Position: Midfielder

Fernando Bicalho

Fernando was born and raised in Belo Horizonte, the capital city of the state Minas Gerais, in Brazil. He has played football his whole life, but it’s the role of an attacking midfielder that he loves most. Bicalho loves staying around the opposition’s box, waiting for chances to assist goals and maybe grab one for himself.

Fernando’s father has always been his biggest supporter in football and in life. Through his family, Fernando learned the passion a person could have for the game whether it be the national team or the local club. When it comes to players he has always been amazed by the magic of Ronaldinho, a Brazilian legend who left a legacy across the world as both a club and national team player.

Fernando supports his local football club in Brazil, Altético Mineiro. The club, nicknamed the Galo or Alvinegro, are a constant threat in the Brazilian First Division and in continental competitions.

Charlie Evans

Born and raised in Wokingham, England, Charlie Evans is a midfielder who loves to get wide on the pitch and applying pressure. As a pacy player, Charlie feels that covering the midfield is the perfect role for him.

Charlie’s earliest football memory is playing for Ruislip Manor, now known as Tokyngton Manor F.C., a local non-league club. At 6 years old, he scored a goal in his first game, cementing his love for the game. His first live match was Chelsea against Portsmouth at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea would win the game, a happy memory for the lifelong Chelsea supporter.

Charlie’s father was his biggest influencer in football, coaching his youth teams and making sure to watch all his matches to this day all the way from England. Frank Lampard, the Chelsea legend, has also been a source of inspiration for Charlie because of his control of the game and skills as a midfielder.

Santiago Garcia Castro

Fitting in as a center mid, Santi loves being the “motor of the team”, working as a conduit between the defense and offense. He began as an attacking midfielder but found he enjoyed the defensive work of a midfielder and wanted to find a role that included both.

When asked about his first football memory, Santi put it more boldly than just about any other play at Duluth Football Club, “Getting hit with the ball in the face when I was only 3 years old.”

His father played a major rule in his life and he considers him a key influence in his passion for the game as he also played and passionately followed the sport. While he doesn’t have a idol per say, he does consider Sergio Busquets to be one of his favorite players playing right now. Born and raised in Medellin, Colombia, Santi is a diehard supporter of Independiente Medellin, a top club in the Colombian First Division with a powerful combination of both history and success.