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North Carolina FC Boosts Attack with Botafogo Forward Renan Gorne on Loan

Aug 3, 2017
CARY, N.C. (August 3, 2017) -  North Carolina FC has added another dangerous attacking option to its roster for the 2017 NASL Fall Season with the addition of Renan Gorne after coming to terms on a loan agreement with Brazilian Série A side Botafogo. Per club policy, further details on the acquisition were not released.
 
“We had an opportunity to get a very good striker. He’s young with good experience,” said NCFC Head Coach Colin Clarke. “He played in the top league in Brazil and had a very successful career scoring goals. He’s someone that wanted to be here and experience our league and culture and we feel that he will come in and score a lot of goals for us this second part of the season.”
 
The 21-year old forward was a star for Botafogo’s U20 side last season. He netted 31 goals with the U20 team and earned a call up to the senior team where he made one appearance. The talented goal scorer will join a growing attacking unit, which will be in search of more goals during NCFC’s Fall Season.
 
“I’m really happy to be a part of North Carolina FC. It’s a pleasure to wear this jersey,” said Gorne. “We have a great chance here to reach the playoffs. I can’t wait to get on the field and help the team earn results.”
 
Gorne and North Carolina FC will be on the road as they travel to league-leading Miami FC for a match on Saturday, Aug. 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Riccardo Silva Stadium. NCFC returns home on Saturday, Aug. 12 to host the Jacksonville Armada at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park. Tickets are available online or over the phone by calling the North Carolina Football Club Ticket Office at 919.458.8144.
 
Renan Gorne
Position: Forward
Birthday: Feb. 22, 1996
Age: 21
Weight: 170 lbs
Height: 5.11’

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