Miami FC Adds Venezuelan Youth International Roberto Alterio

The midfielder recently played for Florida International University
Miami FC Staff | Feb 1, 2016

Miami FC announced Monday that former Caracas FC Academy midfielder Roberto Alterio will be joining the team for its debut season.

Alterio, 25, started his career in Venezuela at 14 years old at the Centro Italiano Venezolano and represented the Venezuelan U-17 national team in 2006. He appeared in several national and international tournaments during his time with the youth team setup, including the Pan-American Games, Ciudad de Quito Cup, and the Chivas International Cup.

“Roberto had some great plays in the open and invitational tryouts,” head coach Alessandro Nesta said. “His performance and hard work made it clear that Miami FC was the team for him, and I’m more than happy to have him on board. His extensive background in the Venezuelan leagues is a great addition to our team’s dynamic.”

Prior to joining Miami FC, the midfielder played with University of South Florida and Florida International University. Alterio was a consistent team leader in goals scored and made appearances in the Big East Conference and NCAA tournaments.

“There aren’t enough words to really say how happy I am to start my professional career in the states with Miami FC,” Alterio said. “I’m so thankful for the opportunity to work with such talented players and a staff that is invested in making this team a success.”

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