About BCFC


“Boston City FC… of the people, by the people, for the people”

Boston City finished the club's historic inaugural 2016 National Premier Soccer League season in second place in the Northeast Atlantic Conference, advancing to the playoffs, which was quite an achievement for a first-year club.

It took a three-hour lightning delay, extra time and a penalty shootout to dislodge the Lions from the NPSL post season in a heartbreaking loss away to Legacy 76 of Williamsburg, VA, as a successful first campaign came to an end.

Boston City played 17 matches in 2016, winning 10, drawing 2 and losing 5 to finish behind reigning NPSL champion New York Cosmos B in one of the league's toughest conferences.  Playing home matches at Malden Catholic High School, which included a crowd of 927 fans for the season opener on May 1, central defender Gabriel De Souza, midfielder Michael Bustamante and goalkeeper Vitor Scariot all won individual NPSL all-star honors.

Highlights of the 16-match regular season NPSL playoffs:
Matches played: 17
Matches won: 10
Matches drawn: 2
Home record: 5-3-0
Away record: 5-2-2
Finished second in the Northeast Atlantic conference with 32 points
Highest attendance: 927 at home vs. New York Cosmos B on May 1
Longest unbeaten streak: 9 matches
Goals scored at home: 10
Goals scored away: 15 + 4 penalties in shootout
Round trip distance traveled to away matches: 3,500 miles
Top goal scorers: Homero Morais 7, Michael Bustamante 6

The club was founded in April 2015, by Renato Valentim, a successful real estate entrepreneur and owner of the Tavern in the Square restaurants. Valentim, a soccer fan since childhood, wanted to create an organization that would educate and develop the soccer, teamwork, and leadership skills in youth, while providing affordable entertainment to the public, and strengthen Boston’s love for soccer.
Boston is a sports city, having many inhabitants who are passionate about sports. It is also an educational capital, home to numerous colleges and universities that attract students from all over the world. Boston is known for its rich immigration history as well. Many immigrants have come to Boston from England, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Brazil and other countries where soccer is an integral part of culture. Valentim decided to locate his team in the greater Boston area due to the city’s passion for athletics, high student population, and immigration roots. By creating Boston City FC, Valentim hopes to help mainstream soccer in the Boston community.

Valentim is currently the CEO and Manager of the Boston City FC. He partnered with club President and Head Coach Jorge Ferreira da Silva (Palhinha) a former Brazilian professional soccer player. Valentim believes Palhinha’s experience as a championship winning soccer player and as a coach of youth players on teams around the world will give Boston City FC a large advantage as the organization develops and grows.

Notable facts

  • First team to ever beat New York Cosmos B over 90 minutes
  • Donated $1700 to the Greater Boston Food Bank from ticket sales to home friendly match with New England Revolution Under 23s.
  • Traveled to every regular season away match with transportation partner Malden Trans.
  • The only NPSL team to take a bus branded in club logos and colors from the home locker room to the pitch.
  • League’s best food: Pedro’s Brazilian BBQ and Chicken n Rice Guys.
  • League’s loudest Gooooooaaaaaaaalllll announcer.
  • League’s best in-stadium entertainment.


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