Toninho Cecílio

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Toninho Cecílio
Personal information
Full nameAntônio Jorge Cecílio Sobrinho
Date of birth (1967-05-27) 27 May 1967 (age 53)
Place of birth Avaré, Brazil
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Água Santa (manager)
Senior career*
1986–1992 Palmeiras
1993 Botafogo
1993 Cruzeiro
1994–1995 Cerezo Osaka
1996 Coritiba
1997 São José
1997 União São João
1998 Portuguesa Santista
1999–2000 Paulista
2001 Santo André
National team
1990 Brazil 5 (?)
Teams managed
2007 Guaratinguetá
2010 Grêmio Prudente
2010 Vitória
2010–2011 São Caetano
2011 Americana
2011 Avaí
2012–2013 Paraná
2013 Guaratinguetá
2014 Comercial
2014 Criciúma
2015 XV de Piracicaba
2015 ABC [1]
2015–2016 Mogi Mirim
2016–2017 Santo André
2016Bragantino (loan)
2018 Água Santa
2019 Anapolina
2019 Anápolis
2020– Água Santa
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Antônio Jorge Cecílio Sobrinho, better known as Toninho Cecílio (born 27 May 1967), is a Brazilian professional football manager and former player who is the current manager of Água Santa.


Toninho Cecílio is one of the best known former players and current head-coaches/managers in Brazil, having played for the Brazilian National Team in 1990 and captaining Palmeiras for many years. Toninho Cecilio was head of the Brazilian players union and played and won awards and titles in the Japanese A-League. Between 2007 and 2010 Toninho Cecilio returned to Palmeiras as the general manager.

Club statistics

Club performanceLeagueCupLeague CupTotal
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Total
1994 Cerezo Osaka Football League 2575110318
1995 J1 League 34200-342



Cerezo Osaka


Santo André

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  1. "Toninho Cecílio é o novo técnico do ABC" (in Portuguese). Terra. Retrieved July 16, 2015.