Referee Mário Goncalves Vianna bio

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Born
1902-09-06
Intl. since
0000-01-01
Hometown
Country
Brazil
Speaks
Portugese
Occupation
Hobbies
 
Matches Bio Did you know? Palmares

World Cup

2011-01-22

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.

From our reporter: EPV