Brenner Souza da Silva, known as Brenner, was acquired by FC Cincinnati on Feb. 9, 2021 as a Young Designated Player via transfer from Brazilian club São Paulo FC.
2021 (FC Cincinnati): Started and appeared in 33 of the 34 games played in 2021 … set club-highs for goals in a season (8), shots in a season (67) and shots on goal in a season (24) … scored within the first 15 minutes of his first MLS game when he did in the season opener at Nashville SC (April 17) from the penalty spot … returned to the scoresheet when he scored the first brace in the club’s MLS history at CF Montréal (July 17) … also tallied an assist in the game, the first of two consecutive games where he had an assist (July 21 vs. Atlanta) … scored vs. Orlando City SC (Aug. 7) in a 1-1 tie … two games later scored at New England Revolution (Aug. 21) … scored the game-winner against Toronto FC (Sept. 11) in a 2-0 win … scored in the next home game against New York City FC (Sept. 18) … wrapped up his scoring total vs. Nashville SC (Oct. 27) when he scored his second penalty kick of the season … was named to the MLSsoccer.com 22 Under 22, presented by BodyArmor, where he was ranked the No. 14 player in the list of top players under 22 across MLS.
OUTSIDE MLS: Made his professional debut in 2017 with São Paulo FC, where he four appearances, including two starts, scoring one goal in the Série A … the forward has made 61 career appearances, scoring 24 goals and adding four assists, across all competitions in four professional seasons in Brazil … when acquired by FCC had been in the midst of a breakout season as a regular starter for the Tricolor.
INTERNATIONAL: Has made 18 appearances at the U17 level for Brazil … featured for Brazil’s U-17s during the 2017 U-17 World Cup in India as well as the 2017 South American U17 Championship in Chile. In total, the forward earned 18 caps and scored six goals across all competitions with Brazil’s U17s.