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Márcio Rafael Ferreira de Souza (born 7 September 1985[1]) more commonly known as Rafinha is Brazilian footballer. He plays for Flamengo in the Bundesliga.

Career[change | change source]

Rafinha was born in Londrina, Brazil on 7 September, 1985. At the age of 7, he joined his local futsal team, Gremio Londrinense. In 2001, when he was 16, he moved to Coritiba. He also joined the Brazilian under-20 national football team. He was then signed by FC Schalke 04 on a four-year contact for what is widely believed to be a transfer fee of €5 million

In August of 2010, Rafinha signed with Genoa. One year later, he signed with Bayern Munich on a three-year contract for €5.5 million. He has made 31 appearances for Bayern Munich up-to-date.

International career[change | change source]

Rafinha has been called up to the senior Brazil squad once and has made a combined total of 16 appearances in the Under-20 and Under-23 sides.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Rafinha Bio, Stats, News". ESPN. Retrieved 13 February 2013.

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