HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on loan from Sao Paulo on February 13, 2017. Permanently transferred on Dec. 6, 2017.
Artur is a young, dynamic player who was a key contributor to a Sao Paulo FC program that is one of the most decorated in South America, winning trophies at the state, national and confederation level. After a solid 2017 in Columbus, he'll be a great option as a starting center midfielder for the Crew in 2018.
OUTSIDE MLS: The Brazilian midfielder comes from the Sao Paulo FC Academy where he was recently promoted to the Tricolor’s First Team, making four appearances (three starts) during the 2016 season. During his time with the club’s Under-20 Team, Artur won the Copa Libertadores – South America’s Continental Cup – in 2016, the Copa do Brasil – Brazil’s Domestic Cup – in 2015 and 2016, and the Campeonato Paulista – the Sao Paulo State Tournament – in 2016.