According to the Brazilian press, the causes of death were not revealed. His death was announced by his sister, Mazi Pérez Ulibarri Pestelli, in a Facebook post.
Born in Brazil on March 19, 1947, Marinho Pérez has coached several clubs in Portugal, including Vitoria de Guimarães, Belenenses, Sporting, where he played for Luis Figo, and Marítimo.
In his first two spells with Belenenses, in 1988/89, Marinho Pérez managed to win the Portuguese Cup, beating Benfica 2-1 in the final.
In Brazil, the coach was in charge of historic clubs, with Botafogo and Santos, a team he also represented as a player between 1972 and 1974, alongside King Pele, Carlos Alberto Torres and Edu as teammates.
Marinho Pérez, who played as a centre-back, played for Barcelona (1974/75), where he was a teammate of Johan Cruyff, but ended up returning to Brazil after being ordered to do military service in Spain, the homeland of his parents. . He also represented Portuguesa, Internacional and Palmeiras.
Marinho Pérez played for the Brazilian national team on 15 occasions, scoring one goal, after he was captain of the Canaries team that participated in the 1974 World Cup, where they finished fourth.
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