Rafael de Carvalho Santos
|Full name||Rafael de Carvalho Santos|
|Date of birth||14 March 1989|
|Place of birth||Barretos, Brazil|
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|2011||→ Avaí (loan)||1||(0)|
|2012||→ Bragantino (loan)||6||(0)|
|2013||→ Botafogo-SP (loan)||0||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 April 2017.
Born in Barretos, Rafael Santos joined Corinthians' youth setup in 2004, aged 15. In 2008, he was promoted to the main squad, in Série B, and made his debut on 29 November, starting in a 0–2 loss at América-RN, as Timão were already champions and both Felipe and Júlio César (first and second choices, respectively) were already in vacations.
In June 2011, after being sparingly used by Corinthians, Rafael Santos moved to Avaí on loan until the end of the year. However, his maiden appearance for the Leão da Ilha was on 7 September, in a 1–2 home loss against Santos. He then joined Bragantino and Botafogo-SP, both in temporary deals.
On 10 May 2013 Rafael Santos signed with São Caetano. He was a starter during his debut campaign, which ended in relegation. On 27 June of the following year Rafael Santos moved to Icasa, also in the second division; ten days later, however, he signed a short term deal with fellow league side Portuguesa.
- América-RN se salva e mancha despedida do Corinthians (América-RN saves themselves and bitters Corinthians' goodbye); ESPN Brasil, 29 November 2008 (in Portuguese)
- Rafael Santos, goleiro, a caminho da Ressacada (Rafael Santos, heading to Ressacada); InfoEsporte, 3 June 2011 (in Portuguese)
- Avaí cede a virada para o Santos e se afunda no Z4 (Avaí suffers comeback from Santos and gets deeper in Z4); Futebol SC, 7 September 2011 (in Portuguese)
- Bragantino contrata goleiro do Corinthians e aguarda por meia da Bolívia (Bragantino signs goalkeeper from Corinthians and waits for midfielder from Bolivia); Futebol Interior, 5 January 2012 (in Portuguese)
- São Caetano apresenta goleiro Rafael Santos e meia Renato Ribeiro (São Caetano presents goalkeeper Rafael Santos and midfielder Renato Ribeiro); Terra, 10 May 2013 (in Portuguese)
- Série B: Icasa contrata Rafael Santos, Thiago Miracema e Zé Augusto (Série B: Icasa signs Rafael Santos, Thiago Miracema and Zé Augusto); Futebol Interior, 27 June 2014 (in Portuguese)
- Goleiro Rafael Santos chega à Portuguesa (Goalkeeper Rafael Santos arrives at Portuguesa); Portuguesa's official website, 7 July 2014 (in Portuguese)
- Série C: Guarani apresenta Rafael Santos e Lenon para brigar pelo acesso (Série C: Guarani presents Rafael Santos and Lenon to fight for promotion); Futebol Interior, 6 May 2015 (in Portuguese)