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Players to Watch: Rafa Silva

Name: Rafael Alexandre Fernandes Ferreira Silva   Age:  May 17, 1993 (age 22)

Club: S.C. Braga       Nationality: Portugese

League: Primeira Liga   Height:  170 cm,  5’6       Position: LW/RW/AM

Rafael Alexandre Fernandes Ferreira Silva also known as Rafa Silva has been gaining a lot of attention from different clubs around the world. He is a player expected to leave his current club S.C. Braga at the end of the season with a host of suitors vying for his signature. The reason why he is so coveted and wanted by a lot of clubs is because he is a versatile forward who can both score and assist as well. He is a modern Trequartista because he can alternate from playmaker to all out goalscorer, all throughout the course of a single game.

He is very quick with on the ball and very agile making him very dangerous in one vs one situations. This season in Portugal he has managed to rack up 9 goals and 8 assists in all competition, an impressive tally for the 22 year old. A technically gifted player who is capable of moments of brilliance at any given time but still needs to work on his consistency.

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