Alex da Paixao Alves joins Serbian top division side on trial

Brazilian winger Alex da Paixao Alves, better known as Lecao, has been invited for a week’s trial with Serbian Premier Division club Cukaricki Belgrade.

FK Cukaricki is one of the top teams in Serbia and are currently lying fourth in the Serbian Premier Division. FK Cukaricki has qualified for the Europa League on several occasions in the past few years and is known as a stepping stone to major European Leagues with a number of former players from this club now playing in the top divisions of Holland, Belgium and Portugal.

Balzan President Anton Tagliaferro said: “I am delighted that a club of the status Cukaricki has selected one of our players for a trial. It is testimony to the many good things happening at Balzan FC and I am very happy that as a club we are getting on the radar screen of other reputable clubs overseas. While Lecao remains very much in our plans for our Europa League games and for next season, we wish Alex the best of luck with this opportunity.”