After a successful career that took him through big clubs such as QPR, Swindon Town and Champions league participants CFR Cluj in Romania, Pato as he is called, is edging closer to have a new home. He has recently plaid in Thailand where he featured as a captain for Roi Et United. As is usual having enjoyed a stint outside UK , Patrick sort to find his way back into UK by briefly securing a contract in Ireland. It didn’t take long for him to catch-up with us at Joe Mart Sports and Events Mgt.
We at Joe Mart gave him an opportunity to showcase his vast experience gathered over a series of clubs ranging from Europe, Asia and America. After a few training sessions, Martin Russell had this to say. “There is no doubt about Patrick,s ability, we just have to see on Tuesday how he will cope in a match situation against the championship side MK Dons”. Tuesday the 14th came and Patrick didn’t take long to prove he is that which the club is missing. Twice he made last ditch tackles that could have seen MK Dons take an early lead. As if that was not enough, the first time he went up for a corner kick he connected well above all defenders forcing a bullet header narrowly wide off the target that went with a round of applause from the fans. From then on he became a fans favorite getting cheers of appreciation with every pass and tackle won.
It didn’t surprise then when he got substituted midway through second half that even the MK Dons staff applauded him and a loud chant from the crowd came up “Sign him up”, “sign him up” Sign him uuuuuup”. It maybe too little too late for the bottom placed Limerick City but there is no doubt Patrick will be a success in League of Ireland.