Alfredo Rafael Sosa

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Rafael Sosa
Personal information
Full name Alfredo Rafael Sosa
Date of birth (1988-05-07) 7 May 1988 (age 25)
Place of birth Catamarca, Argentina
Playing position Forward
Youth career
2000-2007 Estudiantes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Estudiantes 0 (0)
2009–2010 Dinamo Tirana 25 (8)
2010–2011 Skënderbeu 29 (13)
2011–2012 Sheriff Tiraspol 14 (2)
2012–2013 Flamurtari 14 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 October 2010.
† Appearances (Goals).

Alfredo Rafael Sosa (Albanian : Rafael Soza; born 7 May 1988 in Catamarca, Argentina) is an Argentine footballer who plays as a versatile forward for Flamurtari in Albania.

Career[edit]

Malacarne started his career with Argentine giants Estudiantes de La Plata as a teenager. He played mainly for the reserve and youth teams during his time in Argentina. After negotiations with Albanian club Dinamo Tirana, Estudiantes decided to offer the Albanians Rafael Sosa and Nicolas Delmonte on loan until the end of the Albanian Superliga 2009–10 season.

Dinamo Tirana[edit]

He completed his move to Dinamo Tirana on 26 June 2009. He arrived late from Argentina and completed all the formalities at the 'Dinamo Complex' before training with the rest of the squad for the first time. He became Dinamo's first Argentine signing of the 2009–10 season.[1]

He made his competitive debut for the club in the Europa League 2009-10 1st leg tie against FC Lahti. He performed well on his debut which in the end didn't help the club much as they lost 4–1 to the Finnish side. Rafael Sosa came on as a substitute for Serbian striker Mladen Brkic. Along with the 2nd leg in which Rafael Sosa didn't manage feature in, the aggregate score was 4–3 which sent the Albania side crashing out of the Competition.

The Argentine made his league debut on the opening day of the season on 23 August 2009 in an away match against newly promoted KS Kastrioti Kruje. Rafael Sosa started the game in midfield and helped his side to a 3–1 win.The most important goal scored by the Argentinian newcomer to the 'blues'of Tirana was that one,and the only one scored in the away match Besa-Dinamo 0–1.This goal let Dinamo stand to the top of classification.The same player scored against the only goal of the home match this time Dinamo-Tirana,so that Dinamo went 15 points ahead Besa,since the 15th fixture.[2]

During his first press conference in Albania Rafael Sosa explained how he was happy with his move to Albania and that although he found it difficult to settle in at a new club which is his first away from Argentina, he would give his 100% for the club. He also stated that he doesn't expect to score many goals, he just wants to play good football for Dinamo for as long as he is there.[3]

Skenderbeu[edit]

On 19 August he signed for Skenderbeu. He made 29 appearances and scored 13 goals. He was Skenderbeu's top scorer.

Honours[edit]

Skënderbeu Korçë[edit]

Dinamo Tirana[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sosa completes Dinamo move
  2. ^ Kastrioti 1–3 Dinamo
  3. ^ First Albanian press conference