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Charles Petro – biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

IntroMalawaian association football player
Is Athlete 
Football player 
Association football player 
From Malawi 
Type Sports 
Gendermale
Birth 8 February 2001, Blantyre, Malawi
Age:19 years
Star sign Aquarius
Sports Teams
FC Sheriff Tiraspol

John Charles Petro (born 8 February 2001) is a Malawian footballer who plays as a defender for Moldovan club Sheriff Tiraspol and the Malawi national team.

Club career

Petro joined Big Bullets in 2018, initially playing with their reserve squad in the second-tier Southern Region Football League before being promoted to the first team ahead of the 2019 season, making an instant impact and playing an instrumental role in their second consecutive Super League championship win. For his performance filling in the gap left by injured team captain John Lanjesi, he was named Defender of the Year while also being nominated for the Player of the Year award at the annual league awards ceremony.

After rejecting a trial with South African side Polokwane City, Petro instead underwent a month-long trial at Moldovan side Sheriff Tiraspol in early 2020. He officially made the move to the club by signing a three-year deal in February.

International career

Petro represented the national under-20 team at the 2017 COSAFA U-20 Cup and during the 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations qualifiers.

He made his senior international debut on 20 April 2019, replacing Gomezgani Chirwa during a 0–0 draw against Eswatini in the 2020 African Nations Championship qualifiers. He also played for Malawi at the 2019 COSAFA Cup and 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification.

Career statistics

International

As of match played 13 March 2020
National teamYearAppsGoals
Malawi
2019100
Total100

Honours

Club

Big Bullets
  • Super League of Malawi: 2019

Individual

  • Super League of Malawi Defender of the Year: 2019