Astoria Knights FC


Foot Draft and Astoria Knights FC Put Pen to Paper and Make it Official

Connecting American Players to Portugal
Published Apr 11, 2021

April 9th, 2021- Lisbon, Portugal - Astoria Knights FC and Foot Draft PT (Lisbon, Portugal) hammered out a deal to send American Players to the Foot Draft Soccer Development Center in Lisbon. Players are expected to be arriving in the months following the season to further their careers.


“Last season with COVID and all the ups and downs, we honestly had a hard time extending our reach into different markets. However, partnerships like this are critical to the club’s success. This club is the bridge between local amateur and professional play, for athletes who are less fortunate. This partnership gives us to gives us additional access to a market that some thought unreachable. We’re grateful for this partnership to grow our club’s reach and solidify our stance as one of the top development clubs in the country.” said Darnell Olivere, Chairman and CEO of the AKFC organization.


Our goal at Astoria Knights FC is to provide the best opportunities for athletes to make the jump into the professional game.


“Foot Draft is proud to partner with the Astoria Knights FC. The club has recruited top-level international talent and developed talent playing throughout the European market. The management’s hard work is getting noticed and talked about throughout Europe. Now is the time to form an alliance before it is too late. This club and its ownership group are shooting for the stars and we’re very excited to be a part of their growth.” stated Bruno Sol Da Silva Pinto, CEO at Foot Draft PT.



The benefits of this partnership include:

  • Exclusive pricing for Astoria Knights FC Athletes at all levels. 
  • Foot Draft PT branding on the Club’s website.
  • Ongoing Coach Development for the length of the partnership.


About Foot Draft PT: International Scouting event organization company. Based and headquartered in Lisbon, we operate in several markets in search of talents and in the empowerment of new players. The Foot Draft Pro Soccer Development Center in Portugal comprises of daily trainings and weekly games against Pro and Semi-Pro teams, where European scouts are present to help athletes in their career and journey.




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About Astoria Knights FC: A semi-professional soccer team in New York. The team is a member of the United Premier Soccer League and was the division runner-up in Spring 2019. Astoria Knights FC is a pro-development club with connections to professional teams and professional soccer leagues across the globe.



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