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About Everson Maciel

Everson Martinelli Maciel is a Brazilian footballer who spent the bulk of his career in the United Soccer Leagues playing for the Western Mass Pioneers. Born March 14, 1978 in Londrina, Maciel began his football career playing for Londrina Esporte Clube where he held the position of captain for four seasons. After spending 11 years playing in Londrina, Maciel decided to pursue college soccer in the United States by enrolling at Quinnipiac University. While at Quinnipiac, he was named the Northeast Conference Player of the Year and the Quinnipiac Male Athlete of the Year for the 2001-02 season. He also twice received the honor of being named to the All-NEC First Team. Maciel is ranked among the all-time scoring leaders at Quinnipiac, being tied for second with 31 goals scored. After leaving the Quinnipiac Bobcats, he joined Negeri Sembilan in Malaysia where he scored the first overtime winning goal to secure the FA Cup in the 2003 season. Everson then returned to the US and joined the Cleveland Force indoor team. After spending a season in Ohio, Maciel then joined the Western Mass Pioneers where he led them to their first regular season Championship in 2005. While playing with the Pioneers, Maciel was selected for the All-League Team for four consecutive years. After completing his contract with Western Mass, Maciel retired from field football and returned to playing Futsal, beginning with the Massachusetts Twisters. In 2011 Everson joined the Massachusetts-based Safira FC, playing with them for 10 seasons before being selected for the United States National Futsal Team in 2021 for the CONCACAF Futsal Championship. While continuing his professional career, Maciel also began his coaching career in 2005, founding the Everson Soccer Academy to teach youth in the New Haven Connecticut area. Some of his achievements as a player and U.S. National Futsal Instructor includes, 3-Time National Futsal Champion as a player, 2-Time National Futsal Champion as a Youth Coach, 8 Regional Championships as a Player and 7 Regional Titles as a Youth Coach. Maciel also owns the premier soccer club Ginga FC. In 2021, Everson was hired by Sacred Heart University as the girls’ soccer head coach. Everson Maciel continues to share his expertise and passion for football through his many platforms as a player and coach.

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