Hometown: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Age: 36 (05/19/1981)
Last Club: Minnesota United FC
Tiago Calvano joins the Islanders in 2017.
Calvano spent two seasons (2014-2016) with NASL team Minnesota United FC. He appeared in 71 matches, scored 2 goals for the team, and was named to the NASL BEST XI team and Golden Ball Nominee.
In 2013, Calvano signed for Sydney FC as an injury replacement after leaving A-League rivals Newcastle Jets. Coming straight into the starting eleven after signing for Sydney, he made his debut in Sydney’s 7–1 demolition of Wellington Phoenix. Sydney made his position permanent, and the defender signed a one year deal with the club for the 2013–14 A-League season.
From 2008-11, Calvano played in the German Budesliga for four seasons with MSV Duisburg and then Fortuna Dusseldorf. He played in Switzerland with BSC Young Boys playing a total of 86 games and scoring 5 goals.
Calvano represented various other European clubs after beginning his career in Brazil.