Luís Oliveira

This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Barroso and the second or paternal family name is Oliveira.
Luís Oliveira
Personal information
Full name Luís Airton Barroso Oliveira
Date of birth (1969-03-24) 24 March 1969
Place of birth São Luís, Maranhão, Brazil
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Youth career
1984 Tupan
1985–1988 Anderlecht
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1992 Anderlecht 95 (36)
1992–1996 Cagliari 121 (42)
1996–1999 Fiorentina 95 (27)
1999–2000 Cagliari 24 (4)
2000–2001 Bologna 17 (1)
2001–2002 Como 38 (23)
2002–2004 Catania 74 (28)
2004–2005 Foggia 14 (0)
2005 Venezia 17 (5)
2005–2006 Lucchese 19 (3)
2006–2008 Nuorese 63 (25)
2008–2009 Derthona 32 (16)
2009–2011 Muravera 12 (14)
Total 621 (224)
National team
1992–1999 Belgium 31 (7)
Teams managed
2010 Muravera (player/manager)
2012–2013 Muravera
2014–2014 Pro Patria
2015–2016 Floriana

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:55, 13 May 2012 (UTC).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10:55, 13 May 2012 (UTC)

Luís Airton Barroso "Lulù" Oliveira (born 24 March 1969 in São Luis, Maranhão, Brazil) is a former Brazilian-Belgian football player and currently coach of Floriana in the Maltese Premier League. He spent most of his playing career in Italy.

Club career

Born in a Brazilian favela in São Luis in Maranhão, in 1985 he was signed by Anderlecht in Belgium, where he started his career and played until 1992.

He then moved to Italy, where he played for Cagliari, Fiorentina, Bologna, Como, Catania, Foggia, Venezia and Lucchese, becoming famous in his early years at Cagliari and Fiorentina as a prolific and effective Serie A striker.

In 2006, he accepted to play Nuorese of Serie C2/A, also in order to get closer to his family (his wife in Sardinia). In 2008, following the disbandment of his club, he agreed for a move to Serie D team Derthona.

In July 2009 Oliveira moved back to Sardinia, joining Eccellenza club Muravera, an Eccellenza club based at his wife's hometown, then retiring in 2010 at the age of 41.

International career

A naturalized Belgian citizen, he has earned 31 caps for Belgium and played for his adopted country in the 1998 FIFA World Cup.

Coaching career

During his final season as a footballer, Oliveira e also served as player/manager for the last few months of the 2009–10 season, and then stated his interest in a coaching career in the next future.[1][2]

He successfully passed the category 2 (UEFA A) coaching exam in June 2011 in Italy.[3] In March 2012 he returned to Muravera, this time as head coach for the remaining four games of the season.[4] He was confirmed as Muravera coach also for the 2012–13 season, in which he led his small club to triumph in the Coppa Italia Eccellenza.

On the 1st of August 2014, it was announced Oliveira would become the new head coach of Lega Pro club Pro Patria with immediate effect.,[5] but he was dismissed on the 4th of November 2014 after eleven championship matches played by the team (Win: 1; Draw: 5; Loss: 5).

On the 13th of June 2015, Oliveira came to Malta to become the new head coach of Maltese Premier club Floriana.[6]


With RSC Anderlecht
With Fiorentina

Career statistics

Club statistics

Club performance League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Belgium League Belgian Cup Total
1988–89AnderlechtBelgian League50
Italy League Coppa Italia Total
1992–93CagliariSerie A297
1996–97FiorentinaSerie A319
1999–00CagliariSerie A244
2000–01BolognaSerie A171
2001–02ComoSerie B3823
2002–03CataniaSerie B3713
2004–05FoggiaSerie C1140
2004–05VeneziaSerie B175
2005–06LuccheseSerie C1203
2006–07NuoreseSerie C23210
2008–09DerthonaSerie D3216
2009-10MuraveraEccellenza Sardinia1214
Total Belgium 9536
Italy 527186
Career total 622222

International goals

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 26 February 1992 Stade El Menzah, Tunis, Tunisia  Tunisia 2-1 Lost Friendly
2. 31 August 1996 King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels, Belgium  Turkey 2-1 Win 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 30 April 1997 Ali Sami Yen Stadium, Istanbul, Turkey  Turkey 1-3 Win 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
4. 30 April 1997 Ali Sami Yen Stadium, Istanbul, Turkey  Turkey 1-3 Win 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
5. 30 April 1997 Ali Sami Yen Stadium, Istanbul, Turkey  Turkey 1-3 Win 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
6. 7 June 1997 King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels, Belgium  San Marino 6-0 Win 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
7. 15 November 1997 King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels, Belgium  Republic of Ireland 2-1 Win 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
Correct as of 1 June 2012


  1. "Calcio, Muravera: Oliveira, "Resto solo con il presidente Carta"" (in Italian). L'Unione Sarda. 27 June 2010. Retrieved 15 January 2011.
  2. "Muravera, Lulù Oliveira si dà all'ippica" (in Italian). L'Unione Sarda. 23 December 2010. Retrieved 15 January 2011.
  3. "Baggio's new life As a professional coach". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 18 July 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2011.
  4. "Lulù Oliveira, fresco di patentino, torna sulla panchina del Muravera" [Newly-licensed coach "Lulù" Oliveira back as Muravera coach] (in Italian). Tutto Cagliari. 24 March 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2012.
  5. "Oliveira allenatore della Pro Patria "Un regalo che ho accolto subito"" (in Italian). L'Unione Sarda. 1 August 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  6. "New Floriana coach arrives in Malta". Times of Malta. 13 June 2015. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
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