Alex Rafael da Silva Antônio

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Alex Rafael
Alex Rafael da Silva Antônio
Personal information
Full name Alex Rafael da Silva Antônio
Date of birth 1 January 1988 (1988-01-01) (age 29)
Place of birth Sao Paolo, Brazil
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Playing position striker
Club information
Current club F.C. Red Bull Salzburg
Number 29
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008– 2011
Red Bull Brasil
FC Red Bull Salzburg
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Alex Rafael da Silva Antônio (born 1 January 1988 in São Paulo, Brazil) is a Brazilian footballer. He playes for F.C. Red Bull Salzburg in the Austrian Bundesliga as striker.

Career[change | change source]

He started playing football in the youth teams of Corinthians São Paulo. In 2007 he went on to the local rival Palmeiras. After the foundation of Red Bull Brasil he played with this team and was promoted two times till they played in the Série A2, the second league in the province of São Paulo. In 2010 he played in the final of the Copa Paulista.

In 2011 he and his team mate Jefferson were invited to practice with FC Red Bull Salzburg in Austria. He played in test matches versus Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Olympic Lyonnaise. He could convince the coaches and so he signed with FC Red Bull Salzburg in Austrias Bundesliga.

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