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Colorado Rapids Sign Brazilian Midfielder Max Alves


COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — The Colorado Rapids have signed attacking midfielder Max Alves da Silva (“Max”) from Brazilian club Flamengo on a four-year deal with a club option for an additional season, the club announced today. Max will occupy a U22 Player Slot.

“Max is an athletic, technical midfielder who at his young age already has experience playing for one of the biggest clubs in South America,” said Pádraig Smith, Colorado Rapids Executive VP & General Manager. “We’re excited to add a player of his quality and potential to our group heading into next season.”

Max joins the Rapids from Flamengo in Brazil’s Serie A, featuring ten times for the Rio de Janeiro side, including two appearances in the Copa do Brasil and two in the 2021 Campeonato Carioca, since making his professional debut with the club earlier in the year. The 20-year-old was loaned to fellow Serie A club Cuiabá in September and registered 15 appearances and recorded one goal for the recently promoted side.


Colorado Rapids sign midfielder Max Alves from Flamengo to a four-year deal with a club option for an additional season on January 6, 2022.

Max Alves

Pronunciation: max al-vez

Position: Midfielder

Height: 5-9

Weight: 161

Birthdate: May 12, 2001

Birthplace: Juiz de Fora, Brazil

Last Club: Flamengo (Brazil)

Nationality: Brazil