HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on loan from Sao Paulo on February 13, 2017. Permanently transferred on Dec. 6, 2017.
Artur is a dynamic player who was a key contributor for a Sao Paulo FC program that is one of the most decorated in South America, winning trophies at the state, national and confederation level. A strong ball-winner, the 24-year-old is a key cog in the Crew SC engine room, even displaying his scoring touch with three goals in total, his first tallies since a playoff goal in 2017.
OUTSIDE MLS: The Brazilian midfielder came from the Sao Paulo FC academy where he was 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 in 2016, the Copa do Brasil in 2015 and 2016, and the Campeonato Paulista in 2016.