|Full name||Rafael Wihby Bracalli|
|Date of birth||5 May 1981|
|Place of birth||Santos, Brazil|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|2005||→ Juventude (loan)||8||(0)|
|2012–2013||→ Olhanense (loan)||25||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 May 2017.
Born in Santos, São Paulo, Bracali started playing professionally for local Paulista Futebol Clube. In 2006, he moved to Portugal and signed with C.D. Nacional in Madeira: after backing up Diego Benaglio in his first season and appearing in 14 Primeira Liga games in his second, he became the club's first-choice after the Swiss moved to VfL Wolfsburg.
From 2008 to 2011, Bracalli did not miss one single league match for Nacional. He was set to sign for fellow league side S.C. Braga in June 2011, but the deal eventually fell through. The following month he replaced departed Beto as understudy at FC Porto, behind compatriot Helton.