Raphinha (footballer, born 1996)


Raphael Dias Belloli (born 14 December 1996), known as Raphinha, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Premier League club Leeds United.

Raphinha
Personal information
Full name Raphael Dias Belloli[1]
Date of birth (1996-12-14) 14 December 1996 (age 24)
Place of birth Porto Alegre, Brazil
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Leeds United
Number 18
Youth career
2014–2015 Avaí
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2016 Avaí 0 (0)
2016 Vitória Guimarães B 16 (5)
2016–2018 Vitória Guimarães 57 (18)
2018–2019 Sporting CP 28 (6)
2019–2020 Rennes 28 (6)
2020– Leeds United 30 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:14, 23 May 2021 (UTC)

Early life


Raphinha was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil.[2] He is of partial Italian descent.[3]

Career


Avai

Raphinha started his career at Brazilian football side Avaí of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A in 2014.[2]

Vitória Guimarães

On 2 February 2016, Raphinha signed for Portuguese side Vitória Guimarães.[4] He made his debut for the Vimaranenses on 13 March 2016 against Paços de Ferreira.[5] He scored his first goal for the club on C.S. Marítimo on the 20 August 2016.[6] He made his first appearance in the 2017–18 UEFA Europa League on 14 September 2017 against Red Bull Salzburg.[6] He won the Vitória Guimarães Breakthrough Player of the Year in 2017.[7] He scored 18 goals during 43 games (in all competitions) during the 2017–18 Primeira Liga season for Vitória Guimarães.[2]

Sporting CP

In May 2018, he transferred to Portuguese club Sporting CP until 2022.[8] He made his debut on the 12 August against Moreirense. He scored his first goal for the club on the 20 September 2018 against FK Qarabag in the 2–0 victory in the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League.[9] Raphinha was part of the side who won the 2018–19 Taça da Liga, Raphinha also won the 2018–19 Taça de Portugal scoring a penalty in the penalty shootout victory against Porto.[10][6]

Rennes

He signed for French club Rennes in 2019, with a transfer fee around €21 million,[11] the club's record signing.[6] He scored and gained an assist in his final game for the club during the 2020–21 Ligue 1 fixture against Reims in a 2–2 draw on 4 October 2020.[12] He scored eight goals and gained seven assists during his time at the club, where he helped Rennes to a third place finish and qualify for the 2020–21 UEFA Champions League during the 2019–20 Ligue 1 season.[13]

Leeds United

On 5 October 2020, he joined Leeds United on a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee reported to be in the region of £17 million, or about €20 million.[14][15] On 19 October 2020, he made his debut as a second-half substitute in a 1–0 loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers.[16] His full debut was at home to Arsenal on 22 November 2020.[17] On 28 November 2020, Raphinha scored his first Leeds goal in a 1–0 away win over Everton.[18] His winning goal secured Leeds' first ever Premier League win at Goodison Park and their first league win at Everton since 1990.[19]

Career statistics


Club

As of 23 February 2021[20][21]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Other[lower-alpha 1] Total
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Avaí 2015 Série A 00000000
Vitória Guimarães B 2015–16 LigaPro 165165
Vitória Guimarães 2015–16 Primeira Liga 1010
2016–17 3247020414
2017–18 3215113160114318
Total 6519815160118522
Sporting CP 2018–19 Primeira Liga 244404241367
2019–20 420000001052
Total 28640424110419
Rennes 2019–20 Ligue 1 22532104000307
2020–21 61000061
Total 28632104000368
Leeds United 2020–21 Premier League 256100000266
Career total 162421631031412120450

Honours


Sporting CP

Individual

  • Vitória Guimarães Breakthrough Player of the Year: 2017[23]

References


  1. "2020/21 Premier League squads confirmed". Premier League. 20 October 2020. Retrieved 24 October 2020.
  2. "Who is Raphinha – Rennes winger in profile as Leeds United target deadline day transfer". Yorkshire Evening Post. 5 October 2020. Retrieved 7 October 2020.
  3. "Reportagem: Rafael Reis - Itália deve convocar Tolói para eliminatórias e já mira outros brasileiros". www.uol.com.br.
  4. "Avaí vende jovem Raphinha para o Vitória de Guimarães, de Portugal" [Avaí sells youngster Raphinha to Vitória de Guimarães, of Portugal]. Globo Esporte (in Portuguese). 2 February 2016. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  5. "Vitória Guimarães 0–1 Paços de Ferreira". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  6. "10 FACTS ABOUT RAPHINHA". Leeds United. 5 October 2020. Retrieved 7 October 2020.
  7. "Brasileiro conquista prêmio inédito de revelação em Portugal" [Brazilian wins unprecedented award for revelation in Portugal] (in Portuguese). Terra. 7 December 2017. Retrieved 7 October 2020.
  8. "Raphinha assina por cinco épocas pelo Sporting". Público (in Portuguese). 23 May 2018.
  9. "Sporting CP 2 FK Qarabag 0". UEFA.com. 20 September 2018. Retrieved 7 October 2020.
  10. "Penalties smile on Sporting again as Lions retain Taça da Liga crown". PortuGOAL.net. 26 January 2019. Retrieved 7 October 2020.
  11. "Raphinha no Rennes é a sexta maior transferência de sempre do Sporting". Desporto (in Portuguese). 2 September 2019.
  12. "Raphinha's Rennes swansong gave Leeds United an enticing showcase of his undoubted potential". Leeds Live. 5 October 2020. Retrieved 7 October 2020.
  13. "Leeds Utd transfer news: Raphinha signs from Rennes for £17m". BBC Sport. 5 October 2020. Retrieved 7 October 2020.
  14. Rayner, Stuart (5 October 2020). "Raphinha completes deadline-day switch to Leeds United". The Yorkshire Post. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  15. "Leeds United sign winger Raphinha from Rennes for £17m". The Independent. 6 October 2020. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  16. Ames, Nick (19 October 2020). "Leeds United 0–1 Wolves: Premier League – as it happened". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 28 November 2020.
  17. Hay, Phil (24 November 2020). "Raphinha, an astute £17m buy with the diligence and flair to satisfy Bielsa". The Athletic. Retrieved 28 November 2020.
  18. Magowan, Alistair (28 November 2020). "Everton 0-1 Leeds United: Raphinha's first Leeds goal sinks Toffees". BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 November 2020.
  19. "Raphinha's excellent late goal gave Leeds a deserved victory in a match of many chances at Goodison Park". TheGuardian.com. 28 November 2020. Retrieved 28 November 2020.
  20. Raphinha at Soccerway
  21. Raphinha at ForaDeJogo
  22. "Penalties smile on Sporting again as Lions retain Taça da Liga crown". PortuGOAL.net. 26 January 2019. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  23. "Brasileiro conquista prêmio inédito de revelação em Portugal" [Brazilian wins unprecedented award for revelation in Portugal] (in Portuguese). Terra. 7 December 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2018.