10 Facts about Raphinha

10 Facts about Raphinha

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1) Raphinha was born on Saturday 14 December 1996 and shares his birthday with Leeds United legend Peter Lorimer

2) Raphinha was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil, the same city as Ronaldinho was born

3) He made his senior league debut playing for Vitória de Guimarães against Paços Ferreira on March Sunday 13th 2016

4) He scored his first senior goal on Saturday 20th August 2016, in a 2-0 victory over Marítimo

5) His first appearance in European competition came for Vitória on 14th September 2017, playing in the UEFA Europa League against Red Bull Salzburg

6) He scored in the penalty shootout in Sporting CP’s Taça de Portugal final victory over FC Porto

7) Raphinha has won two trophies in his career, helping Sporting CP win the Taça de Portugal and Taça da Liga

8) Rennes broke their transfer record to bring Raphinha to the club in 2019

9) In four full seasons playing professionally, Raphinha’s sides have never finished below fifth in the league

10) In his career Raphinha has made 161 senior appearances, scoring 39 goals