Rafael

Born: March 3, 1982 (age 35)

Height: 6'2" (188cm)

Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Nationality: Brazil Brazilian

Position: Goalkeeper
Team: Hellas Verona (no. 1)
Career History
Senior2007-Hellas Verona
Sports Mole has 244 articles about Rafael. Articles 1 to 40:
Lyon's Corentin Tolisso during the Europa League match against Roma on March 16, 2017
Result: Bertrand Traore nets twice as Ajax take big step towards final
Chelsea loanee Bertrand Traore scores in either half to help Ajax to a 4-1 win over Lyon in Amsterdam in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final.
May 3, 19:37
Rio Ferdinand pictured on August 8, 2015
Rio Ferdinand: 'Manchester United were not good enough'
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand says that the club's current crop of players are "not good enough" following their 2-0 Europa League defeat to Liverpool.
Mar 10, 23:15
Paris Saint-Germain's Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the French Ligue 1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Olympique Lyonnais at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on December
Half-Time Report: Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Serge Aurier give Paris Saint-Germain lead over Lyon
Paris Saint-Germain lead Lyon 2-1 at half time after goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Serge Aurier.
Dec 13, 20:50
Manchester United defender Rafael da Silva leaves the pitch after being sent off against Bayern Munich on April 07, 2010.
Rafael: 'I didn't enjoy playing for Louis van Gaal'
Former Manchester United defender Rafael admits that he did not enjoy playing under Louis van Gaal.
Dec 11, 22:52
New Valencia head coach Gary Neville during a training session on December 7, 2015
Team News: Gary Neville makes two changes for Valencia
Gary Neville makes two changes to the starting lineup in his first match in charge as Valencia play host to Lyon.
Dec 9, 18:51
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Result: Frosinone edge past Hellas Verona
Frosinone hold off a late fightback from 10-man Hellas Verona to claim a 3-2 win their Serie A match at the Stadio Matusa.
Nov 29, 16:07
Betis' forward Ruben Castro heads the ball past Rijeka's defender Niko Datkovic during the UEFA Europa League Group I football match Real Betis Balompie vs HNK Rijeka at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Sevilla on December 12, 2013
Result: Early Ruben Castro strike earns Real Betis win
Ruben Castro scores inside the opening five minutes to hand Real Betis a 1-0 win over Levante in La Liga.
Nov 27, 21:21
Gonzalo Higuain of Napoli celebrates after scoring goal 2-0 during the Serie A match between Hellas Verona FC and SSC Napoli at Stadio MarcAntonio Bentegodi on November 22, 2015 in Verona, Italy.
Result: Napoli top of Serie A after Hellas Verona victory
Gonzalo Higuain's goal seals victory for Napoli at Hellas Verona, and takes Gli Azzurri top of Serie A.
Nov 22, 13:28
Lyon's French forward Alexandre Lacazette (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Lyon and Saint-Etienne at the Gerland stadium in Lyon, southeastern France, on November 8, 2015
Result: Alexandre Lacazette hattrick secures Lyon win against Saint-Etienne
Lyon remain second in Ligue One after Alexandre Lacazette scores a hattrick to help them beat Saint-Etienne 3-0.
Nov 8, 21:53
Lyon's head coach Hubert Fournier attends the French L1 football match between Nantes (FCN) and LYON (OL) on September 28, 2014
Team News: Alexandre Lacazette joins Claudio Beauvue in Lyon attack for Zenit clash
Lyon coach Hubert Fournier opts for Alexandre Lacazette and Claudio Beauvue in attack as they take on Zenit St Petersburg.
Nov 4, 18:51
Giampaolo Pazzini of Hellas Verona FC reacts to a missed chance during the Serie A match between Carpi FC and Hellas Verona FC at Alberto Braglia Stadium on November 1, 2015
Result: Carpi, Hellas Verona ends goalless
Serie A's bottom two clubs Carpi and Hellas Verona play out a goalless draw in their meeting at the Stadio Alberto Braglia.
Nov 1, 15:58
Lyon's French forward Alexandre Lacazette (R) celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match Marseille (OM) vs Lyon (OL) on September 20, 2015 at Velodrome Stadium in Marseille, southern France.
Team News: Alexandre Lacazette leads Lyon line at Zenit St Petersburg
Alexandre Lacazette starts for Lyon as the French outfit travel to face Zenit St Petersburg in the Champions League this evening.
Oct 20, 19:10
Cyril Thereau of Udinese Calcio celebrates a goal during the Serie A match between Genoa CFC and Udinese Calcio at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on April 4, 2015
Result: Cyril Thereau rescues point for Udinese
Cyril Thereau strikes late as Udinese hold Hellas Verona to a 1-1 draw in their Serie A clash.
Oct 18, 16:26
Wallace of Monaco plays the ball during the UEFA Champions League round of 16, first leg match between Arsenal and Monaco at The Emirates Stadium on February 25, 2015
