Rafael Tesser

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Rafael Tesser
Personal information
Full name Rafael Luiz Baüml Tesser
Date of birth (1981-05-16) 16 May 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Curitiba, Brazil
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Full back
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2004 Coritiba 9 (0)
2003 Dinamo Tbilisi (loan)
2005 Atlético Mineiro 1 (0)
2006 Joinville 0 (0)
2006 Ituano 12 (1)
2007 Lecce 13 (0)
2007–2008 Taranto 15 (2)
2008 Benevento 12 (1)
2009 Marcílio Dias 6 (0)
2009–2010 Joinville 10 (0)
2011 Red Bull Brasil 0 (0)
2011 Grêmio Prudente 4 (0)
2012– América-SP
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Rafael Luiz Baüml Tesser (born 16 May 1981), better known as Tesser, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as defender.


He began his professional career playing with Tarmandaré in 2000.[citation needed] From 2001 to 2004 he was at Coritiba at Série A. In January 2005, he signed a one-year contract with Atlético Mineiro at Série A. He then played for Joinville and Ituano at Série B.

In January 2007 transfer window he joined Italian Serie B team U.S. Lecce . He then joined Taranto Sport. Tesser was on a tryout at Serbian Red Star Belgrade which was managed by his former coach at US Lecce, Zdenek Zeman, but he did not pass tryout at Serbian Red Star Belgrade.[citation needed] Then he was signed by Italian Lega Pro side Benevento.

In March 2009, he signed a contract until the end of season with Marcílio Dias at Série C.

In August 2009, he rejoined Joinville.[1]


  1. ^ "Rafael Tesser e Paulinho Dias apresentados" (in Portuguese). Joinville Esporte Clube. 11 August 2009. Retrieved 7 September 2009. 

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