Coach Gonzaga has a reputation for technical and attacking mastery. His playing career includes pro contracts with Racing Club of Montevideo (Uruguay), Sao Caetano (Brazil), Chivas (Mexico), Real Maryland, Crystal Palace Baltimore and a recent over 30 National Championship with Christos FC.
Gonzaga also played pro indoor soccer for the Baltimore Blast, Harrisburg Heat, Ontario Fury and New Jersey Ironmen.
In his youth days, Gonzaga grew up playing with Thiago Mota in Sao Paulo, Brazil.Gonzaga states, “I am very happy to receive this opportunity to be part of the FC Baltimore Christos coaching staff. I think with my experience as a player, playing in 3 different countries Division 1, Brazil, Mexico and Uruguay, and coaching in 2 different countries, Brazil and US, youth level and semi-pro, I am sure I can help the coaching staff get to where we want to go.”
Gonzaga has been a successful coach at the Sao Caetano Youth Academy in Brazil, Maryland United, Premier SC, Loyola Blakefield and St. Timothy School.
Jody Haislip and Alex Lubyansky welcome Gonzaga to FC Baltimore Christos with open arms. “We are thrilled to welcome Lucio to the coaching staff. He is an inspiration. He cares deeply about this players- helping them to grow and become better soccer players and individuals. He is the sort of person young men love to have as their coach.”