Leonardo Jardim: 'No aggression in Wallace despite sending off against Lyon'
AS Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim insists that Wallace is not an aggressive player despite his sending off against Lyon in Ligue 1.
Oct 17, 19:08
Lyon's French forward Alexandre Lacazette vies with Monaco's Croatian midfielder Mario Pasalic (R) during the French L1 football match between Monaco (ASM) and Lyon (OL) on October 16, 2015 at the Louis II Stadium in Monaco
Result: Rafael strikes late to deny Monaco
Rafael scores a late equaliser as Lyon earn a 1-1 draw against AS Monaco at Stade Louis II.
Oct 16, 21:23
Lucas Biglia of SS Lazio celebrates after scoring his team's first goal from the penalty spot during the Serie A match between Hellas Verona FC and SS Lazio at Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi on September 27, 2015
Result: Marco Parolo fires Lazio past Hellas Verona
Lazio fight back from a goal down to claim a 2-1 win over Hellas Verona in their Serie A clash at the Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi.
Sep 27, 15:55
Felipe Melo of Internazionale Milano celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale Milano and Hellas Verona FC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on September 23, 2015
Result: Inter Milan go top as Felipe Melo header wins it
Felipe Melo scores a second-half header to win all three points for Inter Milan against Hellas Verona.
Sep 23, 21:44
Inter Milan's coach Roberto Mancini gestures during the Serie A football match between AC Milan and Inter at San Siro Stadium in Milan on November 23, 2014
Half-Time Report: Goalless between Inter Milan, Hellas Verona at San Siro
Inter Milan and Hellas Verona go into the half-time break level, as both sides struggle to break the deadlock at San Siro.
Sep 23, 20:39
General View of the stadium prior to the Serie A match between Hellas Verona FC and AS Roma at Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi on August 22, 2015
Result: Afriyie Acquah strike earns Torino draw at Hellas Verona
Afriyie Acquah's goal rescues a point for unbeaten Torino away to Hellas Verona.
Sep 13, 13:30
Manchester United's Dutch manager Louis van Gaal smiles ahead of the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on August 22, 2015
Manchester United players 'confront Louis van Gaal'
Senior Manchester United players reportedly confront manager Louis van Gaal over his training methods and his treatment of former player Rafael.
Sep 10, 13:31
Genoa CFC head coach Gian Piero Gasperini gestures during the Serie A match between SS Lazio and Genoa CFC at Stadio Olimpico on February 9, 2015
Result: Genoa too strong for Hellas Verona
Leonardo Pavoletti and Serge Gakpe score in the second half to give Genoa a 2-0 win over Hellas Verona.
Aug 30, 22:10
Roma's Alessandro Florenzi celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Genoa during their Serie A match on January 12, 2014
Result: Roma denied opening day win in Verona
Roma are denied an opening-day Serie A win by a battling Hellas Verona at Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi.
Aug 22, 18:59
A general view of The Riverside Stadium ahead of the Sky Bet Championship match between Middlesbrough and Leicester City at the Riverside Stadium on August 3, 2013
Report: Middlesbrough interested in Hellas Verona goalkeeper Rafael
Middlesbrough are interested in signing Brazilian goalkeeper Rafael from Serie A side Hellas Verona, according to reports in Italy.
Aug 14, 11:43
Rafael of Manchester United in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford on October 26, 2014
Rafael: 'I know Louis van Gaal didn't like me'
Former Manchester United defender Rafael da Silva claims that he knows Louis van Gaal 'did not like him' after leaving Old Trafford for Lyon.
Aug 12, 13:39
Lyon's French forward Alexandre Lacazette jubilates after scoring during the French L1 football match between Guingamp and Lyon on April 4, 2015
Preview: Lyon vs. Lorient
Sports Mole takes a look at the preparations of Lyon and Lorient ahead of their Ligue 1 clash at the Stade de Gerland on Sunday.
Aug 7, 18:04
Rafael of Manchester United in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford on October 26, 2014
Hubert Fournier: 'Rafael signing provides important reinforcement'
Lyon coach Hubert Fournier talks up the qualities of newcomer Rafael after the full-back recently completed his switch from Manchester United.
Aug 5, 14:33
Rafael of Manchester United in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford on October 26, 2014
Rafael arrives for Lyon medical
Manchester United defender Rafael arrives at Lyon for a medical ahead of his proposed move to the French club.
Aug 3, 11:37
Rafael of Manchester United in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford on October 26, 2014
Report: Rafael close to Lyon move
Manchester United defender Rafael is reportedly on the verge of a move to Lyon after failing to secure regular first-team action under Louis van Gaal.
