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Goalkeeper Lucas Cavagnari joins ACHIEVE

Former Brazil under-20 international goalkeeper Lucas Covolan Cavagnari has signed with ACHIEVE.

6 foot 3” shot stopper Cavagnari, 27, who also holds an Italian passport, has most recently been with Isthmian League Premier Division side Worthing, where he won numerous end of season awards after a fine campaign between the sticks.

A goalkeeper with excellent flexibility and agility, Cavagnari was born in Curitiba, Brazil, and began his career with Trieste, making 92 appearances from 2007 to 2009 before moving to Rio Branco in 2009 and enjoying three years at the club, appearing on 94 occasions and winning the Rio Cup and Guanabara Cup.

In 2010, Cavagnari was capped twice by Brazil at under-20 level and he continued his football education at Clube Atlético Paranaense in 2012, making 18 appearances for the club’s under-23 side. The following year he joined Clube Esportivo Bento Gonçalves, playing ten times before moving to Toledo Colônia Work and then Rio Branco in 2014.

Later that same year, Cavagnari moved to Spain, joining Club Deportivo Atlético Rafal, where he enjoyed 18 outings before signing for Unión Deportiva Alaró in 2015, appearing 34 times.

In 2016, Cavagnari moved to England to sign for National League South outfit Whitehawk, who had appointed a South American manager, Argentinean Pablo Asensio. He made 28 appearances and became a fans’ favourite, but after Asensio left the club, he followed, moving to Worthing for the 2017-18 campaign, where he played 50 times and won numerous awards for the club, being rated as arguably the best goalkeeper in the division.

Welcome to ACHIEVE, Lucas, we look forward to working with you.

You can see a video of Lucas in action below…

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