Rafael Leão

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a Portuguese name; the first family name is da Conceição and the second is Leão.

Rafael Leão
Leão with AC Milan in 2022
Personal information
Full name Rafael Alexandre da Conceição Leão[1]
Date of birth (1999-06-10) 10 June 1999 (age 24)[2]
Place of birth Almada, Portugal[2]
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[3]
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
AC Milan
Number 17
Youth career
2006–2007 Amora
2007–2008 Foot 21
2008–2017 Sporting CP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017 Sporting CP B 12 (7)
2017–2018 Sporting CP 3 (1)
2018–2019 Lille 24 (8)
2019– AC Milan 116 (31)
National team
2015 Portugal U16 10 (2)
2015–2016 Portugal U17 11 (4)
2016–2017 Portugal U19 17 (5)
2017–2019 Portugal U20 8 (2)
2017–2021 Portugal U21 15 (1)
2021– Portugal 16 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:28, 10 February 2023 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:27, 10 December 2022 (UTC)

Rafael Alexandre da Conceição Leão (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʁɐfɐˈɛɫ ˈljɐ̃w̃]; born 10 June 1999) is a Portuguese footballer. He plays as a forward for Serie A club AC Milan and the Portugal national team.

Leão made his first-team debut in 2018 after graduating from the Sporting CP youth system, winning the 2017–18 Taça da Liga. He terminated his contract because of an incident in the club. Shortly after, he joined Ligue 1 club Lilie on a free transfer. AC Milan signed him in 2019 for a reported fee of €35 million. In his third season in the club, he helped them win the 2021–22 Serie A, which ended the club's lack of league titles for 11-years. He was also voted Serie A Most Valuable Player and was listed among the 30-man shortlist for the Ballon d'Or.

References[change | change source]

  1. "FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019: List of Players: Portugal" (PDF). FIFA. 13 June 2019. p. 16. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 February 2020. Retrieved 23 April 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Rafael Leão" (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. Retrieved 1 October 2020.
  3. "Rafael Leão". A.C. Milan. Archived from the original on 27 January 2022. Retrieved 21 April 2022.