Pedro Braz

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Pedro Braz
Personal information
Full name Pedro Miguel Ferreira Braz
Date of birth (1985-06-07) June 7, 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Luanda, Angola
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Western Mass Pioneers
Number 20
Youth career
2003–2007 New Hampshire Wildcats
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 Gigantes de Carolina 10 (0)
2009– Western Mass Pioneers 7 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 October 2009.

Pedro Braz (born June 7, 1985 in Luanda, Angola) is an African-American soccer player who currently plays for Western Mass Pioneers in the USL Second Division.


College and Amateur[edit]

Braz attended East Providence High School, where he was a 3x First Team All Area, 2x First Team All State, first-team All-New England selection, and an honorable Mention All American player. He was the captain and team MVP his senior year while playing at East Providence. In his youth he played for E.P. Sporting, where he led his team to 4x L.A.S.A. League Championship and won over 25 tournaments in the span of 4 years. He also played for South Coast Premier(aka 'Scups',now known as Bruno United) and for Bayside United where he led and won State Championship with both teams and scored 40 goals.[1] While playing college soccer at the University of New Hampshire he served as the co-captain his senior year also led UNH defense to school record with the lowest GAA(0.57), and led defense to school record of most shutouts in a season (10). That year (2005)the team was ranked top 25 in the country and #1 ranking in the region. In 2004-2005 Braz, led the team's defense which ranked 4th in the nation in shutouts & goals against average percentage(GAA).[2]


After Graduating from UNH, Braz turned professional in 2007 when he played with the Primeiro D’agosto/1ro D’ Agosto- Angola’s Premier League(Level 1) for the remaining 3 months of their 2007 season. He continued his professional career in Puerto Rico playing for Gigantes de Carolina in the inaugural season of the Puerto Rico Soccer League.

He signed for the Western Mass Pioneers in July 2009 for the last 7 games of the season.,[3] and subsequently made 7 appearances for the team.

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