Bio
Mário Goncalves Vianna
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Country: Brazil
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Mario Gonçalves Vianna (sometimes "Viana") took charge of two matches in two World Cup finals. !954 was his last year as a FIFA referee.

Character

This former shoe shine boy, candle factory worker, officer of the special police, football coach (Palmeiras) and radio commentator for over 20 years, was quite a character. Not very tall, but heavy and strongly built, Mario Vianna was a severe referee, who took on FIFA and even half a stadium. He was also something of a spiritualist. (see did-you-know).

Mario Viana died in 1989.

Did you know
WORLD CUP



  • In November 1947, during a match Flamengo-Botafogo someone in the audience threw a bottle at the players. Vianna grabbed the bottle, ran towards the stands an threatened to throw it back. Near the end of the match (Botafogo lead 4-2) a Flamingo player stepped on the Botafogo goalie and was sent off. Vianna sent off another for complaining and when he passed the visitors stand a stick was thrown at him. Vianna threw it back which triggered a rain of thrown objects. Fans entered the field, but Vianna refused to budge. The referee had to be saved by the police.
  • During the 1954 World Cup finals Vianna publicly attacked Referee Ellis and FIFA and was sent home after having taken charge of one match.
  • During that match (Italy vs Switzerland) Vianna hit an Italian player called Boniperti. The player went off the field to get aid and was allowed back in the second half.
  • "Abraham Klein (the great Israeli referee) is a Jew and a thief", Vianna said as a commentator. The Brazilian was suspended for a while.
  • There are stories about Vianna as a spiritual person. Once he told a colleague to call home, because Vianna felt his brother had died (which turned out to be true). Another time the Brazilian referee knew that the plane he just embarked on was going to crash, and it almost did.
  • most of this was taken from the site anaf.com.br which gives Museu dos Esportes as source.
Statistics
Statistics for MáRIO GONCALVES VIANNA
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 0 0 0
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 0 0 0
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 1 1
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0 0 0
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 0 0 0
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 0.06 0.03

Based on 17 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR MáRIO GONCALVES VIANNA
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
WC 1954
group stageSwitzerlandItaly1954-06-172 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
South American 1953
PeruUruguay1953-03-280 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
ParaguayEcuador1953-03-040 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1950
group stageSpainUSA1950-06-253 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
South American 1946
ParaguayUruguay1946-02-082 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
ArgentinaUruguay1946-02-023 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UruguayChile1946-01-161 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
ArgentinaParaguay1946-01-122 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Copa Roca
BrazilArgentina1945-12-233 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
BrazilArgentina1945-12-206 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
BrazilArgentina1945-12-163 - 4 0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
South American 1945
BoliviaColombia1945-02-213 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UruguayBolivia1945-02-152 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
BoliviaEcuador1945-02-110 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UruguayColombia1945-01-287 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UruguayEcuador1945-01-245 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
friendly
BrazilUruguay1944-05-174 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)