Boston Victory S.C. is proud to announce the addition of former FC Dallas and Boavista FC (Portugal) player Matheus Assaf Pereira. Matheus who was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 1991 is an attacking midfielder known for his determination, ability to find passes in small spaces, and eye for goal.
Brazil is historically competitive on the international soccer stage, and the passion for soccer begins with its people. Matheus got involved with soccer in Porto Alegre playing for Gremio at the age of 10. At the age of 17 he came to the USA to play for Spring Arbor University in Michican. Matheus quickly became one of the best players in the conference and was drafted by FC Dallas in August 2009. Matheus would stay with Dallas until January 2010 where he would move to play for Boavista in Portugal. However due to a crisis at the club Matheus left Boavista. After a short time with clubs in the Czech Republic and Egypt he ended up in Finland playing for PKKU, where he became a key asset on the field. Eventhough he is young Matheus is looking to bring the experience that he has gained over the past four years to help BVSC to a title in its inaugural season.
“I will bring the experience that I got playing 3 years in Europe, and 1 year in U.S. I think I’m a completely different player than I was 4 years ago when I left Brazil to play in the U.S. I’ve learned a lot about myself and about tactics, technique, and how to react to different situations. On the field, I will try to be the playmaker. Trying to transform simple passes into scoring situations. That is my best feature, finding good assists in little spaces. I will try my best to help BVSC and to make the fans happy and even more passionate for soccer.” -Matheus
When asked what it was that intrigued him about BVSC, Matheus was quick to respond saying
“I love to have challenges, that’s what brought me to BVSC. They have a really good project for the future and I got enchanted with that. I had other proposals from other countries, but I think that the experience to play for a new team with a good project and to come back to live in the U.S., a lovely country, were the main points to bring me to BVSC. I think I have the best expectation about BVSC. They have a good project, a good infrastructure, and an experienced coach. That’s what makes me very confident and anxious to start the season as soon as possible.” –Matheus
Matheus is a quality player with a lot of experience for his age and we are confident that Matheus will become the heart of the attack and take the team to new heights.
Matheus Assaf Pereira
Goes by: Matheus
Position: Attacking Midfielder
Date of Birth: January 11, 1991
Hometown: Porto Alegre, Brazil
Weight: 143 lbs.
Previous Club: PKKU (Finland)
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