Bismarck Barreto Faria

Personal information
Full name Bismarck Barreto Faria
Date of birth (1969-09-17) September 17, 1969
Place of birth São Gonçalo, Brazil
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1979–1986 Vasco da Gama
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1993 Vasco da Gama 85 (28)
1993–1996 Verdy Kawasaki 137 (36)
1997–2001 Kashima Antlers 137 (33)
2002 Fluminense
2002 Goiás 10 (1)
2003 Vissel Kobe 9 (0)
National team
1985 Brazil U17 6 (3)
1987–1989 Brazil U20 10 (3)
1989–1990 Brazil 13 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 August 2007.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 August 2007

Bismarck Barreto Faria, better known as Bismarck (born November 11, 1969 in São Gonçalo, Rio de Janeiro State) is a former Brazilian football (soccer) player.


Bismarck's professional career began in 1987 playing for Vasco da Gama of Brazil. In 1993 he moved to Japan to play for the Verdy Kawasaki of the J1 League. During his three seasons at Verdy, Bismarck was twice selected as a member of the J. League Best Eleven, in 1994 and 1995. In 1997 he moved to Kashima Antlers, where he was again selected for the league's Best Eleven award in his first season with the new club. In 2002 he returned to Brazil to play for the Fluminense and the Goiás. However, in 2003 Bismarck would return to Japan to play for Vissel Kobe before retiring at the end of that season.

International career

Bismarck was part of the Brazil national under-20 football team that placed thrird in 1989 FIFA World Youth Championship. He won the MVP Award, Adidas Golden Ball in that tournament. He was also a member of the Brazilian national team which won the Copa América in 1989, and participated in the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy.[1]

Personal life

He is named after Otto von Bismarck, the famous politician who played an important role of the creation of one of the world's Great Powers, the German Empire.

Bismarck, along with one-time Brazilian football teammates Jorginho and Cláudio Taffarel, were featured in a special version of the film Jesus produced and distributed during the 1998 World Cup.


Club statistics

Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Brazil League Copa do Brasil League Cup Total
1987Vasco da GamaSérie A1010
Japan League Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Total
1993Verdy KawasakiJ1 League17632762714
1997Kashima AntlersJ1 League3211521134816
Brazil League Copa do Brasil League Cup Total
2002FluminenseSérie A0000
2002GoiásSérie A101101
Japan League Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Total
2003Vissel KobeJ1 League900060150
Country Brazil 95299529
Japan 2836924116227369107
Total 3789824116227464136

National team statistics


Brazil national team

Honors and awards

Individual Honors


  1. 1990 FIFA World Cup: Brazil Squad Archived February 17, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. FIFA. Retrieved 24 January 2010.
  2. Bismarck Barreto Faria at

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