A Arte da Ousadia 

Thiago Andrade  


"Don't strive to make your presence noticed, make your absense felt"


Thiago Fonseca de Andrade. was born in Salvador-BA, Brazil on June 19, 1990, only child of Ulysses Santos de Andrade and Maria Angelica Andrade. His soccer career started when he was 5 years, playing futsal on the field of his playground. Up to his 17 years of age he played Futsal, improving and differentiating himself from the others. All of his accomplishments and awards were due to the pressure and hard work given to him by his parents. 4 times state champion, 3 times in national championships, MVP player, Top-scorer, and others accomplishments are part of his career. Blessed with these skills and abilities to play, he had the opportunity to play in professional and amateur clubs both nationally and Internationally, but now in a big field (football). 



Born in Bahia, Andrade began his career playing official matches for Salvador FC in Brazil, where he helped the squad to win three U-15 tournaments. In 2008, he had his first international experience with the team. They traveled to Spain to play the Mediterranean International Cup, a high profile youth cup in the world with clubs such as FC Barcelona, F.C. Porto, Real Madrid C.F., Manchester United FC, and others.


After having great individual records and performances, he signed his first ever contract with Esporte Clube Ipitanga. He played for a year in the Campeonato Baiano, playing 15 games and scoring 7 goals. His performance and potential to grow led him to firm a contract with an international team, outsourcing his abilities abroad.


In 2010, Andrade sealed his transfer to Cumberlands Patriots in the United States. His adaptation was quite impressive and he had great success at the club. He played 2 seasons for the team in 35 matches and scored 27 goals and couple assists. His first season was a little bit easy because he had a Brazilian teammate, who helped him with his adaptation. Playing as an attacking mid, he was the second top-scorer in the team with 9 goals and had the most assists with 9. He helped the team reach the semi-finals of the Mid-South Conference. His second season was incredible. With the change in the head coach, Andrade played as a right winger. He scored high-top 18 goals in 17 games and had 5 assists during the season. He was selected MVP of the year for his team and First-Team All-Conference. With the end of the season and a great performance, he received different offers from different clubs in the US. After analyzing all the offers with his agent, he decided to transfer to the Queens Royals.


After leaving Cumberlands, Andrade had a quick passage through the Pioneers. On his first game of the season the team won a pre-season match by 5-0 in which Andrade scored his first goal for the team and had 2 assists. In the second game, after returning from an injury, Andrade played couple minutes in the match against Seacoast United Phantoms. He did really good bringing some energy back to the game but he wasn't able to avoid the loss. Andrade's last game for the Pioneers was a simple draw against Vermont Voltage


After transferring to the Royals in 2012, Andrade played 2 more years in Charlotte, North Carolina. With a groin injury in his first year at the club, Andrade wasn't able to perform at a constant high-level and help the team as much as he wanted to. During that year, as an attacking mid, he scored 7 goals and had 4 assists. For the third year in a row, he lost (PK) in the semi-finals but at this time for the Conference Carolinas. He was selected as MVP of the year for his team and First-Team All-Conference. With his injury treated and recovered, his second year was incredible. He scored 15 goals and had 10 assists in 20 matches. He led the team to win the regular 

season title and the tournament championship  title, with a hat-trick and 1 assist in the semi-finals (4-1) and 1 goal and 1 assist in the final (2-0), in the South Atlantic Conference. As a midfielder, he led the country in goals and total points in the season. Andrade was honored with all possible awards in recognition of his amazing season at the team. He earned team's, region's, and nation's awards. Also he was named the Best Senior Male Student-athlete of Queens.


On March 28, Andrade signed a contract with a American team, FC Carolina Discoveries, which plays the National Premier Soccer League in the United States. Because of an injury on his hip flexor, Andrade missed the first games of the season. He came back on the fifth game of the season and made an impact on the result. The team won with a single goal scored by him. For three games in a row he scored and helped the team achieve the expected results. The team holds the second place in the league and is still fighting for the championship.


In 2015 he moved to Norway to play for Hamarkamerateme, or HamKam, which plays in the Norwegian football league. While on pre-season, he played two matches for the club. On his debut, he came out of the bench on minute 65th and scored the first goal of HamKam. He left a good impression on the field and helped the club to get a draw against Raufoss. On his second match, he came in on the game on minute 70th and kept the level he showed on his debut. He had an assistant after a great corner kick to help the team take the lead of 2-1.
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