With more than 100 caps in First Division, one has become an unquestionable player. Without being a virtuos he is highly effective and is a fundamental piece of the remaining of Santos Laguna in Primera División de México, as well as of the first place and second place of the Apertura 2007 and Clausura 2008 respectively. Rafa Figueroa passed a long process in the inferior divisions and the First Division, with Estudiantes de Santander in 2003 - 2004 and With Leon in 2004-2005 to make debut finally the 20 of August 2005 in Culiacán, game that Santos won 3-0. He began playing like a lateral, at a time at which Santos were perforated with little budget and many players from the institution. Nevertheless he is the only one that remained after the reorganization of the club.