Tiago Calvano

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Tiago
Tiago Training (2009).jpg
Personal information
Full name Tiago Coelho Branco Calvano
Date of birth (1981-05-19) 19 May 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre Back
Club information
Current team
Minnesota United FC
Number 5
Youth career
Botafogo (RJ)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2002 Botafogo (RJ) 13 (1)
2002–2003 AC Perugia 0 (0)
2003 Sambenedettese Calcio 0 (0)
2004–2005 FC Barcelona B 27 (1)
2005–2008 BSC Young Boys 86 (5)
2008–2010 MSV Duisburg 30 (0)
2010–2011 Fortuna Düsseldorf 8 (0)
2010–2011 Fortuna Düsseldorf II 1 (0)
2011–2013 Newcastle Jets 28 (1)
2013–2014 Sydney FC 12 (0)
2014– Minnesota United FC 23 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 October 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Tiago Coelho Branco Calvano (born 19 May 1981), known as Tiago, is a Brazilian footballer currently playinng for Minnesota United FC in the North American Soccer League.

Career[edit]

Calvano is a defender with Italian citizenship who made 13 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A appearances for Botafogo before moving to Europe.[1]

Newcastle Jets[edit]

In May 2011, it was announced that he signed a two-year contract with Newcastle Jets FC, joining them for the 2011–12 and 2012–13 Hyundai A-League seasons.[2] Calvano impressed during his first season with the Jets. Despite giving away three penalties he was very solid in the back which persuaded incoming coach Gary Van Egmond to keep him in the starting eleven. He scored his first goal for Newcastle in a round five match against Perth Glory in the 2012-13 A-League season. Tiago was released by the Newcastle Jets on 17 January 2013, due to lack of game time and a rumoured falling out of favour with head coach Van Egmond.[3]

Sydney FC[edit]

On 17 January 2013, Tiago signed with Sydney FC as an injury replacement for Pascal Bosschaart.[4] Coming straight into the starting eleven after signing for Sydney, he made his debut in Sydney's 7–1 demolition of Wellington Phoenix at Allianz Stadium. Sydney made his position permanent, signing a one year deal with the club for the 2013–14 A-League season.

Minnesota United[edit]

Towards the end of his contract, Tiago and Sydney FC agreed to a mutual termination of his contract to allow him to take up an offer of a contract in the United States for NASL side Minnesota United FC.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Futpedia: Tiago Coelho (Tiago Coelho Branco Calvano)" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. Retrieved 18 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Another Piece in the Jets Puzzle Falls into Place". Newcastle Jets FC. 11 May 2011. Retrieved 9 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Hassett, Sebastian (18 January 2013). "Depleted Sky Blues look to Brazilian for inspiration". Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Jets release Tiago Calvano". Footballaustralia.com.au. 17 January 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Sydney FC And Tiago Calvano Reach Mutual Agreement". Football Federation Australia. 29 January 2014.