Cristiano Dias

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Cristiano
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Personal information
Full name Cristiano Fagundes Dias
Date of birth (1986-05-25) May 25, 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Machado, Brazil
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Puerto Rico
Number 2
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
São Carlos
São Bento
Osasco
Desportivo Brasil
2007–2010 Miami 79 (1)
2011–2015 Minnesota United 98 (3)
2016– Puerto Rico 29 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 March 2017.

Cristiano Fagundes Dias, commonly known simply as Cristiano, (born May 25, 1986) is a Brazilian footballer currently playing for Puerto Rico FC in the North American Soccer League.

Career[edit]

Brazil[edit]

Cristiano began his playing career in his native Brazil, and has played for several lower-division Brazilian clubs, including São Carlos, São Bento, Osasco, and Desportivo Brasil

United States[edit]

Cristiano signed with Miami FC prior to its inaugural season in the USL First Division in 2007, having previously played for the team's original head coach Chiquinho de Assis, and became a mainstay of the team's defensive line. He played for Miami during four seasons.

On March 22, 2011, Cristiano signed with NSC Minnesota Stars of the North American Soccer League.[1] and also won the NASL championship in the same year being one of the most important player in the Minnesota defensive line.

After nearly 100 appearances with Minnesota United, Cristiano signed with NASL expansion side Puerto Rico FC on March 30, 2016.

References[edit]

2. http://www.nasl.com/news/2016/03/30/puerto-rico-signs-cristiano-dias-tyler-rudy