Mohammed Rafi (footballer)

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Mohammed Rafi
Personal information
Full name Madambillath Mohammed Rafi
Date of birth (1982-05-24) May 24, 1982 (age 33)
Place of birth Trikaripur, Kasaragod, Kerala, India
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Kerala Blasters
Number 20
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 SBT 22 (4)
2006–2010 Mahindra United 66 (24)
2010–2012 Churchill Brothers 21 (4)
2013 Mumbai Tigers 14 (4)
2013–2015 Mumbai 33 (3)
2014 Atletico de Kolkata (loan) 10 (1)
2015– Kerala Blasters 7 (4)
National team
2009– India 7 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:19, 15 November 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (goals)

Mohammed Rafi (born 24 May 1982) is an Indian professional footballer from Trikaripur, Kasaragod Kerala, who currently plays for Kerala Blasters as a striker in the Indian Super League.


Mohammed Rafi came through the ranks of SBT which had distinction of fielding not only all-Indian but also all-Malayali squad. SBT was promoted to first division of National Football League in 2004 and in that season he scored 4 goals and came into limelight. Unfortunately, SBT got relegated but he was roped in by Mahindra United for the next season.

In 09-10 I-league, he finished the season with record 14 goals,which is best ever for an Indian striker,he was also adjudged Mahindra United's player of the year.[1]

Rafi’s example was followed by his younger brothers Mohammad Shafi, who played for Viva Kerala FC and Mohammad Razi, with KSEB.[2]


On 24 November 2013 it was announced that Rafi has signed for Mumbai on loan from IMG Reliance with three other players Khelemba Singh, N.P. Pradeep and Peter Costa.[3] He made his debut on 2 December 2013 against East Bengal F.C. at the Balewadi Sports Complex in which he played the whole match as Mumbai won the match 3-2.[4]

Indian Super League[edit]

Atletico de Kolkata[edit]

Rafi played for Atletico de Kolkata in the inaugural season. The team owned by Sourav Ganguly and Atletico de Madrid in Indian Super League(Isl).[5]

Kerala Blasters[edit]

Rafi was signed by Kerala Blasters FC for the second season of Indian Super League. He scored on his debut, the second goal of the match against North East United and also set up Sanchez Watt's goal.[6]


Rafi also represented India number of times and scored a goal against Kuwait but India lost that match 1-9.[7]

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 14 November 2010 Al-Wahda Stadium, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E  Kuwait 1–7 1-9 Friendly


Atlético de Kolkata



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