Wings Sign Brazilian Forward Nico Andres

by Lisa Sillaway


Park City, KS (November 13, 2019) - While many new Wichita Wings players had the chance to watch the old Wings teams in action as kids, for Nico the experience will be completely new as he takes the field for the 40th anniversary comeback team. And it's an experience the former São Paulo FC (Brazil) player is definitely looking forward to.

Like his fellow new Wings, Nico is determined to bring an exciting, competitive game to Hartman Arena. He plans to have fun and hopes the fans will, as well.

"On the field, I can bring something different in skill, where I always like to have fun and try to do different things where fans would enjoy watching it. But with a lot of responsibility, of course," he said.

Nico (yes, he just goes by one name like soccer greats Pele and Tatu) attended college at Park University, in Missouri and also played for Kaw Valley FC said he has heard about the Orange Army and the legendary fans - and cannot wait to experience it himself.

"I would like to see all the people from Wichita and around Wichita area who support soccer to come out," he said, adding he hopes to see a full house for all the games. "And I am really excited to meet all the fans and hopefully they are excited to see the team performing, as well."

Nico said he will definitely bring enthusiasm to the team and the field, something he does off the field with his favorite hobby, music. Just don't ask him to sing.

"One of my favorite hobbies is to play guitar, but I am horrible singing," he joked.

See Nico and his new indoor team on the field as the Wichita Wings open their season at home on Dec. 28. Season tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster and at the Hartman Arena.