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Rafael Pereira da Silva (Brazilian Portuguese: [ʁafaˈew peˈɾejɾɐ dɐ ˈsiwvɐ]; born 9 July 1990), commonly known as Rafael or Rafael da Silva, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Brazilian club Botafogo. He normally plays as a right-back, but can also play on the right side of midfield. He and his twin brother, Fábio, began their careers with Fluminense before joining Manchester United in January 2008. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rafael has received more than 316,324 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Rafael is the 3,529th most popular soccer player (down from 2,955th in 2019), the 650th most popular biography from Brazil (down from 522nd in 2019) and the 346th most popular Brazilian Soccer Player.

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  • 51

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.29

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.86

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Rafael ranks 3,529 out of 16,923Before him are Hernán Darío Gómez, Vladimir Stojković, Volodymyr Kaplychnyi, Dmitri Alenichev, German Apukhtin, and Željko Milinovič. After him are Antonio Olmo, Jorge Carrascosa, José Daniel Valencia, Nando González, Pietro Paolo Virdis, and Dominique Dropsy.

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Among people born in 1990, Rafael ranks 58Before him are Mamadou Sakho, Alex Pettyfer, Roman Bürki, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Hazal Kaya, and Chris Colfer. After him are Britt Robertson, Indiana Evans, Victor Moses, Sarah Hyland, Lily Carter, and Tom Dumoulin.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Rafael ranks 650 out of 1,947Before him are Geraldo Alckmin (1952), Mirandinha (1959), Lília Cabral (1957), Adriana Esteves (1969), Luís Oliveira (1969), and Alexandre Guimarães (1959). After him are Alessandro Santos (1977), Rôni (1977), José Carlos Serrão (1950), Wanderlei Silva (1976), Marisa Monte (1967), and Carlos Alberto Dias (1967).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Rafael ranks 346Before him are Donato Gama da Silva (1962), Lucas Leiva (1987), Marcelinho Paraíba (1975), Mirandinha (1959), Luís Oliveira (1969), and Alexandre Guimarães (1959). After him are Alessandro Santos (1977), Rôni (1977), Carlos Alberto Dias (1967), Luiz Carlos Ferreira (1958), Argemiro (1915), and Malcom (1997).