Raphinha signed a five-year contract with Barcelona in July 2022, for a reported initial fee of £50 million. Read everything about his personal life.
Raphinha was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and was raised in Restinga, Sao Paulo. As a youth footballer, Raphinha started things off with Imbitua and then attended trials at Avai after a few failures at Internation and Gremio. The Brazilian’s career started in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A in 2014, at the age of 18, with Avai’s under-20 team.
Two years later, Raphinha joined Vitoria Guimares on February 2, 2016, and scored his first goal for the club against C.S. Maritimo on August 20, 2016. After 13 months at the club, he made his debut in the 2017-18 UEFA Europa League against Red Bull Salzburg on September 2017. The winger was named the Vitoria Guimares Breakthrough Player of the Year. Later, he signed a one-year contract with Sporting CP in Portugal in May 2018. He made his debut in August against Moreirense. In the 2018-19 UEFA Europa League, he scored his first goal for the club against FK Qarabag on September 20, 2018. Raphinha became the club’s record signing when he joined Rennes in 2019 for a fee of around €21 million.
On 5 October 2020, he signed a four-year contract with Leeds United for an undisclosed fee reported to be around £17 million, or approximately €20 million. Raphinha finished the season as Leeds’ leading scorer, with 11 goals. Raphinha signed a five-year contract with La Liga club Barcelona on July 15, 2022, for a reported initial fee of £50 million, which could rise to £55 million.
Natalia Rodrigues was born in Brazil. Raphinha and Natalia Rodrigues have known each other since they were teenagers. They first met in 2013 and had a wonderful bond for nine years before they started dating. Raphinha proposed to Natalia in December 2021 and the couple married in February 2022 in a private wedding ceremony.
No, Raphinha does not have children.
Natalia Rodrigues, 23, is a model and social media influencer. She has over 100,000 followers and a personal website where she posts photos, markets her brand, and keeps her fans updated.