Paulo grew up playing youth soccer in the tradition rich Ironbound section of Newark where he also continued to play and coach the game he loves all the way up to the semi-pro level until the late 90s. A multi-sport athlete, Paulo was a regional track champion from 1983-1986 and AAU all American from 1983-1986. Due to his great athletic accomplishments, he was inducted into the Newark Hall of Fame in October 2009.
Paulo began his soccer coaching career in 1990 for the local clubs in Newark. He has also coached in the Colonia and Woodbridge youth organizations and joined the FC Copa Academy coaching staff in 2006. He has lead teams in our girls program to numerous championships and has had a number of his players at FC Copa Academy go on to play collegiate soccer.
Paulo is a US State Referee, and holds his USSF National License.