Rafinha

Born: February 12, 1993 (age 25)

Height: 5'8.5" (174cm)

Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Nationality: Brazil Brazilian

Position: Attacking midfielder
Team: Barcelona (no. 12)
Rafinha for Barcelona on February 11, 2015
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Career History
Youth2006-2011Barcelona
Senior2011-Barcelona
→ 2013-2014Celta Vigo (loan)
Sports Mole has 308 articles about Rafinha. Articles 1 to 40:
Marcelo Brozovic in action for Inter Milan on October 1, 2017
Yann Karamoh secures first Inter Milan win in nine
Inter Milan avoid setting a new club record of nine Serie A games without a win after debutant Yann Karamoh's second-half strike secures a crucial 2-1 win over Bologna.
Feb 11, 16:10
Luciano Spalletti watches on during the Coppa Italia game between Lazio and Roma on March 1, 2017
Result: Inter Milan held at home by Crotone
Inter Milan draw for a fifth successive match to miss out on the chance to move third, being held to a 1-1 stalemate by relegation-threatened Crotone.
Feb 3, 21:43
Rafinha celebrates scoring for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Inter Milan 'sign Rafinha on loan from Barcelona'
Reports in Italy suggest that Barcelona's Rafinha has joined Inter Milan on loan.
Jan 19, 20:46
Quique Sanchez Flores in charge of Espanyol in November 2016
Result: Espanyol beat Barcelona at RCDE Stadium
Oscar Melendo comes off the bench to net an 88th-minute winner as Espanyol record a 1-0 victory over Barcelona in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final.
Jan 17, 21:54
Rafinha celebrates scoring for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Inter Milan fail in bid to sign Barcelona midfielder Rafinha?
Inter Milan reportedly fail with a bid of £22.2m for Barcelona midfielder Rafinha, with the Spanish outfit allegedly demanding over £35m.
Jan 17, 16:42
Rafinha celebrates scoring for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Rafinha 'heading for Inter Milan'
Barcelona midfielder Rafinha will undergo a medical with Inter Milan ahead of a loan move to the Italian outfit, according to a report.
Jan 11, 15:45
Philippe Coutinho celebrates scoring the opener during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Swansea City on December 26, 2017
Barcelona to sell five players to sign Philippe Coutinho, Antoine Griezmann?
Barcelona are reportedly prepared to sell five players in order to fund the signings of Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho and Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann.
Dec 29, 10:20
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho at the Europa League match against Saint-Etienne on February 16, 2017
Barcelona confirm Rafinha return
Barcelona confirm that Rafinha is ready to return to first-team training after missing almost nine months with a knee problem.
Dec 19, 15:22
Javier Mascherano and his imaginary friend in the La Liga match between Barcelona and Malaga on November 19, 2016
Team News: Javier Mascherano, Andres Iniesta out of Barcelona squad for Villarreal trip
Javier Mascherano and Andres Iniesta are not in Barcelona's starting XI for their La Liga trip to Villarreal on Sunday night.
Dec 10, 18:41
Rafinha celebrates scoring for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Arsenal 'revive interest in Rafinha'
Arsenal reportedly revive their interest in Barcelona midfielder Rafinha ahead of the January transfer window.
Nov 7, 10:39
Rafinha celebrates scoring for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Juventus 'interested in Rafinha move'
Juventus are interested in signing Barcelona midfielder Rafinha during the January transfer window, according to a report.
Nov 1, 17:32
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Ernesto Valverde sticks with Gerard Deulofeu in attack
Gerard Deulofeu retains his starting spot for Barcelona as they take on Malaga at Camp Nou, with boss Ernesto Valverde making two changes to his side.
Oct 21, 18:52
Barcelona midfielder Rafinha Alcantara celebrates scoring during his side's La Liga clash with Deportivo La Coruna at the Camp Nou on October 15, 2016
Father: 'Rafinha not interested in leaving Barcelona'
Rafinha "has no interest" in leaving Barcelona amid talk of interest from the Premier League, according to the midfielder's father Mazinho.
Oct 19, 10:20
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Barcelona vs. Olympiacos
Sports Mole looks ahead to Wednesday's Champions League clash between Barcelona and Olympiacos at Camp Nou.
Oct 17, 08:58
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Rafinha: 'I rejected Bayern Munich exit'
Bayern Munich full-back Rafinha reveals that he turned down moves to England and Spain during the summer transfer window.
Sep 21, 15:55
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi celebrates scoring during his side's Champions League group game against Juventus at the Camp Nou on September 12, 2017
Preview: Getafe vs. Barcelona
Sports Mole previews Saturday's La Liga clash between Getafe and Barcelona from the Spanish capital.
Sep 15, 13:00
Gerard Pique in action for Barcelona on October 19, 2016
Preview: Barcelona vs. Espanyol
Sports Mole previews Saturday's La Liga clash between Catalan rivals Barcelona and Espanyol at Camp Nou.
Sep 8, 16:35
Rafinha celebrates scoring for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Clubs from England, Italy keen on Barcelona's Rafinha?
Clubs from both England and Italy are reportedly keen on signing Barcelona midfielder Rafinha during the January transfer window.
Sep 5, 12:57
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Report: Chelsea fail in pursuit of Bayern Munich defender Rafinha
A report claims that Bayern Munich have refused to let Rafinha join Chelsea, as the Blues' search for right-sided defensive cover goes on.
Aug 31, 20:43
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Chelsea 'considering Rafinha bid'
Chelsea reportedly consider a deadline-day swoop for Bayern Munich's experienced defender Rafinha.
Aug 30, 20:05
Rafinha celebrates scoring for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
