Rafael Felipe Barreto

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Rafael Carioca
Personal information
Full name Rafael Felipe Barreto
Date of birth (1986-07-17) 17 July 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Central midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Joinville
Caxias (SC) (loan)
2007 Figueirense (loan)
2008 Desportiva (ES) (loan)
2008 Vasco da Gama (loan)
2009–2010 FK Banat Zrenjanin 18 (1)
2011 América de Natal
2011– Mesquita
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 5, 2010.

Not to be confused with Rafael de Souza Pereira, also known as Rafael Carioca.

Rafael Felipe Barreto, usually called Rafael Carioca (born 17 July 1986 in Rio de Janeiro) is a professional Brazilian football midfielder.


Rafael Carioca started playing with Joinville in 2005 and stayed until 2008, but, he had stints on loan with Caxias Futebol Clube, Figueirense (2007), Desportiva Ferroviária (2008) and CR Vasco da Gama (2008).

In January 2009 he was contracted by the Serbian SuperLiga club FK Banat Zrenjanin, where he played until summer 2010. When he came the club was struggling in the 2008–09 Serbian SuperLiga and after the end of the second half of the season the club ended up relegated with Rafael playing 7 matches and scoring once. In the next season, 2009-10 Banat was competing at second national tier, the Serbian First League with Rafael playing further 11 matches.[1]

In January 2011 he was back in Brazil and he signed with América Futebol Clube (RN).[2] In summer 2011 he moved to Mesquita Futebol Clube.[3]



  1. ^ Rafael at Srbijafudbal
  2. ^ O novo América from Diário do Natal
  3. ^ Rafael Felipe Barreto at Soccerway

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