Tite Biography

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He is one of the longest-serving Brazil national team coaches and has a great reputation in his home country. In this article, we take a look at Tite biography.

Adenor Leonardo Bakshi, better known as Tite, born 25 May 1961 in Caxias do Sul, is a Brazilian retired footballer and current coach. At the moment he is the head coach of the Brazilian national team. In the 1970s and 1980s, Tite played as a midfielder for rather medium level teams, among the best known were Portuguesa (São Paulo) and Guaraní of Campinas. His professional career came to an end at the age of 28 following a series of knee injuries, which still limit his movement as a result.

It was in 1990 that Tite's coaching career got off to a start. Throughout the 1990s he was in charge of a number of clubs from the state of Rio Grande do Sul with whom he was not particularly successful. A new stage in Tite's coaching career emerged in 2000.

After leading a rather modest SIR Cascias to victory in the Liga Gaucho, he managed the first great Brazilian club of his career, Gremio, and won the state championship and the Brazilian Cup in 2001. Following these successes, Tite's career has been quiet for some time.

The next big success came in 2008, when, as coach of Internacional, Tite won the South American Cup (the first-ever for a Brazilian club in this competition). While at the helm of Corinthians in 2010, he achieved his most outstanding success, winning the Brazilian league title twice and also winning the Libertadores Cup for the first time in their history, in a two-match clash against Argentina's Boca Juniors. Corinthians also won the 2012 Club World Cup with a 1-0 win over Chelsea, one of the strongest clubs in the world.

All You Need to Know About Tite Biography

In June 2016, Tite's services were rewarded with him taking charge of the Brazilian national team. The Brazilian side became the first to qualify for the 2018 World Cup under Tite's leadership. Regardless of the disappointing performance at the Mundial, the Brazilian Football Confederation announced on 26 July 2018 the extension of the manager's contract until 2022. Tite led the Brazilians to victory in Copa America on 7 July 2019.

Tite Information

Now that we know the Brazilian coach much better, in this section of

Tite biography

we will share more general information about him such as

Tite nationality

to let you know him even better.

Tite Bio

  • Full Name: Adenor Leonardo Bacchi

  • Nickname: Tite

  • Profession: Professional Football Coach

Tite Physical Stats

  • Weight: 77 Kg

  • Height: 1.8 m

  • Eye Color: Brown

  • Hair Color: Grey

Tite Football Information

  • Position: Midfielder

  • Jersey Number: 8

  • Professional Debut: 1978

Tite Date of Birth and Personal Info

  • Date of Birth: 15 May 1961

  • Birth Place:

  • Zodiac Sign: Taurus

  • Nationality: Brazilian

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Tite biography

as we want to share some info about

Tite childhood


Tite Early Life

When he was a kid, his family used to call him Ade, and his biggest hobby was playing football with his brother Miro, which his father encouraged him to do. Ade and his siblings lived on an alley of Sinimbu Street, in the Lourdes neighbourhood, where they sometimes had to face hardships, with his mother working as a dressmaker in order to cover the bills, something that almost caused him to give up on his dream of becoming a football player.

Ade and his brother attended the then Colégio Estadual do Guarani, a state school that had no football pitch to play on. In order to play, they often climbed over the back wall of a private nun's school located two hundred metres from their house.

It was Luiz Felipe Scolari, who at the time was a very experienced player for Caxias, and was starting his coaching career, working with the team of the Escola Estadual Cristóvão Mendonza, that noticed Ade's footballing talent.

The latter then played in the team of Colégio Estadual Emilio Meyer (formerly Colégio Estadual do Guarani) and in a tournament at school, Scolari spotted the number 10 shirt playing in a midfield duo with someone else, called Tite.

He then invited Ade for a tryout at Caxias, but he got the nicknames confused and presented him as Tite. The nickname would remain with him for the rest of his career. He passed the trial and joined the team. After a while, he joined Grêmio, his beloved team, but stayed there for only a week, dropping out of the training camp.

He played as a striker for a short time, making 34 appearances in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, the majority of them with Portuguesa. He reached the quarter-finals of the 1984 Taça de Ouro with that club, only to be knocked out by Vasco da Gama at the Maracanã.

After moving to Guarani, he played the final match twice in a row, losing on both occasions. He was forced to retire before the age of 30 because of serious knee injuries and quickly began a coaching career.