AC Milan play down Rafinha reports
AC Milan general manager Marco Fassone denies that the Italian giants are looking to sign Barcelona midfielder Rafinha.
Aug 25, 19:26
Lionel Messi in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Preview: Barcelona vs. Real Betis
Sports Mole previews Barcelona's opening weekend of La Liga action as they welcome the visit of Real Betis to Camp Nou.
Aug 19, 10:37
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Bayern Munich win DFL-Supercup on penalties
Bayern Munich win the 2017 DFL-Supercup after beating rivals Borussia Dortmund on penalties following a 2-2 draw at Signal Iduna Park.
Aug 5, 21:43
Rafinha celebrates scoring for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Liverpool 'will not entertain player-plus-cash deals for Philippe Coutinho'
Liverpool are reportedly not interested in signing Rafinha and Andre Gomes in a deal that would see Philippe Coutinho joining Barcelona.
Aug 2, 10:11
Sadio Mane celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur on February 11, 2017
Result: Liverpool thrash Bayern Munich in Audi Cup
Liverpool book their place in the final of the Audi Cup courtesy of a 3-0 victory over Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena.
Aug 1, 21:23
Luciano Spalletti watches on during the Coppa Italia game between Lazio and Roma on March 1, 2017
Result: Eder heads Inter Milan to victory over Bayern Munich
Eder scores two first-half headers as Inter Milan maintain their unbeaten run in pre-season with a 2-0 victory over Bayern Munich.
Jul 27, 14:31
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Bayern Munich hold on to beat Chelsea in Singapore
Three goals in the opening 27 minutes help Bayern Munich to a 3-2 victory over Chelsea in Singapore.
Jul 25, 14:31
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Live Commentary: Chelsea 2-3 Bayern Munich - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of Bayern Munich's 3-2 victory over Chelsea in the International Champions Cup.
Jul 25, 11:30
Rafinha celebrates scoring for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Arsenal 'offered Barcelona's Rafinha'
Barcelona reportedly offer Arsenal the chance to sign Brazilian midfielder Rafinha in this summer's transfer window.
Jul 21, 15:42
Rafinha celebrates scoring for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Barcelona's Rafinha: 'My future is open"
Barcelona midfielder Rafinha says that his future "is open" amid suggestions that the Brazil international could leave Spain in this summer's transfer window.
Jun 30, 13:54
Rafinha celebrates scoring for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Barcelona 'to offer Rafinha to Arsenal in attempt to sign Hector Bellerin'
Barcelona are reportedly prepared to offer Rafinha to Arsenal in a deal to sign Hector Bellerin.
Jun 19, 20:54
Rafinha celebrates scoring for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Rafinha to miss four months with knee injury
Barcelona confirm that midfielder Rafinha will miss around four months after undergoing surgery on a knee injury.
Apr 7, 16:14
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Lionel Messi, Gerard Pique back for Barcelona
Lionel Messi and Gerard Pique return to the starting XI as Barcelona welcome fourth-placed Sevilla to Camp Nou.
Apr 5, 17:34
Rafinha celebrates scoring for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Barcelona confirm Rafinha knee problem
Barcelona reveal that Brazilian midfielder Rafinha suffered a knee injury during Sunday's La Liga clash with Granada.
Apr 3, 21:59
Neymar of Barcelona in action during his side's Champions League clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on November 1, 2016
Result: Barcelona close gap on Real Madrid with win at Granada
Barcelona return to within two points of La Liga leaders Real Madrid courtesy of a 4-1 win at 10-man Granada on Sunday night.
Apr 2, 21:42
Lionel Messi in action for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Result: Barcelona win thriller against 10-man Valencia
Barcelona move to within two points of La Liga leaders Real Madrid courtesy of a 4-2 win over 10-man Valencia at Camp Nou.
Mar 19, 21:38
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Barcelona lose away to Deportivo La Coruna
Deportivo La Coruna record a 2-1 win over league leaders Barcelona in Sunday afternoon's La Liga contest at the Riazor.
Mar 12, 17:05
Neymar in action for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Result: Barcelona complete remarkable turnaround against Paris Saint-Germain
Barcelona create Champions League history after overturning a 4-0 deficit to beat Paris Saint-Germain 6-5 on aggregate and book their spot in the quarter-finals.
Mar 8, 21:52
Alexis Sanchez reacts at the end of the Champions League game between Arsenal and PSG on November 23, 2016
Team News: Alexis Sanchez returns to Arsenal starting lineup
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger recalls Alexis Sanchez to his starting lineup for their Champions League last-16 second leg against Bayern Munich at the Emirates Stadium.
Mar 7, 18:46
Barcelona manager Luis Enrique speaks to the media on December 5, 2016
Preview: Barcelona vs. Paris Saint-Germain
Sports Mole previews Wednesday's Champions League last-16 second leg between Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain at Camp Nou.
Mar 7, 16:05

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona24195062115162
2Atletico MadridAtletico2416713692755
3Valencia24144647281946
4Real Madrid23136455262945
5Sevilla2412393135-439
6Villarreal2411583529638
7EibarEibar2410593236-435
8GironaGirona249783430434
9Real Betis24103114150-933
10Celta Vigo239594134732
11Getafe237972621530
12Real Sociedad2485114645129
13Leganes2385102025-529
14Athletic Bilbao2461082427-328
15AlavesAlaves2491142233-1128
16Espanyol246992232-1027
17Levante24311102138-1720
18Las PalmasLas Palmas2453161852-3418
19Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo2445152453-2917
20Malaga2434171538-2313
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