Futbol Club Santa Clarita

The Santa Clarita Storm



Published Sep 9, 2018

Futbol Club Santa Clarita announces the signing of Gabriel Maluf Barrosa Batista 6ft.165lb born in Fortaleza, Brazil in 1995 the 23-year-old midfielder. Batista born in Fortaleza, Brazil came to the United States in 2014.

In Brazil Batista obtained most of his training and experience playing with different Academy teams until coming to the United States.

In 2010-2011 Batista spent time with Sports Club Corinthians Paulism Academy.

In 2012 he moved to Uniclinic Atletico Club Academy on their U-17 team.

As an 18-year-old Batista was playing with a U-20 team Fortaleza Esporte Club Academy in 2013

After coming to the United States in 2014 Batista attend and played at Franklin Pierce University before attending Fresno Pacific University in 2016-2017

Just in the spring of his year, he played with Fresno FC of the USLPDL.

"We are excited to have Gabriel join the team said head coach Oscar Moreno. He is really good with the ball and you can see his experience and training right off. I knew when I first saw him at our try-out, he answered our ad and I knew we would be signing him " Moreno went on to say, "he will be on our first team starting this coming weekend and we are looking forward to lots of good things from him".

FCSC will open up the UPSL season this next Saturday (time and location TBA) facing Sporting San Fernando who just this last season made the playoffs and went to the semi-final only to lose to the Santa Ana Winds. 

FCSC will then take on Kern County Mustangs who are new to the Pro-Premier Division after winning the Championship Playoffs this last Spring.

Futbol Club Santa Clarita (FCSC) is a Pro-Am team whose mission is to assist talented players with an avenue to the next level of professional soccer. In its 12 year history, FCSC has assisted players to the professional level of US Soccer. Males 18 and over with the ability and commitment to compete at a professional level and commit to a professional schedule for 10 months of the year are welcome to contact FCSC at

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