FRISCO, Texas (Saturday, July 9, 2016) – FC Dallas has signed forward Getterson Alves dos Santos, on loan from J. Malucelli, pending
receipt of his ITC and P-1 visa, the club announced today.
Getterson, 25, played his first match as a professional in 2013 with Toledo in the Brazilian Paranaense 1. The forward scored two goals in 16 appearances before joining J. Malucelli, also in 2013. Getterson appeared in 45 matches for J. Malucelli in various competitions between 2013 and 2016. The forward found the back of the net five times in 13 games during the 2016 Paranaense.
J. Malucelli plays in first division in the Brazilian state of Paraná against renowned clubs such as Atlético Paranaense and Coritiba. The club finished second in in the table in the most-recent season with a record of 6-2-3.
Despite having an estimated population of only 15,000, Getterson and New York Red Bulls midfielder Felipe hail from the same small town of Engenheiro Beltrão, in the state of Paraná, Brazil.
Name: Getterson Alves dos Santos
Age (25) May 16, 1991
Birthplace: Engenheiro Beltrão, Paraná, Brazil
Hometown: Engenheiro Beltrão, Paraná, Brazil
Transaction: FC Dallas signs Getterson Alves dos Santos, who will occupy an international slot on FC Dallas’ roster.
About FC Dallas
A member of Major League Soccer since its inception in 1996, FC Dallas is owned and operated by FCD Holdings. The professional team plays from March to November at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. One of the first soccer-specific stadiums built in the United States, the venue plays host to Major League Soccer matches, concerts, international soccer matches and high school football. The 145-acre Toyota Soccer Center also includes 17 regulation-sized, tournament-grade soccer fields and is also home to the organization’s nationally-renowned youth development system.
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