The NRMA Insurance Western Sydney Wanderers have today announced the signing of South American midfielder Bruno Piñatares for the Hyundai A-League 2016/17 season.Hailing from Montevideo, Uruguay, the 26-year-old central midfielder has spent his career playing in the top two divisions of Uruguay and Brazil.
Piñatares made his professional debut at only 16 years of age but it’s his most recent season that has been his most successful: holding the midfield for Cerro as they finished an impressive third in the Primera División.
The addition of Piñatares strengthens a midfield which already includes Kearyn Baccus, Mitch Nichols, Dimas and our other most new signing Steven Lustica.
Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas said that Piñatares is a strong addition to the club.
“We look forward to welcoming Bruno to Western Sydney when he arrives for pre-season training in the coming weeks,” said Tsatsimas.
“Bruno’s style of play will fit well into the Wanderers playing structure and is something we’re pleased to see at our club.”
Bruno said that he was excited to get started at the club.
"I am very grateful to Western Sydney Wanderers for the great professionalism shown since the beginning of this journey," said Bruna.
"I am very excited to start working with the coaches and meet my team mates. I am very happy to be part of this amazing project. It will be great!"
Born : 25 June 1990 (26)
Nationality : Uruguay
Position : Midfielder
Boston River (Uruguay - 2011-2013)
Rentistas (Uruguay - 2013/14)
Portuguesa (Brazil - 2014/15)
Cerro (Uruguay - 2015/16)
NRMA Insurance Western Sydney Wanderers Hyundai A-League 2015/16 squad:
Goalkeepers: Andrew Redmayne, Jerrad Tyson
Defenders: Jonathan Aspropotamitis, Shannon Cole, Brendan Hamill, Scott Jamieson, Scott Neville, Nikolai Topor-Stanley
Midfielders: Kearyn Baccus, Dimas, Steven Lustica, Mitch Nichols, Bruno Piñatares, Mario Shabow
Attackers: Brendon Santalab, Lachlan Scott, Jaushua Sotirio
NYL Contracted Players: Jackson Bandiera, Liam Youlley