Born and raised in Botucatu, Brazil, Rafa developed into a very strong player. Just prior to high school, his family moved to the US where he excelled on the field. Following school he developed an extensive coaching background and in 2016 became the 1st Assistant for Memphis City.
“I am very grateful to Memphis City for this opportunity as well as previous head coach Chris Harrington, who served as a tremendous mentor and friend. Memphis has some of the best soccer fans in the country, and I look forward to giving them the best team to support in 2017!!!”
Rafa is the Technical Director for DC Galaxy (Southaven, MS), and owner of Futsal Escola which is the only local futsal club.
2016 Memphis City FC 1st Assistant
*Director of Coaching
National Youth License
La Liga Methodology Certified