Staff
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President

Andre Kunz Sana

andre@gremiofcsd.com
(858) 405-4772

Our Founder and President Andre Kunz Sana is a Brazilian native from Porto Alegre, Capital of Rio Grande Do Sul State of Southern Brazil.

His passion for Foot-ball and for Grêmio FBPA started before his birth coming generation by generation of his family. His great grandfather was the Goal Keeper of Grêmio FBPA in the years of 1917/18 Seasons and one the greatest In that position by that time. He also was the founder and pioneer of the Southern Brazil Goal Keeper Academy.

Julio Kunz started his career at Novo Hamburgo Esporte Clube close to the Capital Porto Alegre, because his great skills and after an extraordinary season he joined Grêmio FBPA, he keeps growing up and after another great seasons he was invited to join Flamengo from Rio de Janeiro and the Brazilian National Team which he was in the Squad Copa America Championship 🇧🇷 1922 and he was elected by many news papers as one the best Goal Keepers in that time due his magical saves during the games.

He was not only the best GK in Southern Brazil but the whole South America.

André’s grandfather and his father were big fans of Grêmio FBPA and both were waiting for our President birth with a full Grêmio uniform hanging at the hospital door where Andre born, Hospital São Lucas PUC-RS Porto Alegre, Brazil 1981.

This same year his born Grêmio won the Brazilian National league, in 1983 when Andre was only 2 years old his father Luiz Felipe Sana took him to the stadium to watch Grêmio FBPA wins for the first time the South America Championship and the World Cup Clubs December that same year winning Hamburg from Germany.

The history of his great grandfather Julio Kunz can be founded at the CBF , Brazilian Football Federation.

 

https://www.cbf.com.br/selecao-brasileira/torcedor/jogadores-imortais/um-dos-pioneiros-da-escola-gaucha-de-goleiros

 

Andre Leads Gremio FC San Diego a 4 years, a totally different mentality of the game but with great talented players all overs USA.

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Vice President / Director of Football

Krzysztof Nalborski

Krzysztof has a rich and diverse soccer background having practiced the “beautiful game” in Poland, United Kingdom and the United States. At a youth level, he represented Polish U-14, U-15, U-16 and U-17 nationals teams making 8 official appearances.
He was always able to juggle sports with education. He was as a student-athlete in the United Kingdom while playing for Aberystwyth Town F.C. in the Welsh Premier League. During his master’s degree in the United States, he was an NCAA Division I student-athlete for Radford University in Virginia. He made NCAA tournament appearances and was selected for the best XI of the Big South Conference. During his time in Virginia, Radford Men’s Soccer Team was nationally ranked.
Krzysztof currently works as a data scientist, but his love to soccer makes him look forward to developing young players in San Diego area.

Financial Director

Heidi McCarty

Heidi McCarty-Sana was born and raised in beautiful San Diego, California.  She started playing soccer at the young age of 4 and rapidly progressed to competitive soccer playing for Surf and the first ever woman’s team for the Nomads.  She also played for Torrey Pines High School Varsity Soccer where they won the CIF champions for all four years of her high school career.  After high school she has continued to be involved in the soccer community including coaching her own children and helping her husband with his soccer club.  She is very career oriented and brings her court reporting experience of ten plus years as well as her managing a construction company to Gremio as head of finances. 

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Director of Technology / E-commerce

Willian Mendes

willian@gremiofcsd.com
(619) 844-9641