Alex began his career in the youth system of Brazilian powerhouse Atlético Paranaense and earned his first team debut at age 18. His performances in South America’s top club competition the Copa Libertadores attracted the interest of many clubs and led to a trial spell in July 2004 in England with Chelsea F.C.. He was offered more time to adapt but opted against the move to seal a dream deal with Santos. After a successful season he pursued his dream of playing in Europe and he was offered a one-week trial pending a medical with La Liga’s Real Betis. A back injury caused Alex to miss the 2007 season but he soon enjoyed success with OFI Crete of Greece. His career continued with a successful stint in Ecuador with Deportivo Aucas before signing for Italian Serie B side Salernitana in July 2009. His time in Italy was cut short due to the club’s financial troubles and eventual bankruptcy. He finished his playing career in Norway. Alex was best known for his pace, strength and his dribbling ability which led to his being nicknamed “The English Lord” by the Ecuadorian media.
Alex turned to coaching shortly after his playing career, and has made incredible strides in the past few years, serving as an assistant coach at professional clubs in England and Ecuador. Recently, Alex was named first team coach of Lions FC of the Premier League of Gibraltar. Alex has continually coached at the youth level and was motivated to join DreamTeam Football after watching the seriousness and high-level ability of the DreamTeam FCA players during recent training sessions.
We are excited to begin the new era of DreamTeam Football with Alex and look forward to his bringing his unique style of training to our club.
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