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Full NameSylvinho
First NameSylvinho
Birth NameSylvio Mendes Campos Junior
ProfessionFootball manager and former football player
Birth CitySao Paulo
Birth CountryBrazil
Father NameSilvio Campos
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual Orientationstraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseLu Mendes
No Of Children2
Networth$5 M
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Date of BirthApril 12,1974
Age50 years

Sylvinho, full name Sylvio Mendes Campos Junior, is a professional football manager and former football player. 

He is currently the head coach of the Albania national team

He started his playing career with the Corinthians youth team in 1990 and hung his boot while playing for Manchester City.

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Who is he married to?

Sylvinho has been happily married to his wife, Lu Mendes

They exchanged wedding vows on Lu's birthday in January, which was revealed by their daughter while she made a birthday post for her mother. 

On January 25, 2024, their daughter wished her mother, Lu Mendes, on her birthday by posting several pictures of her parents and, at the end of the post, she wished her parents a happy wedding anniversary. 

Sylvinho with his wife Lu Mendes.
Sylvinho with his wife Lu Mendes. Source: Instagram 
Sylvinho and his wife Lu Mendes on a vacation
Sylvinho and his wife Lu Mendes on a vacation. Source: Instagram

She described Lu as the greatest example of a woman and how her father is lucky to have her as his wife. 

Their daughter also flaunts their love on her social media. 

Sylvinho and his wife Lu Mendes
Sylvinho and his wife Lu Mendes. Source: Instagram

She frequently provides fans with glimpses of family vacations and adorable moments at festivals on her social media. 


From their marital bliss, they are blessed with two children, a son and a daughter. 

They became parents to their first child, a daughter, in 2002 and named her Taty Mendes. Their daughter was born in Spain

Then, they welcomed their son, whom they named Tiago Mendes. 

Throwback picture of Sylvinho with his children Taty Mendes and Tiago Mendes.
Throwback picture of Sylvinho with his children Taty Mendes and Tiago Mendes. Source: Instagram

It seems like both his children have left home leading to them being empty nesters. 

Taty is currently living in Madrid, and funnily, her father doesn't know what she does for a living. 

According to her Instagram page, @_tatymendes_, she is a blogger. 

She made many posts on her social media about being clingy with her parents all summer, and after they leave, they miss their parents. 

Sylvinho with his daughter Taty Mendes
Sylvinho with his daughter Taty Mendes. Source: Instagram

During an interview in December 2009, Sylvinho talked about his daughter. He said his daughter was learning Spanish and Catalan while he was in Barcelona

He then suddenly decided to move to England and was worried about his daughter, but she was amazing and never complained once. 

She settled pretty well, made new friends, and learned English within a few weeks. He even said her English would be better than his. 

Tiago is following in his father's footsteps and is a footballer. 

According to his Instagram page, @tmendes.17, he plays for Gardner-Webb Men's Soccer with jersey number 7. 

Sylvinho with his son Tiago Mendes
Sylvinho with his son Tiago Mendes. Source: Instagram

Qualifying for Euro was not the only good news in the Mendes family, as Tiago graduated from his university at the same time. 

He, along with his wife and daughter, celebrated his son's graduation. 

Sylvinho with his wife Lu Mendes and children Taty Mendes and Tiago Mendes
Sylvinho with his wife Lu Mendes and children Taty Mendes and Tiago Mendes. Source: Instagram

His career

During his career as a player, he played for the Corinthians youth team from 1990 to 1994, Corinthians from 1994 to 1999, Arsenal from 1999 to 2001, Celta from 2001 to 2004, Barcelona from 2004 to 2009, and Manchester City from 2009 to 2010

He also played for the Brazil national team after getting called up for a match against Russia in 1997 under the coach Mario Zagallo

His last appearance with the national team as a player was on March 28, 2001, in a World Cup qualifier match against Ecuador

He announced his retirement on July 7, 2011.

He started his managerial career in 2011 after being hired as the assistant manager of Cruzeiro on September 27, 2011

He also worked as an assistant manager for Inter Milan. He became the assistant manager of the Brazil national team on July 20, 2016, and assisted Tite

He then became the manager of Lyon on May 19, 2019, but was sacked on October 7, 2019, as he won only two games with the club. 

He returned to Corinthians on May 23, 2021, as their manager. He was sacked from the position in 2022

He led Albania to Euro 2024

Sylvinho has been the head coach of the Albania national team since January 2023

He and the Albanian Football Association reached an agreement to be the head coach of the national team on January 2, 2023, and seven days later, he was officially the head coach by signing an 18-month contract. 

His main goal was to qualify for Euro 2024. He debuted with the Albania national team on March 27, 2023, but lost a match against Poland

He then guided the national team to the finals and led to a 1-1 draw against Moldova

The Albania national team was able to secure four wins and three draws after that and won the group ahead of the Czech Republic on head-to-head. 

Albania then qualified to play for UEFA Euro 2024. This is the second time Albania has qualified for Euro

To celebrate the achievement, Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama, gave the Golden Decoration of the Eagle, an honorary decoration of the Republic of Albania, to Sylvinho on November 30, 2023

He was also granted the Albanian citizenship on December 18, 2023

The president of Albania's soccer federation, Armand Duke, said that Sylvinho would be offered an extension on the contract as Albania would try to qualify for the 2026 World Cup.

Net worth

Sylvinho has an estimated net worth of 5 million dollars. 


  1. Sylvinho is 50 years old. He was born on April 12, 1974.
Updated On Sat Jun 01 2024 Published On Sat Jun 01 2024 By shaumya

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