Rafael Andrade Santos

Rafael Andrade Santos is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Orlando City B of USL League One. Santos previously had played college soccer for Virginia Commonwealth University.

Rafael Andrade Santos
Personal information
Full name Rafael Andrade Santos
Date of birth (1995-05-22) 22 May 1995
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Orlando City B
Number 10
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2017 VCU Rams 55 (20)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017–2018 SIMA Águilas 25 (4)
2019– Orlando City B 16 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 5, 2019

Career

Santos played three years of college soccer at Virginia Commonwealth University, where during his junior season he won the Atlantic 10 Conference Men's Soccer Player of the Year for the 2017 Atlantic 10 Conference men's soccer season.[1]

He made 55 appearances for the Rams, scoring 20 goals. He was drafted 74th overall by D.C. United in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft,[2] but did not sign with the club. He played in USL League Two (then the PDL) during the 2018 PDL season. He made 13 appearances, scoring four goals for SIMA Aguilas.[3]

In late 2018, Rafael signed with Orlando City B of USL League One. On 4 May 2019, he made his professional debut in a 0–0 draw against Chattanooga Red Wolves.[4] On 31 May 2019, Rafael scored his first professional goal in a 2–2 draw away to FC Tucson.

References

  1. "Santos, Lewis, Taneski, Smith, and O'Leary Win Top Atlantic 10 Men's Soccer Awards". Atlantic 10 Conference. atlantic10.com. November 8, 2017. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  2. Bromley, Ben (2018-01-21). "D.C. United drafts Afonso Pinheiro and Rafael Andrade Santos". Black And Red United. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  3. "SIMA Aguilas - 2018 Playoffs - Roster - # - Rafael A. Santos - M". www.uslleaguetwo.com. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  4. Rollins, Sean (2019-05-03). "OCB Still Winless After 0-0 Draw vs. Chattanooga". The Mane Land. Retrieved 2019-05-14.


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