Meet the Team

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Michael Michailidis

Founder (United Kingdom)

After spending two years playing football professionally in South Africa (Moroka Swallows), Michael was told by a coach he was no longer eligible to play in the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association)of which he had numerous offers. Unwilling to accept his fate and through sheer determination and tenacity he was able to acquire a scholarship to play division 1 soccer in the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) all while obtaining a Business Management degree. Michael is passionate about the advantages both his experience and the degree in the USA have afforded him. He is committed to using that same tenacity and passion in helping the UK, SA and EU students obtain scholarships in the U.S.

Having spent the last 8 years in sports marketing (some of the world’s largest sports marketing agencies) and sponsorship management, Michael knows both what makes prospective students stand out and how to market them.

With a sporting CV including football (soccer), cricket, rugby, tennis, hockey, BMX, motorsports and athletics, Michael has extensive sporting knowledge.

BRUSA Sports UK is based in the UK and a proud affiliate of BRUSA Sports (Brazil).


Rafa De Aruajo

Co - Founder (Brazil)

Rafa has a vast amount of experience on both the playing side and the recruitment side of the business. Rafa played his initial 3 years at Cumberland University, with a transfer to Winthorpe University in his senior year. He made all conference every year of his college career helping Cumberland to a Mid-South title. Rafa has a passion for sport that comes out on every recruitment trip. Rafa is stationed in the Sau Paulo Base in Brazil


Hugo Cardosa

Co - Founder (Brazil)

Hugo comes with a wealth of experience. Having played football for Ponte Preta in Brazil he then went on to play all four years at Grand Canyon University. Working out of the Sau Paulo base in Brazil