About Us

A club created from the people, for the people and by the people

The history of Boston City FC

Boston City FC was founded in April 2015 by Renato Valentim, a successful real estate entrepreneur and owner of the restaurant chain TAVERN IN THE SQUARE, a successful development in the state of Massachusetts, and Jorge Ferreira da Silva, aka Palhinha, former Soccer player champion in several clubs in which he played, such as SÃO PAULO, CRUZEIRO, AMERICA-MG, BRAZILIAN SELECTION. Two-time interclub world champion and three-time champion of the Copa Libertadores da América.

2015 to 2016

Finished second in the Northeast Atlantic conference of the NPSL to 2015 champions New York Cosmos B

Qualified for the NPSL Playoffs in the Club’s 1st season in 2016

2017 to 2019

In November 2017, the Boston City Futebol Clube Brasil was launched in the city of Manhuaçu, Minas Gerais;

In June 2018 – the club’s first professional match in Brazil

In 2019 access to the first division of the Minas Gerais Championship of the U-15 and U-17 categories 

2020 to 2022

Launch of the Talent Development Center Project in Manhuaçu-MG

in April 2021 start of works on the CDT in Manhuaçu-MG – Brazil

In May 2022 the club joins the USL Two league one of the best leagues in the USA

Premiere League
Women League
Carling Cup
Junior Championship

Renato VAlentim

boston city fc Founder

Brazilian immigrant who worked his way up to become a partner in a restaurant chain employing over 1000 people,  he is the owner of Tavern In The Square, a landmark of 11 restaurants throughout the Greater Boston area that has a strong record of giving back to the community programs

Date of birth:
09 November 1970
Place of birth:
Manhuaçu - MG
Brazilian /American

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