Rafael Moura

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Rafael Moura
Personal information
Full name Rafael Martiniano de Miranda Moura
Date of birth (1983-05-23) 23 May 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Internacional
Number 11
Youth career
Atlético Mineiro
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004 Atlético Mineiro 1 (0)
2004–2005 Vitória 4 (1)
2005 Paysandu 14 (7)
2006 Corinthians 29 (7)
2007–2010 Locarno (de facto MSI) 0 (0)
2007 Fluminense (loan) 4 (0)
2007–2008 Lorient (loan) 2 (0)
2008–2009 Atlético Paranaense (loan) 27 (9)
2010 Goiás (loan) 25 (9)
2011–2012 Fluminense 28 (11)
2012– Internacional 9 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 December 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).

Rafael Martiniano de Miranda Moura or simply Rafael Moura (born 23 May 1983) is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Internacional.

Is called of He Man by fans, for the resemblance to the hero.

Career[edit]

Rafael Moura started his career with Atlético Mineiro, he then left for Vitória.

In July 2005, he left for Paysandu, signed a contract until the end of season.[2]

Rafael Moura signed contract with MSI in 2006 which last until 2012,[3] he then left for MSI affiliated club Corinthians. In January 2007 he left for Swiss lower division club Locarno along with Jhonny Herrera but still under MSI control.[4] He signed an 8-month contract with Fluminense in January 2007.

Moura left for French Ligue 1 side FC Lorient on a 1-year loan from Fluminense (actually MSI) in August 2007. Lorient had a first option to sign him outright in June 2008.[5]

On 1 July 2008, Moura returned to Brazil for Atlético Paranaense, signed a 2-year loan contract.[3][6]

The loan terminated in January 2010, and Moura signed a 1-year loan deal with Goiás on 22 January.[7]

After an on-pitch brawl on 21 July 2010, the match that Goiás 2–2 draw with his former club Vitória,[8] Moura was provisionally banned from football for a month.[9] He finished as the runner-up with team at 2010 Copa Sudamericana.

In January 2011, he rejoined Fluminense.,[10] signed a 3-year deal.[11]

Honours[edit]

Vitória
Fluminense
Atlético Paranaense
Internacional

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player Profile". SC Internacional. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "BID ACUMULATIVO SÉRIE A /2005". CBF. 8 November 2005. Archived from the original on 29 May 2006. Retrieved 6 July 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Canônico, Leandro (25 July 2008). "Agora no Atlético-PR, Rafael Moura segue representado por Kia Joorabchian". Globo Esporte (in Portuguese). Retrieved 29 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "RELATÓRIO DE TRANSFERÊNCIAS INTERNACIONAIS EM 2007". CBF (in Portuguese). 18 November 2007. Retrieved 29 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "Rafael Moura : "S'intégrer au mieux"". FC Lorient (in French). 17 August 2007. Retrieved 8 December 2010. 
  6. ^ "RELAÇÃO DE RETORNOS PARA O BRASIL DO EXTERIOR EM 2008". CBF (in Portuguese). ca. January 2009. Retrieved 29 July 2010. 
  7. ^ "RELAÇÃO DE RETORNOS PARA O BRASIL DO EXTERIOR EM 2010". CBF (in Portuguese). Retrieved 29 July 2010. 
  8. ^ Homewood, Brian (22 July 2010). "Soccer-Players, coach and reporters brawl on pitch in Brazil". Reuters. Retrieved 29 July 2010. 
  9. ^ Homewood, Brian (29 July 2010). "Soccer-Leao handed 30-day provisional ban after brawl". Reuters. Retrieved 29 July 2010. 
  10. ^ "Rafael Moura é o novo reforço do Fluminense". Fluminense FC (in Portuguese). 27 January 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2011. 
  11. ^ "BOLETIM INFORMATIVO DIÁRIO ELETRÔNICO (BID-E) RELAÇÃO PELA DATA 04/02/2011". CBF (in Portuguese). 4 February 2011. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 

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