Atlanta United announced today it has signed 23-year-old Brazilian midfielder Matheus Rossetto from Athletico Paranaense for an undisclosed transfer fee, using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM). He will occupy an international roster slot and be added to Atlanta’s roster pending the receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and P-1 Visa.
“Matheus is a technically gifted midfielder who gets around the field well,” Atlanta United Vice President and Technical Director Carlos Bocanegra said. “He fits our club profile, having already played in 70-plus league matches at only 23-years-old, along with international experience in Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana. We’re pleased to add him to the team and look forward to him strengthening our midfield immediately.”
Rossetto has spent his entire career with Athletico Paranaense, joining the club’s Academy in 2009. With the exception of a short loan stint in 2016 with Ferroviaria, he’s spent his entire career with Athletico Paranaense, professionally debuting in the Campeonato Paranaense in 2015. He then made his debut in Brazil’s top Division, Serie A, on July 30, 2016, against Sport Recife. Overall, he’s made 71 appearances in Serie A, scoring five goals.
Rossetto has played a role in Athletico Paranaense’s success since joining the club as a professional. The club won Copa Sudamericana for the first time in its history in 2018, with Rossetto making three starts. He also made 11 appearances with seven starts during the 2017 Copa Libertadores where Athletico Paranaense reached the knockout round.
Name: Matheus Rossetto
Birthdate: June 3, 1996 (age: 23)
Birthplace: Santo Amaro da Imperatriz, Brazil
Previous club: Athletico Paranaense
Transaction: Atlanta United signs Matheus Rossetto from Athletico Paranaense using TAM on Feb. 3, 2020.
2020 Atlanta United roster (as of Feb. 3, 2020)
Goalkeepers (3): Brad Guzan, Alec Kann, Brendan Moore
Defenders (10): George Bello, George Campbell, Edgar Castillo, Franco Escobar, Jon Gallagher*, Brooks Lennon, Fernando Meza, Patrick Nielsen****, Miles Robinson, Anton Walkes
Midfielders (9): Mo Adams, Ezequiel Barco, Andrew Carleton***, Luiz Fernando, Emerson Hyndman, Jeff Larentowicz, Jake Mulraney, Eric Remedi, Matheus Rossetto
Forwards (4): Adam Jahn, Lagos Kunga**, Josef Martinez, Pity Martinez
* – on loan with Aberdeen
** – on loan with Phoenix Rising
*** – on loan with Indy Eleven
**** – unsigned SuperDraft pick