Tiago Coelho Branco Calvano (born 19 May 1981), known as Tiago, is a former Brazilian footballer.

Tiago Training (2009).jpg
Personal information
Full name Tiago Coelho Branco Calvano
Date of birth (1981-05-19) 19 May 1981 (age 38)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre Back
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2002 Botafogo 13 (1)
2002–2003 Perugia 0 (0)
2003 Sambenedettese 0 (0)
2004–2005 FC Barcelona B 27 (1)
2005–2008 Young Boys 86 (5)
2008–2010 MSV Duisburg 30 (0)
2010–2011 Fortuna Düsseldorf 8 (0)
2010–2011 Fortuna Düsseldorf II 1 (0)
2011–2013 Newcastle Jets 28 (1)
2013–2014 Sydney FC 12 (0)
2014–2016 Minnesota United FC 71 (2)
2017–2018 Penn FC 41 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:49, 15 October 2018 (UTC)


Calvano is a defender with Italian citizenship who made 13 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A appearances for Botafogo before moving to Europe.[1]

Newcastle JetsEdit

In May 2011, it was announced that he signed a two-year contract with Newcastle Jets FC, joining them for the 2011–12 and 2012–13 A-League seasons.[2] Calvano impressed during his first season with the Jets. Despite giving away three penalties he was very solid in the back which persuaded incoming coach Gary Van Egmond to keep him in the starting eleven. He scored his first goal for Newcastle in a round five match against Perth Glory in the 2012-13 A-League season. Tiago was released by the Newcastle Jets on 17 January 2013, due to lack of game time and a rumoured falling out of favour with head coach Van Egmond.[3]

Sydney FCEdit

On 17 January 2013, Tiago signed with Sydney FC as an injury replacement for Pascal Bosschaart.[4] Coming straight into the starting eleven after signing for Sydney, he made his debut in Sydney's 7–1 demolition of Wellington Phoenix at Allianz Stadium. Sydney made his position permanent, signing a one-year deal with the club for the 2013–14 A-League season.

Minnesota UnitedEdit

Towards the end of his contract, Tiago and Sydney FC agreed to a mutual termination of his contract to allow him to take up an offer of a contract in the United States for NASL side Minnesota United FC.[5]

Harrisburg City IslandersEdit

Tiago signed with USL side Harrisburg City Islanders on 23 March 2017.[6]


  1. ^ "Futpedia: Tiago Coelho (Tiago Coelho Branco Calvano)" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. Retrieved 18 March 2010.
  2. ^ "Another Piece in the Jets Puzzle Falls into Place". Newcastle Jets FC. 11 May 2011. Archived from the original on 27 May 2011. Retrieved 9 August 2011.
  3. ^ Hassett, Sebastian (18 January 2013). "Depleted Sky Blues look to Brazilian for inspiration". Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Jets release Tiago Calvano". Footballaustralia.com.au. 17 January 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  5. ^ "Sydney FC And Tiago Calvano Reach Mutual Agreement". Football Federation Australia. 29 January 2014. Archived from the original on 19 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Islanders Round Out Roster for 2017". City Islanders. 23 March 2017. Retrieved 24 March 2017.