Legia signed Hildeberto Pereira from Benfica
Born on March 2, 1996 in Lisbon, Berto played for Ponte Frielas, Odivelas, and Loures, before coming to Benfica Academy in 2011. In 2013-14 he reached the UEFA Youth League final with Benfica U-19 team, where they lost 3-0 to FC Barcelona. In the whole campaign, Pereira scored three goals and had three assists, and his best performance was in the game against Real Madrid, where he scored helping his team to win 4-0.
At that time Berto played as a striker, but later in his senior carrer in Benfica B and Nottingham Forest, he played as right-back or winger. Legia's new signing had a good season in English Championship, having played 25 games, scoring 2 goals, and having two assists. In the poll conducted by "Nottingham Post", 65% fans voted that Pereira's loan agreement from Benfica should be extended. "I had very good relations with Nottingham's fans, but now I will play for Legia. I saw Legia's fans on TV, and now I'm waiting to play in front of them on the pitch," said Berto in his first interview for Legia.com.
Berto is a strong and skilled footballer, who is not afraid of making brave decisions. He likes to play one on one, attack individually, and put great passes behind the opponent's defence. In Legia, Pereira will play with number 7 on his back. Welcome to Warsaw, Berto!