Rafael da Silva Nascimento
Rafael da Silva Nascimento, Brazilian footballer
|Full name||Rafael da Silva Nascimento|
|Date of birth||21 May 1984|
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking Midfielder|
|2003–2009||Vasco da Gama|
|2008||→ Bahia (loan)||?||(1)|
|2009||→ Mesquita (loan)||6||(1)|
|2010||Duque de Caxias||1||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Rafael began his professional footballing career in Brazil with his parent club Olaria Atlético Clube, based in his hometown, Rio de Janeiro. After spending a two-year spell in the youth teams of the club, he got promoted to the first team in 2001 and player there for the next 2 years.
Vasco da Gama
In 2008, he moved on loan from Vasco da Gama on a six-month deal to Salvador, Bahia-based Esporte Clube Bahia. He scored his only goal for the club on 16 August 2008 in a Campeonato Brasileiro Série B match against Sociedade Esportiva do Gama. He helped the Bahia-based club achieve the runners-up position in the 2008 Campeonato Baiano.
In 2009, he moved back to Rio de Janeiro and more accurately to Mesquita where he was signed by Mesquita Futebol Clube on a short-term loan deal from Vasco da Gama. He made his debut for the club on 13 March 2009 in a 5-1 loss against Americano Futebol Clube and scored his first and only goal on 31 March 2009 in a 4-2 loss against Duque de Caxias Futebol Clube. He scored 1 goal in 6 appearances for the Mesquita-based club in the 2009 Campeonato Carioca.
Later in 2009, he moved to Natal, Rio Grande do Norte where he signed a short-term contract with Campeonato Brasileiro Série B club, ABC Futebol Clube. He made his debut for the club on 13 June 2009 in a 1-0 win over Vila Nova Futebol Clube. He made 6 appearances for the Natal-based club in the 2009 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B.
Duque de Caxias
In 2010, he moved to Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro where he signed a one-year contract with Campeonato Carioca club, Duque de Caxias Futebol Clube. He made only one appearance for the club on 3 February 2010 in a 1-1 draw against Volta Redonda Futebol Clube when he came on as a substitute for Vander Sacramento Vieira at the 71st minute of the game.
He first moved out of Brazil in 2011 to the Middle East and more accurately to Oman where he signed a two-year contract with Oman First Division League club, Saham SC. He helped the club win the 2011-12 Oman First Division League and in promotion to the 2012–13 Oman Elite League. In the 2012-13, he again put up an eye catching performance for the Saham-based club as he helped them secure the 3rd position in the 2012–13 Oman Elite League which earned the club a spot in the 2014 GCC Champions League.
In 2013, he moved to the neighbor country to Oman, the United Arab Emirates where he signed a one-year contract with UAE First Division League club, Al-Urooba. He made his debut for the club on 7 September 2013 in a 2013–14 UAE President's Cup qualification match in a 4-0 win over Masafi Club and scored his first goal in the same competition on 28 September 2013 in a 3-1 win over Masafi Club. He made his UAE First Division League debut on 9 November 2013 in a 6-1 win over Al-Taawon C.S. Club and scored his first goal in the competition on 26 December 2013 in a 2-2 draw against Dibba Al-Hisn Sports Club.
In 2014, he returned to Oman and more accurately to Muscat, the capital city where he signed a one-year contract with Oman First Division League club, Muscat Club. He scored 5 goals in 24 appearances in the 2014–15 Oman First Division League and helped his club win their maiden Oman First Division League title in the 2014-15 season.
On 1 September 2015, he signed a one-year contract with another Oman First Division League club, Oman Club.
Club career statistics
|ABC||2009||Campeonato Brasileiro Série B||6||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||6||0|
|Duque de Caxias||2010||Campeonato Carioca||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|Al-Urooba||2013-14||UAE First Division League||8||1||6||1||0||0||0||0||14||2|
|Muscat||2014-15||Oman First Division League||24||5||0||0||0||0||0||0||24||5|
|Oman||2015-16||Oman First Division League||6||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||6||0|
- With Bahia
- With Saham
- With Muscat
- "RAFAEL NASCIMENTO". SOCCERWAY.
- "Lançado por Joel, Rafael quer ano melhor". globoesporte.com.
- "BAHIA VS. GAMA 2 - 2". SOCCERWAY.
- "Bahia anuncia terceira contratação do Vasco na temporada". UOL Esporte.
- "AMERICANO VS. MESQUITA 5 - 1". SOCCERWAY.
- "DUQUE DE CAXIAS VS. MESQUITA 4 - 2". SOCCERWAY.
- "ABC VS. VILA NOVA 1 - 0". SOCCERWAY.
- "DUQUE DE CAXIAS VS. VOLTA REDONDA 1 - 1". SOCCERWAY.
- "Recém-contratado, Rafael já se despede do Duque de Caxias". LANCE!NET.
- "Al Orooba 4-0 Masafi". fanet.ae.
- "Masafi 1-3 Al Orooba". fanet.ae.
- "Al Taawon 1-6 Al Orooba". fanet.ae.
- "Al Orooba 2-2 Deba Al Hissin". fanet.ae.
- "مسقط وصلاله يصعدان للدوري العماني للمحترفين". KOOORA.
- Rafael da Silva Nascimento at Soccerway
- Rafael da Silva Nascimento - SOCCER PUNTER
- Rafael da Silva Nascimento at Sambafoot
- Rafael da Silva Nascimento - GoalFace
- Rafael da Silva Nascimento at Kooora.com (in Arabic) (English translation)
- Rafael da Silva Nascimento - fanet.ae
- Rafael da Silva Nascimento - YouTube
- Rafael da Silva Nascimento - YouTube