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Whitecaps London is pleased to announce the addition of Jose “Garrincha” Figueiredo as a Lead Coach for the following age groups: 2008 Boys, 2009 Boys and 2012 Boys.

Garrincha, along with Technical Director Mike Ayyash and Grassroots Manager Goncalo Pinto, will work closely with those groups. Assistant coaches will be announced in the coming weeks.

'Adding a coach of Garrincha's quality and experience to our Grassroots programs is a huge  step forward for our club,' says Mike Ayyash.

Garrincha is also currently coaching our 2006 Girls OPDL.

Garrincha has an extensive playing and coaching background. He is a former coach at SK Beveren, RSW Waasland and Lokeren in Belgium. He was also Head Coach and Coordinator of Benfica Soccer Schools in Toronto and Owner at Academy Garrincha. He Played for Benfica and the Portuguese National Youth teams and in Belgium. He participated at the European and World Youth Championships.