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 29)
Place of birth Catamarca, Argentina
Height 1.71
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 Korçë 29 (13)
2011–2012 Sheriff Tiraspol 10 (2)
2012–2013 Flamurtari Vlorë 14 (1)
2013–2014 Villa Cubas
2014 Atlético Policial
2015 Laçi 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 October 2010.

Alfredo Rafael Sosa (Albanian : Rafael Soza; born 7 May 1988) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward.[1]

Club 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.[2]

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.[3]

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.[4]

Skënderbeu Korçë[edit]

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


Sosa returned in Albania in January 2015 to join top flight side Laçi on a contract until the end of the season.[5] He signed the contract on 14th and was given squad number 17. He made his return debut 11 days later in the championship matchday 19 against Partizani Tirana which finished in a 1–1 home draw, with Sosa appearing in the last 15 minutes.[6] Sosa made 10 league appearances until the end of the season, in addition 2 cup matches, as Laçi 5th in championship but won the Albanian Cup.[7] Sosa left the club on 6 June 2015 following the end of the season by terminating the contract by mutual consent.[8]


Dinamo Tirana[1]
Skënderbeu Korçë[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Alfredo Rafael Sosa at Soccerway
  2. ^ Sosa completes Dinamo move
  3. ^ Kastrioti 1–3 Dinamo
  4. ^ First Albanian press conference
  5. ^ "Firmos Sosa: Presidenti Laska më dha një mundësi, do bind!" [Sosa signs: President Laska gave me a chance, I'll convince!] (in Albanian). Sport Ekspres. 15 January 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2017. 
  6. ^ "Superliga/Partizani e nis me barazim 2015tën, në transfertën kunder Laçit" [Superliga/ Partizani starts 2015 with a draw in the away match against Laçi] (in Albanian). Gazeta Tema. 25 January 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2017. 
  7. ^ "Laçi fiton Kupën e Shqipërisë, mund 2-1 Kukësin në finale. Veliaj dhe Xhejms bënë diferencën" [Superliga/ Partizani starts 2015 with a draw in the away match against Laçi] (in Albanian). 29 May 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2017. 
  8. ^ "Argjentinasi Sosa largohet nga Laçi" [Argentine Sosa leaves Laçi] (in Albanian). 8 June 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2017.