NameElio Nicolas de Araujo Firmino
Date of Birth1.30.2001 (22)
Roster CategorySupplemental Slots 25-28
Contract option declined Dec. 8, 2020
Firmino is the second-youngest Homegrown Player to sign with the Revolution and he will look to make his mark using his technical abilities in 2020.
ACADEMY: In his first campaign with New England, Firmino totaled 21 games played for the U-14s and notched three goals with two assists as an Academy rookie. He built on the debut season with 20 appearances, 15 starts, eight goals, and two assists during the 2015-16 season, which he split between the U-14 and U-16 squads. The next season, Firmino played with both the U-16s and U-18s and tallied five goals overall. During the 2017-18 campaign with both the U-17 and U-19 sides, Firmino started 25 of his 28 appearances and recorded a personal-best 16 goals, earning him “Best XI of the East Conference” honors from the U.S. Soccer Development Academy. Most recently, he completed the 2018 fall season with six appearances and four goals, all for the U-19s. While in the Academy, Firmino benefitted from multiple training stints with the first team before and during the 2018 season. He had the opportunity to join the MLS squad for 2018 preseason training in Tucson, Ariz., and also accompanied the first team on trips to Minnesota and New York in July 2018.