MYANMAR NAMES FALOPA AS NEW NATIONAL COACH

YANGON (May 28, 2007) – The Myanmar Football Federation (MFF) has appointed Brazilian Marcos Falopa as the new head coach of the national team.

Falopa, who had previously played for Palmeiras and Sao Caetano, is not only a FIFA Technical Instructor but also a Technical Director for the Brazilian Football Coaches Association (ABTF).

Having graduated with a Bachelor in Sports & Physical Education, Falopa also earned a Master in Football from the University of St. Sao Paulo.

PLAYING CAREER

1961-1963: S.E Palmeiras (Futsal), Sao Paulo/Brazil
1964-1966: S.E Palmeiras, Sao Paulo/Brazil
1970-1971: Saad S.C/Sao Caetano (Professional Team)/Brazil
1972-1975: University of Santo Andre, Sao Paulo/Brazil

COACHING CAREER

2005-2006: Oman FA – Technical Manager Youth National Team
2002-2004: South Africa F.A – Technical Director of all National Teams
1995-2002: CONCACAF Technical Director
1994-1995: Santos Football Club (Technical Manager), Brazil
1993-1994: Uniao de Mogi F.C, Brazil
1991-1992: Nagoya Grampus (Toyota F.C), Japan
1990: S.E Palmeiras, Brazil
1989-1990: T.K Club, Cameroon/Africa
1986-1988: Brazilian Senior National Team (with Pele and Rivelino etc)
1985-1986: Al Shabab /UAE
1983-1985: Al Manama Club/ Bahrain
1982-1983: Al Webda / Bahrain
1979-1982: Al Khor (Al Talawon) / Qatar
1977-1978: Marilia A.C, Brazil
1975-1976: Mackenzie University, Brazil
1974-1975: Commercial F.C, Brazil
Former CAF & CONCACAF Technical Instructor

AWARDS RECEIVED AS A COACH

2006: Honor by Sao Paulo Coaching Association – Brazil
2003: World Youth Champion – Danone Nations Cup – Paris/France (South Africa FA)
2003: South Africa Qualification for African Cup 2004 in Tunisia
1995: Runners-up (Brazilian Championship) as Technical Manager in Santos FC
1992: Champion (Konica Cup in Japan) with Nagoya Grampus (Toyota)
1989: Champion (President Cup in Cameroon) with Torneere K.C.
1987: Runners-up (World Senior Cup) with Brazilian Seniors National Team
1980: Runners-up (Emir Cup in Qatar) with Al Khor (Al Ta’a won)