Spartak Moscow close in on Rafael Carioca

December 8, 2008 at 18:00 2 comments


Russian side Spartak Moscow have offered around 7.5 million euros for Grêmio’s defensive midfielder Rafael Carioca.

The player is a Grêmio youth product and has made 42 appearances for the club. Carioca played a prominent part in the Porto Alegre’s second place finish in the league this year.

See him in action here

Name: Rafael de Souza Pereira

Nickname: Rafael Carioca

Position: defensive midfielder

Date of birth: 18/6/1989

Height: 1.79m

Weight: 72 kilos

Clubs: Grêmio



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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Gustavo  |  December 10, 2008 at 09:06

    In my opinion, Rafael Carioca is definetely not making a good choice, by taking the first offer he got. By playing in Russia, he’s probably getting out of the spotlights.

    That’s basically the same mistake Rafael Sobis did, when he decided to go from Internacional to Real Betis, instead of waiting a little longer for an offer from an european first range club.

  • 2. Sexton Blake  |  December 13, 2008 at 20:29

    I wonder how many of these Brazilians who sign for Russian/Ukrainian teams get to visit their new ‘home’ before they sign the dotted line? There was an interview with Elano where he spoke about ‘crying every day’ to get away from the cold.


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