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Claudio Taffarel

Fifa World Champion 1994
Current Goalkeeper's Coach at Brazilian National Soccer Team

Taffarel is a former professional soccer player and former member of the Brazilian National Team.  He played in 3 World Cups (1990, 1994, and 1998) and was the National team’s starting goalkeeper for more than 12 years.  He is the most capped goalkeeper in Brazilian national team history, featuring 106 appearances.  He won the World Cup in 1994, in the US, and finished second in 1998.  Taffarel was Brazil´s keeper as well at their Copa America success in 1989 and 1997.  He holds a silver medal from the 1988 Summer Olympics. At the youth level, Taffarel won the FIFA Youth World Cup U-20, in 1985. In 2004, he was one of nine goalkeepers (the only Brazilian goalkeeper) to be named in Pelé's top 125 greatest living footballers.

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Eduardo Valdez Basso "Morruga"

Technical Director – Futsal World Champion Futsal Player, Brazil

Eduardo “Morruga” Basso is a Futsal World Champion. He was considered one of the world’s best futsal players of his time. He played Futsal professionally in Brazil and Spain for over 18 years and career highlights include nine years playing for the Brazilian National team, with participation in two Futsal World Championships. Since 1998, he has been the Head Coach for teams in Professional Futsal Leagues in Brazil and Italy, First Division. He holds a graduate degree in Soccer and Futsal Coaching Methodology and a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education. He was one of five people worldwide selected to be a member of the highly regarded FIFA Technical Study Group (TSG) for the FIFA Futsal World Cup Brazil

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Andre Doring

Former Professional Soccer Player, Brazil

André Doring is a former professional soccer player from Brazil. He played from 1992 until his retirement in January of 2008. Playing for S.C. Internacional, of Porto Alegre and E.C. Cruzeiro, of Belo Horizonte, André won multiple state championships, 3 Brazilian Cups, and the Brazilian National Championship. He was considered one of the top candidates to replace Taffarel upon his retirement from the Brazilian team and played for the Brazil National Team in 1998. Since 2009 he has been an assistant coach at S.C. Internacional,, where he has already won two State Championships (2009 and 2010), and also won the U-23 Brazilian National League undefeated, with 7 games and 7 wins, including victories against traditional teams such as Santos, Corinthians, Flamengo, Vasco da Gama, and Botafogo.

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