Rainer Hauss is a native from Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He started playing soccer at age 3.
His first professional soccer contract was signed at age 16 and he's never stopped playing professionally since then. He brings over 15 years of experience at a very high level of futsal, outdoor soccer and indoor soccer. He had stints with Cruzeiro, America, Olympico and Arsenal SC in Brazil. He has coached at youth level for over 10 years, and has also been the Men's GK coach at Cornell College for four seasons.
In the US, he played college soccer at Union University, in Tennessee, leading his team to win the regional championship in 2012. At Union Hauss holds the records for most shutouts in one season, best save percentage, fewest goals allowed in one season, and lowest goals against average.
He's also played indoor soccer with the Cedar Rapids Rampage, posting a 5.71 GAA (sixth overall in the league) and a save percentage of .728 (third best in the MASL), earning his rookie team honor. In 2018/2019 he played for the Orlando SeaWolves, holding a save percentage of .726 (fifth best in the league) in his 16 games played. Hauss has also represented his native Brazil in the WMF World Cup in Tunisia in 2017, falling in the quarter finals for the world champions Czech Republic. In the Pan-American games in 2018 in Guatemala, he helped Brazil get the 4th place, while being named the best goalkeeper in the tournament. In October 2019, Hauss was runners-up with Brazil in his second WMF World Cup, held in Perth, Australia.
Birthday - 11/12/1988
Nickname - Hauss
Position - Goalkeeper
Height - 6'
Weight - 185 pounds
Hometown - Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Favorite food - Pizza
Favorite team - Atletico Mineiro
Instagram - @rainer_hauss