The Untold Story Of Raphinha


This article will tell you about the career highlights of Brazilian footballer Raphinha

Raphinha, whose full name is Raphael Dias Belloli, is a Brazilian professional football player who currently plays as a winger for Barcelona and the Brazilian national team.

Raphinha was born on December 14, 1996, in Porto Alegre, Brazil. He began his football career at the youth academy of Brazilian club Avai FC, where he quickly caught the eye of scouts from other clubs.

Career Overview

In 2015, Raphinha signed for Portuguese club Vitória Guimarães, where he played for two seasons before moving to fellow Primeira Liga side Sporting CP in 2018.

During his time at Sporting, Raphinha established himself as one of the most promising wingers in Portuguese football. He scored 18 goals and provided 13 assists in 50 appearances across all competitions, helping his team finish third in the league and reach the final of the Portuguese Cup in the 2019/20 season.

Career At Leeds United

In October 2020, Raphinha joined English club Leeds United for a fee of £17 million. He made an immediate impact for the Yorkshire side, scoring his first goal for the club in a 1-0 win against Everton in November 2020.

Raphinha’s performances quickly endeared him to the Leeds fans, who were impressed with his pace, dribbling skills, and eye for goal.

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Raphinha’s performances in the second half of the 2020/21 season helped Leeds secure a top-half finish in their first season back in the Premier League after a 16-year absence.

He finished the season with six goals and nine assists in 30 league appearances, earning praise from pundits and fans alike for his consistent displays.

In the 2021/22 season, Raphinha continued to impress for Leeds, scoring crucial goals in wins against the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United.

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His performances earned him a call-up to the Brazilian national team, and he made his debut for the Seleção in a World Cup qualifier against Venezuela in October 2021.

Career at Barcelona

In 2022, Barcelona signed the Brazilian for £50 million, not to mention the £5 million given after the completion of the medicals. He has had a good, if not great, career as a Catalan so far.

Barca did spent that cash for winning the UEFA Champions League but they failed to do so even after Raphinha’s presence on the field. They were relegated to Europa League but eventually got knocked out of their as well.

Despite all the unfortunate moments, Raphinha won the 2022/23 La Liga title with Barcelona.


As of the time of writing, Raphinha’s career is still on the rise, and he is widely regarded as one of the most exciting young talents in world football.

With his blistering pace, silky skills, and clinical finishing ability, he has the potential to become one of the world’s best wingers in the coming years.