Roster

Pronunciation: Oliver

2014 Club: Ottawa Fury FC

Foot: Right

Citizenship: Brazilian

Status: International

Languages Spoken: Portuguese, English, German

Career NASL Stats:

YEAR

TEAM

MIN

GP

G

A

Y

R

2014

OTT

1404

22

7

3

7

0

 

BIO: Oliver finished as the club’s top scorer in 2014. The dynamic Brazilian scored seven goals, adding three assists and 1388 minutes over 22 games for Fury FC. Oliver became the first Fury FC player to earn a multi-point game when he notched a pair of goals and an assist in the club’s first-ever victory - a 4-0 win over the Carolina RailHawks.

Oliver is a 5’8 winger that has tooled his game in Brazil, Holland and Portugal. The native of Campinas, Brazil has spent three seasons with Portuguese side C.D. Nacional that included two years in the Primeira Liga. He became the youngest player in Nacional club history to start in an international match when he featured in their UEFA Europa League qualifier against Icelandic side FH Hafnarfjordur at 18 years of age.

Prior to joining the first team at C.D. Nacional, Oliver spent one year with their U19 squad where he finished second in the league in scoring with 18 goals from 22 matches. International soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo is a product of the C.D. Nacional Academy and Fábio Coentrão is a former player with the respected Portuguese club. He made the move to Nacional after spending a year with the U19 side of Dutch soccer giants PSV Eidenhoven. PSV discovered Oliver while scouting players in the Copa São Paulo – the biggest U19 National Tournament in the world.

After spending five years at his home club Guarani FC, Oliver joined the esteemed academy of Paulínia in 2007 where he would play three seasons in the Campeonato Paulistaand featured in the Copa São Paulo.

Oliver Minatel

  • Position: Forward
  • Date of Birth: 08/29/1992
  • Age: 23
  • Country: Campinas, Brazil
  • Weight: 165 lbs
  • Height: 5.8'

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