Whitecaps London is happy to announce that Gonçalo Pinto has been appointed Head Coach for our Whitecaps London U17 OPDL Boys.
Gonçalo is a UEFA A candidate coach from Portugal.
He holds a BSc in Sports Coaching with soccer specialization and has 14 years of coaching experience. Gonçalo has previously coached with CCD Olivais Sul, Sporting Clube de Portugal, Clube Futebol Benfica and União Atlético Povoense in Portugal.
He has also coached in South Africa where he took up the role as Technical Director at Dainfern Lions FC in Johannesburg whilst also teaching at local Prep. Schools, High Schools and coached in a local College.
Pinto also coached with CR Vasco da Game from Cape Town where he was Performance Analyst and Assistant Coach for the 1st team playing in the professional 2nd League. He also coached the U12 Boys at their Academy.
For the last 2 years, Gonçalo as coached the U12G Pre OPDL, U14G OPDL, U14B WRSL, U15G OPDL and U15B WRSL.
Last season, the U15G (2005) OPDL team saw 3 players reach the last phase of the PSC (Provincial Screening Competition) and also finished Top 6 in the province of Ontario in the Talented Pathway.