Oi, Gaspar do Vancouver

By Sean McCaffery, March 9, 2021

From the top league in Portugal to the top league in North America for Bruno Gaspar as he says "ate" to Sporting CP in the Primeira Liga for MLS and the 'Caps. The fullback will of course occupy an international spot during his loan, good all season long with the team holding an option to buy him outright.

'Caps Coach, Marc Dos Santos told "Bruno brings a wealth of experience from a number of very good leagues in Europe. As we continue to improve our roster piece by piece, Bruno is one part of additional moves we ate looking to make. We are very happy to have him join our club."

Bruno by the Numbers:

-204 games overall

-2019-'20 Supa League & Greek Football Cup winner with historic Olympiacos

-2018-'19 Taca da Liga & aca de Portugal winner at Sporting CP

-Europa League player for both Olympiacos and Sporting

-Angolan full international, but with Portugal as a youth player

Gaspar told "The Whitecaps fans can be sure I will give 200% in every minute of every game. I look forward to joining my new teammates and can't wait to get started." Though used in many spots, he is mostly on the right side, saw time on the left with Olympiacos as they took two tittles during his loan period. His firs pro team was Benfica B after their Academy in 2013. A rio of years with the B side, then had him off to Vitoria de Guimaraes a 2014 loan, made permanent in '15. ACF Fiorentina had him for a year, 2017-'18, then back to Portugal for 2018.

A native of Evora in Portugal, he was with their YNT from U-15-21. His father, a native of Angola had him eligible to play thee as well, as he now has a quartet of games with them, even 3 stars in the Africa Cup of Nations in 2019.