Tite Profile

Tite started his career as a coach in 1990. He joined the modest Guarany de Garibaldi, which he would soon swap for his ex-club


. He spent the years 1992 to 1995 with Veranópolis, before returning in 1998 after short stays with Ypiranga and



Tite arrived back at Caxias in 1999. One year later, he achieved his first success with that club. His team won the Campeonato Gaúcho, a tournament which was usually won by the top clubs Grêmio and Internacional. The modest Caxias triumphed over Grêmio of star footballer


in the final.

Now stay tuned to this section of

Tite biography

as we want to share some info about his career at Gremio.


In 2001, the victory brought Tite a transfer to the top club Grêmio. The club won the Campeonato Gaúcho and the Copa do Brasil under his guidance. Tite's capture of the Copa, which was the first national trophy of his career, was especially acclaimed.

Grêmio reached the final by eliminating Fluminense, São Paulo and Coritiba. Müller and Marcelinho's Corinthians were defeated in the final.

The club finished 3rd in both the Campeonato Brasileiro and the Copa Libertadores in 2002, but the following year the results were unsatisfactory and Grêmio terminated Tite's contract with the club.

São Caetano

The 42-year-old coach started working for AD

São Caetano

in 2003. His assignment was to secure qualification for the Copa Libertadores. The club finished in fourth place in the league table under his guidance, thereby qualifying directly for the Copa Libertadores. Tite led his team to the quarter-finals of that tournament, where

Boca Juniors

defeated them on penalties.

Following his dismissal in 2004, Tite first coached Corinthians. Subsequently, he ended up at

Atlético Mineiro

and Palmeiras before taking up an offer from Al-Ain in 2007. He replaced Italian

Walter Zenga

at the Abu Dhabi club in 2007.


The Brazilian was recruited by the top club


in 2008, despite supporters preferring not to hire him because of his history with city rival Grêmio. However, the decision to hire the Brazilian turned out to be a smart move.

During his first year, he led Internacional to the final victory in the 2008 Copa Sudamericana. His team beat Argentine Estudiantes in the two-game final 2-1, with goals from Alex and Nilmar. Tite won the Campeonato Gaúcho again in 2009. During the finals, he beat his former club Caxias 8-1.

The club also reached the final of the Copa do Brasil that same year, but was defeated by Corinthians. However, Internacional did win the intercontinental Suruga Bank Cup. They won the tournament by beating Japanese side Oita Trinita in the final, by a score of 2-1.

However, in the second half of the 2009 season, Internacional's performance declined. Tite was sacked on 5 October. Now stay tuned to this section of Tite biography as we want to share some info about his Corinthians career.


Subsequently, the Brazilian coach spent some time at Al-Wahda. However, he was soon picked up by his former employer


. In 2010, the club brought Tite back to Brazil to replace Adílson Batista. With Corinthians, Tite had three successful years, despite a difficult start. He replaced Batista after a ten-match winless streak.

In 2010 the club failed to win a trophy but still managed to qualify for the preliminary rounds of the Copa Libertadores. Corinthians underperformed in the qualifying rounds. The team was knocked out unexpectedly by Colombian side Deportes Tolima. To the annoyance of the Corinthians supporters, chairman Andrés Sanchez kept his faith in his coach.

Corinthians striker and former Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldo declared his retirement a few days later. Soon after, Jucilei and former World Cup winner Roberto Carlos moved to Anzji Machachkala, whereas Bruno César left for Benfica and Dentinho moved to

Shakhtar Donetsk

. To compensate for the loss of talent at Corinthians, Tite persuaded Brazilian-Portuguese midfielder Liédson to return from Sporting Lisbon.

In 2011, Tite restored faith by making it to the final of the Campeonato Paulista. Corinthians won the final against Santos, which meant they won the tournament for the second year in a row. Corinthians was successful in the Campeonato Brasileiro that same year. He captured his second league title and was applauded for his tactical interventions during difficult matches.

He led his team to the final of the tournament in 2012. Corinthians, who never lost a game along the way, defeated Boca Juniors in the final. This win allowed Tite and his players to participate in the Club World Cup a year later.

Having beaten Egyptian side Al-Ahly in the semi-finals, Corinthians faced Champions League winner


in the final. They won the prestigious match 1-0 thanks to a header from Peruvian striker José Paolo Guerrero.

