February 21, 2017
Cosmos contract former Italian national teamer Amauri
The New York Cosmos have signed Brazilian-Italian striker Amauri, the team announced Tuesday.
“The New York Cosmos is one of the most storied soccer clubs in the world, as well as the defending NASL Champions,” Amauri said. “I look forward to helping the team win yet another championship.”
Amauri Carvalho de Oliveira, 36, born in Carapicuíba, Sao Paulo, played for Parma, Napoli, Piacenza, Empoli, Messina, Chievo, Palermo, Juventus, Fiorentina and Torino, plus made one appearance for the Italian national team.
Amauri scored five goals in 13 appearances for the Fort Lauderdale Strikers last season.
“Amauri has had an extended career in European soccer and his experience will definitely be an asset to the club,” Cosmos coach and sporting director Giovanni Savarese said. “He is a difficult forward to play against because of his size, speed and technique.”