April 5, 2019
Brazão, a future pro
On Friday 5 April, an agreement was made between OGC Nice and Pedro Brazão. Born on 30 December 2002 in Lisbon, the young 16 year old attacking midfielder will turn professional on 1 July 2019.
A member of the Portugal U17 team, the left footed forward is pacy and likes to dribble down the right wing or in the number 10 role, supporting a centre forward. Starting his career at Sporting Portugal, he arrived in France when he was 13 years old and joined Le Gym’s youth set up (U14-U15), before joining the academy in 2017.
A huge prospect for the future and a dead ball expert, he has mainly played for the Nice U19s this season, but has equally appeared for the reserves. In recent weeks, he has even trained with Patrick Vieira’s squad on several occasions.
Brazão’s goal during the win over GFC Ajaccio (5-2) for the U19s on 26 January.
G. Grimandi: “A first step”
“All of our congratulations go to Pedro, delighted Gilles Grimandi, Le Gym’s Technical Director. We are happy to be continuing our collaboration. He hasn’t had an easy journey but he has always been able to overcome his challenges. This professional contract is the reward for his performances and his progress. But it’s not the end: it’s the first chapter of a story that only hard work, seriousness, a demanding nature and having a touch of luck will allow for it to continue. Now, Pedro has all the cards in his hands: it’s down to him to make the most of it and to work hard to become the player he aspires to be and the player we believe in.”