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Rafael Arlex Castillo

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Place of birth
Pereira, Colombia

Rafael Castillo


Football player


Playing position

Deportivo Pereira

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Full name
Rafael Arlex Castillo Galvis

Date of birth
(1980-06-06) June 6, 1980 (age 35)

Current team
San Antonio Scorpions

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Rafael Arlex Castillo (born June 6, 1980) is football midfielder plays for San Antonio FC. He previously played for the former San Antonio Scorpions of the NASL and the Colombia national football team between 2001 and 2003. He is known for his tenacious style of play despite his diminutive stature.


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His past clubs include Real Cartagena (Colombia), Independiente Medellín (Colombia), Al-Ahly (Egypt) and Deportivo Pereira (Colombia).

San Antonio Scorpions

Castillo was a mid-season acquisition for the Scorpions. He was brought in between the Spring and Fall 2014 North American Soccer League seasons and immediately started. He played attacking midfield for the Scorpions and helped lead the team to the 2014 NASL Championship. In only half a season, he led the team in goals scored for the entire year.

In the Soccer Bowl 2014 Castillo executed a stunning Bicycle kick to open the scoring. The San Antonio Scorpions would go on to win the game 2-1. Castillo's effort in the final also included an assist to Billy Forbes on a sublime through-ball that split the defense.

He remained with San Antonio until the club ceased operations in December 2015.

San Antonio FC

Castillo signed with 2016 USL expansion club, San Antonio FC on February 4, 2016.


Independiente Medellín

  • Categoría Primera A: 2004-I, 2009-II
  • MVP Soccer Bowl: 2014

  • He was also one of the best players in Championship Manager 03/04 game and become a legend in a lot of people's hearts.


    Rafael Arlex Castillo Wikipedia