Jeonbuk Recruited ‘ACL Conqueror’ Raphael…”Goal to win all competitions”

K-League 1 Jeonbuk Hyundai has recruited striker Rafael from Brazil.

Jeonbuk announced on the 10th, “We have recruited Rafael from the prestigious SC Corinthians Youth Club in Brazil.” Rafael made his debut at Coritiba FC (Brazil’s first division) in 2012, and moved to Switzerland’s FC Lugano the following year to challenge the overseas stage.

He entered Asia in 2014 by joining Albirex Niigata in the J-League.

Rafael, who moved to Urawa Red Diamonds ahead of the 2017 season, played in 42 games and scored 21 points, half the number of games.

In particular, in the 2017 AFC (Asian Football Confederation) Champions League, he scored 9 goals out of 11 matches, including 2 goals in the final, and won the championship trophy for Urawa.

Rafael, who moved to Wuhan FC in China ahead of the 2018 season, showed an overwhelming appearance with 23 goals in 23 league matches and promoted the team to the Super League.

After that, he scored 9 goals in 19 matches in 2 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. 메이저사이트

Raphael said, “I didn’t have to think twice about Jeonbuk’s offer to join, which I knew well from my days in Urawa.”

Meanwhile, Jeonbuk, which confirmed the signing 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.