Rafa Silva

by MKhanal 10 Jun,2021
Rafa Silva
Body Stats
Height 5 Feet 8 Inch
Personal Info
Facts
  • Birth Name Rafael Alexandre "Rafa" Fernandes Ferreira da Silva
  • Birth Place Forte da Casa
  • Net Worth $10 Million
  • Salary $1.4 Million
  • Nationality Portuguese
  • Ethnicity Mixed
  • Profession football player
  • Currently Working For Benfica
  • Religion Christian

Rafa Silva is a rising Portuguese football player. He has been playing in professional football with a Professional football club based in Lisbon, Benfica, since 2016. Silva plays as an Attacking midfielder with his team. Rafa is part of his national team since 2014. He was part of the Euro 2016 winning team and 2019/19 UEFA Nations League. Rafa plays wearing a number twenty-seven jersey. 

Rafa Silva was born Rafael Alexandre "RafaFernandes Ferreira da Silva on May 17, 1993, in Forte da Casa. He did not come from a reputed family so, much about his parents and siblings is under the radar.  Silva started playing football with Atlético Povoense and F.C. Alverca, both in the Lisbon District. Rafa stands five feet and eight inches tall and weighs 72 kg. 

Rafa Silva: Journey To Euro 2016 Champion

Rafa started playing with Povoense for the youth team for two seasons. In 2003, He joined Alverca and then played with its youth team until 2011. In 2012, Silva moved to Feirense and played with its senior team. In June 2013, Silva signed a five-year contract with S.C. Braga for an undisclosed fee. He finished his first year with 23 appearances and three goals to help to a ninth-place finish. 

Until 2016, Silva appeared in eight-eight matches for Braga and scored thirteen goals. At the end of the 2016 season,  defending champions Benfica announced that Silva had signed a five-year contract with the club in a deal totaling €16.4 million. Since his debut with the team in 2016, Rafa has appeared in one hundred and twenty games for the team scoring in thirty-four events. In 2018, Silva played with Bruno Fernandez in the Benfica team. There have been many rumors of the player moving to English Premier League Clubs. 

Rafa has been part of the Portuguese national team since 2013. He was part of the U20 Portugal team and later played for U21 until 2015. In 2014, Silva was called up for the national team and played in the 2014 FIFA World Cup game. After that, he played with the Euro 2016 winning team. Until 2021, Rafa has appeared in twenty-one games for the national team and is yet to score in a match. Silva is part of the 2020 EURO team along with Cristiano Ronaldo and Joao Felix.

Net Worth and Salary

Rafa Silva has an estimated net worth of more than $10 Million. He has a weekly wage of €33,500 from Benfica and is among the highest-paid player for the team. In 2016, Rafa moved to Benfica with a transfer fee of €16.4 million. He is very much early in his career sn shall be making millions in the future. In addition, Silva must be earning a handsome amount through his sponsorship deal with Nike. 

Who is Rafa Silva Dating? Know About His Girlfriend

The Portuguese football player is single and not dating anyone as of 2021. He is very much open about his relationship status, and his timeline is filled with photos of his games and training. There have been no rumors of him dating and being in a relationship in the past. He owns a dog and is happy with it. 

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