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2011-2012: Rafael, a young and powerful forward from Bahia of the Brazilian Serie A, made 36 first-team appearances and has scored 10 goals. In just two years of play, Rafael logged 1,416 minutes for Bahia.
Rafael represented Brazil at the 2011 Pan-American games, playing in all three games against Argentina, Cuba, and Costa Rica.
Signed as a young designated player on loan on 1/9/2013 from Bahia of Brazil’s Serie A.