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Rafinha

Born: February 12, 1993 (age 25)

Height: 5'8.5" (174cm)
Weight: 11st 3lb (71kg)

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 334 articles about Rafinha. Articles 1 to 40:
Luis Suarez warms up ahead of the Supercopa de Espana between Sevilla and Barcelona on August 12, 2018
Ernesto Valverde calls for patience over Luis Suarez
Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde defends the recent performances of Luis Suarez and backs the striker to 'gradually get up to speed'.
Aug 16, 12:18
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
Barcelona ace Malcom lost for words after making home debut
New Barcelona attacker Malcom says that playing alongside Lionel Messi and scoring for the Catalan club makes him "very happy".
Aug 16, 11:44
Ernesto Valverde in charge of Barcelona on May 6, 2018
Result: Home debutant Malcom nets as Barcelona overcome Boca Juniors
Lionel Messi, Rafinha and new boy Malcom are all on target as Barcelona cruise to a 3-0 win over Boca Juniors to lift the Joan Gamper Trophy.
Aug 15, 19:19
Rafinha at a Barcelona press conference in November 2016
Barcelona director Ariedo Braida expects Rafinha to stay
Rafinha possesses "great footballing ability" and can be a success at Barcelona, according to club director Ariedo Braida.
Aug 13, 22:35
Niko Kovac prowls the touchline during Bayern Munich's pre-season friendly against Paris Saint-Germain
Result: Manchester United lose to Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena
Manchester United round off their preparations for the 2018-19 campaign with a 1-0 defeat to German champions Bayern Munich.
Aug 5, 21:06
Thiago Alcantara in action for Bayern Munich in the Champions League on March 14, 2018
Rafinha tells Barcelona to re-sign brother Thiago
Rafinha urges Barcelona to re-sign his brother Thiago from Bayern Munich in this summer's transfer window.
Jul 31, 09:47
Rafinha at a Barcelona press conference in November 2016
Rafinha: 'I am unsure of Barcelona future'
Barcelona midfielder Rafinha admits that he 'does not know' where he will play his football next season.
Jul 31, 09:37
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
Rafinha: 'Arthur is like Xavi'
Brazilian midfielder Arthur "has a touch of Xavi about him", claims new Barcelona teammate Rafinha.
Jul 29, 20:40
Christian Eriksen in action for Spurs on April 14, 2018
Result: Barcelona get the better of Tottenham Hotspur on penalties after draw
Barcelona claim a 5-3 penalty shootout victory against Tottenham Hotspur after the two sides play out a 2-2 draw in the International Champions Cup.
Jul 29, 09:34
Manchester City's Bernardo Silva in action on May 9, 2018
Result: Manchester City come from two goals down to defeat Bayern Munich
Manchester City come from two goals down to end their International Champions Cup campaign with a 3-2 victory over Bayern Munich at the Hard Rock Stadium in Florida.
Jul 29, 09:12
Rafinha at a Barcelona press conference in November 2016
Agent: 'Rafinha has lots of offers'
Barcelona midfielder Rafinha has offers from Spain, England, France and Germany as he prepares to leave Camp Nou, according to the Brazilian's father and agent Mazinho.
Jun 28, 13:56
Rafinha at a Barcelona press conference in November 2016
Rafinha: "I'm ready for anything"
Barcelona midfielder Rafinha says that he is "ready for anything" as speculation surrounding the future of the Brazilian gathers pace.
Jun 26, 11:28
Rafinha at a Barcelona press conference in November 2016
Report: Tottenham Hotspur enter race to sign Barcelona outcast Rafinha
A report claims that Barcelona midfielder Rafinha is a transfer target for Tottenham Hotspur, who may go head to head with West Ham United for the Brazilian's signature.
Jun 11, 13:53
Rafinha at a Barcelona press conference in November 2016
West Ham United considering offer for Barcelona midfielder Rafinha?
A report claims that West Ham United are ready to pounce for Barcelona's Rafinha after Inter Milan were priced out of a move for the £30m midfielder.
Jun 8, 12:09
Andre Gomes in action for Barcelona in 2016
Barcelona 'need to sell five players to fund Antoine Griezmann transfer'
Barcelona aim to raise £90m by selling a number of fringe players prior to making a move for Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann, according to a report.
May 23, 10:23
Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar during the Serie A game against Benevento on October 1, 2017
Result: Inter Milan suffer costly defeat in race for top four
Inter Milan lose 2-1 to Sassuolo at San Siro to remain two points behind fourth-placed Lazio, who have a game in hand to play.
May 12, 21:53
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon appeals a decision during the Champions League match against Tottenham Hotspur on March 7, 2018
Result: Juventus snatch dramatic late win at 10-man Inter Milan
Gonzalo Higuain completes the comeback as Juventus earn a 3-2 win over Inter Milan in a dramatic match at San Siro.
Apr 28, 21:50
Zinedine Zidane watches on during the Copa del Rey game between Real Madrid and Leganes on January 24, 2018
Zinedine Zidane: 'Real Madrid suffered a lot at Bayern Munich'
Zinedine Zidane admits that Real Madrid "suffered a lot" in their Champions League semi-final first-leg win over Bayern Munich on Wednesday night.
Apr 25, 22:40
Real Madrid's Marcelo in action against Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League on October 17, 2017
Result: Bayern Munich made to rue missed chances by Real Madrid
Real Madrid come from behind to beat Bayern Munich 2-1 at the Allianz Arena and put themselves on course for a third consecutive Champions League final.
Apr 25, 21:42
Rafinha celebrates scoring for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Rafinha: 'I want to stay at Inter Milan'
On-loan Barcelona midfielder Rafinha reveals that he wants to stay at Inter Milan for the long haul.
Apr 12, 17:16
Gianluigi Donnarumma in action for Milan in January 2017
Result: AC Milan, Inter Milan play out goalless Derby della Madonnina
AC Milan and Inter Milan are forced to settle for a goalless draw following a hard-fought battle in the Derby della Madonnina at San Siro in Serie A.
Apr 4, 19:29
Mauro Icardi in action for Inter Milan in September 2017
Result: Mauro Icardi nets four as Inter Milan climb into fourth place
Inter Milan beat Sampdoria 5-0 at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, with star striker Mauro Icardi netting four of the goals.
Mar 18, 13:29
James Rodriguez in action for Bayern Munich on November 4, 2017
Team News: James Rodriguez named on Bayern Munich bench for clash against Besiktas
James Rodriguez is included on the bench for Bayern Munich's Champions League last-16 second leg against Besiktas.
Mar 14, 15:48
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

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona44001431112
2Real Madrid4310113810
3Celta Vigo42117527
4Espanyol42115327
5Getafe42114227
6GironaGirona421156-17
7AlavesAlaves421134-17
8Athletic Bilbao31205415
9Atletico MadridAtletico412134-15
10Real Betis412113-25
11Levante41126514
12Sevilla41124404
13Real Sociedad411267-14
14Villarreal411223-14
15EibarEibar411246-24
16Huesca4112612-64
17Valencia403135-23
18Rayo Vallecano310225-33
19Real Valladolid402202-22
20Leganes401349-51

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