Player Details


Jamiro Monteiro




5' 8"


139 lbs

Date of Birth

11.23.1993 (30)


Rotterdam, Netherlands



Position Detail

Central Midfielder

Preferred Side




Roster Category


Player Category

International, Designated Player
Career Summary


2021 (Philadelphia): Monteiro has made 33 appearances (32 starts) for the Union across all competitions. Has registered six assists in the 2021 MLS regular season. Scored his first goal of the 2021 MLS season during the Union's home opener against Inter Miami (Apr. 24)...Provided an assist during the Union's 2-0 win over Chicago (May 8)...Monteiro was a crucial catalyst in the Union’s Concacaf Champions League second leg 4-0 home win against Deportivo Saprissa (Apr. 14)...Netted the team’s first goal from the penalty spot followed by a second goal in the 90th min...Monteiro’s first assist in the game came from the corner spot where he found Przybylko’s head and then a few minutes after, one of his through balls allowed Fontana to grab his first goal of the season...Provided an assist to Przybylko in the 45' of the Union's 1-0 road win at D.C. United (May 23)...Supplied Glesnes with the game-tying assist in the 90+3' against Atlanta United FC (Jun. 20)... Registered his sixth assist of the season against Minnesota United FC (Oct. 20)...Started in the Eastern Conference Final against New York City FC (Dec. 5)...Monteiro won the team-voted Offensive Player of the Year award after another successful season with the club.

2020 (Philadelphia): Monteiro has made 23 appearances (23 starts) for the Union at central midfield, scoring three goals and registering six assists … Provided the assist for Santo’s opening goal in the 3-3 draw on the road against LAFC (Mar. 8) ... \Registered the assist in the 1-0 victory over the New England Revolution (Jul. 25) to send the Union to the Quarterfinals of the MLS is Back Tournament ... Scored the first goal of the 3-1 victory over Sporting Kansas City that sent the Union to the MLS is Back Semifinals \... Notched an assist in a 4-1 road win over the Montreal Impact (Sep. 20)..Registered his third assist of the season in a 3-0 win over Inter Miami CF (Sep. 27)...Added his fourth assist of 2020 in a 3-0 win over FC Cincinnati (Oct. 7)...Scored the opening goal in the Union's 2-1 win over the Montreal Impact (Oct. 11)...picked up his fifth assist of the season by setting up the game-winning goal in a 2-1 win over New England (Oct. 19)....Scored his second goal of the season and added an assist in the Union's 5-0 home win over Toronto FC (Oct. 24)...Notched the Union's lone goal on the road at Columbus Crew SC (Nov. 1).

2019 (Philadelphia): Monteiro has made 26 appearances (22 starts) for Philadelphia ... has recorded four goals and nine assists ... came on as a substitute for his club and league debut at FC Cincinnati (March 30), helping close out a 2-0 win ... made his first start for the Union at LA Galaxy (April 13) ... scored from the penalty spot during a start at central attacking midfield vs. Montreal (April 20) ... notched his first MLS assist on Kacper Przybylko's game-tying goal at Vancouver (April 27) ... contributed the game-winning assist in the 6-1 victory over New England (May 4) ... scored the game-winning goal at Toronto (May 11) and was named to the MLS Team of the Week for Week 11 ... registered his third assist of the campaign on Sergio Santos's goal vs. Colorado (May 29) ... converted from the spot for his third goal of the season, at Minnesota (June 2) ... opened the scoring for the Union in the club's comeback win vs. the Red Bulls (June 8), his fourth goal of the year ... contributed his first multi-assist game in MLS with two helpers at NYCFC (June 29) ... repeated the feat with two more helpers at Orlando (July 3), taking over the team lead in the category ... missed the stretch of matches from vs Orlando (July 7) through at Montreal (July 27) with a left ankle sprain ... returned to the lineup with a substitute appearance at D.C. United, notching an assist in the 5-1 win (August 4) ... tallied his ninth assist of the season on Kacper Przybylko's game-winning goal at San Jose (September 25) ... made one appearance in the Open Cup, starting the Fourth Round match at D.C. United (June 12) and recording an assist on Anthony Fontana's goal.

2018-19 (FC Metz): Monteiro began the year with French Ligue 2 side FC Metz, making three appearances, leaving the club on loan midway through the French season.

2017-18 (Heracles Almelo): The midfielder once again played in the Dutch topflight after joining Heracles Almelo. He appeared 34 times in league play, scoring four goals and registering three assists.

2016-17 (SC Cambuur-Leeuwarden): In the second division, Monteiro appeared 36 times, recording four goals and three assists.

2015-16 (SC Cambuur-Leeuwarden): Beginning his senior career in the Eredivisie, the Dutch first division, Monteiro made 20 appearances in league play, scoring two goals and assisting on one.


Monteiro has earned 16 caps for Cape Verde, six in World Cup qualifiers as well as nine in Africa Cup of Nations qualification matches and one in an International Friendly. He debuted in Africa Cup of Nations qualification in 2016.

In 2021, Monteiro earned his first call-up of the season ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, where he appeared in the pair of matches. His second call-up came in March for the second set of Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, where he appeared in one match. Following the Africa Cup of Nations, Monteiro’s third, fourth, and fifth call-ups came ahead of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, where he appeared in all six matches of the group stage, scoring the game winning goal against Liberia (Oct. 7).

ACQUIRED: Philadelphia Union acquire midfielder Jamiro Monteiro on loan with options to both extend and buy on March 5, 2019.