TULSA, Okla. – Tulsa Roughnecks FC announced on Wednesday the club had signed Spanish league veteran Juan Pablo Caffa. The signing is pending league and federation approval.
The 32-year-old Argentinean spent two years in La Liga with Real Betis, collecting eight assists in 33 appearances in Spain’s top league. He also spent time with Betis and Real Zaragoza in Spain’s second division picking up 12 goals and 15 assists in three seasons.
His experience also includes two appearances in the Europa League while with Greek side Asteras Tripoli in 2014.
“Juan Pablo is a highly-skilled attacking player who is also a set-piece specialist,” said Roughnecks Head Coach David Vaudreuil. “We expect him to be the guy to orchestrate our offensive attack.”
Recently, Caffa returned to South America and played in leagues in Argentina and Ecuador. He has spent the last two seasons in Ecuador’s Serie A, scoring nine goals in 38 appearances for LDU Loja in 2015, and two goals in 16 appearances for Universidad Catolica last season.
Caffa began his professional career in 2003, making one appearance for legendary Boca Juniors in Argentina’s Primera Division.