2019 FC Dallas Golden Boot winner signed through 2023
Frisco, Texas – FC Dallas has signed Homegrown Jesús Ferreira to a new, four-year contract, using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM), the club announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal will not be disclosed.
“Jesus has been a part of the FC Dallas family his entire life,” said FC Dallas President Dan Hunt. “We’ve seen him grow as a player and are looking forward to the impact he will make on this club the next few seasons.”
Ferreira, 18, had a standout year with FC Dallas this season, leading the team with eight goals and recording six assists in 33 MLS appearances in 2019. He signed with FC Dallas as the 16th Homegrown at 15 years and 329 days old on Nov. 17, 2016, making him the third-youngest player in club history behind Bryan Reynolds and Dante Sealy. He has earned three call-ups to the United States National Team program, joining the U-20s and U-23s this season, but has yet to make an appearance. The 18-year-old still holds dual eligibility for both the U.S. and Colombian federations.
Ferreira made his MLS debut on June 3, 2017 vs. Real Salt Lake at 16 years and 161 days old and scored his first professional goal in the 89th minute. Ferreira is the youngest player in club history to debut and the second-youngest player in MLS history to score a goal.
Ferreira first joined the FC Dallas Academy at the age of eight, when his father, former MLS MVP David Ferreira, signed with FC Dallas in February, 2009. Ferreira was part of the FC Dallas U-16 Academy team that won the 2015-16 U.S. Soccer Development Academy Championship and the 2017 Dallas Cup Super Group.
Name: Jesús Ferreira
Connect with Jesús: Twitter | Instagram
Date of Birth: December 24, 2000 (18)
Birthplace: Santa Marta, Colombia
Hometown: McKinney, Texas
Transaction: FC Dallas signs Jesús Ferreira to a four-year contract using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM).