Argel Fucks

Personal information
Full name Argélico Fucks
Date of birth (1974-09-04) 4 September 1974
Place of birth Santa Rosa, Brazil
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Vitória (Manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1995 Internacional 41 (3)
1996–1997 Verdy Kawasaki 32 (0)
1997–1998 Santos 21 (2)
1999 Porto 5 (1)
2000–2001 Palmeiras 40 (4)
2001–2004 Benfica 79 (7)
2005 Racing Santander 2 (0)
2005 Cruzeiro 9 (0)
2006 Canoas 10 (0)
2007 Zhejiang Greentown 22 (1)
Total 261 (18)
National team
1993 Brazil U20 2 (0)
1995 Brazil 1 (0)
Teams managed
2008 Mogi Mirim
2008–2009 Caxias-RS
2009 Guaratinguetá
2009–2010 Campinense
2010 São José-RS
2010 Criciúma
2011 Guarani
2011 Botafogo-SP
2011 Caxias-RS
2011 Brasiliense
2011 Oeste
2012 Joinville
2012 Figueirense
2012 Avaí
2013 Red Bull Brasil
2013 América de Natal
2013 Criciúma
2014 Portuguesa
2014–2015 Figueirense
2015–2016 Internacional
2016 Figueirense
2016– Vitória

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

Argélico Fucks (born 4 September 1974), commonly known as Argel, is a Brazilian retired footballer who played as a central defender, and is the current coach of Vitória.

Club career

Argel was born in Santa Rosa, Rio Grande do Sul. In his country he played for Sport Club Internacional, Santos FC and Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras, with a brief stint in Japan in between and an unsuccessful spell at Portugal's FC Porto, which finished after a serious run-in with the board of directors, and prompted his Brazil return.[1]

In 2001 he returned to Portugal with S.L. Benfica, which he helped win the league in his fourth season and the domestic supercup, the former after an 11-year drought (with the player contributing with ten games and one goal).

After falling down the stoppers' pecking order at Benfica, Argel had an unassuming six-month stay at Racing de Santander, going on to retire in 2007 after representing Cruzeiro Esporte Clube, Canoas Sport Club and China's Zhejiang Lucheng FC. After his retirement he started a managerial career, first being hired as Guaratinguetá Futebol's head coach on 8 February 2008,[2] being sacked exactly one year later.[3] Three days later, he was hired by Sociedade Esportiva e Recreativa Caxias do Sul.[4]

On 2 June 2009 Argel was hired by Campinense Clube in the same capacity, replacing Fernando Teixeira.[5] On 9 April of the following year, he signed for Criciúma Esporte Clube.[6]

Argel was announced as coach of former club Internacional on 13 August 2015, after leaving Figueirense FC which he had already managed on two separate spells.[7]

It was announced as coach of the International on August 13, 2015. Where did the second best of the Brasileirão in the second round. In 2016 he won the Campeonato Gaúcho and Recopa Gaúcha, being their titles in command of the club.

After a Brasilerão, he was fired on the night of 11 July.[8] but hours later was re-appointed for the third time as manager of Figueirense.[9] owever months later, was officially adopted as head coach of the Vitória.[10][11]

International career

Argel represented Brazil internationally at the under-20 level, winning both the South American Youth Championship and the FIFA U-20 World Cup.[12]

On 29 March 1995, he gained his only cap for the full side, appearing in a friendly with Honduras.


Some of Argel's fame stems from his surname, which is a form of the English word "fuck". This led to some double entendre headlines including one from titled "Fucks off to Benfica".[13]

This headline received press coverage itself with The Register calling it "snappy and eye-catching", and football humour site Laugh FC deeming it "one of the all time greats".[14]




Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Brazil League
1993InternacionalSérie A40
Japan League
1996Verdy KawasakiJ1 League140
Brazil League
1998SantosSérie A212
Portugal League
1999/00PortoPrimeira Liga51
Brazil League
2000PalmeirasSérie A00
Portugal League
2001/02BenficaPrimeira Liga222
Spain League
2004/05Racing SantanderLa Liga20
Brazil League
2005CruzeiroSérie A100
2006CanoasSérie C00
China PR League
2007Hangzhou GreentownSuper League221
Country Brazil 735
Japan 320
Portugal 847
Spain 20
China PR 221
Total 21313

National team







Brazil U-20




  1. "Argel: "Joguei numa posição que nunca foi a minha"" [Argel: "I always played out of position"] (in Portuguese). Record. 11 February 2000. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  2. "Argel é o novo técnico do Guaratinguetá" [Argel is new Guaratinguetá coach] (in Portuguese). Placar. 8 March 2008. Archived from the original on 20 April 2009. Retrieved 13 April 2009.
  3. "Após demitir Argel, Guaratinguetá contrata Estevam Soares" [After firing Argel, Guaratinguetá hires Estevam Soares] (in Portuguese). Terra. 2 February 2009. Retrieved 13 April 2009.
  4. "Ex-zagueiro Argel é o novo técnico do Caxias" [Former stopper Argel is new Caxias coach] (in Portuguese). Terra. 5 February 2009. Retrieved 13 April 2009.
  5. Inicio de trabalho! (Work starts) (Portuguese)
  6. Argel se apresenta na Sala de Imprensa (Argel introduces himself in press room); Criciúma's official website, 9 April 2010 (Portuguese)
  7. "Após reunião, Argel deixa Figueirense e assumirá como novo técnico do Inter" [After meeting, Argel leaves Figueirense and will take over as new manager of Inter] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 13 August 2015. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  8. "Após sexto jogo sem vitória no Brasileirão, Argel é demitido do Inter" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 11 July 2016. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  9. "Demitido do Inter, Argel é anunciado como novo treinador do Figueirense" (in Portuguese). UOL. 11 July 2016. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  10. "Argel Fucks é anunciado pelo Vitória e fará estreia contra o Internacional" (in Portuguese). 12 September 2016. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  11. "Argel Fucks é o novo técnico do Vitória" (in Portuguese). 12 September 2016. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  12. ArgelFIFA competition record
  13. " scores headline profanity sensation". The Register. 11 September 2001. Retrieved 30 December 2006.
  14. "Making a name for themselves". Laugh FC. 6 November 2003. Archived from the original on 23 November 2005. Retrieved 30 December 2006.
  15. "Argel". Footballdatabase. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  16. "Argel". National Football Teams. Retrieved 15 May 2015.

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