Dynamo signs Brazilian midfielder Raffael

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July 27, 2012, 7:23 p.m. | Sports — by Interfax-Ukraine

The head coach of the FC Dynamo Kyiv football club, Yuri Syomin (L), and goalkeeper Oleksandr Shovkovsky unveil on July 3, 2011 the club's new logo in Kyiv.

FC Dynamo Kyiv has signed a four-year contract with Brazilian attacking midfielder Raffael (full name - Raffael Caetano de Araújo), according to a statement posted on the club's official Web site on Friday, July 27.

Today, the footballer will watch his new club play Hoverla in the third round of the Ukrainian Premier League, and in the next few days he will join his new teammates for training. The player will be introduced at a press conference after the match.

The 27-year-old Raffael started his career at Juventus-SP (Sao Paolo). He also played for Switzerland's Chiasso (2003-2005) and Zurich (2005-2008) and Germany's Hertha (2008-2012).

Raffael is the fifth player signed by the Ukrainian club in the current offseason. Dynamo earlier signed Portuguese player Miguel Veloso, Croat Niko Kranjcar, Spaniard Marco Ruben and Andriy Bohdanov from FC Arsenal Kyiv.

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