On 11th June 2013 at Phuket Orchid Resort and Spa, Phuket FC President – Pramuk Achariyachai, Pedro Moreira – International Business Manager of Brazilian football club Cruzeiro Esporte Clube, Director of Phuket Sports Authority of Thailand Center – Wirat Patee and Phuket Sports Association President – Saroj Angkanapilas gathered to announce and sign an MOU on a partnership between Phuket FC and Cruzeiro Esporte Clube. The event also saw Phuket FC sign a contract with Cruzeiro Esporte Clube’s under 20 starlet Christian Alex.
Khun Pramuk said “We are very pleased that Cruzeiros, a world class football club, has selected Phuket FC as a partner football club, a first for Thailand and ASEAN. It’s very exciting for us and Cruzeiro, who believe that this venture will be important support to Phuket FC in moving the club up to a higher level of Thai football, or even Asian football. Phuket FC has the aim of transforming the finest players into a team, and will in future be able to send youths to the Cruzeiro Academy. This is going to be so useful for not only the youths of Phuket and but also Thailand.”
Mr Pedro added “Christian Alex is a highly skilled and disciplined player. He joined our academy as a child. I’m sure that he will be of immediate benefit to Phuket FC in the 2nd half of the season and this will open the way for other players to be in Phuket FC’s squad in the future.”