HOW ACQUIRED: Trade from Montreal on January 27, 2015.
2013: Became the first player in Impact history in MLS to reach 5,000 career minutes… Finished tied for 11th in the league and tied for first on the Impact with eight assists… Registered personal bests in MLS with five goals and 33 games played… Started 28 games and registered 2,350 minutes… Recorded two game-winning goals and two game-winning assists… Played in the Eastern Conference Knockout Round game against Houston in the MLS Playoffs… Selected twice to the MLSSoccer.com Team of the Week and four times by the fans as the Videotron Player of the Game… Also helped the team win the Amway Canadian Championship, scoring one goal in two games, including one start… Also played three CONCACAF Champions League games, starting two.
2012: In his first MLS season, finished eighth in the league and led the Impact with 10 assists… Also scored four goals in 30 starts, recording 2,652 minutes of play… Selected three times to the MLSSoccer.com Team of the Week, for weeks 2, 21 and 22… Won the MLS Goal of the Week in week 22 with a spectacular scissor kick goal against Philadelphia, the first of four consecutive GOTW titles for the Impact in August… Played two games in the Amway Canadian Championship and scored one goal in one start in the MLS Reserve League… Also played in the international match against Olympique Lyonnais at Stade Saputo.
2011/2012: Played a half season with FC Wohlen, after being loaned out by FC Lugano, where he tallied two goals in 15 games, including 13 starts… Also scored one goal in three Swiss Cup games, against Swiss Super League leader FC Luzern, on December 2, 2011… Signed with the Montreal Impact on December 21.
2010/2011: Played 23 games with FC Lugano, in Swiss second division, scoring two goals… Also registered one goal in three Swiss Cup games.
2009/2010: Scored five goals in 27 games with FC Lugano… Also played three Swiss Cup games.
2008/2009: Began the season with Padova Calcio, in Italy’s third division, playing four regular season games and one Coppa Italia game… Joined FC Winterthur, in Swiss second division, in January 2009 for the second half of the season, scoring two goals in 10 games.
Played his youth soccer with Brazilian sides PSTC-Londria, Atletico Catarinense-Arangua SC and Campo Grande, in Rio de Janeiro.
Also holds his Italian citizenship… Fluent in Spanish and Italian.