FRISCO, Texas (August 18, 2020) – FC Dallas has signed goalkeeper Phelipe Megiolaro on loan from Brazilian first-division side Grêmio through the 2020 season. Megiolaro will occupy an international roster spot pending receipt of his P-1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC).
FC Dallas has the option to exercise a permanent transfer on Megiolaro’s contract in December 2020 following the duration of the loan.
Megiolaro, 21, joins FC Dallas after rising through Grêmio’s youth system. He also spent time in Campinas and Ponte Preta’s youth systems. Megiolaro signed his professional contract with Grêmio on December 5, 2018 and made his first team debut in a 2-1 loss against Fortaleza in October 2019.
Megiolaro has yet to make his senior team debut for the Brazil National Team but was on the bench for international friendlies against Saudi Arabia and Argentina in 2018 and Qatar on June 5, 2019. He represented Brazil in the 2017 Toulon Tournament and started in goal for Brazil’s U-20 National Team in the 2019 South American U-20 Championship.
Full Name: Phelipe Megiolaro Alves
Pronunciation: feh-LEE-peh meh-GEE-o-lahro
DOB: Feb. 8, 1999 (21)
Hometown: Campinas, Brazil
Birthplace: Campinas, Brazil
Weight: 181 lbs.
Transaction: FC Dallas signs goalkeeper Phelipe Megiolaro on loan from Grêmio through the 2020 season.