Footballer Rafinha Height Weight Body Statistics

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Born Name

Rafael Alcântara do Nascimento

Nick Name

Rafinha

Footballer Rafinha
Footballer Rafinha

Sun Sign

Aquarius

Born Place

São Paulo, Brazil

Nationality

Brazilian

Education

Unknown

Occupation

Professional Footballer

Family

  • Father – Mazinho Alcantara (Former Footballer who won the 1994 FIFA World Cup)
  • Mother – Valeria Nascimento (Former Volleyball Player)
  • Siblings – Thiago Alcantara (Older Brother) (Professional Footballer), Rodrigo Moreno Machado (Cousin) (Professional Footballer)

Manager

Rafael is signed with Mondial Sport.

Position

Attacking midfielder

Shirt Number

12

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 8½ in or 174 cm

Weight

71 kg or 156½ lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Rafael’s dating history is not known.

Rafinha in action during a match on August 5, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain
Rafinha in action during a match on August 5, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain

Race / Ethnicity

Multiracial

He has Portuguese ancestry.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Tattoos
  • Short stature

Measurements

Rafinha’s body specifications may be –

  • Chest – 42 in or 107 cm
  • Arms / Biceps – 15 in or 38 cm
  • Waist – 31 in or 79 cm
Rafinha shirtless body
Rafinha shirtless body

Brand Endorsements

Rafael has not appeared in a TV commercial.

Best Known For

Being part of the FC Barcelona’s team which won the 2014-2015 UEFA Champions League and the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 La Liga trophy.

First Football Match

Rafinha debuted for Barcelona B on January 8, 2011 in a 1-2 loss against Girona FC.

He had his debut for Barcelona’s first team on November 9, 2011 in a 1-0 victory over CE L’Hospitalet.

Rafael played his first match for Celta de Vigo on August 19, 2013 in a 1-1 draw against RCD Espanyol.

On September 5, 2015, Rafael achieved his first cap for the senior national team of Brazil in a friendly match against Costa Rica.

Strengths

  • Passing
  • Dribbling
  • Crossing
  • Blocking
  • Defense
  • Strength
  • Quickness

Weaknesses

Aerial duels

Rafinha in a match between Elche FC and FC Barcelona on January 24, 2015 in Elche, Spain
Rafinha in a match between Elche FC and FC Barcelona on January 24, 2015 in Elche, Spain

Rafinha Facts

  1. He joined the youth team of FC Barcelona when he was 13.
  2. Rafinha scored his first professional goal in a match against UD Salamanca.
  3. On June 27, 2013, Rafael extended his contract with FC Barcelona until 2016.
  4. After his contract extension with FC Barcelona, he was sent on loan to Celta de Vigo.
  5. On September 16, 2015, after a duel with Roma’s midfielder Radja Nainggolan, Rafael experienced an injury with a torn right anterior cruciate ligament. He underwent a surgery and was expected to be out for a period of six months.
  6. Despite being native Brazilian, Rafinha first played for the national youth team of Spain including for U-19. However, in 2012, he shifted to Brazil’s U-20 squad and appeared at the 2013 South American Youth Championship.
  7. Rafael scored his first goal for the Spanish national team on September 9, 2015, in a match against the United States.
  8. Follow Rafinha on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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