Raphael played for Zell Am See as a youngster before joining the youth setup at FC Pinzgau Saalfelden in 2010. He transferred to SV Grödig three years later, where he played alongside current FCPS team-mate Niklas Seiler for the reserves as they beat the drop from the fifth tier of Austrian football on the final day of the 2016/17 campaign. Raphael returned to Saalfelden the following summer and has since been a regular fixture for the Mountainous Pine Blues. Away from football, he enjoys the stunning nature on offer in Austria and is interested in fashion and other sports.
“My best memory on a football pitch was playing against Bayern Munich at youth level”