Orlando City's Alexandre Pato signs one-year contract

Orlando City SC forward Alexandre Pato signed a one-year contract for the 2022 season on Saturday.

Financial terms were not disclosed by the team for Pato, who injured his right knee in the 2021 season opener against Atlanta United. The 32-year-old Brazilian was limited to just four appearances (one start) last season.

"Pato's ability is proven and we know the untapped potential in what he can bring to our team," Orlando City general manager Luiz Muzzi said. "He's been working hard to return to top form and we're looking forward to him having an impactful year for the Club. We're excited for him to return and play an important role both on the field and in the locker room this season."

Orlando City signed Pato to a one-year deal in February 2021. Pato previously played for Brazil's Sao Paulo following stints in Serie A (AC Milan), the Premier League (Chelsea) and La Liga (Villarreal).

Pato, whose given name is Alexandre Rodrigues da Silva, had totaled 160 goals and 48 assists in 398 professional appearances with his other clubs, according to Orlando City.

--Field Level Media