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FC Dallas Acquires Defender Nanu on Loan from FC Porto

January 10, 2022 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - FC Dallas News Release


FRISCO, Texas - FC Dallas has signed defender Eulânio Ângelo Chipela Gomes, commonly known as Nanu, on a one-year loan from Portugal's FC Porto. Nanu will occupy an international roster slot and will be added to the roster pending receipt of his P-1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC).

FC Dallas has an option to exercise a permanent transfer on Nanu's contract following the duration of the loan in December 2022.

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Nanu, 27, joins FC Dallas after spending his soccer career in Portugal. His soccer career began in Taboeira's youth systems in 2003 where he played for three years before spending one year in Benfica's academy from 2006-2007. He returned to Taboeira from 2007 to 2011 and later joined Beira-Mar where he would make his senior debut on July 27, 2013 against Portimonense.

The-27-year-old defender has amassed 172 appearances overall while in Portugal and has scored nine goals. During the 2021 season, he appeared in 11 matches for FC Porto. He's had stints with Beira-Mar (2013-2015), Marítimo B (2015-2018), CS Marítimo (2018-2020).

Nanu, who was born in Portugal, has been capped 18 times by the Guinea-Bissau National Team. He made his senior team debut for the Djurtus in an international friendly against Angola on June 8, 2019. Nanu is currently on the roster participating in the 33rdedition of the Africa Cup of Nations. The tournament will kick off on January 9 with Guinea-Bissau in Group D along with Egypt, Nigeria and Sudan. This is his second Africa Cup of Nations after participating in the 2019 tournament.

Full Name: Eulânio Ângelo Chipela Gomes

Preferred Name: Nanu

Pronunciation: Na-NU

Connect with Nanu: Instagram

Position: Fullback

Height: 5-10

Weight: 152 lbs.

Date of Birth: May 17, 1994 (27)

Birthplace: Coimbra, Portugal

Hometown: Coimbra, Portugal

Nationality: Guinea-Bissau

Transaction: FC Dallas signed defender Nanu on a one-year loan from FC Porto.


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