Short Biography of Soccer Player – Dunga

His full name is Carlos Caetano Bledorn Verri, but generally well-known as Dunga. He who was born October 31, 1963 in Ijuí, Rio Grande do Sul is a Brazilian ex- soccer players who has position as midfielder in the field, beside Italian and German descent, and a World Champion for Brazil in the 1994 World Cup as well.

Currently Dunga is national coach of the Brazilian national squad. His nickname is Portuguese for “Dopey,” one of the Seven Dwarfs. The nickname provided by his uncle because he supposed that Dunga would never grow to a tall stature.

Dunga played on the club level for Internacional (1980-1984, 1999-2000), Corinthians (1984-1985), Santos (1986-1987), Vasco da Gama (1987), Pisa (1987-1988), Fiorentina (1988-1992), Pescara (1992-1993), VfB Stuttgart (1993-1995), and Jubilo Iwata (1994-1998). While in level of international, Dunga played 91 times for Brazil, scoring six goals. Other than the 1994 feat, he played in the 1990 and 1998 World Cup editions as well, and became captain of the ream in the 1998.

Dunga never had triumph taking part for his clubs in Europe, but he enjoyed his greatest moments participating for his countryside. He shined and won the World Cup of 1994 and 2 Copa Americas along with the likes of Ronaldo, Romario, Bebeto, Jorginho, Branco and also his fierce defensive midfield partner Mauro Silva.

Dunga was regarded as the least Brazillian of all. His tackling was physically powerful and frequently won every one on one competition. He decided splendidly in the defensive situations and served as the outlet pass man that set up the attack.

He let his convincing personality demonstrate in the 1998 world cup where he lashed out at his partner Bebeto on the playing field, as long as the match Brazil vs. Morrocco. There, Brazil beat the game 3-0, and went on to become the final runners up to the hosts France.

His nickname was “Swartzenegger” following the bodybuilder actor because of his stocky build and flat-top spikey hairstyle.