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Rafael Is Your February Player Of The Month

The Brazilian has been one of Reading’s most important players this season.

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Congratulations to Rafael, who you have voted as Reading’s Player of the Month for February. It was a month of mixed results for the Royals, but two clean sheets in six appearances for the Brazilian, along with a number of important saves, saw him receive 66% of the vote (the second highest winning percentage of the season). Andy Rinomhota finished second with 18%, and January’s winner Pele was in third with 16%.

It is a fully deserved award for Rafael, who has proved to be an excellent signing after arriving on a free transfer last summer. He has adapted to life in England very quickly and is a reliable presence between the sticks. Reading have the second best defensive record outside of the top six, and a lot of that is down to the 29-year-old.

The Tilehurst End Player of the Month winners 2019/20

August - Ovie Ejaria (58%)

September - John Swift (59%)

October - Ovie Ejaria (70%)

November - Ovie Ejaria (41%)

December - John Swift (35%)

January - Pele (50%)

February - Rafael (66%)