Brazilian striker Rafael, who recently transferred to Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC, shared his thoughts on joining.
Raphael said, “I didn’t have to think twice about Jeonbuk’s proposal, which I knew well from my Urawa days.” .
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. 스포츠토토
In 2014, he joined Albirex Niigata in the J-League (Japan) and entered Asia.
Rafael, who moved to Urawa Red Diamonds in the same league before the 2017 season, played 42 games for Urawa and scored 21 points, half the number of games.
In particular, in the 2017 AFC (Asian Football Confederation) Champions League, he scored 9 out of 11 matches, including 2 goals in the final, and won the AFC Champions League trophy to Urawa.
Rafael, who moved to China’s Wuhan FC (League One) ahead of the 2018 season, showed an overwhelming appearance 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. 스포츠토토
Rafael, who played the front line and side striker and showed excellent scoring skills throughout his career, scored 98 points in 204 career games.
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.