A short message from him was posted on the club home page the following day:
I am very glad to be able to come to a big club. I’ll do my best to demonstrate my full power in order to fufill the team goal of winning the league championship. Thank you for your support.
We all wish him the best of luck and hope to see some fine goals from him, like this one, in the near future!
Full name: Rafael dos Santos de Oliveira
Date of birth: 30 June 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth: Osasco, Brazil
Height: 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
2004 – Nacional-SP
2007 → Avispa Fukuoka (loan)
2008 → Paulista (loan)
2008 → Atlético Juventus (loan)
2009 → Votoraty (loan)
2010–2011 → Thespa Kusatsu (loan)
2011–2012 → Gamba Osaka (loan)
2012– 2014→ Ulsan Hyundai (loan)