HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on August 21, 2019.
Luiz Fernando Nascimento is a young central midfielder who figures to provide depth for Atlanta United in 2020.
OUTSIDE MLS: Fernando is a native of São Paulo, Brazil and was signed by ATL UTD 2 Nov. 19, 2018. In his first year with ATL UTD 2, Fernando appeared in 21 matches with 16 starts and recorded one goal and two assists. The Brazilian was second on the team in chances created. Prior to joining Atlanta, Fernando spent three seasons with the Richmond Kickers where he made 78 appearances, scored six goals and recorded six assists. He began his career in Corinthians’ youth academy in São Paulo before signing with Richmond.