Professional soccer K League 1 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC has recruited striker Rafael from Brazil.
Born in Brazil’s prestigious SC Corinthians youth, Rafael made his debut at Coritiba FC (Brazil’s first division) in 2012, and transferred to Switzerland’s FC Lugano the following year to challenge the overseas stage.
Raphael entered Asia in 2014 when he joined Albirex Niigata in the J-League (Japan), and played 62 games for three seasons in Niigata, scoring 26 points and scoring 5 assists.
Rafael, who moved to Urawa Red Diamonds in the same league ahead of the 2017 season, played 42 matches for Urawa and scored 21 points, half the number of matches. He scored 9 goals during the game and gave Urawa the AFC Champions League trophy.
Raphael, who moved to China’s Wuhan FC (League One) ahead of the 2018 season, showed an overwhelming performance by scoring 23 points in 23 league games, promoting the team to the Super League.
Rafael later scored 9 points in 19 matches in two seasons in the Chinese Super League, and returned to Brazil by transferring to Cruzeiro (Brazil’s second division) ahead of the 2022 season.
Rafael, who played the front line and side striker and showed excellent scoring skills throughout his career, scored 98 points in 204 career games. 스포츠토토
Raphael said, “I didn’t have to think twice about Jeonbuk’s proposal, which I knew well from my Urawa days.” .
Meanwhile, Jeonbuk, which confirmed the recruitment of Raphael, now has four foreign players this season and plans to fill the foreign quota of up to six players through additional foreign player recruitment.