Rafa signs a 4 year Contract

Ricardo Rafael Costa Miranda, “Rafa”, signed his professional contract with Rio Ave Futebol Clube, for the next 4 years.

Another “youth academy product” of our Club, Rafa represents the work and ambition of a junior player who fight to win the difficulties and make them a source of resilience in search of a dream.

Rafa is also more a testament to the quality of the work that is done in the youth Rio Ave FC academy. Names like André Vilas Boas, Zé and Vitor Gomes, Fabio Faria, Fabio Coentrao, who “were born”  in our schools and that were the example followed by many others, such as the latest, Carlos Alves, Nelson Monte, Silvério, Abalo, Hassan and many others, make our training philosophy a reference in the national and international panorama.

Rio Ave FC continues to form men and professionals who perform a consolidated quality basis career.

Rafa is one of the promises of our football. International on the Portugal youth formation, the player returned to be one of the important parts of the Junior team that returned this year to discuss the Champion places on the first National Division Championship.

Rafa held 22 games for Juniors, scoring 6 times, playing 1436 minutes.