ISL champions Bengaluru FC have completed the signing of Raphael Augusto. Raphael Augusto’s move to Bengaluru FC came as a shocker for many people.
The Brazilian Magician has a astonishing record in ISL. With 56.56 passes per match and 77.87 passing accuracy while playing as creative midfielder, He is one of the foreign midfielder to play in ISL. He has 6 goals and 6 assits to his name in ISL. Last season he scored 2 and had 1 assist.
The midfielder kick-started his career in his hometown of Brazil with Fluminense. He was loaned out to as many as seven clubs in his professional career which also included Chennaiyin FC in Hero ISL 2015. Before his success in the Hero ISL, he had won the Polish league with Legia Warsaw.
He made his debut for Chennaiyin came in 2015. He won the trophy with Chennaiyin in his very first season in India. He was shifted into a more creative role for Hero ISL 2016 and ended the season with four assists to his name, most by any Chennaiyin FC player that season. The 2017-18 season saw him play a pivotal role yet again as Chennaiyin won their second Hero ISL crown and Augusto picked up his second winner’s medal. Last season he didn’t had a great time but still he managed to show some of his mesmerising skills.
This is what Raphael said after joining Bengaluru FC
I am so happy to sign for a big team like Bengaluru FC. I was amazed in the manner in which the club fought tooth and nail to win the championship last season, and it’s a good feeling to be a part of that team now. Bengaluru have a very good coach, a good set of players and some amazing fans and I’m sure together, all of us can win more titles for the club.
Raphael has signed a 2 year deal with Bengaluru FC. He will replace Xisco, who has joined Delhi Dynamos this season. It will be interesting to see Raphael Augusto pulling the Strings of bengaluru FC’s midfield.