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Eduardo Valdez Basso “Morruga”
Technical Director – Futsal Former Professional Player, Brazil

TSG and FIFA members
Eduardo Basso, second from right
FIFA Futsal World Cup Brazil 2008

Signing autographs
Eduardo Basso, far right
FIFA Futsal World Cup Brazil 2008 Promotional Tour

Eduardo “Morruga” Basso is a Futsal World Champion. He was considered one of the world’s best futsal players of his time. He played Futsal professionally in Brazil and Spain for over 18 years and career highlights include nine years playing for the Brazilian National team, with participation in two Futsal World Championships. Since 1998, he has been the Head Coach for teams in Professional Futsal Leagues in Brazil and Italy, First Division. He holds a graduate degree in Soccer and Futsal Coaching Methodology and a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education. He was one of five people worldwide selected to be a member of the highly regarded FIFA Technical Study Group (TSG) for the FIFA Futsal World Cup Brazil 2008.

  • 1985 Futsal World Champion
  • 1988 Futsal World Championship runner-up
  • 1990 Pan American Gold Medalist
  • 18 years as a Professional Futsal player in Brazil and Spain
  • Nine years playing for the Brazilian National team; played in two Futsal World Championships
  • Three-time South American Champion (1983, 1986, 1989)
  • Brazilian League Champion for three consecutive years (1989 - 1991); eight-time State Champion (played for professional Brazilian teams in three different states)
  • Two-time Spanish Futsal League Champion
  • Futsal Head Coach since 1998, Professional Futsal Leagues - First Division
  • Four-time state champion in Brazil as Head Coach
  • Hired in 2005 to save Lazio, Italy's first division futsal team, from relegation (succeeded)
  • Experience using futsal and soccer cross-training methodology to develop player skills
  • Holds a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education from the Federal University (UFRGS-Brazil), a top Physical Education program in Brazil
  • Holds a Graduate degree in soccer and futsal coaching methodology from Brazil
  • Taught Futsal at UFRGS, Brazil - Undergraduate and Graduate programs
  • Considered one of the world’s best futsal players of his time
  • One of five people worldwide selected to be a member of the FIFA Technical Study Group (TSG) for the FIFA Futsal World Cup Brazil 2008

Accredited FIFA instructor: Invited by FIFA to be part of a select group of Futsal experts to provide training and develop the sport worldwide

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