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Tigers Add Brazilian Standout

Aug. 23, 2006

CLEMSON, SC–The Clemson Men’s Soccer team has added midfield standout Paulo Bonfim to the 2006 roster as announced by Head Coach Trevor Adair.

Bonfim, a native of Sao Paulo, Brazil played in the youth systems for Corinthians and Palmeiras in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He helped lead his team to the Sao Paulo State Tournament two times with Corinthians. He also led his team to the International Soccer Cup held in Promissao, Sao Paulo with Corinthians and helped Palmeiras to reach the round of 16 at the Taca Sao Paulo of Soccer Under-20 Tournament playing against the top junior teams in Brazil. He has played at the most famous stadiums in Brazil with Corinthians and Palmeiras such as Pacaembu, Morumbi, Parque Antartica, and the world famous Vila Beliro home of Pele and Robinho’s team Santos.

“We are excited about Paulo coming to Clemson,” said Adair. “He will make an immediate impact on our program as his technical and tactical ability are simply outstanding.”

Clemson will open the 2006 season on Friday night at South Carolina in Columbia.