Tarxien Rainbows secured the services of thirty-year old Brazilian central defender Alessandro Lopes.
Throughout his career, Alessandro Lopes played mainly for Betim, Parana, ABC and Nacional (Minas Gerais) in the Brazilian Serie B and the Mineiro State Championship. Mid-way through season 2011/12, he moved to South Korea where he played for Daejeon Citizen. The following season, he joined Chungju Hummel. Last year, he returned to Brazil where he played for Arapongas in the Paranaense State Championship.
The Rainbows had earlier confirmed Brazilian striker Jorge Santos Silva and Spanish midfielder Carlos Menendez Hevia.