Nascido para jogar futsal ~ Born to Play Futsal
Nascido para jogar futsal ~ Born to Play Futsal

Who We Are

Our Futsal Commitment: We are a friends’ sports organization, committed to bringing the highest quality futsal experience to players across the Lower Mainland, BC, Canada and around the World.

Our Vision/Values: We are futsal.  We are professional. We also like to have fun.  

Our Long Term Vision: Our goal is is own our facilities which will enable us to become the premier Brazilian Futsal Club in North America.

Marcelo Minhoca Züge

Technical Director & Competition Coordinator

Currently, the ONLY futsal Technical Director in BC with the most-up-to-date futsal training, having completed his Level 2 futsal certification with the CBFS in Sao, Paulo, Brazil in January 2019. He is a futsal Technical Director with over 25 years of futsal experience in both Canada and Brazil.

He holds a Bachelor of Sports from University of Sao Paulo and worked as an Assistant Professor in the Physical Education Department at the University of Sao Paulo during a futsal course.

He is the contributing author in the futsal book "Futsal: O Berco do futebol Brasileiro" (Futsal: The Cradle of Brazilian Soccer) by Cris Fonseca. 

He has coached futsal at the highest levels in Brazil at Sao Caetano EC, Sao Paulo FC and the university teams of Sao Paulo University, Getulio Vargas Foundations and Santa Casa Medicine.

He has experience with children of all age groups including including adults and worked for 15 years with the women's team.

In 2010, he took FIFA's futsal course representing British Columbia in Laval, Quebec. He worked as an assistant coach for Canada's Futsal National team during the 2012 futsal camp that took place in Richmond, BC. He has done a futsal internship with Fernando Ferriti, who is one of the most known professional futsal coaches in the world. 

He is an internationally known skilled competitive tactician in the game of futsal.

In addition to running his own futsal club, he is a professional soccer coach with North Vancouver FC, where he coaches the U13 Metro team. In 2019 he coached his U13 Metro team to victory by becoming the U13 boys champions in the province of BC. He also coaches many of NVFC's players through their Academy programs and other NVFC development programs. 

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Alvaro de Almeida

Technical Director & Development Coordinator

Currently, the ONLY futsal Technical Director in BC with the most-up-to-date futsal training, having completed his Level 2 futsal certification with the CBFS in Sao, Paulo, Brazil in January 2019. He is a futsal Technical Director with over 20 years of futsal experience in both Canada and Brazil.

He is a Physical Education teacher with a degree from the Universidade Paulista with post graduate work in Football Management, Physiology of Exercises, Football and Futsal Methodology of Training. He is also a certified futsal referee.

While in Brazil, he was the Assistant Director of the U15, U17 and U20 Residency program at Gremio Barueri Futebol. He was also a U11 futsal coach, U20 fitness and assistant coach at the same club.

At Osasco FC he was also U10 and U14 futsal coach. During his time at ACF, he was a futsal coach and Sports Coordinator. He also coached at Club Esperia as a football coach.

He has his CSA License C and is in the process of completing his provincial B soccer license. 

He is a highly respected futsal/soccer coach in both Canada and Brazil.

In addition to running his own futsal club, he is a professional soccer coach with North Vancouver FC, where he coaches the U14 Metro team and coaches many of NVFC's players through their Academy programs and other NVFC development programs.

Technical questions? Email Alvaro at alvaro@brazilianfutsalclub.ca. 

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Andrea Benton

Business Development/Admin

With a background in communications & business for the last 15 years, Andrea is responsible for Business Development for the Brazilian Futsal Club and everything that it entails. She's a business operations expert with a flair for marketing.  She has two boys, who play soccer/futsal and Fortnite.

Email Andrea at andrea@brazilianfutsalclub.ca or if you want an immediate response - text her at 604-725-8782.

PS. That's not really her on the right.

"Playing futsal makes me a better soccer player."~P

"Futsal is fun to play!"~E