Across the years of Sydney FC, six Brazilians have pulled on the Sky Blues jersey and with the arrival of Fabio Gomes and Gabriel Lacerda, that number could swell to eight this season.
We take a trip down memory lane to check out the six previous Brazilians to have called Moore Park Road home.
The Brazilian forward joined Sydney FC from Flamengo in the Brazilian First Division and unfortunately found his time down under hampered by injury. When he did take the field, he was filled with flair and the usual Brazilian antics and he put in a masterful performance against LA Galaxy in a pre-season friendly.
The Brazilian striker born in 1985 also lined up with Juninho during the 2007/08 season and managed to aid the club in their hunt for finals football that year. Patrick was a favourite under Branko Culina but after a change of coach, fell out of favour. He would finish his time with Sydney FC with a Finals appearance against Brisbane Roar.
Bruno Cazarine (2010-2012)
Bruno Cazarine is a name that comes to mind when you think of Brazilians in Sky Blue. He made 56 appearances in Sydney FC colours and they included multiple games with a brace, including an impressive performance in the Asian Champions League against Shanghai Shenhua. Sydney FC would be the last club that he would play for, retiring at the end of the 2012 season and returning to his family in Brazil.
The Brazilian left back joined from Melbourne Victory in the season following Bruno Cazarine. Overall he made 18 appearances in Sky Blue and was part of the side that beat Wellington Phoenix 7-1 at Allianz Stadium. Following his time in Australia, he moved to America to play in the MLS with Philadelphia Union.
Tiago joined the club as an injury replacement for Pascal Bosschaart and made his debut in the 7-1 thrashing of Wellington Pheonix. He had his contract extended into the 2014 season, making his 12th and final appearance in a 3-2 victory over Melbourne Victory.
Bobo (2016-2018 & 2021-2022)
A name synonymous with Sydney FC and goals. Bobo hit the ground running in Australia and quickly became a fan favourite despite his lack of goals at previous clubs. He went on to break a number of records for the club including his 36 goal haul during the 2017/18 season including back to back hat-tricks in December and a five game spell of scoring. After departing to go to Turkey, India and Brazil, Bobo returned in 2021 and hit the same form as his previous stint, scoring 12 goals in 23 appearances in his first season back. He retired at the end of the 2021/22 season and will go down as one of the greatest strikers that Sydney FC have ever had.
With the arrival of Fabio Gomes and Gabriel Lacerda, we hope that they will make their mark on the Isuzu UTE A-League just like some of these names above.