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Marcio Rafael Ferreira de Souza (Rafinha) Biography & Latest News

Marcio Rafael Ferreira de Souza (Rafinha) Biography

Marcio Rafael Ferreira de Souza (Rafinha) is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a right back for Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga. He is known as a skilled defender with good passing skills, quick pace, agility and a strong shot. Rafinha began his football career at the age of seven, playing for Gremio Londrinense. By the age of twelve, he had begun training with PSTC, a local football club, before signing for Londrina Esporte Clube in 2001. At the end of his first year with Londrina Rafinha was signed by Coritiba Foot Ball Club. At Coritiba Rafinha eventually found his way into the Brazilian Under-20 team, and played in the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship in the Netherlands. During the tournament Rafinha scored two goals and played an integral part in Brazil's progress to the bronze medal. On 4 August 2010, it was confirmed that Rafinha moved from Schalke to Genoa.On 1 June 2011, along with Manuel Neuer, Bayern Munich confirmed Rafinha's transfer from Genoa.. He scored his first goal for Bayern Munich against Villareal in a 2–0 win on 14 September 2011. In the summer of 2008 Rafinha was involved in a dispute with his club about his participation for Brazil at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
Basic Player Info
Full Name Márcio Rafael Ferreira de Souza
Nationality Brazil
Position Defender
Current Club FC Bayern München
Shirt Number 13
Career
Clubs
FC Bayern München Jul 2011 - Present
FC Schalke 04 Aug 2005 - Aug 2010
GenoaC Aug 2010 - Jul 2011
Coritiba FBC Jan 2002 - Aug 2005
National
Brazil Jan 2008 - Aug 2017
Brazil Under 21 Aug 2008 - Dec 2008
Stats
Clubs
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FC Bayern München
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2017/2018 Bundesliga 12 0 1 2 0 848
UEFA Champions League 4 0 0 0 0 195
DFB Pokal 2 0 0 0 0 95
Super Cup 1 0 0 0 0 90
2016/2017 Bundesliga 20 1 1 2 0 1021
UEFA Champions League 5 0 1 0 0 362
DFB Pokal 2 0 0 0 0 180
Super Cup 1 0 0 0 0 4
2015/2016 Bundesliga 25 0 3 7 0 1748
UEFA Champions League 4 0 0 0 0 225
DFB Pokal 4 0 0 1 0 217
Super Cup 1 0 0 0 0 18
2014/2015 Bundesliga 26 0 1 4 0 2142
UEFA Champions League 11 0 1 2 0 825
DFB Pokal 4 0 0 1 0 420
2013/2014 Bundesliga 28 0 6 4 1 2204
UEFA Champions League 9 0 1 1 0 675
DFB Pokal 6 0 0 0 0 489
UEFA Super Cup 1 0 0 0 0 56
2012/2013 Bundesliga 13 2 1 2 2 567
UEFA Champions League 2 0 0 1 0 103
DFB Pokal 2 0 0 0 0 94
2011/2012 Bundesliga 24 0 2 7 0 1779
UEFA Champions League 7 1 0 1 0 569
DFB Pokal 4 0 0 0 0 292
Total 218 4 18 35 3 15218
FC Schalke 04
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GenoaC
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Coritiba FBC
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National
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Brazil Under 21
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2008 Beijing Olympics 6 0 0 2 0 463
Total 6 0 0 2 0 463
Brazil
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Marcio Rafael Ferreira de Souza (Rafinha) Latest News & Articles

Reports: Chelsea launch stunning bid for Bayern Munich defender
Reports: Chelsea launch stunning bid for Bayern Munich defender
Antonio Conte wants to sign him now!
La Liga 2016-17: Sporting 0-5 Barcelona - Player ratings
La Liga 2016-17: Sporting 0-5 Barcelona - Player ratings
FC Barcelona marched forward in the La Liga by routing Sporting Gijon 5-0. Neymar scored twice late in the game to seal his team's victory.
Sporting Gijon 0-5 Barcelona: Five Talking Points
Sporting Gijon 0-5 Barcelona: Five Talking Points
No Messi, no problem as Barcelona stroll to victory.
FIFA 17: Predicted player ratings for Bayern Munich
FIFA 17: Predicted player ratings for Bayern Munich
Which players get an upgrade in their ratings this season?
Arsene Wenger keen on signing Rafinha from Bayern Munich
Arsene Wenger keen on signing Rafinha from Bayern Munich
Rafinha's current deal at the Allianz Arena will run down after the end of the next season.
Tactical Analysis: Pep Guardiola's 2-3-5 at Bayern Munich
Tactical Analysis: Pep Guardiola's 2-3-5 at Bayern Munich
We analyse the effective and outrageous 2-3-5 formation employed by the former Barcelona task master for the Bundesliga giants
European Under-21 Team of the Season
European Under-21 Team of the Season
With the domestic seasons all complete and players away on international duty preparing for the World Cup, it is that time of year where everyone collates their Team of the Season. There have been some outstanding performances this season, most notably from younger players in Europe’s top five leagues. The role of experience is sometimes [...]The post Squawka Awards: European Under-21 Team of the Season appeared first on Squawka News.
FC Bayern Munich: Mid-season player ratings
FC Bayern Munich: Mid-season player ratings
Mid-season player ratings of Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich for the 2013/14 season so far.
Top 10 young midfielders to watch out for in 2014
Top 10 young midfielders to watch out for in 2014
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Video: Bayern Munich stars try their hand at Basketball
Video: Bayern Munich stars try their hand at Basketball
FC Bayern München's Javi Martinez, Rafinha, Dante and Thomas Müller recently joined forces with FC Bayern's basketball stars to prove why they were crowned champions of Europe and the world.The quartet, who all helped FC Bayern win the Champions League last year, went up against FC Bayern München Basketball giants Lucca Staiger, Deon Thompson and Bryce Taylor in a series of basketball-meets-football challenges and more than held their own! FC Bayern are the fourth club to take on bwin's 'Skills Series' which has already featured Real Madrid, Juventus and Manchester United. The series encompasses a unique set of challenges that has taken some of Europe's best players outside of their comfort zones to show-off some extraordinary athletic and technical abilities.Still to come in the series are challenges for Olympique de Marseille and RSC Anderlecht.http://arunfoot.blogspot.com/
Video: Bayern Munich stars just cannot shoot
Video: Bayern Munich stars just cannot shoot
Borussia Dortmund 0-3 Bayern Munich: Tactical analysis
Borussia Dortmund 0-3 Bayern Munich: Tactical analysis
The two big guns of German football met at the Signal Iduna Park. Dortmund were looking to close the gap on the league leaders following a shock defeat to Wolfsburg in the previous game. Bayern on the other hand were looking for revenge over their rivals for the defeat in the German Super Cup. Dortmund [&hellipThe post Dortmund 0-3 Bayern: Tactical Analysis appeared first on Outside of the Boot.
Preview: Manchester City vs Bayern Munich
Preview: Manchester City vs Bayern Munich
Manchester United vs Tottenham : Fergie’s returning stars face AVB test
Manchester United vs Tottenham : Fergie’s returning stars face AVB test
  Live from Old Trafford on ESPN at 2155 Hrs (IST) A typical start to the season for United would have been chalking up 2-3 draws after an opening day defeat, Fergie gaining criticism from all over, rivals coming up with conspiracy theories of biased refereeing, and finally at the turn of the year the … Continue reading »
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