Bismarck Barreto Faria, better known as Bismarck (born 11 November 1969 in So Gonalo, Rio de Janeiro State) is a Brazilian former footballer who played as a midfielder.

Club career

Bismarck’s professional career began in 1987 playing for Vasco da Gama of Brazil. In 1993, he moved to Japan to play for the Verdy Kawasaki of the J1 League. During his three seasons at Verdy, Bismarck was twice selected as a member of the J. League Best Eleven, in 1994 and 1995. In 1997, he moved to Kashima Antlers, where he was again selected for the league’s Best Eleven award in his first season with the new club. In 2002, he returned to Brazil to play for the Fluminense and the Gois. However, in 2003 Bismarck would return to Japan to play for Vissel Kobe before retiring at the end of that season.

International career

Bismarck was part of the Brazil national under-20 football team that placed third in 1989 FIFA World Youth Championship. He won the MVP Award, the Adidas Golden Ball, for his performances throughout the tournament.At senior level, he was also a member of the Brazilian national team that won the Copa Amrica in 1989, and represented his nation in the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy.[1]

Personal life

He is named after Otto von Bismarck, the famous politician who played an important role of the creation of one of the world’s Great Powers, the German Empire.

Bismarck, along with one-time Brazilian football teammates Jorginho and Cludio Taffarel, were featured in a special version of the film Jesus produced and distributed during the 1998 World Cup.

Career statistics


Club performanceLeagueCupLeague CupTotalSeasonClubLeagueAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsBrazilLeagueCopa do BrasilLeague CupTotal1987Vasco da GamaSrie A1010198824824819891781781990165165199172721992205205JapanLeagueEmperor’s CupJ.League CupTotal1993Verdy KawasakiJ1 League1763276271419944214213647211995511131-541219962755315447121997Kashima AntlersJ1 League3211521134816199830631303671999237215230102000263407237520012660060326BrazilLeagueCopa do BrasilLeague CupTotal2002FluminenseSrie A00002002GoisSrie A101101JapanLeagueEmperor’s CupJ.League CupTotal2003Vissel KobeJ1 League900060150CountryBrazil95299529Japan2836924116227369107Total3789824116227464136



Brazil national teamYearAppsGoals198971199040Total111



Vasco da Gama
Verdy Kawasaki
Kashima Antlers)