Real Name: Ilson Pereira
HT: 5' 10"
Age: 35 (10/12/1985)
Birthplace: Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil

HOW ACQUIRED: Signed by the Philadelphia Union on Feb. 24, 2016. Re-signed for the 2020 season on January 24, 2020.

Union coach Jim Curtin has praised Ilsinho's creativity, 1-on-1 ability and skill at making the final pass, believing the Brazilian veteran capable of playing any of the front slots in midfield. Playing two three-year stints with Shaktar Donetsk before coming to MLS, Ilisnho is now back for his fifth year with Philadelphia.

INTERNATIONAL: Ilsinho made his debut for Brazil on March 27, 2007 in a friendly against Ghana, and was part of the 2008 Bronze medal squad at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

OUTSIDE MLS: In six total seasons at Shakhtar Donetsk (2008-10,'12-15), Ilsinho appeared in 176 games (22 goals, 19 assists) and earned five league titles, three Ukrainian Cup titles, three Ukrainian Super Cups and a UEFA Cup (2009). Ilsinho also claims 19 UEFA Champions League appearances, with two trips to the knockout round (2012-13, '14-15)

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2020Philadelphia Union222362331048220
2019Philadelphia Union287510838221011120
2018Philadelphia Union2396985223813210
2017Philadelphia Union2724618485381133940
2016Philadelphia Union251421286230713321
Career Totals-1255622582520123407817111
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