Chennaiyin FC completes the signature of attacking midfielder Rafael Crivellaro
CHENNAI Chennaiyin FC On Tuesday he confirmed the signing of the Brazilian offensive midfielder Rafael Crivellaro in a free transfer for next season.
The 30-year-old joins CFC after a period of two years on the CD Feirense de Portugal.
I am very happy to join Chennaiyin FC, a new experience in a new country with a lot of new hopes and expectations. Along with my new teammates, I hope to have a great season. I am really looking forward to my time in Chennai and India, said Crivellaro.
Rafael is a quality addition to our team, having worked at the highest level in Europe and Asia. Your experience, technical skill and reading of the game will surely increase our ranks while we aspire to challenge again for the ISL title. He comes with a lot of experience and will surely have a positive impact on our playing style, said head coach John Gregory.
Coming from the city of Cheerful harbor , Crivellaro's youth career involved time in the Brazilian club SC International and in Empoli FC in Italy.
He began his senior professional career in Brazil, followed by a successful four-year term in the Portuguese team Vitoria Guimaraes, which also included a brief loan movement to CD Trofense.
During his time in Vitoria, Rafael won the 2012-13 Taca de Portugal (Portuguese FA Cup) and also participated in the UEFA Europa League.
The spells in Ajman Club (UAE) and Wisla of Krakow (Poland) were the following for the Brazilian midfielder, before playing for FC Arouca and CD Feirence in the Portuguese Primeira League, along with a short stay in the Iranian Sepahan team in the middle.