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  • 21 Jul 2010 9:50 PM

    Re: **** Rafael Toloi ****

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  • 21 Jul 2010 3:32 PM

    Re: **** Rafael Toloi ****

     He is being touted as the next Lucio and there was some speculation about him joining Inter Milan...Here's a video of him...

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x9j2f7_rafael-toloi-zagueiro_sport
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  • 21 Jul 2010 1:25 PM

    Re: **** Rafael Toloi ****

    looks good and all but is their any idication for us signing him? a few of us where really into checking out loads of the best youngsters from around the world but for some strange reason the mods hated us doing so.

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  • 21 Jul 2010 12:41 PM

    Re: **** Rafael Toloi ****

     Hes quite good. He seen as a wonderkid in Football Manager lol....Just saying!

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  • 21 Jul 2010 12:13 PM

    Re: **** Rafael Toloi ****

     Could be a star and quite a few people have mentioned his name before. My bet is you will see him at one of the big clubs in Europe within the next 5 years. 

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  • 21 Jul 2010 11:56 AM

    **** Rafael Toloi ****

     Name : Rafael Toloi

     Age : 19

     Club : Goias

     Nationality : Brazilian

     Postion : Center Back / Right Back

     

    When hearing of Brazilian youngsters, you usually expect to hear about players growing up in the crowded streets of one of the megacities, showing their skills to recruters and being recruited to a big academy. You also hear of flair, egotism, flash and style. Well, here's our chance to get away from it all.

    Born in Gloria de Oeste, a small town of 3 thousand deep in Mato Grosso, a small distance away from the Bolivian border, Toloi was never exposed to the freestyling Sambafoot available in Sao Paulo, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre, Florianopolis, Belo Horizonte, etc etc. If that's not enough, Toloi's football education consisted of playing in the local house league, always with boys older then him. In fact, he only began academy play when he was recruted to Goias at the age of 14, which is very old for a young Brazilian.

    In addition to that, the central defender has the demeanor of a small town boy. He is very quiet and shy and keeps close ties to his family. He actually talks to his parents everyday. After his first game for the Goias senior side, he went back to the apartment that he shares with Valmir Lucas and wanted only two things: Rest and a good nights sleep. Instead of celebrating his first senior appearance, he went to bed and woke up the next day to go to the pool for some water aerobics.

    Rafael Toloi has been making his name at Goias, but he first started drawing attetention at the 2007 U19 Yokohama Cup in Japan. The 17 year old was one of the top players in the tournament showing technique and strength. Then, in the 2008 Copa Sao Paulo Juniors, he came up out of nowhere and was one of Goias' top scorers with 3 goals in 6 games. This caught a bit of national attention and he was invited to the Copa Sendai, where the Brazilian U18 team won the tournament. Here, he showed another aspect, setting up a goal against the hosts Japanese and another against France in the final.

    This is where Rogerio Lourenço, manager of the U20 National team started buying into this kid. After more development in the Goias system, an 18 year old Toloi was brought to Venezuela for the South American U20 championships. He was given #4 and started 8 of the 9 games, being one of the leaders of the backline.

    What can we expect for the future?

    First of all, I think he will be getting games for Goias if he keeps up the good performances. When asked what he was expecting, he said that he dreams of Europe, but wants to make his name back home first. His goal is 2014 World Cup.
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