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.