Rafael DeSouza

Rafael DeSouza

Rafael DeSouza






Date of Birth

June 9, 1997
Rafael DeSouza


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  • Matches: 5
  • Minutes: 280
  • Goals: 1
  • Assists: 0
  • Club debut: May 27, 2018 at NY Athletic Club


Rafael kicked off the spring season as a member of Boston City’s Under 20s team in the Bay State Soccer League.  The 20-year-old scored a hat-trick in his first match, and was promoted to the first team.  He made his debut for the Lions coming off the bench in the first half of a narrow 1-0 loss away to New York Athletic Club.

He logged 280 minutes in five matches and his relentless running was rewarded with his first goal for the club in a 1-1 home draw with Seacoast United Mariners.

DeSouza, who is originally from Ipatinga, Brazil, scored 5 goals and had 2 assists last season as a sophomore with the UMass Beacons.  He was an All-New England, All-State and Eastern Mass All-Star as a senior at Watertown High School and earned Middlesex League and Team MVP honors in 2015.