Matheus Cristianini

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The 21-year-old midfielder debuted in the Fantasma professional last year, when he even scored his first with the alvinegra shirt.

Photo: (Operário Ferroviário Official Website/André Jonsson/OFEC) - Since 2018 at Operário, Tibagi was loaned to the State Championship
Photo: (Operário Ferroviário Official Website/André Jonsson/OFEC) – Since 2018 at Operário, Tibagi was loaned to the State Championship

Operário Ferroviário is preparing for the 2022 season. While the players carry out the pre-season work, the alvinegra board seeks reinforcements for the squad commanded by Ricardo Catalá. In this window, the Fantasma brought right-back Arnaldo, defenders Willian Machado and Thales, left-back Romário, midfielder André Lima, and midfielders Giovanni Pavani and Rafinha. In addition to the signings, OFEC extended Tibagi’s contract.

The midfielder signed a new contract with Operário until the end of the season, before being loaned to União Beltrão to compete in the Campeonato Paranaense. -19, participating in the State Championship that year, helping the alvinegra team to reach the semifinals of the competition in 2019. The following year, the young man played in four games in the Copa São Paulo and scored a goal.

Tibagi debuted in the OFEC professional in 2021, in the 1-0 victory against Paraná, away from home, in a game valid for Paranaense, when he even scored the only goal of the match and his first with the white shirt. The midfielder also played in two rounds of the last Série B. The 21-year-old player would not have much space in this State Championship, as Operário Ferroviário has Leandro Vilela, Gustavo Lopes and André Lima for the position, in addition to Rafael Chorão, who can also play the function.

With the expectation of gaining minutes on the field on loan, Tibagi hopes to use the experience gained when he returns to Phantom. OFEC debut in the Campeonato Paranaense on the 23rd, at 19h, against União Beltrão, at Germano Krüger. In addition to the State Championship, Operário will also compete in the Copa do Brasil and Série B of the Brazilian Championship in 2022.

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