HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a Young Designated Player from São Paulo FC on Feb. 9, 2021
Brenner is a highly-regarded Brazilian youth international. He broke through at Sao Paulo in recent years and enjoyed his best season so far as a pro in 2020, with 11 goals and three assists in 27 appearances. He has been referred to at times as the "new Gabriel Jesus" in Brazil.
OUTSIDE MLS: In just his fourth season as a professional, Brenner had been in the midst of a breakout season as a regular starter for the Tricolor. The Cuiabá, Brazil, native made 39 appearances, including 30 starts, scoring 21 goals and adding four assists across all competitions for São Paulo since the resumption of the Brazilian Championship A Series in August of 2020. The forward has made 61 career appearances, scoring 24 goals and adding four assists, across all competitions in four professional seasons in Brazil. The forward’s professional career began in 2017 when he made his first-team debut for São Paulo at just 17 years old. He made four appearances for the six-time A Series champions in his first professional season – he scored his first-ever professional goal in the season finale against Sport Club Bahia on December 3, 2017. In the following season, Brenner made seven appearances across all competitions and was consistently in the 18-man matchday roster. In the 2019 campaign, Brenner spent the season on loan with fellow A Series club Fluminense.
INTERNATIONAL: Brenner featured for Brazil’s U-17s during the 2017 U-17 World Cup in India as well as the 2017 South American U-17 Championship in Chile. In total, the forward earned 18 caps and scored six goals across all competitions with Brazil’s U-17s.