Aug 2, 09:11
Benfica's Argentinian midfielder Nicolas Gaitan controls the ball during the Portuguese league football match Rio Ave vs Benfica at the Arcos stadium in Vila do Conde on December 1, 2013
Nicolas Gaitan agent confirms Manchester United talks
The agent for Benfica winger Nicolas Gaitan confirms that the 27-year-old is the subject of transfer interest from Manchester United.
Jul 12, 15:09
Rafael of Manchester United in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford on October 26, 2014
Premier League duo keen on Manchester United's Rafael?
Manchester United right-back Rafael is reportedly a transfer target of two mystery Premier League clubs.
Jul 6, 16:17
Matteo Darmian of Italy in action during the International Friendly match between Italy and Ireland at Craven Cottage on May 31, 2014
Report: Manchester United to launch £14m bid for Torino defender Matteo Darmian
Manchester United are to launch a £14m bid for Torino and Italy defender Matteo Darmian as a replacement for Rafael, according to reports.
Jul 4, 18:53
Luca Toni # 9 of JUventus FC celebrates after scoring a goal during the Serie A match between Hellas Verona FC and Juventus FC at Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi on May 30, 2015
Result: Ten-man Juventus pegged back late on by Hellas Verona
Juan Gomez scores in stoppage time to earn Hellas Verona a 2-2 draw from their home encounter against champions Juventus.
May 30, 18:57
AC Milan's coach Massimiliano Allegri looks on during the Serie A football match between AC Milan and Atalanta at San Siro Stadium in Milan on January 6, 2014
Half-Time Report: Champions Juventus leading season finale
Champions Juventus lead 1-0 away at Hellas Verona thanks to a goal from Roberto Pereyra.
May 30, 17:51
Luca Toni of Hellas Verona FC celebrates his second goal during the Serie A match between Parma FC and Hellas Verona FC at Stadio Ennio Tardini on May 24, 2015
Result: Luca Toni rescues point for Hellas Verona
Two goals from Luca Toni help Hellas Verona draw at Parma in Serie A.
May 24, 15:53
Luca Toni of Hellas Verona celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Serie A match between Hellas Verona FC and US Sassuolo Calcio at Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi on April 26, 2015
Result: Luca Toni double downs Sassuolo
Ten-man Hellas Verona claim a 3-2 win over Serie A strugglers Sassuolo at the Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi.
Apr 26, 15:59
Louis van Gaal the manager of Manchester United looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on March 15, 2015
Preview: Everton vs. Manchester United
Sports Mole previews Manchester United's trip to Goodison Park to play Everton.
Apr 24, 18:22
Alberto Aquilani of ACF Fiorentina battles for the ball with Leandro Greco of Hellas Verona FC during the Serie A match between ACF Fiorentina and Hellas Verona FC at Stadio Artemio Franchi on April 20, 2015
Result: Last-gasp Mounir Obbadi strike stuns Fiorentina
Mounir Obbadi strikes late to give Hellas Verona a 1-0 win over Fiorentina in their Serie A match at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.
Apr 20, 21:39
Wayne Rooney of Manchester United celebrates scoring his side's second gaol with teammate Rafael Da Silva during the FA Cup sponsored by E.On Sixth Round match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on March 12, 2011
On this day: Manchester United beat Arsenal to reach FA Cup semi-finals
On this day in 2011, Manchester United beat Arsenal 2-0 at Old Trafford to reach the FA Cup semi-finals.
Mar 12, 09:57
Danny Ings of Burnley celebrates scoring their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Burnley and West Bromwich Albion at Turf Moor on February 8, 2015
Report: Manchester United aim to sign at least four new players this summer
Nathanial Clyne, Mats Hummels and Danny Ings are reportedly among Manchester United's summer targets.
Mar 12, 04:19
Radamel Falcao of Manchester United gestures during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford on September 14, 2014
Radamel Falcao fails to net in Manchester United Under-21s draw
Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao fails to score during a 72-minute outing for the club's Under-21 side against Tottenham Hotspur.
Mar 10, 21:05



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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Napoli55001931615
2Juventus55001431115
3Inter Milan5410112913
4AC Milan5401106412
5Torino5320105511
6Lazio5311108210
7Roma43019369
8Sampdoria42206428
9Atalanta BCAtalanta52129727
10Fiorentina52038716
11CagliariCagliari520346-26
12AC Chievo VeronaChievo512258-35
13Bologna512247-35
14SPALSPAL511338-54
15SassuoloSassuolo511338-54
16Udinese5104710-33
17Genoa502359-42
18Hellas VeronaHellas Verona5023111-102
19Crotone5014111-101
20BeneventoBenevento5005114-130
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