FC Dallas Acquires Thiago Santos from Palmeiras
Frisco, Texas - FC Dallas has acquired midfielder Thiago Santos from Palmeiras on a permanent transfer and signed the player using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM). The Brazilian midfielder will be added to Dallas' roster in January, 2020 pending receipt of his P-1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC). Santos will occupy an international roster spot. He will be under contract through the 2022 season with club options for 2023 and 2024. Per team policy, additional terms were not disclosed.
Santos, 30, joins FC Dallas after spending five seasons in the Brazilian first division, Campeonato Brasileiro, competing for Palmeiras since 2015. He has also played for América-MG from 2014-2015.
"From championship experience to midfield leadership, Thiago brings so much to FC Dallas," said FC Dallas President Dan Hunt. "Thiago is someone who can make an immediate impact for us."
Santos has six goals in 180 appearances for the Brazilian club and was a critical part of Palmeiras' 2016 and 2018 Brazilian Championship titles.
Name: Thiago dos Santos
Connect with Thiago: Instagram
Pronunciation: Thee-AH-go San-tose
DOB: September 5, 1989, (30)
Hometown: São Paulo, Brazil
Birthplace: Curitiba, State of Paraña, Brazil
Transaction: FC Dallas acquires midfielder Thiago Santos.
• Discuss this story on the Major League Soccer message board...
Major League Soccer Stories from December 5, 2019
- FC Cincinnati Sign Midfielder Haris Medunjanin - FC Cincinnati
- The FC Cincinnati Foundation Generates $1 Million Impact in First Year - FC Cincinnati
- Columbus Crew SC to Host Invitational College Combine this Saturday - Columbus Crew SC
- Atlanta United Re-Signs Jeff Larentowicz - Atlanta United FC
- FC Dallas Acquires Thiago Santos from Palmeiras - FC Dallas
- Earthquakes 2020 Home Opener Set for February 29 vs. Toronto FC - San Jose Earthquakes
- Sounders FC to Open 2020 Season at Home March 1 vs. Chicago - Seattle Sounders FC
- LA Galaxy 2020 MLS Home Opener Set for Saturday, March 7 at Dignity Health Sports Park - LA Galaxy
- Real Salt Lake to Face New York Red Bulls in 2020 Home Opener - Real Salt Lake
- Chicago Fire FC to Kick off 2020 MLS Season on March 1 against Reigning MLS Cup Champions Seattle Sounders FC - Chicago Fire
- Home Openers Announced for 25th Season of Major League Soccer - Nashville SC
- Inter Miami CF to Make Worldwide Debut at LAFC - Inter Miami CF
- Atlanta United Home Opener Set for Saturday, March 7 against FC Cincinnati - Atlanta United FC
- LAFC to Host Expansion Side Inter Miami Cf in 2020 MLS Regular Season Home Opener - Los Angeles FC
- Philadelphia Union Announce 2020 Home Opener - Philadelphia Union
- Orlando City to Host Real Salt Lake in 2020 MLS Season Opener on February 29 - Orlando City SC
- New York Red Bulls Open MLS Season at Home on March 1 - New York Red Bulls
- Vancouver Whitecaps FC to Kick off MLS Regular Season on February 29 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
- Toronto FC Home Opener Set for March 7 - Toronto FC
- New England Revolution Announce 2020 Opening Matches - New England Revolution
- Timbers Kick off 10th MLS Season against Minnesota United FC at Providence Park on March 1 - Portland Timbers
- Home Openers Announced for 25th Season of Major League Soccer - MLS
- Impact to Play Home Opener on February 29 at the Olympic Stadium - Montreal Impact
- New York City FC Announces First Three 2020 MLS Matches Including Home Opener against FC Dallas on Saturday, March 14 - New York City FC
- Dynamo Face LA Galaxy for Opening Day Pres. by BBVA on February 29 - Houston Dynamo
- Columbus Crew SC to Host New York City FC for 2020 MLS Opening Match on March 1 - Columbus Crew SC
- FC Dallas Opens 2020 Season against the Philadelphia Union on Saturday, February 29 at Toyota Stadium - FC Dallas
- Minnesota United Announces 2020 Home Opener for 25th Season of MLS - Minnesota United FC
- D.C. United to Play the Colorado Rapids on February 29 in 2020 MLS Home Opener at Audi Field - D.C. United
The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.
Other Recent FC Dallas Stories
- FC Dallas Completes Transfer of Pablo Aranguiz to Universidad de Chile
- FC Dallas Will Face Seattle Sounders in Western Conference Semifinals
- 2020 New Mexico Bowl Will be Played at Toyota Stadium
- Sixth-Seeded FC Dallas Upsets Third-Seeded Portland Timbers at Providence Park
- #PORvFCD: Five Facts You Need to Know