|Rafinha Alcántara Quick Look|
|Date of Birth||February 12, 1993|
|Birth Place||São Paulo, Brazil|
Rafael Alcântara do Nascimento is a professional footballer from Brazil who plays international football matches for the country. He plays as a central or attacking midfielder for the club teams and national side Brazil.
- Rafael Alcântara’s height is around 5 ft 8½ in or 174 cm.
- Rafael wears shirt number #12 for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain. He had signed a 3-year deal with the club on October 5, 2020.
- From 2006 to 2011, he played football for Barcelona in his youth player.
- He has represented both Brazil (Brazil U20 and Brazil U23) and Spain (Spain U16, Spain U17, and Spain U19) in his youth career. However, in his senior career, he has represented Brazil.
- His father Mazinho was also a footballer and played as a midfielder. His father had won the 1994 FIFA World Cup while playing for Brazil.
- His mother Valeria was a volleyball player.
- Rafael’s older brother Thiago is also a footballer who also plays as a midfielder but he plays for Spain.
- His first international goal was on September 8, 2015, against the United States. His side had won the friendly match by 4-1.
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