Rafael Bracalli

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Rafael Bracalli
Personal information
Full name Rafael Wihby Bracalli
Date of birth (1981-05-05) 5 May 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth Santos, Brazil
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Number 1
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2006 Paulista
2005 Juventude (loan) 8 (0)
2006–2011 Nacional 104 (0)
2011–2013 Porto 1 (0)
2012–2013 Olhanense (loan) 25 (0)
2013–2015 Panetolikos 57 (0)
2015– Arouca 52 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 May 2017.

Rafael Wihby Bracalli (born 5 May 1981) is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Portuguese club F.C. Arouca as a goalkeeper. He also holds Italian citizenship.

Football career[edit]

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.[1] The following month he replaced departed Beto as understudy at FC Porto, behind compatriot Helton.

On 13 July 2015, after two years in the Superleague Greece with Panetolikos FC, Bracalli agreed a two-year deal with F.C. Arouca.[2]




  1. ^ "Diego é hipótese para a baliza" [Diego an option for goal]. A Bola (in Portuguese). 4 June 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Rafael Bracalli reforça Arouca" [Rafael Bracalli strengthens Arouca] (in Portuguese). RTP. 13 July 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2015. 

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