Armando was born in Cataguases, Brazil, and has been playing soccer his entire life. He was awarded a scholarship in 2012 to play in the United States for Monroe Junior College in New Rochelle, NY. After one year at Monroe, he fulfilled his lifelong dream of playing for a university (Post University in Waterbury, Connecticut), where he was a captain for three years. He graduated in December 2016 with a dual degree in Business Administration and International Business.
Armando has also played with the Lane United Football Club, since the team’s first season in the PDL NW Division. After tearing his ACL for the second time with Lane United, Armando was treated by Tensegrity Physical Therapy, and wanted to work there ever since. After graduating, Armando moved to Eugene and has been working at Tensegrity Physical Therapy since January 2017 as a Strength and Conditioning Coach as well as the Social Media Content Creator.
Armando has done further education at Chris Power’s biomechanics courses at USC Division of Biokinesiology.