GINGA STAFF

Build your future here

Football is a great deal like life, in that it teaches work, sacrifice, perseverance, competitive drive, selflessness and respect. That is the price that each and every one of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.

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OUR COACHES

JOAO GUILHERME GARCIA

Brasil 6v6 National Team

In 2017 Joao was appointed head coach of both the Brazil Indoor Soccer National Team and the 6v6 Brazil Minifootball National Team.

 

From 2011 until 2017 he coached at the University level. Starting as assistant coach at Barry University where he stayed one season while also being head coach at ATM High School where he was awarded Florida State Coach of the year. 

 

He then went onto coach at Andrew College in Georgia for one season. After which he moved back to Miami where he took charge of Miami Dade FC in the clubs inaugural season, winning the championship in undefeated fashion. From there he was hired at Florida National University and started the first ever mens soccer team in school history. After two years at FNU Joao moved back to coach for two more seasons at Barry University. 

Joao is also the assistant coach at Atlanta Soccer Club and serves as the Director of youth and player development for the USA Footvolley Association.   

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RODRIGO CRUZ

Former Professional Player

Cruz played 9 years professionally. Having jumped around at a couple lower division clubs in Sao Paulo he also played in India, Albania, and Portugal, before joining Miami Dade FC of the UPSL. 

He started his coaching career at Ole Soccer in Connecticut where he coached teams of all ages during two years. At Ole he developed various programs at the academy including futsal and summer camps. 

Cruz is now the director and part owner of Ginga University. 

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FERNANDO NOVAES

Brazil Arena Soccer assistant and LSA Pro Head coach

Fernando comes from the state of Ceara of Brazil. He brings coaching experience from his time as Head Coach at the University level in his home city. 

 

Since arriving in the USA, Fernando has worked at Florida National University, FBS FC, Aventura FC, and now currently is coaching with LSA Pro of the UPSL. 

 

His background in exercise science and as fitness coach of the Brazil Indoor Soccer National Team helps our players be able to reach their potential in regards to their physical abilities.   

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ROBERTO NEVES

Atlanta Soccer Club

Roberto Neves is currently the Head Coach at Atlanta Soccer Club. He has many years of experience with professional football.

Starting in 2009 when he joined Clube Nautico as an assistant coach staying 3 years at the club and earning promotion to the Brazil 1st Division after a second place finish in Division 2. 

In 2014 he joined staff at Miami Dade FC in the clubs inaugural season, working to help the club finish as champions with an undefeated record. 

Before returning to Brazil, he served on staff as an assistant coach with the Atlanta Silverbacks for one season. 

Clube Atletico Potengi gave Roberto his first head coaching job in the professional ranks in 2015. AD Cabense then signed him on for the following year. His last club in Brazil as a Head Coach was at AD Potiguar. Before coming back to the United States he served as assistant coach at Clube do Remo one of the biggest clubs in the North of Brazil. 

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SINUE ZARDO 

Sinue Zardo is a former professional player with an extensive career that saw him play in multiple countries. He was Brazil Cup Champion in 1989 with Gremio, his childhood club. 

After retiring from playing, Sinue took up positions in coaching. He has coached teams in Brazil, South Korea, and the United States of America. 

In the USA, Sinue has been a part of the coaching staff of Miami Dade FC, FC Ginga, Florida National University, Barry University, along with the Brazil Arena Soccer National Team, and many youth clubs. 

His experience and knowledge in the game are an asset to anyone who has the opportunity to work with him. His character and charisma light up the room in any environment he is involved in. 

 

Sinue helps Ginga Stars in many aspects such as methodology, player placement, and event operations. 

 

He has been a part of the group since 2015.  

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