Alexandre Pato signs new one-year deal with Orlando after injury-plagued season

Pato smashes the woodwork on free kick for Orlando City (0:23)

In a rare appearance for Orlando City in 2021, Alexandre Pato rattles the crossbar against Nashville SC. (0:23)

Orlando City forward Alexandre Pato has signed a one-year contract for the 2022 season, the club announced on Saturday.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed by the team for Pato, who joined Orlando last February but injured his right knee in the 2021 season opener against Atlanta United.

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The 32-year-old Brazilian was limited to just four appearances last season due to the injury.

"Pato's ability is proven and we know the untapped potential in what he can bring to our team," Orlando general manager Luiz Muzzi said in a statement.

"He's been working hard to return to top form and we're looking forward to him having an impactful year for the club. We're excited for him to return and play an important role both on the field and in the locker room this season."

The striker has scored 160 goals in 398 games during previous spells at AC Milan, Chelsea, Villarreal and Sao Paulo.