Raí started off slowly in São Paulo FC. Revealed by Botafogo of RibeirãoPreto, and after a quick time in Ponte Preta, on a loan, the midfielder arrived under the burden of being the brother of a great player: Socrates. He transited from team captain to bench player until Telê Santana’s arrival in 1990. With Telê, Raí was made a key player in the team that conquered it all in the early 1990s. Decisive in important matches, such as the 1990 Paulista championship finals and the Libertadores championship qualifying games, even playing with an arm cast, Raí earned the nickname “Terror do Morumbi” [“The Morumbi Monster”].

Debut: 10/18/1987
Last match: 07/22/2000
Goals scored for the club: 128
Date of birth: 05/15/1965, in RibeirãoPreto (SP)


  • Paulista Championship of
    1989, 1991, 1992, 1998 and 2000
  • Brazilian Championship of 1991
  • Copa Libertadores of 1992 and 1993
  • Club World Cup of 1992

Top scorer

  • 1991 Paulista Championship