How much do you know about Rafinha?

Rafinha is back at thel Camp Nou / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB
Of Brazilian origin but a nationalised Spaniard, Rafinha comes from a footballing family and joined FC Barcelona when he was just 13

Name: Rafael Alcántara do Nascimiento ‘Rafinha’

Date of birth: 12/03/1993

Place of birth: São Paulo (Brazil)

Position: Midfielder

Age: 21 years

  • Rafinha made his official first team debut on November 10, 2011 in a Spanish Cup match with L’Hospitalet.

  • He has a contract with FC Barcelona until 2016, and spent last season on loan to Celta, where he played in 32 matches (27 as a starter), scoring four goals and laying on five assists.

  • The LFP made him league player of the month for February.

  • He is the son of Mazinho, who was in Brazil’s 1994 World Cup winning squad, and the brother of Thiago Alcántara, who also played youth football at Barça until 2012/13, and is now at Bayern Munich.

  • On December 6, 2011 Rafinha and Thiago both played in the same FCB side that beat Bate Borisov 4-0 in the final game of the Champions League group stage.

  • He has played four first team matches for Barça. Three were in 2011/12 (2 in the Champions League and 1 in the Spanish Cup) and one in last season’s Champions League.

  • He made his Barça B debut in the 2010-11 season under Luis Enrique, in a 2-1 loss at home to Girona.

He joined FC Barcelona in 2006/07


Season Team
2006-07 U14
2007-08 U15
2008-09 U16
2009-10 U17
2010-11 U18 & Barça B
2011-12 Barça B
2012-13 Barça B

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