Red Bull New York announced today the signing of Brazilian midfielder Marcos Paullo. Paullo (full name: Marcos Paullo Barcelos Peixoto) will join the team’s active roster pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate.
“We believe that Marcos is a bright prospect who can help us in the future,” said Red Bull New York General Manager and Sporting Director Erik Soler. “He impressed us during his trial last season and we are excited to bring him on board.”
During the 2010 season, the 20-year-old midfielder trialed with the Red Bulls first team. He made an appearance in the team’s 2-1 victory over Manchester City FC on July 25, coming on as a substitute in the 81st minute.
Paullo began his career in the youth system of Brazilian club Goias Esporte Clube. In 2008, he helped the Goias Under-18 side capture the Campeonato Goiano Sub-18. The following season, he graduated to the Under-20 side. In 2010, Paullo moved to fellow Brazilian side Clube Atletico Paranaense, but did not feature for the first team.
Marcus Paullo (Full Name: Marcos Paullo Barcelos Peixoto)
Day of Birth: March 28, 1990 in Trindade, Brazil
Hometown: Trindade, Brazil
Previous Professional Club: Atletico Paranaense
How Acquired: Signed on Feb. 2, 2011
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