Hometown: Havana, Cuba
Previous Club: Fortuna SC
Geobel (yuh-vel) Perez enters his second season with the Black and Yellow after initially signing with the club ahead of the 2021 season. Born in Havana, Cuba, Perez continues the lineage of past ex-Cuban internationals to find a home with the Battery.
Perez worked his way onto the pitch as both a starter and off the bench, making a total of 22 appearances in his rookie campaign. The Cuban notched two goals, two assists and 11 chances created while playing various roles up top and in the midfield. Geobel scored the opening goal in Charleston’s 3-1 victory over LA Galaxy II on October 20.
In Cuba, Perez developed in the youth program for FC Ciudad de la Habana until, after a solid performance in the 2018 Cuban Youth Championship, he was called up to the first team. That year he also caught the attention of the Cuban Football Association, joining the U20 national squad.
Geobel represented his country in the 2018 CONCACAF U20 Championship in Bradenton, FL. Perez led the Cuban side with five goals through the five-match group stage including a brace during a 7-0 blowout against Sint Maarten.
Remaining in Florida after the late-2018 championship, Perez has since played for Fortuna FC out of South Florida with a stint in 2019 playing for Storm FC of the fourth-tier National Premier Soccer League (NPSL).