BPhEd , PGDSM, PGDICT, M.Ed.
Mário is a Physical Education (PE) Teacher, who was born and raised in Portugal. In 2005 he achieved his Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and Sports, and then, went on to complete his PG in Sport Management in 2007, and in 2009, completed his PG ICT. In 2012, Mário successfully completed a Master’s Degree in PE Education. He began his teaching career in Portugal in 2006, at the same time as working as a professional football coach in the second and third Portuguese divisions. The team with which he worked had great success as national champions of the second division in 2007/2008 and 2010/2011. Mário continued as a coach until 2016, when he made the move to China to be a Director of Football and Head Coach with a number of clubs including Figo Football Academy, Toulouse Football Club, Ebbe Sand Academy and lastly, Borussia Mönchengladbach. Mário’s aim was to help develop football in China.
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