Luiz Felipe Scolari factfile

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1948: Born Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul, November 9.

Playing career as a defender with Aymore, Caxias, Novo Hamburgo, Juventude and CSA.

1991: Coached Criciuma to the Brazilian Cup (Copa do Brasil) and to the Santa Catarina state title (Campeonato Catarinense)

1993: Joined newly-promoted Gremio, one of Brazil's most high-profile teams and leads them to the Brazilian Cup.

1995: Won Copa Libertadores de America, an annual competition between the top clubs in South America, after defeating Atlitico Nacional of Colombia in the final.

Reached the final of the Intercontinental Cup, contested by the European and South American champions but loses to Ajax in a penalty shoot-out.

Runners-up in the Brazilian Cup.

1996: Claimed national championship (Campeonato Brasileiro) defeating Portuguesa in the final.

1997: Joined Palmeiras, one of the top supported clubs in Brazil based in Sao Paolo.

1998: Won the Brazilian Cup. Runner-up in the Mercosur Cup, played between clubs from Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Chile.

1999: Won Copa Libertadores de America beating Deportivo Cali of Colombia. Lost 1-0 to a Roy Keane goal against Manchester United in the Intercontinental Cup final.

2000: Joined Cruzeiro.

2001: June - Invited to become Brazil coach to replace Emerson Leco with the team in danger of missing out on the 2002 World Cup after a poor qualifying tournament. Lost first game 1-0 to Uruguay but secures qualification.

2002: May/June - Withstood public pressure to include 1994 World Cup legend Romario in his squad for the tournament in South Korea and Japan despite being the leading goalscorer in Brazil. Scolari unmoved by Romario's tearful appeal on TV and unaffected by criticism of what were seen as defensive tactics.

Brazil won World Cup for the fifth time in Japan and South Korea as two goals by Ronaldo secured a 2-0 win over Germany.

December - Took over as manager of Portugal.

2004: June/July - Led Portugal to another quarter-final win over England in a penalty shootout after the teams were level after extra-time.

Became the first foreign coach to lead any team to the finals of the European Championships after beating Holland in the semi-final but loses 1-0 to shock winners Greece.

2006: Emerged as leading contender to succeed Sven-Goran Eriksson as England coach.

April 28 - Ruled himself out of England job.

June/July - Led Portugal to the semi-finals of the World Cup in Germany, losing 1-0 to France. Portugal also lost the third-place play-off 3-1 to the hosts.

July 14 - Signed new two-year contract with Portugal.

December - Confirmed his intention to quit Portugal at the end of his contract.

2007: February 6 - Revealed desire to work in England in the future

September 20 - Handed a four-match ban by UEFA following a clash with Ivica Dragutinovic during the Euro 2008 qualifier with Serbia. The ban was later reduced on appeal.

November 21 - Portugal secured place at Euro 2008 with a 0-0 draw against Finland. Scolari stormed out of post-match press conference after the team's performance was criticised.

November 23 - Again linked with England job after Steve McClaren left the post, but vowed to see out Portugal contract.

2008: April 10 - Revealed he had been approached by Mexico about vacant coaching job.

May 7 - Denied he had been approached by Manchester City.

May 31: Chelsea denied making contact with Scolari.

June: Led Portugal to victory in their first two games at Euro 2008, 2-0 against Turkey and 3-1 against Czech Republic.

June 11: Confirmed as new manager of Chelsea, to take over on July 1.

June 30: Oversaw the signing of Portugal midfielder Deco from Barcelona.

August 17: Led Chelsea to a 4-0 win over Portsmouth in his first Premier League game in charge.

October 26: Suffered his first league defeat as Chelsea as Liverpool ended their 86-game unbeaten home league record with a 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge.

November 12: Chelsea crashed out of the Carling Cup beaten on penalties by Championship side Burnley.

December 9: Chelsea only secured qualification for the Champions League knockout stages in the final game after beating CFR Cluj 2-1 at Stamford Bridge.

2009: January 3: Could only manage a 1-1 draw with League One Southend in the FA Cup third round.

January 11: Crushed 3-0 by Manchester United at Old Trafford with Scolari's Chelsea future increasingly under the spotlight.

February 1: Saw his hopes of the title dented with a 2-0 defeat at Liverpool as Fernando Torres scored two late goals.

February 7: Fans protested against Scolari after the 0-0 home draw with Hull which saw Chelsea drop to fourth in the Premier League table behind Aston Villa.

February 9: Chelsea confirm Scolari has been dismissed.

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