Raphaël Varane Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Raphaël Varane Quick Info
Height6 ft 3¼ in
Weight81 kg
Date of BirthApril 25, 1993
Zodiac SignTaurus
SpouseCamille Tytgat

Raphaël Varane is a professional football player from France who is good at playing at center-back (or defender) position. In 2010, he was a part of France U18 team. In 2012, he played for France U20 team. From 2011 to 2012, he played for France U21 team. In 2013, he started playing for France’s senior team. He has also played for French football club Lens from 2010 to 2011.

Born Name

Raphaël Xavier Varane

Nick Name

Mr. Clean

Raphaël Varane at 2018 UEFA Champions League Final
Raphaël Varane at 2018 UEFA Champions League Final (Антон Зайцев / Soccer.ru / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Sun Sign

Taurus

Born Place

Lille, France

Residence

Madrid, Spain

Nationality

French

Education

Raphaël Varane started his soccer journey at AS Hellemmes. He later joined the youth academy of OSC Lille.

Occupation

Professional Soccer Player

Family

  • Father – Gaston Varane (Worked as an Auxillary Nurse)
  • Mother – Annie Varane (English Teacher)
  • Siblings – Anthony Varane (Older Brother), Jonathan Varane (Younger Brother). He also has two sisters.

Manager

Raphaël Varane is represented by his brother Anthony Varane.

Position

Defender, Centre-Back

Shirt Number

5 – Real Madrid, France National Team

2 – Real Madrid

4 – France National Team

19 – Real Madrid

Build

Athletic

Height

6 ft 3¼ in or 191 cm

Weight

81 kg or 178.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Raphaël Varane has dated

  1. Camille Tytgat (2015-Present) – Varane got married to his longtime girlfriend Camille Tytgat in a lavish wedding ceremony held at Le Touquet in France in June 2015. The wedding ceremony was attended by his Madrid and French teammates. Varane had been dating Tytgat since they were studying in school and she had moved with him when he was signed by Real Madrid at the age of 18. During the course of their courtship, they have become parents to their son, Ruben.
Raphaël Varane with his France teammates in July 2018
Raphaël Varane with his France teammates in July 2018 (Raphaël Varane / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Multiracial

On his father’s side, he has Martiniquais ancestry. While on his mother’s side, he has French ancestry.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Tall Height
  • Strong and defined jawline

Brand Endorsements

Raphaël Varane has signed a personal endorsement deal with Nike. He is often seen wearing their cleats during his soccer matches.

He also has used his social media activity to promote products from Nike as well as other brands such as Braun (Personal grooming and skincare brand).

Raphaël Varane with his UEFA Champions League Cup in May 2018
Raphaël Varane with his UEFA Champions League Cup in May 2018 (Raphaël Varane / Instagram)

Religion

His religious views aren’t known.

Best Known For

Having played for the Spanish giants Real Madrid for more than 7 years. He has managed to make more than 230 appearances for the club and has cemented his reputation as one of the finest upcoming central defenders.

First Soccer Match

In November 2010, he made his professional debut with French club Lens in a Ligue 1 match against Montpellier. His side emerged as a winner by 2-0 and he was praised for his mature performance.

In September 2011, he made his competitive debut for Real Madrid in a La Liga match against Racing de Santander.

In March 2013, he made his debut for the French national team in a World Cup qualifier match against Georgia.

Strengths

  • Speed
  • Strength
  • Aerial Presence
  • Reading of the game
  • Technical Ability
  • Passing
  • Tackling

Weaknesses

Occasionally loses focus and concentration

First Film

He hasn’t been cast in any theatrical film till now.

First TV Show

Apart from the broadcast of the soccer matches, Raphaël Varane hasn’t appeared on any TV show.

Personal Trainer

His workout routine and diet plan aren’t known.

Raphaël Varane Favorite Things

His favorite things aren’t known.

Raphaël Varane with his UEFA Champions League Cup in 2018
Raphaël Varane with his UEFA Champions League Cup in 2018 (Raphaël Varane / Instagram)

Raphaël Varane Facts

  1. In February 2011, he signed a contract extension with Lens that extended his stay at the club to 2015. However, it was widely seen as a move by the French club to get a substantial fee from his impending transfer.
  2. In the summer of 2011, he was courted by some of the leading clubs including Manchester United and Real Madrid. He decided to join the Spanish club as French legend Zinedine Zidane, who was working as a club advisor, managed to sway Varane. Madrid reportedly paid €10 million for his services and offered him 6 years contract.
  3. In May 2013, he suffered a knee injury that ruled him out for about 5 months. He made his return from injury in October but a month later, he was again sidelined with another injury.
  4. During UEFA Champions League final in May 2014, he caused a slight controversy after he kicked the ball towards Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone after Ronaldo had scored his side’s last goal in the 4-1 victory. Simeone charged onto the pitch in anger and had to be sent to the stands by the referee.
  5. In September 2014, he signed a new contract with Real Madrid that extended his contract by 6 years and his stay at the Spanish club to 2020.
  6. Varane has been linked with a move to Manchester United in almost every summer transfer window. These rumors have only intensified since former Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho, who gave him his break at the Spanish club, became English club’s manager.
  7. In September 2017, he signed another contract extension with Real Madrid, which moved him into the category of best earning players at the club. The contract extended his stay at the club to 2022.
  8. Before he started to completely focus on soccer, he gave rugby a try but didn’t like it enough to sacrifice his passion for soccer.
  9. When Zidane called him in June 2011 to convince him to move to Real Madrid, Varane asked him to call him back as he was studying for his baccalaureate exam.
  10. Visit his official website @ raphael-varane.net.
  11. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Featured Image by Антон Зайцев / Soccer.ru / CC BY-SA 3.0

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