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CADENCE SFC COACHES

GUI NUNES

Guilherme grew up in São Paulo, Brazil and played youth soccer for SE Palmeiras, AD São Caetano, A Portuguesa de Desportos, Paulista FC and União São João EC. Gui also played professionally for União São João and AD Guarulhos. 

He moved to the United States in 2008 to play Collegiate soccer at Prairie State College and Illinois Institute of Technology.

 

His favorite soccer memories are the very first time he played as a professional player with União in Brazil and also the first time he played professionally against Santos FC at the iconic Vila Belmiro Stadium. 

 

Gui favorite part of coaching is sharing the love and passion he has for the game while inspiring players to be the best version of themselves. Nunes points to DOC Zego as his biggest inspiration to become a coach. Gui has US Soccer C License, CBF and Federação Paulista de Futsal (Futsal Coaching License from Brazil). 

 

Gui also has a Master in Sports Management from Rosevelt University & Master in Public Administration B.S. at IIT. 

His hobbies are playing soccer, traveling and exploring new restaurants with his wife. 

GERALDO ALMEIDA "PRETO"

Geraldo grew up in Goiania, Goias - Brazil and played for many youth and professional clubs all over the world. From Goias Esporte Clube, Gremio E. M., Creti Minacu, Trindade in Brazil to S.L. Benfica B, G.D.R Monsanto (Portugal), and Caldes de Montbui in Spain. 

 

Preto has many favorite soccer memories which you should ask him about sometime, but one of his best memories is of playing the beautiful game as a young boy in Brazil. “I loved playing soccer on the streets, without shoes on the asphalt with my friends. We played with a heavy ball we called “capotão” made by real leather and we used big rocks to make the goals. A team with shirt and another one shirtless, just playing for fun for hours and hours until it would get dark.” 

 

Pepe Guardiola inspired him to become a coach, but Zego is the one who really made him fall in love with coaching. Preto’s favorite part of coaching is seeing the "kids" grow as soccer players and into young adults. He believes the lessons you learn by playing soccer prepare you for life, as soccer helps players learn how to win and to lose as well. Geraldo has U.S. Soccer B License, Premier and Advanced National Diploma (NSCAA), Technical Director B License (Conmebol), License A and Futsal License (Brazil).

 

Preto also has a Law degree and a Strategic Sports Management from Salgado de Oliveira University (Brazil).

 

His favorite player is Zico and favorite team is Clube R. Flamengo. 

Coach Preto loves spending time with his wife and kids, and enjoy some Footvolley and brazilian barbecue with his friends. 

RAFAEL REY

Rafael grew up in Tachira, Venezuela and played club soccer for several different clubs, including Foundation Atletico San Cristobal, Selección Estado Táchira U14, Preselección Venezuela U13. Rafa played professionally at Deportivo Táchira Futsal Club, and Lotería del Táchira Futbol Club U17, U20. 

 

Rafael’s favorite soccer memories are playing in Argentina when he was 13 years old against Lanús Athletic Club. 

 

Rafa’s favorite part of coaching is teaching social skills outside of the soccer ones; such as discipline, patience, determination and teamwork. The coach who most inspired him to become a coach is Diego Simeone. 

 

Rafael has Grassroots US Soccer Federation coaching license, as well as United Soccer coaches Goalkeeping Level I, II, III. 

 

His favorite soccer team is Real Madrid and favorite player is Oliver Kahn. Rafa’s hobbies are reading, cooking, playing sports and enjoying time with his wife and 3 kids. 

LUIS RAMIREZ

Luis grew up in Lima, Peru and played cub soccer for Universitario de Deportes U18 and Sporting Cristal U23 in Peru. He also played collegiate soccer at Campbellsville University, Salem University, and Governors State University. 

 

His favorite soccer memories are winning the Regionals and going to Nationals on his Senior year of college while attending…. University. 

 

Luis’ favorite part of coaching is to make an impact in the growth of the players not only in soccer, but most importantly as citizens. His father who was his High School coach in Peru is the one who inspired Luis to become a coach. 

 

Ramirez’ favorite soccer team is FC Barcelona and his favorite player is Ronaldinho. Luis hobbies are working out and travel to cities he have never been to. 

SERGIO POLANCO

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JUAN AGUILAR

Juan grew up in Romeoville, IL and played youth soccer at Samba Soccer Academy and Cadence SFC.

His favorite soccer memory was the feeling after scoring a bicycle kick at a beach tournament. 

 

Juan’s Cadence Coaches (DOC Zego, Gui and Preto) were his biggest inspirations to become a coach. He loves learning from them and sharing that knowledge to our Recreational teams. 

 

Aguilar’s favorite team is FC Barcelona and his favorite player is Ronaldinho. His hobbies are photography, filmmaking and listen to music.