Alex Rafael da Silva Antônio

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Alex Rafael
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Personal information
Full name Alex Rafael da Silva Antônio
Date of birth (1988-01-01) 1 January 1988 (age 30)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Ras Al Khaima
Number 8
Youth career
2006 Corinthians
2007–2008 Palmeiras
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Red Bull Brasil 83 (26)
2011–2012 Red Bull Salzburg 5 (1)
2012 Comercial-SP (loan) 5 (0)
2012 Thespa Kusatsu 10 (3)
2013 Ferroviária 7 (0)
2014 Ulsan Hyundai Mipo Dockyard 19 (5)
2014–2015 A.O.T. Alimos F.C. 7 (0)
2015–2016 Ubon UMT United 40 (26)
2016 Sukhothai 8 (1)
2017 Al-Shamal 7 (9)
2017– Ras Al Khaima
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

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.

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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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