FC Pinzgau Saalfelden have signed 19-year-old Brazilian forward Gabriel Francisco Da Silva Lima until summer 2023. The young Brazilian talent scored an impressive 13 goals in 19 competitive games for SV Anthering in the 1st Landesliga during 2021/22 and joins to bolster our attacking options heading into next season.
“After the transfer of Philipp Zehentmayr, we are now able to add another important player to our offensive options for next season. Gabriel has a great advantages in one-on-one situations due to his speed and technical qualities, this’ll help us with our quick play on the pitch. We want to make use of this advantage in the new season and will try to integrate him as quickly as possible so that he can help from the start and liven up our game. We are convinced that we will have a lot of fun with Gabriel,” discussed Christian Ziege.
“For me, it was time to take the next step in my young career. I am convinced that FC Pinzgau Saalfelden is the ideal platform for my development at this time. I work every day to progress and to try to get better and want to give my best in every situation. I owe that to my supporters! I’m looking forward to finally getting started with my new team – I’m already eager for the new challenge,” explains Gabriel Francisco Da Silva Lima.
Former Austrian double-winner Rodnei, who is not only Gabriel’s advisor but also his uncle, is also happy about the transfer: “We had a few options for Gabriel, but made a conscious decision to move to Saalfelden. We simply see that the best development opportunities here. Gabriel is a quiet but a very hard-working player who is enormously determined every day and still wants to achieve a lot in his career.”