15-year-old joins 2016 Supporters’ Shield Champions
FRISCO, Texas (Thursday, Nov. 17) – FC Dallas has signed its league-leading 16th Homegrown Player, forward Jesus Ferreira, from the FC Dallas Academy for the 2017 season.
The son of former MLS MVP David Ferreira, Jesus, 15, becomes the youngest player ever to sign with FC Dallas. Ferreira first joined the FC Dallas Academy at the age of eight, when his father signed with FC Dallas in February of 2009.
Ferreira was part of the Under-16 FC Dallas Academy team that won the 2015-16 U.S. Soccer Development Academy Championship after going 23-2-0 during the regular season. Since joining the FC Dallas Academy in 2013, Ferreira has found the back of the net 48 times in 50 starts.
In last month’s Generation adidas Cup in Kansas City, Ferreira tallied 10 goals in three matches as the FC Dallas U-18 team went 3-0-0 with a goal differential of plus-13. In his most recent matches, Ferreira led the academy to its first victory in an international tournament. The team downed Leicester City in penalty kicks and Aspire Academy, 2-1, to take the Tri-Series Tournament in Qatar. Ferreira netted all three goals.
Name: Jesus Ferreira
DOB: Dec. 24, 2000 (15)
Birthplace: Santa Marta, Colombia
Hometown: McKinney, Texas
Transaction: FC Dallas signs Jesus Ferreira as a Homegrown Player for the 2017 season.