In 2023, Athletic will have a full schedule. In addition to the Campeonato Mineiro, Athletic will compete in the Copa do Brasil and Series D of the Brazilian Championship. Sass arrives to reinforce the Squad’s attack.
“I’m very happy with this opportunity. I’ve been preparing myself even before the agreement and I want to be 100% physically ready in the pre-season, because I know we’ll have great challenges next year. My intention is to contribute with my teammates on the field, so that , together, we can reach the objectives defined by the club”, declared Sass, 28 years old.
Vinicius Diniz, owner of the Futbraz group, which owns 90% of Athletic’s SAF shares, points out that the club’s active movement in the market reinforces the institution’s tradition.
“We adopted a professional management approach in all areas, focused on results. In addition to hiring young talent, we are also looking for strategic pieces, as is the case with Sass, but always within the planned budget, without doing anything crazy. Athletic dreams big, but keeps its feet on the ground and, little by little, we are conquering our space in the sports scenario”, declared Diniz.
Fbio Mineiro, football director for the So Joo del-Rei team, spoke with enthusiasm about the player’s arrival.
“We are putting together a strong squad, capable of fighting for important things in the 2023 championships. The signing of Sass is part of that planning. On several occasions he has already shown his worth. He has experience, physical strength and technical quality. a name that adds a lot to our group”, highlighted the director.
Crossing the Cruise
At Cruzeiro, the striker won the Copa do Brasil twice (2017/18) and Mineiro twice (2018/19). In addition, he scored 20 goals with the Celeste shirt. Sass’ link with Fox ended in 2020.
At CSA, in 2022, the player played only six games and did not score a single goal.
The athlete has also worked in Botafogo, Nutico, Coritiba and Martimo, in Portugal.
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Striker Sass is the newest addition to the Squad for 2023.
Revealed by Botafogo, Sass went through Cruzeiro where he played 92 games and scored 20 goals. He won the Copa do Brasil twice (2017 and 18) and twice the Mineiro (2018 and 19). pic.twitter.com/IQBE8esykJ
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