TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Signing
🚨New Lion🚨— Orlando City SC (@OrlandoCitySC) December 30, 2019
Welcome to City, Antônio Carlos! #VamosOrlando
Antonio Carlos appeared 56 times for Palmeiras since joining the club on loan in July of 2017, including in 22 games during their 2018 league title campaign. He also brings the experience of 11 Copa Libertadores games with his former club.
“We are thrilled to welcome Antonio Carlos to Orlando City," Orlando executive VP of soccer operations Luiz Muzzi said in a statement. "He is an experienced center back, having played many seasons in Brazil’s top-flight, that brings both speed and a great ability in the air to our back line.”
Prior to his time with Palmeiras, Antônio Carlos had loan stints with Serie A sides Avai and Flamengo, as well as Serie B club Ponte Preta. In that span he has recorded 43 appearances across the three clubs, scoring two goals.