Sydney FC has completed the signing of Brazilian attacking star Fabio Gomes from Serie A club Atletico Minero.
The 26-year-old is six foot four inches tall and joins on loan for the Isuzu-UTE A-League 2023-24 season.
Gomes has gained significant experience playing in Portugal, Japan, and the United States, as well as the Brazilian first division.
He joins Sydney FC after having played with former Oeste team-mate and ex-Sky Blues striker Bobô.
“I had no hesitation in saying ‘yes’ to the offer to play here,” said the New York Red Bulls striker.
“I did my research, and I can see the players are at a very high technical level and I really like the structure of the team.
“I’m a tall player, very fast and heading is a strong point in my game.
“I want to help my team, score a lot of goals, win a lot of titles, and make history at this club.
“I’m very motivated to be here.”
Head Coach Steve Corica believes the Brazilian front man is the perfect fit for the club.
“I’m thrilled to have brought in a player of Fabio’s calibre and looking forward to seeing him out on the pitch,” he said.
“He will give us an extra dimension in our attacking third and I’ve no doubt he will cause a lot of problems for our opponents.
“He is exciting, he is aggressive and can score goals with both feet and his head.
“I am sure our members are going to love watching him play and he will make a name for himself in Australia.”
Gomes will wear the number 9 shirt and begins training with Sydney FC’s squad tomorrow.
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