Pedro Dias

Head Coach Ontario

  • Academy Centre: London, Ontario
  • Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Hometown: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Citizenships: Portuguese, Canadian
  • Years with Whitecaps FC: 1
  • Previous Clubs: CD Nacional (Portugal), Benfica Soccer Schools (Canada), Beira Mar FC (Canada), CS Maritimo (Portugal), Sporting FC (Canada), Waterside Karori AFC (New Zealand)
  • Certifications: Canadian A License, UEFA B License, AFTA A License, FFA & AFC A License, Technical Director Ontario Soccer Association Diploma Course, Sports Director/Manager Course
  • Playing Experience: Sporting Clube de Portugal, Atlético Clube de Portugal, Sporting Clube Lourinhanense, Sport Clube U. Torreense, Associação Académica de Coimbra, Clube Desportivo Nacional, Sporting Clube Portimonense, Desportivo da Ribeira Brava, Ass. Desportiva de São Vicente, Centro Social e Desportivo de Câmara de Lobos, Estrela Da Calheta FC
  • Coaching Experience: Vancouver Whitecaps FC Saskatchewan Academy Centre Head Coach, Junior & Youth Lead Coach Waterside Karori AFC / Swifts Talent Centre (Wellington, New Zealand), Barcelona Academy Camp Coach (Wellington, New Zealand), Technical Director & Head Coach Sporting FC Academy (Toronto), Head Coach & Assistant Coach, U16 Provincial Girls & U14 Provincial Boys Ontario Soccer Association, Youth Technical Director CS Maritimo, District Coach North York Soccer Association, Technical Director & Head Coach Beira Mar FC, Coach North York Cosmos, Academy Coach Clarkson Sheridan Soccer Club, Assistant Coach Trent University Women’s Team,  Technical Director & Head Coach Benfica Soccer Schools (Toronto & Newark), Coach CD Nacional,  Sports Director Estrela da Calheta Futebol Clube
  • Key Successes to Date: A former professional soccer player and long-time coach, with 17 years’ experience playing in the Portuguese League for teams such as Sporting Clube de Portugal, Academica, and Clube Desportivo Nacional. Successful completion of several international coaching certificates, including ‘A’ and ‘B’ Licenses. Exten- sive soccer experience and demonstrated leadership skills. Connected to top European soccer clubs and highly proficient in their training methodologies. Expert in start-up ventures, having founded international football academies in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, and the United States. Seeking a coaching staff position at a progressive football establishment, which will allow me to utilize my skill set to contribute to the growth and success of the Club’s athletes, coaches, and technical professionals
  • Most Memorable Soccer Moment: When we accomplish the main objectives of the club, being promoted to higher divisions where I contribute with great performances in Lourinhanense and Nacional
  • Favourite Player: Paulo Futre, Luis Figo
  • What you enjoy doing outside of soccer: Spending time and traveling with my Family its the main objective outside Soccer