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ALESSANDRO MOREIRA

Alessandro Moreira, a native of Brazil, is currently the head coach for the U12G and U13G  teamS. Given his exposure to the Brazilian level of play as a youth and a professional, he is a consummate trainer with a heavy emphasis on the development of proper technical skill.

Moreira moved to the Pittsburgh area several years ago after playing professional soccer in Costa Rica and Brazil for over 10 years. He has played for Municipal Liberia and Asociacion Deportiva San Carlos, as well as several other first division Central and South American teams. In the 1999 season, Moreira was named "Best Foreign Player" by UNAFUT in Costa Rica.

In addition to his role with FC Pittsburgh, Alessandro has served three years as the North Allegheny assistant girls’ coach and works as a trainer for the La Roche Women’s Soccer Team.

Moreira holds a State Diploma and Goalkeeping Diploma from NSCAA and a USSF "B" license.