While Corinthians won the Campeonato Paulista and the Recopa Sudamericana in 2013, it was not a good year for Tite's team. In the Copa Libertadores, the Copa do Brasil and the national championship, the club under-performed. Tite left Corinthians on 14 November 2013.


He was appointed head coach of the

Brazil national team

in June 2016 as successor to Dunga. Brazil easily won the South American qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup in Russia under his guidance. They were strong contenders for the title at the

World Cup

but were knocked out in the quarter-finals with a 2-1 defeat to Belgium.

Nevertheless, that did not stop CBF from extending his contract until 2022. Brazil was crowned champions of the 2019 Copa América on 7 July 2019 after beating Peru 3-1 in the final. Brazil finished runners-up in the 2021 Copa América on 10 July 2021 after they lost the final 1-0 to Argentina.

Now stay tuned to this section of Tite biography as we want to share some info about his coaching style.

Style of Play

Tite is one of the football coaches who like to play attacking and entertaining football with his team and as a result, we have seen Brazil national team, most of the time with Tite in charge, play with 4-3-3 attacking system of play. However, Tite has never been afraid of tactical changes and uses many other formations such as 4-2-3-1 and 4-4-2 in the Brazil national team.


While he never was able to make a name for himself during his playing days, since the start of his career as a coach, Tite has earned a reputation as one of the best Brazilian coaches and in charge of Brazil, many expect him to achieve much more success than what he has already done so far.

Tite outside Football

Other than being a football coach, Tite is also a Physical Education teacher who graduated from PUC in Campinas. During his younger days,

Luiz Felipe Scolari

was his physical education teacher.

He has almost dedicated all of his life to football and has no other businesses outside of it. In his spare time, he spends lots of time with his family.

Tite Personal Life

In this section of Tite biography, we will take a deeper look into his personal life and share some information about things like

Tite life story


Tite religion

, stay tuned.

Family, Children and Relationships

Tite and Rosmari Rizzi Bachi have been married 29 years and the atmosphere of conquest is still the same as when they first met.

The couple has a daughter and a son together. The beautiful romance between Tite and Rose began in Caxias do Sul, where they were born, in the Rio Grande do Sul. For a year, the two just exchanged glances.

I was working in my father's restaurant and I always saw Tite leaving his sister to work in a company that was nearby. I only know that there was a beautiful boy that used to come down that way and stare at me. I was looking too, of course. But we remained like that for a year, until one day he showed up, took my arm and said: "I need to talk to you, little girl" - said his wife.

Tite and Rose were supposed to get married on December 22, 1984. But the month before, the then midfielder suffered a knee injury and had to undergo surgery on December 5. Rather than postpone the wedding, the two opted to bring it forward to November 30. After the wedding, they drove to Campinas for their honeymoon.

The Brazilian National Team coach, Tite's family, came to Russia to accompany the Seleção, in the 2018 World Cup. The wife of the coach, Rosmari, daughter, Gabriele, daughter-in-law Fernanda and grandson, Lucca landed in Sochi and were staying at the same hotel as the Brazilian team.


Tite has always participated in many charitable causes during his career. Together with friends and family, Tite used his holidays in December 2018 to return to the city where he was born, the city of Caxias do Sul, in the Serra Gaúcha region of Rio Grande do Sul. There he played a charity game on the


Esportivo Gianella field and scored a goal.

The event was organized by Matheus Bachi, Tite's son, and his brother Miro Bachi, to collect non-perishable food items for the Planting Well project, which promotes solidarity actions and serves charities in the city.

Legal Issues

There aren’t any reports of legal issues or disputes regarding Tite either on English or Portuguese media at the time of writing this article.

Tite Career Statistics

In this section of Tite biography, we will take a look at his career stats on the international and club level.


In a very short playing career, which he had to retire because of an injury, Tite played a total of 173 league matches for many different Brazilian clubs between 1978 and 1989, in which he managed to score 17 goals.


He has a win ratio of 56.22 percent with 426 wins, 221 draws and 180 defeats in a total of 827 matches he has managed his teams during his career. His best win ratio as a coach has been achieved with the Brazil national team which is 74.6 percent.

Tite Honors

While he has never managed to win any trophies during his playing days, but as a manager, he has many titles to his name, including Copa do Brasil, Copa Sudamericana, Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, Copa Libertadores de America, FIFA Club World Cup, Recopa Sudamericana and Copa America, among many others.

Tite has been named Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Coach of the Year in 2015.

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