I'm Thomas and have been playing soccer, or futbol in Brazil, since I could walk. I moved to the U.S. from São Paulo, Brazil in 2019. I grew up playing indoor, field, and "society" styles of soccer. After receiving an offer to play for a professional team in Brazil, I decided to come to the U.S. in order to pursue athletic and academic development at the highest level. As a 2 year "late bloomer" and a 12/31 birthday, I have always played up by a few age divisions requiring me to develop technical skills to compete and to overcome adversity. I am committed, hard working, and always looking to improve as a player and as a person.
"Thomas is an exemplary player and team member. From the beginning of the season he has showed a spirit of leadership, always engaged with his colleagues and involved with improving the quality of play. Rarely missing a training, he is an example to others, resulting in his selection as team captain. .. . Thomas is an important reference at our training facility." Coach Herlon at FCB Escola Barcelona.