The Miami FC Adds Former NASL Golden Ball Recipient Stefano Pinho

Jan 18, 2017

MIAMI (Jan. 18, 2017) – The Miami FC announced today that former NASL Golden Ball Recipient and Minnesota United FC striker Stefano Pinho has signed with the club.

“Pinho has demonstrated the impact he can have in the NASL,” said Miami FC Technical Director Mauro Pederzoli. “He’s a strong forward with the ability to put the ball in the back of the net more often than not.”

Pinho, a São João Nepomuceno, Brazil native, brings added fire power to an already potent attack.

He spent 10 years with Brazil’s Fluminense, rising through the club’s youth, while being loaned out to other Brazilian clubs until 2014.

Pinho entered the NASL in 2015, being loaned out to the Fort Lauderdale Strikers by Fluminense. He played in 23 matches that season scoring 15 goals for the Strikers, leading the club to the NASL Championship semifinals. Pinho was also named the 2015 NASL Golden Ball winner, leading the league in goals with 16, while notching seven assists.

Entering the 2016 season, Pinho signed with Minnesota United FC where he saw action in 25 matches, scoring five goals.

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