Luiz Felipe Scolari
Place of Birth: Passo Fundo, Brazil
Date of Birth: 9 November, 1948
Ethnicity: Brazilian [Italian]
Luiz Felipe Scolari, also known as Felipão in Brazil, is a FIFA World Cup-winning Brazilian football manager and professional footballer. He also holds Italian citizenship.
Luiz is the son of Cecy Leda (Gabriel) and Benjamin Jeronymo Scolari.
Luiz’s paternal grandfather was named Luigi “Luiz” Scolari (the son of Luigia Bellini). Luiz’s grandfather Luigi was born in Sant’Apollonia, near Cologna Veneta, Province of Verona, Veneto, Italy, and emigrated to Brazil in 1891.
Luiz’s paternal grandmother was Genoveva Giavarina (the daughter of Santo Giavarina and Angela Spangoli/Spagnollo). Genoveva was born in Nova Palma, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, to Italian parents. Santo was born in Arcole, Province of Verona, Veneto, Itay.
Luiz’s maternal grandfather was named Felipe Gabriel.