Meet José Cabral

“We are here not to only develop great football players, but also world class citizens”

Meet Jose Cabral

Personal Info

José Cabral started his sport experience as a Futsal player in Minas Gerais, Brazil. His first-hand experience in this beautiful game gives him unique insight into the sport, the psychology and how Futsal affects not only players and coaches, but the communities it`s played in.

Since 1994 José has been involved in directing, lecturing, coaching and developing Sport and Recreational activities in Brazil and abroad. Besides many personal and professional achievements in the field of Sport and Recreation, his qualifications include a Masters degree in Sport Administration.


 Professional Futsal Coach
 Professional Football Coach
 Degree in Physical Education
 Masters in Sport Administration

  • Head Coach and Director of the Futsal Federation of Minas Gerais Province, Brazil

  • Lecturer and Coordinator of the Centre of Excellence in Sport Science of University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

  • Head Coach and Director of the Sport and Recreational Clubs Federation of Minas Gerais, Brazil

  • Director of Sport and Recreation Department of the Minas Gerais Province Government, Brazil

  • University of Stellenbosch – Football and Futsal Head Coach

  • Stellenbosch University Sport Performance Institute – Project Manager

  • Ubabalo eAfrica – Life Coaching – Coordinator and Trainer of Trainers

  • Rhenish Girls High and Bloemhof High – Football and Futsal Head Coach

  • CSV Construction - Community Project Coordinator

  • ICESSD - University of Western Cape - Community Outreach Coordinator

  • Lecturer at the UWC Sport Science Department – Lecturing Coaching and Futsal

  • Sport and Recreation Coordinatinator for the Western Cape Network for Community Peace and Development

  • Vasco da Gama Football Club – Football and Futsal Head Coach

  • Peace Builder of the Year, awarded by the Western Cape Peace Network

  • Stellenbosch Sport Club Manager

  • UK Futsal Academy Visitor Coach

  • UAE National Futsal Team Visitor Coach

  • Research on Sport and Recreational Activities at Youth Level in South Africa and Brazil in partnership with Stellenbosch University and Minas Gerais University

  • Stellenbosch Academy of Sport (SAS) - Sport Recreation and Wellness Programme Coordinator

  • Stellenbosch Football Club Head of Youth and Wellness, and Mental Coach of the First Team.

  • Honorary Award by Stellenbosch e'Bosch Heritage Project for Exceptional Contribution to Education

  • Stellenbosch e'Bosch Award for Exceptional Contributions to the Welfare of the Stellenbosch Community During the Covid-19 Pandemic

  • Stellenbosch Football Club (SFC) CEO Award