Victor "PC" Giro

Victor "PC" Giro
Victor "PC" Giro
Victor "PC" Giro
Real Name: Victor Giro
HT: 5' 8" WT: 160
Pronunciation: Vik-tor Hero
Age: 24 (03/10/1994)
Birthplace: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil

A versatile, technical left-footed player who can line up as left back as well as left winger, Victor Giro, more widely known as “PC,” began his career in his native Brazil before making a name for himself in the NASL, then moving up to MLS with Orlando City SC in 2017.

PC was acquired by Whitecaps FC from Orlando City SC in December 2018 in exchange for Vancouver's natural third round pick in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft.

PC joined Orlando City SC in January 2017 and made 10 starts in 16 appearances in his first two MLS seasons, featuring both at left back and at midfield. He made his MLS debut in a 1-1 draw at San Jose Earthquakes on May 17, 2017, assisting on the Lions’ lone goal. PC also made one start and appearances each in 2017 and 2018 in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, scoring a goal in the 3-0 Fourth Round victory over Miami United FC on June 6, 2018. He also featured for the club’s USL affiliate Orlando City B in 2017, making six starts and appearances.

After joining via transfer midway through the season in August 2016, PC settled right in with the Tampa Bay Rowdies, making 13 starts in 14 appearances in the NASL season, recording a goal and an assist.

PC originally joined Fort Lauderdale Strikers on loan from Brazilian club Corinthians in March 2015, before signing a multi-year NASL contract the following month. In just over a year with the club, he recorded six goals and four assists in 39 regular season starts and appearances. He also made one start and appearance in the NASL Championship playoffs, scoring the Strikers’ lone goal in their 2-1 2015 semifinal loss to New York Cosmos. In the Lamar Hunt U.S Open Cup, PC made four starts and five appearances in 2015 and 2016, scoring the 120th-minute extra-time winner versus Orlando City SC in the 2016 Round of 16.

PC spent one season on loan to Portuguese Primeira Liga club Belenenses, making two league cup starts and appearances in the Taça da Liga.

After developing in famed Brazilian club Corinthians’ system in his youth from 2009 to 2012, PC became a player on Corinthians B, before his loan stints with Belenenses and Fort Lauderdale Strikers.

PC’s nickname comes from his time with Corinthians, when many compared him to an older player named Pablo Cesar who went by the same alias. As a member of Corinthians U-20, he initially caught Whitecaps FC head coach Marc Dos Santos’ eye at the 2012 Copa São Paulo de Futebol Júnior, when Dos Santos was coaching FC Primeira Camisa U-20. PC also played under WFC assistant coach Phillip Dos Santos in 2016 when the latter was an assistant with Fort Lauderdale Strikers.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2018Orlando City SC8504180616011
2017Orlando City SC85043613010011
Career Totals-1610085419116022
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