Raphael Bonelle, Founder & Coach
Raphael Bonelle was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He started playing competitive soccer at the age of 13 where he started training with professional teams in both soccer and futsal. In 2006, he began his professional career in Brazil playing for three years in Division One with SC Corinthians and Division Two with Taubate EC. Raphael then decided to take his soccer ability to the United States. During his first year in the America, he attended Laramie College and received awards for first team NCCAA. He then transferred to MACU to finish out his collegiate career and was part of a team that won the NCCAA Regional Championship. He received various awards during his time at MACU, including first team NAIA and All American. In 2013, Raphael was named the named all-time leading scorer for NAIA.
Raphael is the founder and coach for RB7 Futsal Academy. For the past five years, he has been developing and training players all around Oklahoma. With his high energy and passion for the game he brings the highest of quality to each of his training sessions. His positivity brings great reinforcement to the game of soccer and futsal. He is honored to be a coach in Oklahoma and is grateful to have the opportunity to teach the sport that he loves. He is excited to play a role in helping youth soccer players understand a sport that is continuing to grow in America.
Tej Trivedi, Coach
Tej Trivedi is from Tulsa, Oklahoma. He graduated high school from Union High School in 2012. Tej grew up playing for the TSC Hurricane Futbol Club in Tulsa. TSC Hurricane is considered the leading competitive club in the state of Oklahoma and surrounding region. It is the only Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) club in Oklahoma and the associated Academy for the USL Tulsa Roughnecks FC.
After high school, Tej attended Mid-America Christian University where he played college soccer for five years before graduating with his degree in 2017. Tej was on the MACU squad that won the NCCAA Regional Championship his sophomore year. He always wanted to coach but never thought he would become as passionate about coaching youth soccer until he started working with young soccer players. For Tej, his being able to coach has been a blessing and opportunity to help kids develop their skills and become better at the game. His primary objective is to have the kids fall in love with the game just like he did when he was younger.
Matheus Goveia, Coach
Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Previous School: Colegio Joao XXIII
Matheus Goveia is from Sao Paulo, Brazil, and has been playing soccer since he was about 5 years old. In the tradition of futsal, Matheus' first experience with soccer was on the streets of Sao Paulo playing with his friends. At the age of 7, Matheus officially began playing futsal with the Corinthians Paulista, where he continued until the age of 14. After a change in clubs where he joined Portuguesa FC, Matheus moved to Oklahoma in 2015. Futsal was a major part of Matheus training and soccer was not even his primary focus until he turned 16 years old. Since 2015, Matheus has played college soccer at Southwestern Christian University. While playing with the Eagles, his team won the NCCAA National Championship three times in a row. And, during his senior year, Matheus was named to the NCCAA All-Tournament Team, the United Soccer Coaches All-America Team, and the NCCAA All-America First Team. He was also awarded the NCCAA Most Outstanding Player Award.
Erivaldo Junior, Coach
Hometown: Aracaju, Brazil
Previous School: Colegio Elite
Erivaldo's introduction is just a few days away . . . RB7 is thrilled to have such great player coaches.