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Afonso Pinheiro

Globalization Studies


Afonso Pinheiro is majoring in globalization studies with a minor in Spanish. In 2016, he was named to the NSCAA Scholar All-East First Team.


Pinheiro was named team captain for the 2017 season.


Afonso participates with the team’s community service projects, including the Friends of Jaclyn Adoption program, reading and encouraging physical activity at elementary schools, volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House and youth soccer clinics.


Afonso is the all-time UAlbany leader in total points and is second in goals. He has twice been named to both the MAC Hermann Preseason Watch List and the College Soccer News Preseason All-America Third Team (2016, 2017). He was named 2015 America East Striker of the Year, has received three All-Conference selections (All-Rookie in 2014, First Team in 2015, Second Team in 2016).  In 2016, he was named to the America East All-Tournament Team. Also in 2016, Pinheiro was named to the NSCAA All-East Second Team, was named to the Top Drawer Soccer Best XI Second Team and was ranked 12th on the TDS Postseason Top 100 players. He has been named America East Player of the Week three times in his career.