Paulo Gali Freitas once shocked at the 2017 Southeast Asian U16 tournament. At that time, he was only 12 years old, but he attended the tournament. In the same year, he signed a contract to start his career with Laulara FC.
In the Southeast Asian U16 tournament, this striker is much taller than many teammates and opponents. He also possesses very respectable skills and plays more mature than the rest. Many sources believe that Paulo Gali was actually born in 1997, not 2004 as on paper. But Paulo Gali Freitas still overcame the controversy to continue to progress from the U16, U19, U23 and Timor Leste national team.
He took another step forward when he just completed the deal to join PSIS Semarang Club in the Indonesian National League, becoming the only player of Timor Leste to compete in the top football platforms in the region (other players mostly most of them only play for clubs in Cambodia, Brunei and Timor Leste).
Therefore, the transfer of Paulo Gali Freitas to PSIS Semarang has attracted attention. And fans have the opportunity to question the real age of the 18-year-old player this year. Looking at Paulo Gali playing from 6 years ago, as well as the old face of this striker, no one believes that he is only 18. Many opinions have been raised, many fans of PSIS Semarang asked to find out Paulo’s real age. Gali.
In response, the Indonesian team’s CEO Yoyok Sukawi emphasized that Paulo Gali is only 18 years old. He only believes the data in this player’s passport. “Based on his passport, his date of birth is December 31, 2004, he is only 18 years old,” Yoyok told CNN Indonesia. “We only believe what’s on paper.”
Zing | 13:55 06/06/2023