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Rafa Soares
Rafa Soares
Fulham info
Full name Luís Rafael Soares Alves
Nickname(s)    Rafa
Date of birth 9 May 1995
Place of birth    Marco de Canaveses, Porto, Portugal
Height 5ft 11 1/2in (1.82m)
Playing position Left back
Current player? Incorrect
Number(s) worn 5 (2017-2018)
Debut Bristol City (h) (31 Oct 2017)
Last Appearance Ipswich (h) (2 Jan 2018)
Joined from Porto, Season-long loan - 22 Aug 2017
League apps (gls) 3 (0)
All apps (gls) 3 (0)
Other clubs Alpendorada (youth) (2003-2005)
Porto (2005-present)
→ Académica (loan) (2016)
→ Rio Ave (loan) (2016-2017)
International Portugal U21 (2014-2016)
Apps (gls) 9 (0)
Rafa Soares was a defender who was at Fulham on loan from Porto during the 2017-18 season. Having spent most of his youth career at Porto, he joined Fulham after loan spells at Académica and Rio Ave. He has made over 70 appearances for Portugal's youth teams from U16 up to U21 level.

CareerEdit

Before Fulham Edit

Fulham (2017-2018)Edit

Rafa signed on loan from Porto on 22 August 2017. He arrived with an injury and had to wait nearly two months before he was able to play, making his unofficial debut in a 4-0 loss at Blackburn Rovers for the U23 squad. His debut for the first team came on 31 October 2017, as he came on as a second half substitute during a 2-0 loss against Bristol City at Craven Cottage.

Unfortunately for Rafa, his loan at Fulham was mutually cut short as he failed to break into the first team and was returned to Porto in the January transfer window of 2018.

After FulhamEdit

Fulham StatisticsEdit

AppearancesEdit

U23 squadEdit

Season League EFL Trophy Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2017-18 4 0 1 0 5 0
Total 4 0 1 0 5 0

First teamEdit

Season League League FA Cup League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2017-18 Championship 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

DisciplinaryEdit

First teamEdit

Season Yellow card Red card
2017-18 0 0
Total 0 0

Fulham MatchesEdit

U23 squadEdit

# Season Date Comp Opposition Venue Result Score Additional Information
12017-1825 Sept 2017PL2D2Blackburn U23AwayLost0-4Sub off 63'
22017-1820 Nov 2017PL2D2Southampton U23AwayWon4-3
32017-1829 Nov 2017LTCrawleyAwayWon3-1
42017-188 Dec 2017PL2D2Brighton U23HomeDrew1-1
52017-188 Jan 2018PL2D2Aston Villa U23AwayWon3-1

First teamEdit

# Season Date Comp Opposition Venue Result Score Additional Information
12017-1831 Oct 2017CHMPBristol CityHomeLost0-2Sub on 67'
22017-183 Nov 2017CHMPWolvesAwayLost0-2Sub on 63'
32017-182 Jan 2018CHMPIpswichHomeWon4-1Sub on 87'

External links and referencesEdit

Fulham FC
2017-18 squad
1. Bettinelli 2. Fredericks 3. R Sessegnon 4. Odoi 5. Soares 6. McDonald 7. Kebano 8. Johansen 9. Fonte 10. Cairney 11. Ayité 13. Ream 14. Woodrow 15. Madl 16. Norwood 17. Sigurðsson / Graham 19. Ojo 20. Piazón 21. Targett 22. Mollo / Christie 23. Djaló 24. Aluko 26. Kalas 27. Button 32. Mitrović 33. O'Riley 35. Adeniran 36. de la Torre 37. Edun 40. Käit 42. Rodák 43. S Sessegnon 44. Cissé 46. Norman 47. Kamara
Manager
Flag of Serbia Jokanović