Rafael de Sousa Albuquerque

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Rafa
Personal information
Full name Rafael de Sousa Albuquerque
Date of birth (1992-03-01) 1 March 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Hamburg, Germany
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Mirandela
Youth career
2000–2001 Ermesinde
2001–2010 Porto
2010–2011 Rio Ave
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Rio Ave 1 (0)
2013–2015 Chaves 0 (0)
2013–2014 → Pedras Salgadas (loan) 26 (0)
2014–2015 → Pedras Salgadas (loan) 6 (0)
2015–2016 Académico Viseu 0 (0)
2016 Vila Real (loan) 1 (0)
2016– Mirandela
National team
2007–2008 Portugal U16 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 16 May 2016 (UTC).

Rafael de Sousa Albuquerque (born 1 March 1992), known simply as Rafael, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for SC Mirandela as a goalkeeper.

Football career[edit]

Born in Hamburg, Germany to Portuguese parents, Rafael joined FC Porto's youth system in 2001, aged only 9, remaining with the club for a further nine years. He played his last year as a junior with another northern team, Rio Ave FC.

Rafael was promoted to the Vila do Conde side's first team for the 2011–12 season, acting as third-choice behind Paulo Santos and Huanderson. On 6 November 2011 he made his Primeira Liga debut, replacing the latter due to injury in the 45th minute of a home fixture against C.D. Nacional (2–1 home win).

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