Ronaldo Augusto Borba, Borba Filho, died on Monday afternoon, on the coast of Santa Catarina. Born in Curitiba on March 12, 1938, he was 82 years old and lived in Itajaí, Santa Catarina. He had prostate cancer.
As a coach, he played at Athletico, Coritiba, Londrina, Náutico, Fortaleza, Figueirense, among other Brazilian football clubs.
Borba Filho started playing football at Athletico’s base and later played for Coritiba, but he did not become a professional. He did an internship at Fluminense, in 1969, with Telê Santana and Carlos Alberto Parreira, as physical trainer.
The coaching career started in 1970 in Londrina. Soon after, he went to the extinct Água Verde and Pinheiros, two of the seven clubs that gave rise to Paraná.
He was champion of Paraná as coach by Cascavel (1980) and Pinheiros (1984).
Borba Filho also stands out in the scout role of Athletico, with indications such as the South Americans David Ferreira and Edwin Valencia. In 2005, he even led Athletico in the Libertadores runner-up campaign against Paraguay’s Cerro Porteño for the round of 16.
Borba Filho also worked in the sports chronicle, as a commentator and columnist.
Borba Filho – Photo: Antonio More / Arquivo Gazeta do Povo
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