Rafael Floro

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Rafael Floro
Personal information
Full name Rafael da Silva Floro
Date of birth (1994-01-19) 19 January 1994 (age 20)
Place of birth Quarteira, Portugal
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Sheffield Wednesday
Number 22
Youth career
Quarteirense
Sporting CP
Académica
Almansilense
Louletano DC
Porto
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013 Porto B 0 (0)
2013– Sheffield Wednesday 1 (0)
National team
2012 Portugal U18 1 (0)
2014- Portugal U20 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:37, 6 August 2013 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:37, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

Rafael Floro (born 19 January 1994) is a professional footballer currently playing as a defender for Sheffield Wednesday.

Career[edit]

Rafael Floro started his career at home town club Quarteirense before moving to other youth clubs in Portugal: Sporting CP, Académica, Almansilense, Louletano DC and FC Porto. He was called up to the Portugal U-18 squad throughout the 2011–12 season.

Over a year after and Floro was released by Porto and he went on trial at English second tier side Sheffield Wednesday where after impressing through pre-season and due to injuries to all of Sheffield Wednesday's full-backs Rafael Floro signed on a one-year contract on 6 August 2013. Just hours later and Floro made his first ever professional competitive appearance when he played in the League Cup against Sheffield Wednesday's local rivals Rotherham United. Floro was substituted off in the second-half of the game as his side lost 2–1 at the first stage of the competition.[1]

Floro made his first league appearance the following weekend for Sheffield Wednesday when he played in the home game against Burnley. However, after two crosses leading to conceding two goals in the first-half, Floro was substituted at half-time.[2]

In May 2014, Rafa was selected in coach Ilidio Vale’s Portugal U20 squad for the Toulon Festival Tournament in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of South Eastern France. He made four appearances in the tournament against Mexico, Chile, France and England.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Floro deal confirmed". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-08-06. 
  2. ^ "Owls miss out". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-08-10. 

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