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PEDRO DIAS

Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal  
Hometown: Lisbon, Portugal
Citizenships: Portuguese, Canadian
Years with Whitecaps FC: 1         
Previous Clubs: CD Nacional (Portugal), Benfica Soccer Schools (Canada), Beira Mar FC (Canada), CS Maritimo (Portugal), Sporting FC (Canada), Waterside Karori AFC (New Zealand)
Certifications: Canadian A License – UEFA B License – AFTA A License- FFA & AFC A License
Playing Experience: Sporting Clube de Portugal, Atlético Clube de Portugal, Sporting Clube Lourinhanense, Sport Clube U. Torreense, Associação Académica de Coimbra, Clube Desportivo Nacional, Sporting Clube Portimonense, Clube Desportivo da Ribeira Brava, Ass. Desportiva de São Vicente, Ass. Desportiva de São Vicente, Centro Social e Desportivo de Câmara de Lobos, Estrela Da Calheta FC
Key Successes to Date: A former professional soccer player and long-time coach, with 17 years’ experience playing in the Portuguese League for teams such as Sporting Clube de Portugal, Academica, and Clube Desportivo Nacional. Successful completion of several international coaching certificates, including ‘A’ and ‘B’ Licenses. Exten- sive soccer experience and demonstrated leadership skills. Connected to top European soccer clubs and highly proficient in their training methodologies. Expert in start-up ventures, having founded international football academies in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, and the United States. Seeking a coaching staff position at a progressive football establishment, which will allow me to utilize my skill set to contribute to the growth and success of the Club’s athletes, coaches, and technical professionals
Most Memorable Soccer Moment: When we accomplish the main objectives of the club, being promoted to higher divisions where I contribute with great performances in Lourinhanense and Nacional
Favourite Player: Paulo Futre, Luis Figo
What you enjoy doing outside of soccer: Spending time and traveling with my Family its the main objective outside Soccer