Rafael Baca

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Rafael Baca
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Personal information
Full name Rafael Baca Miranda
Date of birth (1989-09-11) September 11, 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Tuxpan, Mexico
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Cruz Azul
Number 22
Youth career
2007–2010 Loyola Marymount Lions
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 San Jose Earthquakes 79 (2)
2014– Cruz Azul 100 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:14, 23 January 2018 (UTC)

Rafael Baca Miranda (born September 11, 1989) is a Mexican footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for Cruz Azul. Primarily a central midfielder, Baca's play is described as displaying "the tenacity in winning second balls, the clean, quick passing to the flanks."[1]


High School[edit]

Rafael Baca Miranda graduated from Animo Leadership Charter High School in 2007. While there he scored a total of 58 goals and received the Athlete Academic Award.[2]


Rafael Baca Miranda attended Loyola Marymount University[3] (2007-2010), where he was the star player of his team. His coach, Paul Krumpe, also played professional soccer. In 2010 LMU won the first and only conference championship in school history.


On July 8, 2011, Baca signed a Major League Soccer contract with the San Jose Earthquakes.[4][5]

One day after being signed, Baca made his professional debut coming on as a substitute in the 80th minute for Simon Dawkins. The game ended in a 0–0 tie against the Philadelphia Union.[6]



San Jose Earthquakes
Cruz Azul


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