HAMDEN, Conn. - Former Quinnipiac men's soccer standout Graciano Brito (Sao Nicolau, Cape Verde) has signed a professional contract with F.C. New York of the United Soccer Leagues, announced the club on Monday, Feb. 21. F.C. New York will begin its season this coming spring on Saturday, Apr. 9 when it faces Orlando City.
Following his final season at Quinnipiac, Brito signed a professional contract with Clube Operario Desportivo of the Portuguese League in Division II on January 19, 2010. Brito joined the Quinnipiac men's soccer coaching staff this past season, assisting head coach Eric Da Costa.
Brito finished his Quinnipiac career as one of the program's best offensive players to date. In 2008, Brito became just the fifth player in Northeast Conference history to be awarded NEC Player of the Year in consecutive seasons. Brito finished his Quinnipiac career as the program-leader in goals (40) and points (92). The Sao Nicolau native finished his senior season in style, leading the NEC and NCAA Division I Men's Soccer in goals per game and points per game, as well as breaking Quinnipiac's single-season points record of 39.
He is a two-time All-American, won in his junior and senior seasons, as well as a 2008 College Soccer News All-American Third Team recipient.
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