Maycon Joins Growing Heart Samba Brigade

Melbourne Heart FC’s brigade of samba stars has expanded to three following the signing of Brazilian striker Maycon Carvalho Inez.

Melbourne Heart FC-s brigade of samba stars has expanded to three following the signing of Brazilian striker Maycon Carvalho Inez.

The 24-year-old has joined Heart on a one-year deal and becomes the Club-s fifth signing this off-season following the acquisition of fellow Brazilian Fred, David Williams, Mate Dugandzic and Curtis Good.

Head Coach John van‘t Schip says Maycon is capable of playing an important role for Heart during the upcoming Hyundai A-League season.

“We are excited to have Maycon with us and he brings some great technical and striking qualities to the squad,” he said.

“Maycon is more of a traditional number 9 with a good penalty box sense, a very good work ethic and at 24 years of age, a lot of improvement ahead of him.

“With the signings of Dugandzic and Williams, Maycon provides real depth and variety to our attack and another option in the front third.”

Having featured for Nova Iguacu during the recently completed Rio de Janeiro State Championship, widely regarded as one of the strongest competitions in Brazil, Maycon arrives at Heart on the back of a strong season.

Scoring six times throughout the campaign, including against giants Vasco de Gama, Maycon helped guide his side to a mid-table finish behind the likes of Ronaldinho-s Flamengo, Fluminense and Botafogo.