Togo Renan Soares

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Togo Renan Soares
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Personal information
Born(1906-05-22)22 May 1906
João Pessoa, Brazil
Died12 December 1992(1992-12-12) (aged 86)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Position Head coach
Coaching career1929–1971
Career history
As coach:
1929–1936 Botafogo F.R.
1933–1947 Botafogo F.R. Basquete
1948–1949 C.R. Flamengo
1948–1970 C.R. Flamengo Basquete
1951, 1954, 1957–1963, 1967, 1970–1971 Brazil
1971–1972 S.E. Palmeiras
1973–1974 Vila Nova
Career highlights and awards
As a head coach:

Togo Renan Soares, also commonly known as Kanela (May 22, 1906 December 12, 1992) was a Brazilian professional basketball coach, football coach, water polo coach, and rowing coach. He was born in João Pessoa, Brazil. The gymnasium Gávea, is named after him. He was enshrined into the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2007.


Club football managerial career

Kanela was the head coach of the Brazilian football club Botafogo F.R., from 1929 to 1936. He was also the Brazilian football club C.R. Flamengo's head coach, in 1948–49.

Club basketball coaching career

Kanela began his basketball coaching career as the head coach of the Brazilian club Botafogo F.R. Basquete. With Botafoga, he won 6 Rio de Janeiro State Championships. He was next the head coach of the Brazilian club C.R. Flamengo Basquete, from 1948 to 1970. He led Flamengo to 14 Rio de Janeiro State Championships, including 10 in a row, between 1951 and 1960. With Flamengo, he also won the South American Club Championship, in 1953.

His next club was S.E. Palmeiras, with which he won the São Paulo State Championship in 1972. He ended his club coaching career with Vila Nova, with which he won the Brazilian Championship, in 1973.

National basketball team coaching career

Kanela also coached the senior Brazilian national basketball team. He led them to two gold medals at the FIBA World Cup, in 1959 (beating the USSR in the final game) and 1963 (beating the USA in the final game). He also led them to the following medals: silver medals at the 1954 FIBA World Cup and 1970 FIBA World Cup, a bronze medal at the 1960 Summer Olympics, a bronze medal at the 1967 FIBA World Cup, a silver medal at the 1963 Pan American Games, bronze medals at the 1951 Pan American Games and 1959 Pan American Games, and to five gold medals at the FIBA South American Championship (in 1958, 1960, 1961, 1963, and 1971).

Coaching career in other sports

In addition to coaching in the sports of football and basketball, Kanela also worked as a water polo coach and a rowing coach, with Botafoga F.R.


Kanela died in Rio de Janeiro, in 1992, at age 86.

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