Rafael Veloso

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Rafael Veloso
Rafael Veloso (13) (cropped).jpg
Veloso playing for Portugal U19 in 2012
Personal information
Full name Rafael Henriques Vasquez Veloso
Date of birth (1993-11-03) November 3, 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth Lourinhã, Portugal
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Deportivo B
Youth career
2004−2005 Lourinhanense
2005−2006 Torreense
2006−2012 Sporting
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012− Belenenses 2 (0)
2014– Deportivo B (loan) 8 (0)
National team
2009 Portugal U17 2 (0)
2010−2011 Portugal U18 4 (0)
2012−2013 Portugal U19 14 (0)
2013 Portugal U20 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 April 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 August 2014

Rafael Henriques Vasquez Veloso (born 3 November 1993) is a Portuguese footballer who plays for Spanish club Deportivo de La Coruña B, on loan from Belenenses, as a goalkeeper.

Football career[edit]

Born in Lourinhã, Veloso graduated from Sporting Clube de Portugal's youth setup, but joined C.F. Os Belenenses shortly after. He was mainly a backup to Matt Jones during his first year as a senior.

On 18 May 2013 Veloso made his professional debut, in a 2012–13 Segunda Liga match against Freamunde replacing Filipe Mendes (90th minute).[1] He appeared in two further matches for the club, but was still second-choice to Jones.

On 25 August 2014 Veloso was loaned to Deportivo de La Coruña's reserves, in a season-long deal.[2]


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