Director of Coaching
Messias Souza is from Contagem, Brazil and holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Physical Education. Messias began playing soccer in Brazil in 1973 and played semi-professionally and professionally from 1989 to 2001.
He started his career playing futsal for Cruzeiro Esporte Clube and later moved to the field where he played for several professional clubs including; Cavaleiro Negro E.C. in Belo Horizonte, Curvelo Sport Club in Minas Gerais, Brasil, and Sete de Setembro F.C. in Belo Horizonte, Brasil.
After retiring from his professional career he began coaching and has a successful 20-year track record of soccer coaching in Brazil, Mexico, and the United States. He completed courses for professional soccer coaching in the Professional Soccer Unions of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, and has the ability to coach at all levels. He is a certified USSF "B" coach, and has a demonstrated history of producing many U.S. National Team Players and Goalkeepers.
- USSF National B License #31345
- SITREFESP Sao Paulo Coaches Union #1894 (A License)
- SINTREFUTRJ Rio de Janeiro Coaches Union #977 (All Levels)
- Registered In CONFEF/CREF/MG #9549
- NSCAA National Advanced Waiver
- NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma
- NSCAA Advanced Regional Diploma
phone: (707) 483-4213