás
2004 São Paulo
2004 Grêmio
2005 Flamengo
2005 Coritiba
2005 São Caetano
2006–2008 Botafogo
2008 Santos
2008 Fluminense
2009 Flamengo
2009–2010 Fluminense
2010–2011 Cruzeiro
2011–2013 Atlético Mineiro
2014– Shandong Luneng

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Alexi Stival, usually known as Cuca (born June 7, 1963 in Curitiba), is a Brazilian football (soccer) head coach and former footballer who is currently the manager of Shandong Luneng in the Chinese Super League.


  • Playing career 1
  • Head coaching career 2
  • Honours 3
    • Player 3.1
    • Manager 3.2
  • References 4
  • Notes 5
  • External links 6

Playing career

Cuca played football as a forward from 1984 to 1996, starting his career with Santa Cruz-RS, and retiring while playing for Chapecoense.[1] He won the Copa do Brasil in 1989 as a Grêmio player, and also won the Campeonato Gaúcho of that year.[1] He won the Campeonato Gaúcho again in 1990 and in 1991, respectively playing for Grêmio and Internacional.[1] He played one game for the Brazilian national team on February 27, 1991, against Paraguay, at Morenão, Campo Grande.[2]

Head coaching career

Cuca managed the following clubs during his career, Uberlândia, Avaí, Brasil de Pelotas, Internacional de Limeira, Remo, Internacional de Lages, Gama, Criciúma, Paraná, Goiás, São Paulo, Grêmio, Flamengo, Coritiba, São Caetano, Botafogo, Santos, Fluminense, Cruzeiro and Atlético Mineiro.[3][4]

Cuca won the Taça Rio in 2007 and in 2008 as Botafogo's manager.[3] On August 11, 2008, he was hired as Fluminense's manager, shortly after being sacked as Santos manager.[5] Cuca was hired as Flamengo's manager for the 2009 season on December 12, 2008.[6] Clube de Regatas do Flamengo officials have sacked the coach on July 23, 2009 due to poor results.[7] After the farewell of Renato Gaúcho on September 2, 2009, Fluminense Football Club announced that the new manager will be the former head coach of Flamengo.[8] On April 18, 2010, Fluminense vice-president Alcides Antunes has announced the dismissal of the coach due to poor results.[9]





Atlético Mineiro
Shangdong Luneng


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External links

  • (Portuguese) Official website
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