Luxemburgo, Wanderley

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Luxemburgo, Wanderley Gender: M
Vanderlei Luxemburgo da Silva
born on 10 May 1952 at 07:00 (= 07:00 AM )
Place Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, 22s53, 43w0613
Timezone BZT h3w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Borges
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 19°41' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 27°09 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 28°31'


Brazilian former soccer player; a coach who is considered one of the country’s best despite personal conflicts with others in the sport.

Luxemburgo attended college, earning a degree in both administration and physical education and, from 1971-82, played soccer at Botafogo and Flamengo. Never an outstanding player, he moved into coaching where he found his niche, excelling in a position of leadership. In 1983, he took the position of head-coach for Campo Grande of Rio, and as coach of Palmeiras of Sao Paulo, he won the national championship in 1993 and 1994. During his career, he worked with 15 different clubs, taking home many titles. Mere success as a coach, however, was apparently not enough for Luxemburgo. He was determined to stand out and worked to bring new innovations to the game.

Completely proficient at marketing himself, Luxemburgo became a popular speaker at motivational conferences. Although he can, on occasion, sound quite humble, he often seems condescending and superior, something that caused friction in his working relationships. In addition, he refused to dress like a "normal" coach. While the other coaches wore tracksuits and T-shirts, he wore designer suits, silk shirts and expensive cologne. An avid reader, he particularly enjoys books on neurolinguistics. Despite his professed intellectual bent, however, he is openly superstitious, consenting only to sleep in hotel suite 171, and has several so-called "lucky charms."

His personal problems were not confined to his career. A local manicurist filed a lawsuit against him, claiming sexual harassment, but the case was ultimately dismissed for lack of evidence. He ended up in federal court facing charges that he lied about his age, saying he had been born in 1955 rather than 1952, and didn’t pay his taxes, crimes that carried a sentence of five years in prison. Confessing only to the former charge, Luxemburgo said his father obtained a fake birth certification for him so that he could play in a younger age group at Botafogo.

Luxemburgo has been married for 25 years to Josefa. They have three daughters, Valeska, Vanessa and Vanusa.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : New Career 1971 (Pro soccer player, 11 years)
  • Work : New Career 1983 (Head coach, soccer)
  • Work : Prize 1993 (National championship)
  • Work : Prize 1994 (National championship)

Source Notes

Marcello Borges quotes the B.C. (He falsified his birth to say that he was born in 1955)


  • Traits : Personality : Attention seeking (Dresses in suits instead of sportswear)
  • Traits : Personality : Personality robust (Cocky, brash)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (Over 25 years)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three daughters)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Work in team/ Tandem (Soccer team)
  • Vocation : Education : Public speaker (Motivational speaker)
  • Vocation : Sports : Soccer (Pro)
  • Vocation : Sports Business : Coach/ Manager/ Owner (Head coach)
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship (Two national championships)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession