Who is Tite? Adenor Leonardo Bacchi: Brazil’s national team head coach

Who is Tite? Adenor Leonardo Bacchi: Brazil’s national team head coach

Babu Tendu
November 29, 2022 at 10:35 AM

Tite is the Brazilian football manager Adenor Leonardo Bacchi. He is best known by the nickname Tite. He has managed and played for major clubs. Brazilian icon, Tite, is currently in charge of the Brazil national team in the 2022 World Cup. He hit worldwide footballing headlines during his time with Corinthians.

Brazilian football manager
Tite Brazil Head Coach, well-known as Tite, is a serial winner in the football industry. Find important details about him in today's post. Photo by Marvin Ibo Guengoer. (Modified by author).
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Adenor managed Corinthians from 2004 to 2005 and from 2010 to 2013. During his tenure at Corinthians, he won the Copa Libertadores and a second FIFA Club World Cup. In 2015, he took a year off to learn more about global football. He has served as the national team's coach since June 2016. He is widely known for his rhetoric, eloquence and demeanour off the field.

Tite's profile summary

Full name

Adenor Leonardo Bacchi



Date of birth

25 May 1961


61 (As of November 2022)

Place of birth

Caxias do Sul, Brazil

Birth sign





1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)



Current Role


Coaching License

EUFA Pro License

Current team

Brazil national team





Tite's family and early life

He was born on 25 May 1961 in Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul. Tite and his wife, Rosmari, have a son, Matheus, who also plays football and a daughter. He professes the Roman Catholic faith.

At school, he studied physical activities beneath Luiz Felipe Scolari, who went on to serve as his mentor. Adenor holds a bachelor's degree in physical education from the Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas.

Tite’s playing club career

In 1978, he started as a player for Caxias. He joins Esportivo de Bento Gonçalves in 1984. He played for Portuguesa in 1985. He played with Guarani from 1986 to 1988, earning the most accolades in his playing career.

Tite's age
Head coach Tite of Brazil shouts instructions during the international friendly match between Japan and Brazil at National Stadium Tokyo, Japan. Photo by Etsuo Hara.
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He was a member of the Guarani squad that finished second in the 1986 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, the 1987 Copa Uniao, and the 1988 Sao Paulo State Championship. However, due to repeated knee problems that resulted in him losing mobility in one of his knees, his career was cut short at 27.

Tite’s coaching career

His first coaching role was with Guarani in 1990. He also coached Veranópolis between 1992 to 1995. Adenor went on to manage Ypiranga de Erechim in 1996 and Juventude in 1997 before returning to Veranopolis in 1998.

He returned to Caxias in 1999, but this time as a coach. He oversaw the club's surprise win in the Rio Grande do Sul state championship in 2000.

Grêmio signed him in 2001, where he helped the club win the 2001 Campeonato Gaucho. Under Tite's leadership, Grêmio won the 2001 Copa do Brasil, topping a respectable array of rivals in the tournament.

Tite's family
Head coach Tite looks on during a training session of the Brazilian national football team at the squad's Granja Comary training complex. Photo by Buda Mendes.
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In 2003, he was appointed as manager at São Caetano and was tasked with ensuring that the club advance to the Copa Libertadores qualification round. Sao Caetano had a successful season, finishing in the fourth position in the league standings, thus qualifying for the Copa Libertadores. However, the club fired Adenor.

He also served as the head coach of Corinthians from 2004 to 2005 before moving to Palmeiras in 2006 and then to Al Ain in 2007.

He was signed to Sports Club Internacional in 2008. Adenor won the 2008 Copa Sudamericana with the club. He also helped Inter finish sixth in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A league.

Under his guidance, Inter defeated Grêmio to win the 2009 Campeonato Gaucho. The team further advanced to the 2009 Copa do Brasil finals. Internacional beat Japanese club Oita Trinita to clinch the 2009 Suruga Bank Championship.

Tite's tenure at Corinthians

He returned to Corinthians after a brief tenure at Al-Wahda. At the time, Corinthians were on a downward trajectory with a 10-game losing streak.

He led Corinthians to a solid third finish after going unbeaten through the season's last games. Corinthians earned a spot in the 2011 Copa Libertadores first stage. He coached the Corinthians to their first-ever Libertadores win with an unbeaten record.

Tite’s achievements and awards
Tite of Brazil reacts during a match between Brazil and Chile as part of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifier Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo by Buda Mendes.
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Has Tite won a World Cup?

He has not won a World Cup. However, he has won a club World Cup. After making it to the 2012 World Club Cup finals, Corinthians would play Chelsea FC, the European champions, with world-class players from John Terry, Chelsea's captain, and goalkeeping maestro Petr.

Although his team lacked talent and individual quality, it was tactically well-balanced and had a strong morale boost. Corinthians emerged victorious, granting the club its second World Club Cup victory and Tite his first.

Corinthians could have had a better year in 2013. The team struggled in the League, lost the league Cup, and was eliminated from the Libertadores Cup after trying vainly to preserve their championship.

Tite’s break from football

He took a year's break from football and chose to concentrate on exploring contemporary football. Major clubs allowed him to coach, but he turned them down to focus on his studies.

As part of that development, he watched several games, including matches from the 2014 FIFA World Cup and toured various clubs.

In 2014, he made a triumphant return to Corinthians. He had the most successful season in Campeonato Brasileiro Série A history, claiming the title in 2015.

Who is Brazil's coach?

Tite was appointed as the new head coach of the Brazilian national team in June 2016. In the 2018 World Cup qualifying matches, Tite guided his team to seven straight victories, ultimately winning a place at the World Cup in Russia, making it the first team to qualify for the tournament aside from the hosts.

Has Tite won a World Cup?
Brazil Head coach Tite speaks on Brazil team player and Neymar Jr. during a Brazil training session ahead of the international friendly in Tokyo, Japan. Photo by Koji Watanabe.
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The 23-man World Cup roster was unveiled by Tite. He would direct the national team to a round-of-16 exit. Adenor, the manager of the five-time world champion, signed a new contract on 25 July 2018, keeping him with the team through the 2022 World Cup.

Brazil won the 2019 Copa América under his leadership; this was their ninth Copa America championship, their first Copa America in 12 years, and their first trophy in 6 years.

Is Tite a good manager?

Tite has coached some of the greatest players to have graced the football game. Ronaldo is the two-time winner of the Ballon d'Or and the 1994 and 2002 FIFA World Cup champion. He also holds the record for the most goals scored in World Cup finals.

Tite’s achievements and awards







2019 - Copa America

2011, 2015 - Championship Series A

2009 - Campeonato Gaucho

2001 - Campeonato Gacho

2000 - Campeonato Gaucho

1993 - Campeonato Gaucho - Second Division

2018 - Superclásico de las Américas

2015 - Coach of the Year for Campeonato Brasileiro Série A

2009 - Suruga Bank Championship

2001 - Brazilian Cup 2001




2013 - Paulista Championship

2008 - South American Cup





2013 - Recopa Sudamericana






2012 - American Cup of Libertadores





Tite looks forward to leading the Brazilian national team to success in Qatar's 2022 FIFA World Cup. The 5-time world champions are in pursuit of securing the title after a disappointing exit in the quarter-final stage in the 2018 edition.

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