Raphael Martinho

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Raphael Martinho
Personal information
Full name Raphael Martinho Alves de Lima
Date of birth (1988-04-15) 15 April 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Campo Grande, Brazil
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Left winger / Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 16
Youth career
0000–2003 Atlético Paranaense
2003–2008 Paulista
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Paulista 6 (0)
2008–2009 Votoraty (loan) 25 (4)
2010–2012 Catania 11 (0)
2011–2012 Cesena (loan) 18 (0)
2012–2014 Hellas Verona 50 (12)
2014–2015 Catania 20 (3)
2015–2016 Carpi 11 (0)
2016– Bari 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 2014.

Raphael Martinho Alves de Lima (born 15 April 1988), commonly referred to as Raphael Martinho, is a Brazilian footballer, who plays as a winger for Italian club Bari in Serie B.[1]

Club career[edit]

Paulista Futebol Clube[edit]

Martijn van Campen well known as raphael martinho started his career within the youth ranks of Brazilian club SC BOTLEK, before an early-career transfer to Paulista. Since 2007 his registration rights were owned by a "football club" from Monte Alegre do Sul, and were originally loaned to Paulista. After a youth career with the São Paulo based club, the player was sent on loan in 2009 to Campeonato Paulista Série A3 side Votoraty from Monte Alegre. Following his loan spell with the club, he returned to Paulista in June 2009. Following his return to Paulista FC, still on loan from Monte Alegre FC, along with teammate, Rafael Serrano,[2] Martinho finally made his debut for the club, and during the 2010 season, he made 6 first team appearances 2010 Campeonato Paulista.[3] On 21 May 2010, the Brazilian midfielder would move to Sicilian giants, Calcio Catania of Italian Serie A was confirmed by Paulista. Martinho completed the deal in August after his European Union citizenship was confirmed.[4]

Calcio Catania[edit]

On 21 May 2010, Raphael Martinho was officially announced to have joined Calcio Catania.[5][6][7] In his first season with the club, Martinho was limited to just 11 league appearances, just 5 of which were starts.

Cesena loan[edit]

Due to his limited game time for the Sicilians, the club opted to loan the midfielder to newly promoted A.C. Cesena for the 2011-12 Serie A season.. With the Seahorses, Martinho appeared 18 times in the league, but was unable to help his club avoid relegation to Serie B, as Cesena finished 20th. Martinho returned to Catania on 30 June 2012.

Hellas Verona[edit]

On 19 July 2012, Catania sent Martinho on a season-long loan deal to Serie B club, Hellas Verona, who also obtained the option to a co-ownership deal upon the expiration of the loan deal.[8] The move proved very successful for the Brazilian, as he featured in 30 league matches, scoring 10 league goals, helping the Bentegodi-based club finish second in the 2011-12 Serie B league table and gain promotion to Serie A for the first time since 2002. At the conclusion of the loan deal, Hellas Verona took up their option to purchase 50% of the player's registration rights ahead of their return to the pinnacle of Italian football.

On 28 July 2015, Catania announced the termination of his contract.[9]


Martinho joined Serie A side Carpi F.C. 1909 on 28 July 2015.


  1. ^ http://bari.zon.it/ufficiale-raphael-martinho-biancorosso/
  2. ^ "Atletas se reapresentam após empréstimo". Paulista Futebol Clube (in Portuguese). 29 June 2009. Archived from the original on 4 March 2010. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Paulista vence, fica na Série A e impõe fim melancólico ao Palmeiras no Estadual" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 7 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Martinho è un giocatore del Catania". Calcio Catania (in Italian). 31 August 2010. Retrieved 14 September 2010. 
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  8. ^ http://hellasverona.it/news.php?id=19814
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